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14 Jun

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs can be made gluten-free with one of the delicious gluten-free pastas on the market. My students and I have enjoyed Tinkyada (brown rice pasta) and Andean Dream (quinoa & brown rice pasta. If you’re…

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Books,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 10 Jun 3 COMMENTS

Adding Spice to Your Life

How many different herbs and spices do you use on a daily, weekly, and regular basis? Do you feel confident pairing these seasonings with food? If not, you could benefit from the tips and techniques outlined my my cookbooks, my cooking DVD, and the live cooking classes I lead in…

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Books,Frozen Desserts,Fruit Dessert,Health Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 7 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Dairy-Free Mango-Orange Ice Dream

Nothing says fun like frozen desserts–– the symbol of warm weather refreshment and birthday celebrations. For those who follow dairy-free, low-sugar, or egg-free diets conventional ice cream is off limits. But who wants to miss out on the dessert course, particularly if that means shunning frozen desserts during the heat…

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Appetizers & Dips,Book Reviews,Books,Condiments,Eggs,Health Tips 4 Jun 4 COMMENTS

Victory Mayo!

I’ve been wanting to make this 30-second mayo for months. I’ve had my share of mayo batches turn into soup rather than the thick, rich, creamy, marvelously textured mayo you see in the pictures below. If the weather is too humid (rare here in Phoenix but it does happen!), if…

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Green Living,Restaurant Reviews 2 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Hop on Over to HopDoddy Burger Bar

I’ve eaten at Hopdoddy several times over the last couple of years and I LOVE it. Everyone I’ve gone with has also been really enthused about the place, the company’s ethics, and the food. I finally know where the funky name for this fabulous burger place came from! Btw: this…

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Healthy Holiday Tips 29 May 0 COMMENTS

Year End Holiday Special on Chef Rachel’s Cookbooks

The holidays mean sharing food with family and friends and being with the ones you love. This year, give them the gift of good health. Chef Rachel’s books, The Garden Of Eating: A Produce-Dominated Diet & Cookbook, and, The Ice Dream Cookbook: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Alternatives with Gluten-Free Cookies, Compotes…

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Book Reviews,Books,Dessert,Fruit Dessert,New Cookbook 26 May 0 COMMENTS

Upside-Down Apple Tartlets from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

I promised to post a recipe from Elana Amsterdam’s new book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. Here it is. If you don’t have the special jars listed below (eight 1-cup wide-mouth Mason jars), you could use small, heatproof custard-cups with the same size diameter s the mason jars). I suggest…

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Appetizers & Dips,Healthy Snacks,New Developments,Product Review,Red Meat 25 May 0 COMMENTS

A review of Bacon’s Heir: Pork Clouds

Do love crunchy stuff? Are you looking for a zero carb high-protein snack or a gluten-free, grain-free breading for vegetables, chicken or fish? Sure, you can use blanched almond flour and/or coconut flour, arrowroot, or tapioca starch to bread foods before baking or for the occasional fried treat, but if…

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Nuts & Nut Butters,Vegetables 23 May 0 COMMENTS

PrimalCon 2018 & Roasted Cauliflower with Marcona Almonds & Golden Raisins

Last Sunday evening I returned from Primalcon 2018, 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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