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Book Reviews,Books,Contests & Giveaways,Dessert,Fruit Dessert,Healthy Snacks,New Cookbook 14 Jul 0 COMMENTS

Jules’ Banana Pudding from Paleo Comfort Foods

If you’ve been following my blog and giveaways, you know that I’ve been cooking from Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking in a Gluten-Free Kitchen recently. Last week and weekend I made their Basic Biscuits, Bangers & Mash, Momma’s Slaw, and Jules’ Banana Pudding. I liked all of them.  The biscuits…

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Book Reviews,Books,Health Tips,New Cookbook 11 Jul 3 COMMENTS

Review of The 21 Day Sugar Detox

The 21 Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally by Diane Sanfilippo is more than a program. It’s also a collection of easy to follow recipes for health and fitness. Whether you’re new to a sugar-free, gluten-free, or grain-free diet and lifestyle or looking to fine tune your…

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Books,Cooked Vegetables,Healthy Holiday Tips,New Cookbook,Vegetables 5 Jul 0 COMMENTS

More Paleo Comfort Foods: Sweet Potato Casserole

I’m still making my way through Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking in a Gluten-Free Kitchen (Victory Belt Publishing, 2011), Julie Sullivan Mayfield and Charles Mayfield’s new cookbook.   The Sweet Potato Casserole This weekend I made their Sweet Potato Casserole (p. 200). I love sweet potatoes and yams. As I…

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Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices,Vegetables 2 Jul 0 COMMENTS

The Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts Ever

I thought I didn’t like Brussels sprouts until I turned 21 and one of my early cooking instructors in Penzance, England, Michelle Cowmeadow, showed me how to cut and cook them to reduce their bitterness (cutting them makes all the difference). They’ve been one of my (many) favorite leafy green…

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Book Reviews,New Cookbook 30 Jun 0 COMMENTS

A Review of Make Ahead Paleo

As many of you know, I’ve been a fan of planning and cooking ahead for years. I wrote about doing a Sunday Start Up earlier this week. While I don’t do one of these every week, at times I have. Sometimes I do a little bit (or a lot) of…

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Books,Health Tips 25 Jun 0 COMMENTS

The Sunday Start Up

What do you do to ensure that you have healthy food on hand when hunger strikes? For more than 20 years my motto has been, “Shop ahead, chop ahead, and cook ahead, so you always have healthy food on hand when hunger strikes!” I teach this in my cooking classes…

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Book Reviews,Books,Breakfast,Dessert,New Cookbook 22 Jun 0 COMMENTS

A review of The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook

I’ve been meaning to tell you about The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook: 80 Gluten-Free Treats For Breakfast And Dessert by Kelly Brozyna. I’ve been following Kelly’s blog for several years, watching her evolution from gluten-free, dairy-free to a grain-free, paleo diet. I’ve watched her food photos go from pretty to…

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Books,Condiments,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 19 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Chef Rachel Albert’s Tips for Celebrating Cilantro & Greening Your Diet

Cilantro is one of those foods people seem to love or hate – no in between. I love adding  it to vinaigrettes, dips, and marinades. It’s a super nutritious food with many healing properties. Cilantro is a great source of phytonutrients and antioxidants, such as quercetin. It also contains iron,…

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Book Reviews,Cooked Vegetables,New Cookbook 6 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Seasoned Jicama Fries & A review of Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods

In September of 2014, I reviewed Charles & Julie Mayfield’s book, Paleo Comfort Foods. It was this book and one of their recipes that turned me on to deliciousness okra, a vegetable I had previously not enjoyed. Their Oven Roasted Okra is something I would recommend to anyone who likes…

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