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21 Jul

Bison Polish Smoked Sausage

OMG! I just tried one of the best sausages I’ve ever tasted: Pederson’s Wenzel Bison Polish Smoked Sausage. Pederson’s Wenzel is a brand extension of Pederson’s Natural Farms (I wrote about their bacon last week and plan…

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Book Reviews,Books,Contests & Giveaways,New Cookbook,Poultry,Turkey 18 Jul 7 COMMENTS

The Primal Cravings Cookbook Giveaway

Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Foods Made Paleo by Megan McCullough Keatley and Brandon Keatley reflects one the latest trends in paleo and primal diet cookbooks: hardcover, coffee table worthy cookbooks with thick paper stock and gorgeous full color food photos accompanying every recipe. I reviewed this book a few days…

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Health Tips 15 Jul 2 COMMENTS

Change Your Mind, Change Your Habits

Some people say they don’t like the taste of some of the foods I recommend––certain vegetables, fruits, or other things they are unaccustomed to eating. This can change. Your tastes aren’t engraved in stone. They are conditioned habits that can be changed with persistence. What does your body want and…

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Books,New Developments 11 Jul 3 COMMENTS

Garden of Eating Soon to be Collector’s Item

The Garden of Eating: A Produce-Dominated Diet & Cookbook will receive a much needed make-over in the new year.  We have a limited number of copies of the current printing left. When they’re gone, they’re gone. We won’t be reprinting. Instead, we’ll redesign the book, cutting almost 100 pages of…

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Book Reviews,Books,Herbs & Spices 8 Jul 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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Health Tips,Healthy Holiday Tips,Product Review 6 Jul 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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Bread & Baked Goods,Breakfast,Dessert,Product Review 2 Jul 1 COMMENTS

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low-Carb Baked Goods

If you follow a paleo, primal, low-starch, wheat-free, gluten-free, grain-free, low GI, dairy-free, whole foods, or real foods diet and you’re getting away from refined vegetable oils, refined sugar, starchy baked goods and sugary desserts, you don’t have to miss out on the appetizer or the dessert course. You can…

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Appetizers & Dips 28 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Pizza Confusion

My friend, Heather, and I had high hopes as we set out to review a new restaurant: Pizza Fusion. They call themselves the “greenest restaurant in America”. They use tables made from reclaimed wood sources, counter tops made from recycled glass bottles, paint without VOCs (volatile organic chemicals). More than…

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Dessert,Desserts with Dairy 23 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Ricotta Chocolate Mousse

Last spring I was leading a series of private cooking classes for one of my clients who wanted to learn how to make chocolate mousse. I knew he probably wouldn’t make a fussy or difficult recipe so I searched on line for something simple. I prefer making and eating dairy…

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