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Beverage,Books,Healthy Snacks 4 Oct 0 COMMENTS

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 boxes full of lemons that some of my cooking students, clients, and friends…

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Books,Condiments,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,Vegetables 1 Oct 0 COMMENTS

Ode to the Onion

How often do you eat onions? Every day? A few times a week? If you’re not eating them at least three or four times a week, you’re missing out on good food and medicine. Onions beat red wine and tea in quercetin content. But unlike wine, eating onions won’t reduce…

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Book Reviews,Books,New Cookbook 27 Sep 0 COMMENTS

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 brain function, boost immunity, stimulate your metabolism and help your body fight infections….

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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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