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Book Reviews,Books 19 Jan 2 COMMENTS

The Paleo Kitchen: Finding Joy in Modern Primal Cooking

If you’ve been following my blog, classes and cookbooks you already know that healthy and delicious grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free (or dairy optional), paleo, primal, low-sugar and sugar-free, naturally sweetened recipes can taste utterly delicious! Maybe you already have a repertoire of favorite recipes but you want something more. If you’re…

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Book Reviews,Books,Green Living,Health Tips 14 Jan 5 COMMENTS

Eat Naked!

Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted & Undressed Eating For A Healthier, Sexier You! Now doesn’t that sound appealing? Okay, before you get too excited…Eat Naked isn’t about dining in the buff, although that’s not a bad idea in Arizona, during the summer, when the temps rise above 105˚F. You could have…

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Book Reviews,Books,Herbs & Spices 12 Jan 2 COMMENTS

A review of Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat is not a brand new book, it came out in 2011. I’d heard a lot about it and finally got my hands on a copy several months ago. It read like a novel. I found a lot of similarities in…

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Appetizers & Dips,Book Reviews,Books,Condiments,Eggs,Health Tips 11 Jan 4 COMMENTS

Victory Mayo!

I’ve been wanting to make this 30-second mayo for months. I’ve had my share of mayo batches turn into soup rather than the thick, rich, creamy, marvelously textured mayo you see in the pictures below. If the weather is too humid (rare here in Phoenix but it does happen!), if…

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Book Reviews,Nuts & Nut Butters,Poultry,Red Meat,Turkey 6 Jan 3 COMMENTS

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs can be made gluten-free with one of the delicious gluten-free pastas on the market. My students and I have enjoyed Tinkyada (brown rice pasta) and Andean Dream (quinoa & brown rice pasta. If you’re diabetic, have blood sugar issues, insulin resistance, cancer, an autoimmune disorder, or some…

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Restaurant Reviews 29 Dec 0 COMMENTS

A review of Old TownTortilla Factory

Old Town Tortilla Factory offers Southwestern cuisine with a Mexican influence. They are located in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale at 6910 East Main Street (one block south of Indian School Road and two blocks west of Scottsdale Road). In or out? You can dine indoors or sit…

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Book Reviews,Books,Dessert,Fruit Dessert,Nuts & Nut Butters,Vegetables 17 Dec 3 COMMENTS

Sweet Potato Power: Smart Carbs Paleo & Personalized

Not all carbs are created equal. There are healthy carbs, unhealthy carbs, and many gradations in between. In Sweet Potato Power: Paleo and Personalized, Design Strategist Ashley Tudor makes a convincing case for consuming sweet potatoes (and what are typically labeled yams in the U.S.) on a frequent, if not…

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Book Reviews,Books,Contests & Giveaways,New Cookbook 11 Dec 2 COMMENTS

A review of Paleo Happy Hour

Paleo Happy Hour: Small Plates & Drinks by Kelly Milton is sure to get you excited about cooking and entertaining without wheat, gluten, dairy, beans, or legumes. This beautiful book contains more than 100 recipes for dinner parties large and small. The recipes are also great for jazzing up your…

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Green Living,Restaurant Reviews 2 Dec 0 COMMENTS

Looking to Indulge? Try Indulge Burger

I’m always on the lookout for restaurants in the Phoenix metro area that have gluten-free menus. I write a food column for Arizona Weekly Magazine. While I don’t have to limit my selections to places with gluten-free menus, I definitely prefer those that do. I follow a wheat-free and gluten-free…

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