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Books,Cooked Vegetables,Healthy Holiday Tips,New Cookbook,Vegetables 2 Apr 0 COMMENTS

More Paleo Comfort Foods: Sweet Potato Casserole

I’m still making my way through Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking in a Gluten-Free Kitchen (Victory Belt Publishing, 2011), Julie Sullivan Mayfield and Charles Mayfield’s new cookbook.   The Sweet Potato Casserole This weekend I made their Sweet Potato Casserole (p. 200). I love sweet potatoes and yams. As I…

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Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices,Vegetables 29 Mar 0 COMMENTS

The Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts Ever

I thought I didn’t like Brussels sprouts until I turned 21 and one of my early cooking instructors in Penzance, England, Michelle Cowmeadow, showed me how to cut and cook them to reduce their bitterness (cutting them makes all the difference). They’ve been one of my (many) favorite leafy green…

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Books,Health Tips 22 Mar 0 COMMENTS

The Sunday Start Up

What do you do to ensure that you have healthy food on hand when hunger strikes? For more than 20 years my motto has been, “Shop ahead, chop ahead, and cook ahead, so you always have healthy food on hand when hunger strikes!” I teach this in my cooking classes…

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Books,Condiments,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices 12 Mar 0 COMMENTS

Chef Rachel Albert’s Tips for Celebrating Cilantro & Greening Your Diet

Cilantro is one of those foods people seem to love or hate – no in between. I love adding  it to vinaigrettes, dips, and marinades. It’s a super nutritious food with many healing properties. Cilantro is a great source of phytonutrients and antioxidants, such as quercetin. It also contains iron,…

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Books,Green Living,Health Tips,Money Saving Tips 5 Mar 0 COMMENTS

10 Cool Tips for Warm Weather Cooking

Don’t stop cooking when the temperature rises. Even when it’s hot outside, your body requires a steady supply of super nutritious food. You can’t subsist entirely on salads and smoothies and expect to feel satisfied, nor can you subsist on a steady diet of restaurant food and expect to get…

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Healthy Snacks,Product Review,Red Meat 22 Feb 0 COMMENTS

Chef Rachel Albert’s Review of Grassfed Beef Crisps

Do you love crunchy food? Are you looking for a low-carb, protein-rich, whole foods snack to fuel your active life? If you eat meat, I have the food for you. It’s called GrassfedBeef Crisps and its made from 100% grass fed, organic beef raised in Arizona and Montana. Imagine wispy…

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Health Tips,Product Review 14 Feb 0 COMMENTS

Use Your No Oodles & Nix the Carbs

Imagine a noodle that’s soy free, wheat free, gluten free, grain free, and egg free that contains no fat, no net carbs, and no calories. Now imagine that this same noodle promotes satiety, delays hunger, modulates glucose and insulin surges, keeps you regular, reduces inflammation, feeds the friendly flora in…

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Books,Frozen Desserts,Fruit Dessert,Health Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 2 Feb 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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Beverage,Books,Healthy Snacks 14 Jan 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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