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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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Appetizers & Dips,Healthy Snacks,New Developments,Product Review,Red Meat 21 Jun 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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Book Reviews,Books,Health Tips,New Developments 17 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Chef Rachel Albert writes on The Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet, Part II: Allowed Foods

ALLOWED FOODS The Top 13 Foods & Food Groups to Eat Healthy Fats & Oils (coconut oil, MCT oil, coconut butter, unsweetened canned coconut milk, unsweetened flaked coconut, coconut flour, avocados, olives, flax oil, extra virgin olive oil, hemp oil, macadamia nut oil, macadamia nuts, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, pecans) Coconut…

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Book Reviews,Books,Health Tips 13 Jun 2 COMMENTS

A Blueprint for Health

I first heard about The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes For Effortless Weight-Loss, Vibrant Health, And Boundless Energy by Mark Sisson (Primal Nutrition Inc., 2009) through the author’s blog, Mark’s Daily Apple. I liked what I read on his blog and wanted to read his book. Paleo and primal diets…

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Breakfast,Eggs,Herbs & Spices 11 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Low-Carb Crepes with Cinnamon & Turmeric

When I was a child, my mother had a good friend, Marie, who was into French cooking. On many a Sunday morning they would make brunch. I remember their soufflees, quiches, and crepes served with sour cream or crème fraiche with caviar or fruit jam. I was a picky easter…

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Book Reviews 9 Jun 1 COMMENTS

Eat Well, Feel Good

A few months ago I received a review copy of a Eat Well, Feel Good: Practical Paleo Living by Diane Frampton. You don’t have to be into paleo or primal diet to enjoy this book. It contains beautiful photographs, time and money saving tips, and some simple substitution strategies for…

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Fruit,Nuts & Nut Butters,Vegetables 7 Jun 0 COMMENTS

Nutty Apple & Green Salad

Apples among my favorite fruits. I like them raw, in fruit and vegetable salads, slathered with nut butter, simmered, stewed, in crisps and cobblers, or stuffed and baked. They’re available throughout the year, making it easy to get your “apple a day.” They’re very nutritious (I’ll tell you more about…

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Book Reviews,Books,Contests & Giveaways,New Cookbook 3 Jun 2 COMMENTS

A review of Paleo Happy Hour

Paleo Happy Hour: Small Plates & Drinks by Kelly Milton is sure to get you excited about cooking and entertaining without wheat, gluten, dairy, beans, or legumes. This beautiful book contains more than 100 recipes for dinner parties large and small. The recipes are also great for jazzing up your…

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Books,Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Nuts & Nut Butters 1 Jun 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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