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Books 17 May 0 COMMENTS

Anniversary Special for Chef Rachel’s Gluten Free, Dairy-Free Cookbooks

This month marks the five-year anniversary of the publication of my Ice Dream Cookbook. For the next 30 days, I will be offering a huge discount on a single copy of this and the collector’s edition of . You may purchase a single book or any combination of two of…

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Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Fruit,Green Living,Product Review 14 May 1 COMMENTS

Yonanas: A Fast & Easy Ice Cream Alternative Made from Fruit

Who doesn’t like the refreshing taste of creamy, cooling, frozen desserts during the heat of summer or the dog days of Autumn in Arizona?  (I know some of you like frozen desserts all year round, even if you don’t live in Arizona.) Imagine a frozen dessert that you can enjoy…

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Books,Frozen Desserts,Fruit Dessert,Health Tips,Nuts & Nut Butters 12 May 0 COMMENTS

Dairy-Free Mango-Orange Ice Dream

Nothing says fun like frozen desserts–– the symbol of warm weather refreshment and birthday celebrations. For those who follow dairy-free, low-sugar, or egg-free diets conventional ice cream is off limits. But who wants to miss out on the dessert course, particularly if that means shunning frozen desserts during the heat…

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Book Reviews,New Cookbook 10 May 0 COMMENTS

A review of Beyond Bacon

If you’re into cooking real, fresh, whole foods, and you like or love pork, you’ll want to check out Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes That Respect The Whole Hog by Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry (Victory Belt Publishing 2013). Stacy and Matt, author’s of Eat Like a Dinosaur, a family-friendly paleo…

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Dessert,Frozen Desserts,Fruit,Fruit Dessert 7 May 0 COMMENTS

Scream for Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream

If you love frozen desserts, July’s an ideal month to indulge. August isn’t a bad time either. The weather’s hot here in the desert of Arizona (and maybe wherever you live as well), making it an especially refreshing dessert. It’s also National Ice Cream Month, a designation made by president…

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Book Reviews,Books,Cooked Vegetables,Vegetables 5 May 0 COMMENTS

Review of Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook

Sarah Fragoso’s Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook: Real Food for Real Life offers so much more than delicious, easy to assemble family-friendly recipes with food photos. The book includes time savings tips and strategies for busy families, strategies to help make your food budget go farther, for school lunch ideas, for…

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Beverage,Books,Healthy Snacks 26 Apr 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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Books,Condiments,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,Vegetables 23 Apr 0 COMMENTS

Ode to the Onion

How often do you eat onions? Every day? A few times a week? If you’re not eating them at least three or four times a week, you’re missing out on good food and medicine. Onions beat red wine and tea in quercetin content. But unlike wine, eating onions won’t reduce…

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Dessert,Nuts & Nut Butters 20 Apr 0 COMMENTS

My Favorite Macaroons & Baking with Stevia

Why people don’t like stevia People often tell me that they don’t like stevia. When I hear this, I tell them that not all brands of stevia are created equal. Some brands have a strong aftertaste. Others blend easily into food without being noticed. Some brands have a cleaner taste….

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