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8 Aug

When Life Gives You Lemons, Part 2

I’ve grown to appreciate lemons, to welcome them, in fact. There are so many delicious things one can make from them. The longer I’ve lived in Phoenix, the more I look forward to the shopping bags and…

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Appetizers & Dips,Beverage,Breakfast,New Developments,Restaurant Reviews 4 Aug 0 COMMENTS

Organic Goodness at the Phoenix Food Court

Over the past five years, the food truck trend has taken off in foot-friendly cities from Los Angles to San Francisco and from Portland to New York City. The movement has attracted mainstream and gourmet eaters, chefs, and entrepreneurs alike, including advocates of fresh, locally grown, and organic produce. By…

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Health Tips,Healthy Holiday Tips,Product Review 2 Aug 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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Health Tips,New Developments,Product Review 30 Jul 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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Book Reviews,New Cookbook 26 Jul 0 COMMENTS

A Review of Make Ahead Paleo

As many of you know, I’ve been a fan of planning and cooking ahead for years. I wrote about doing a Sunday Start Up earlier this week. While I don’t do one of these every week, at times I have. Sometimes I do a little bit (or a lot) of…

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Book Reviews,Books,Dessert,New Cookbook 24 Jul 7 COMMENTS

A review of Joshua Weissman’s Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook

Joshua Weissman’s first cookbook is stunningly beautiful––from the artfully laid out photographs to the clearly written instructions and head notes (the descriptive text below the title of a recipe) to the elegant and easy to follow (yet incredibly delicious) recipes, The Slim PalatePaleo Cookbook will please young and old, experienced…

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Restaurant Reviews 20 Jul 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 16 Jul 2 COMMENTS

A review of The Modern No-Nonsense Guide to Paleo

Paleo and primal diet are becoming more mainstream. More people are talking about it, hearing about it, reading about it, following it, and curious about it. There are more blogs, books, and online resources now than at any other time. If you live alone or have a supportive family or…

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Money Saving Tips,Product Review 13 Jul 0 COMMENTS

Cool Kitchen Tool: The Herb Keeper

How many times have you purchased or picked fresh herbs and watched them wilt, dry out, turn soggy, black, or mold before you could consume them? For years I’ve searched for the best way to extend the life of fresh herbs. Been here, done this? I tried standing them in…

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