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New Developments,Restaurant Reviews 15 Jan 1 COMMENTS

Chef Rachel’s Review of Blue Lemon Express Gourmet in Gilbert

This small chain of restaurants originated in Utah, where they have five other locations (all in the Ogden area). They recently opened a new location in Gilbert, Arizona, a part of the valley that had slimmer pickings for people who want a casual environment, fast service, and something far healthier…

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Book Reviews,Books,Eco Tips,Green Living,Health Tips,Money Saving Tips 14 Jan 3 COMMENTS

A Review of Rich Food, Poor Food

Rich Food, Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS) by Jayson Calton, PhD., and Mira Calton, CN, contains so much vital information that today’s shoppers need to navigate their way through supermarkets and natural foods stores to find the most micronutrient-rich foods. This lightweight, compact, 290 page book 6…

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Contests & Giveaways,Grains,Interviews,New Developments,Product Review 14 Jan 2 COMMENTS

Paleo Pasta

I know, it might sound like a contradiction in terms. A paleo diet focuses on pre-agricultural foods, nutrient-rich vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, wild or grassfed meat, wild caught fish, and healthy fats and oils, foods abundant prior to the advent of agriculture and food processing. Pasta is associated…

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Health Tips,Healthy Holiday Tips,Product Review 29 Dec 1 COMMENTS

Mineral Fusion: Makeup that Makes a Difference

I discovered mineral make up in mid 2007. I was doing a monthly cooking spot on Channel 3’s Your Life A to Z. Their make up artist, Karen Hall, and her husband John Hall, a professional photographer, did before and after photos of me and another chef who regularly appeared…

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Appetizers & Dips,Healthy Holiday Tips,Healthy Snacks,Money Saving Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 23 Dec 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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Books,Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Health Tips 15 Dec 2 COMMENTS

Flourless Quinoa Chocolate Cake & Cupcakes

If you love or once loved chocolate cake and you eat a wheat-free or gluten-free diet or you follow a primal diet that occasionally includes quinoa, I have a great recipe for you! I’ve made it a handful of times and it’s been a hit in cooking classes and with…

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Nuts & Nut Butters,Vegetables 12 Dec 0 COMMENTS

PrimalCon 2015 & Roasted Cauliflower with Marcona Almonds & Golden Raisins

Last Sunday evening I returned from Primalcon 2015, a fabulously fun three and half day weekend of total immersion into paleo and primal diet and fitness. Although I didn’t participate in any of the fitness activities this year, I enjoyed short walks to and from the beach park each day…

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Books,Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Nuts & Nut Butters 11 Dec 1 COMMENTS

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Minus the Moo

Ice cream, love it or leave it? During the hottest days of the year, you may be wanting it but not wanting the milk, cream, high sugar and carb count, or the preservatives, additives, and fillers found in most conventional ice creams. Most dairy free frozen desserts contain refined vegetable…

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Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices,Vegetables 23 Oct 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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