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27 Sep

Chef Rachel’s Review of Cooking with Coconut Oil

If you’re already sold on coconut oil you know what the buzz is about. If you’re not sold on this fantastic fat source, you will be soon. Coconut oil can help reduce inflammation, control blood sugar, improve…

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Eggs,Field Trips,Green Living 24 Sep 1 COMMENTS

Shopping for Edible Office Supplies

What am I talking about? Who eats office supplies? I do! I know, I know––it’s not the norm. But it’s one of the perks that comes with my work as a freelance food and health writer (with a memoir in the works), a cookbook author (with a new cookbook in…

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Fruit,Healthy Holiday Tips,Healthy Snacks,Money Saving Tips 20 Sep 0 COMMENTS

Ahhh, Homemade Applesauce

Now is a great time to take advantage of the season’s freshest apples. Look for varieties grown in your state, region, or bio region, from as close to home as possible. Your local farm stand or farmers’ market is one of the best places to shop for juicy, ripe, organic…

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Books,Contests & Giveaways,Dessert,Fruit,Fruit Dessert 18 Sep 5 COMMENTS

Enter to Win a Copy of Well Fed: Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Okay, if you read my post a few days ago, then you already know that I really liked Melissa’s first cookbook, Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat and you saw my photograph of two of her recipes, Moroccan Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice Pilaf. Her book is…

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Books,Bread & Baked Goods,Dessert,Healthy Holiday Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 14 Sep 0 COMMENTS

My Favorite Coconut Macaroons

Are you looking for a great dessert for the holidays? One that’s wheat-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, naturally sweetened, low in sugar, and absolutely delicious? If so, and if you like coconut, I’ve got a recipe for you. These macaroons have even pleased people who say they don’t normally care for…

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Health Tips,New Developments,Product Review 12 Sep 2 COMMENTS

A Pasta Imposter & Buttery Ketogenic Noodles

Do you or did you once love the slippery texture and mouth feel of angel hair pasta, ziti, or fettuccini? Do you miss the convenience of pasta and rice for dinner? Are you’re looking for something to serve red sauce, pesto, or a stir-fry over? Do you follow a grain-free,…

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Dessert 10 Sep 0 COMMENTS

I Scream for Gluten Free Ice Cream Cones

The last two times I had an ice cream cones that I can recall were at culinary festivals where restaurant chefs from around the valley served up bite size samples of some of their signature dishes to hoards of hungry diners. The most memorable was cone came from the West…

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Restaurant Reviews 8 Sep 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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Dessert,Nuts & Nut Butters 6 Sep 0 COMMENTS

My Favorite Macaroons & Baking with Stevia

Why people don’t like stevia People often tell me that they don’t like stevia. When I hear this, I tell them that not all brands of stevia are created equal. Some brands have a strong aftertaste. Others blend easily into food without being noticed. Some brands have a cleaner taste….

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