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Book Reviews,Books,Herbs & Spices 8 Jul 2 COMMENTS

A review of Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat

Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat is not a brand new book, it came out in 2011. I’d heard a lot about it and finally got my hands on a copy several months ago. It read like a novel. I found a lot of similarities in…

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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,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,New Cookbook,Vegetables 28 May 0 COMMENTS

Mashed Faux-Tatoes & a New Way with Cauliflower

Cauliflower, it’s one those under-used, under appreciated vegetables, much like cabbage. It belongs to a family of vegetables known as crucifers or cruciferous vegetables, along with broccoli, kale, collards, mustard greens and….. What’s in it for you? It’s also classified as a flowering vegetable. While it’s not green, it contains…

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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,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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