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Book Reviews 3 Aug 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 30 Jul 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 28 Jul 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 26 Jul 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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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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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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Appetizers & Dips,Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Eggs,Healthy Snacks,Herbs & Spices,Poultry,Vegetables 28 Jun 0 COMMENTS

The Burger’s New Friend: Parsnip Fries!

Root vegetables rarely get the attention they deserve and parsnips are no exception. They make a great alternative to French fries, seasoned with herbs or spices and roasted in the oven. I was reminded of this last night when a friend roasted a pan full of parsnip sticks, carrot sticks,…

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