July 2011

Gluttony…too much of a good thing!

I remember some wonderful advice we were given in culinary school six years ago, “Quantity changes quality.”  In other words, we’re gonna be cooking with a whole lot of real nutritious and tasty ingredients but if you over indulge then it won’t be very good for you.  Like that dish above, beautiful pasture-raised beef stew and a pile of asparagus…all …

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Good Grain-Free Bread

I’ve never been completely satisfied with the texture of an all coconut flour bread or an all almond flour bread.  I just knew there had to be some combination of the two with something more than eggs to help bind it all together and enrichen it.  I kept searching until I landed on this little gem of a recipe and I just love …

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Beets At Their Best!

I know that beets are nearing the end of their season hence me wanting to get in a Quick Tip Tuesday on them…because they’re worth it and you can still find them at your farmer’s markets, at least down here in the South! One thing I love to do when we’re having company for dinner and that includes children, is make …

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Blueberry Crisp

The first thing I do when blueberries really come into season is eat them by the handful and then I make my Blueberry Crisp…loaded with goodness. This recipe is wheat-free and would be dairy-free if you just wanted to change the butter to coconut oil in the recipe. But, most importantly it’s just yummy and comforting on a hot summer …

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Chilled Veggie Soup

Even though I am a chef and I do find time in the kitchen therapeutic, there are those days I just want to get in, “get ‘er done” and get on with other things but still eat nutrient-dense foods, you know what I mean?  So a bunch of veggies thrown in a blender qualifies as such.  So in the summer with all …

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