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Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Fruit,Fruit Dessert 5 Jul 0 COMMENTS

Gluten-Free Strawberry Cupcakes

Friday I made two more cupcake recipes and one frosting recipe from Elana Amsterdam’s new book, Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour. I tested Flourless Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes (p. 42), Strawberry Cupcakes (p. 24), and Orange Cream Cheese Frosting (p. 96). The occasion was the…

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Appetizers & Dips,Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Eggs,Healthy Snacks,Herbs & Spices,Poultry,Vegetables 28 Jun 0 COMMENTS

The Burger’s New Friend: Parsnip Fries!

Root vegetables rarely get the attention they deserve and parsnips are no exception. They make a great alternative to French fries, seasoned with herbs or spices and roasted in the oven. I was reminded of this last night when a friend roasted a pan full of parsnip sticks, carrot sticks,…

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Appetizers & Dips,Beverage,Breakfast,New Developments,Restaurant Reviews 25 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Organic Goodness at the Phoenix Food Court

Over the past five years, the food truck trend has taken off in foot-friendly cities from Los Angles to San Francisco and from Portland to New York City. The movement has attracted mainstream and gourmet eaters, chefs, and entrepreneurs alike, including advocates of fresh, locally grown, and organic produce. By…

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Books,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 12 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Moroccan BBQ Spice Mix & Moroccan Spiced Salmon

Herbs and spices can add pizzazz to so many dishes. They also contain powerful vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can serve as medicine. Cumin is one of my favorites. In 2015, I researched a lot about it and I wrote an entire article on this spice for Herb Companion. I’ll…

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Dessert,Health Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 9 Jun 1 COMMENTS

Brownie Redux: Secrets for Cutting the Sugar & Keeping the Flavor

Everyone enjoys treats. Problem is that most desserts contain large amounts of sugar, something we would all do well to minimize. Even if you’re using honey, maple syrup, or coconut palm sugar, you’re still taking in sugar, just a less refined form of it. But what if you could take…

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Appetizers & Dips,Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Dessert,New Cookbook,New Developments,Restaurant Reviews,Salad Dressings,Vegetables 9 May 0 COMMENTS

Dinner with Todd & Felicia

I had incredibly delicious meal this past week. I didn’t have to plan it, shop for ingredients, prepare it, or even wash the dishes. I had dinner with two new friends and their four children. I met Felicia and Todd at PrimalCon, Mark Sisson’s primal diet and fitness conference in…

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Book Reviews,Herbs & Spices,New Cookbook,Red Meat 27 Apr 0 COMMENTS

Cocoa Spice Rubbed Ribeye from Make Ahead Paleo

Steak was one of my favorite foods as a child and in my early teens. It was one of the most nutrient dense foods I ate. I still enjoy a good steak, only now I eat it with two to thee times as much vegetables as steak and often with…

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Beverage,Books,Healthy Snacks 11 Mar 0 COMMENTS

When Life Gives You Lemons, Part 2

I’ve grown to appreciate lemons, to welcome them, in fact. There are so many delicious things one can make from them. The longer I’ve lived in Phoenix, the more I look forward to the shopping bags and boxes full of lemons that some of my cooking students, clients, and friends…

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Appetizers & Dips,Healthy Holiday Tips,Healthy Snacks,Money Saving Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 18 Jan 2 COMMENTS

More Healthy Edible Gifts & Party Food

Looking for an easy recipe to bring to a holiday potluck, party, or gift exchange or something you can make for the people on your gift list? I’ve got just the recipe, actually many recipes, for you. I’ll post one below and additional ideas as well. You can savor the…

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