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Mini Paleo Chocolate Cakes


Chocolate, chestnuts, cake, and paleo!  That’s right, have your cake and eat it too is what I say.
This recipe came into my head as I was reminiscing about a cake that I was very fond of when I was a kid.  Read More


Food Processor Giveaway


As a professional chef, I pride myself on my knife skills, and prefer to chop things by hand, BUT I have to admit that a food processor is an indispensable tool in my kitchen.  I am constantly using it to make one thing or another, including some of my favorite recipes that I’ve shared with you on this blog, such as Celery Root & Sweet Potato Mash, Mushroom Pate, and CocoaSpheres.
Now, there’s no excuse not to try these recipes because I am giving away a brand new FREE food processor from Hamilton Beach.  Simply follow the easy steps below for a chance to win!

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These Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls are delicious for a main course, or they make a wonderful Paleo snack that’s easy to take on-the-go.  Eating it with the Sauerkraut-Tomato Salsa gives the palate a perky contrast along with a boost of healthful nutrients, including probiotics.  And of course, swiss chard is also full of Read More

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10 Hidden Sources of GMOs



At the end of May, 2014 California’s Senate Bill 1381 was rejected by just two votes.  Had the bill passed, it would mean that foods containing GMO ingredients would need to be labelled.
In 2012 a similar bill was defeated with an obscene amount of  money from Read More

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Lacto-fermented Peach and Mango Salsa



salsa in a mason jarI am passionate about fermented foods, and love salsas.  And now I can be passionately in love with lacto-fermented salsas!  Although fresh salsa is wonderful, taking a little extra time Read More

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Shake and Bake Chicken

So, I grew up eating a fair amount of processed foods.  Lodged in the grey matter of my brain, the wonderment of instant mashed potato that fluffed up when hot water was added, lives on.  The taste of Mrs. Paul’s fish fingers with tartare sauce on Fridays at my Catholic elementary school still haunts me.  But the most troubling problem from my semi-real food childhood Read More

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CocoBacon Paleo Muffins



Muffins made from CocoBacon

I just got my hungry little hands on some CocoBacon® last week and haven’t been able to stop eating them. They are the perfect marriage of healthy crisp coconut pieces with the unctuous flavor of bacon!
These savory muffins are my peace offerings Read More

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pastured eggs health reasons

Thank goodness that we are no longer living in the dark days of eggphobia, or egg-white-only scrambles and omelets!  Even conventional consensus has awakened to the fact that eggs; whole eggs,  are good for us.  However, not all eggs are created equal. Read More

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Pound Cake with Cardamom (Gluten Free)



The traditional pound cake recipe calls for one pound of flour, one pound of butter, one pound of eggs, and one pound of sugar.  Wow, that’s quite a few pounds, and if you ate a few slices of a traditional pound cake, you might pack on a few pounds too.  Well, here’s a gluten free version that has a lot less sugar Read More

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Artichoke: Easy Recipe & A Poem


my dog eating artichoke

April is poetry month, and what better way to celebrate than with a poem from one of my favorite poets singing praises to one of my favorite vegetables, artichokes!
Hey, even my dog, Tashi loves artichokes as you can see. Read More

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