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Appetizers & Dips,Cooked Vegetables,Vegetables 8 Nov 0 COMMENTS

Oven-Roasted Okra

I’d heard about but have never tried okra until about 12 years ago. They way I cooked it, it came out slimy. I was not impressed. Flash forward 5 years, when I tried it again and had the same result. Flash back to a year ago, when a friend told…

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Health Tips,Healthy Holiday Tips,Product Review 7 Oct 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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Books,Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Health Tips 18 Sep 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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Books,Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Nuts & Nut Butters 6 Sep 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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Appetizers & Dips,Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Dessert,New Cookbook,New Developments,Restaurant Reviews,Salad Dressings,Vegetables 17 Aug 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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Appetizers & Dips,Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Eggs,Healthy Snacks,Herbs & Spices,Poultry,Vegetables 8 Aug 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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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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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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