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Beverage,Books,Healthy Snacks 4 Feb 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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Appetizers & Dips,Healthy Holiday Tips,Healthy Snacks,Money Saving Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 18 Nov 2 COMMENTS

More Healthy Edible Gifts & Party Food

Looking for an easy recipe to bring to a holiday potluck, party, or gift exchange or something you can make for the people on your gift list? I’ve got just the recipe, actually many recipes, for you. I’ll post one below and additional ideas as well. You can savor the…

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Book Reviews,Books,Contests & Giveaways,New Cookbook,Poultry,Turkey 4 Sep 7 COMMENTS

The Primal Cravings Cookbook Giveaway

Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Foods Made Paleo by Megan McCullough Keatley and Brandon Keatley reflects one the latest trends in paleo and primal diet cookbooks: hardcover, coffee table worthy cookbooks with thick paper stock and gorgeous full color food photos accompanying every recipe. I reviewed this book a few days…

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Book Reviews,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,New Cookbook,Vegetables 22 Jul 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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Beverage,New Cookbook,Vegetables 16 Jul 0 COMMENTS

Gluten Free Pasta with Dairy-Free Pesto

If you follow a wheat-free or gluten-free diet, or you aspire to, you may be pining for pasta. I realize you don’t just want pasta, you want great tasting pasta to enjoy in your favorite recipes. Five to 10 years ago that might have been an iffy proposition. All that…

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Bread & Baked Goods,Dessert,Eggs 13 Jul 0 COMMENTS

Baking with Coconut Flour, part 3

I started baking with coconut flour in the Spring. I like the flour’s nutritional value: it’s high in protein and fiber, low in net carbs, grain-free, and a source of immune enhancing fatty acids.  If you’ve baked with it, you know that you can’t use it cup for cup to…

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Books,Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Health Tips 10 Jul 2 COMMENTS

Flourless Quinoa Chocolate Cake & Cupcakes

If you love or once loved chocolate cake and you eat a wheat-free or gluten-free diet or you follow a primal diet that occasionally includes quinoa, I have a great recipe for you! I’ve made it a handful of times and it’s been a hit in cooking classes and with…

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Bread & Baked Goods,Dessert,Eggs 8 Jul 0 COMMENTS

Cooking & Baking with Coconut Flour, part 2

Are you baffled about how to cook and bake with coconut flour? Have your experiments with it produced disappointing results: brick breads, hockey pucks, and crackery cookies? Don’t give up. With practice, precise measuring, and some basic principles, you can crack the coconut flour code. If you read my article,”…

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Dessert,Desserts with Dairy,Fruit,Fruit Dessert 5 Jul 0 COMMENTS

Gluten-Free Strawberry Cupcakes

Friday I made two more cupcake recipes and one frosting recipe from Elana Amsterdam’s new book, Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour. I tested Flourless Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes (p. 42), Strawberry Cupcakes (p. 24), and Orange Cream Cheese Frosting (p. 96). The occasion was the…

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