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Bread & Baked Goods,Breakfast,Dessert,Product Review 23 Aug 1 COMMENTS

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low-Carb Baked Goods

If you follow a paleo, primal, low-starch, wheat-free, gluten-free, grain-free, low GI, dairy-free, whole foods, or real foods diet and you’re getting away from refined vegetable oils, refined sugar, starchy baked goods and sugary desserts, you don’t have to miss out on the appetizer or the dessert course. You can…

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Appetizers & Dips 19 Aug 0 COMMENTS

Pizza Confusion

My friend, Heather, and I had high hopes as we set out to review a new restaurant: Pizza Fusion. They call themselves the “greenest restaurant in America”. They use tables made from reclaimed wood sources, counter tops made from recycled glass bottles, paint without VOCs (volatile organic chemicals). More than…

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Dessert,Desserts with Dairy 15 Aug 0 COMMENTS

Ricotta Chocolate Mousse

Last spring I was leading a series of private cooking classes for one of my clients who wanted to learn how to make chocolate mousse. I knew he probably wouldn’t make a fussy or difficult recipe so I searched on line for something simple. I prefer making and eating dairy…

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Breakfast,Eggs,Herbs & Spices 6 Aug 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 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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