Cacao nib cookie dough bites

Cacao Nib Cookie Dough Bites

Cacao nib cookie dough bites, and cookie dough scoop with silicone dome.

These sweet and somewhat habit-forming little domes look exactly like cookie dough ready to pop right into the oven.  Read More »

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Pomegranate panna cotta

Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Because we’ve waited all year for pomegranates to be in season, here’s a recipe for a honey-sweetened dessert that takes full advantage of this bright and nutritious fruit Read More »

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Kale detox salad

Detox Salad

Even when you’re not on a “detox” diet or trying to cleanse, it doesn’t hurt to incorporate healthful foods  Read More »

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A handy method for safer eggs

Pasteurized Eggs

Home-pasteurized eggs, May 2014

My brother likes to make Caesar salad for his family on special occasions. Because traditional Caesar dressing contains raw egg yolk, Read More »

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Tomatoless Italian sauce

Tomatoless Italian Meat Sauce

Tomatoless Italian meat sauce with spaghetti squash

My 30-day commitment to a paleo autoimmune diet is complete. And although I haven’t seen dramatic health benefits, Read More »

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A romantic Valentine’s Day dinner: duck breast with balsamic grape sauce

Slow-Roasted Duck Breast With Balsamic Grape Sauce

Slow-roasted duck breast with balsamic-grape sauce and roasted Brussels sprouts, February 2014

For a romantic Valentine’s Day, why not treat your sweetheart to an out-of-the ordinary home-cooked dinner? Read More »

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A fancy, fruity special-occasion dessert

Mango-Banana Pudding

Mango-banana pudding with vanilla-coconut crackle topping

Dessert for a special dinner or an occasion like Valentine’s Day can be a big challenge when there are food intolerances or dietary restrictions. Read More »

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Banana-coconut cookies for on-the-go energy

Banana- Coconut Cookies

Banana-coconut cookies, January 2014

Several days into my January paleo autoimmune/anti-inflammatory diet, there are some aspects that are working and others I’m still working through. Read More »

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Flavorful pesto spaghetti sauce is adaptable to many diets

Pesto-Olive Spaghetti Sauce

Pesto-olive spaghetti sauce, January 2014

As I write this I’ve been eating according to an autoimmune protocol (AIP) for a couple of weeks. 

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Simple spinach pesto recipe

Spinach Pesto

Spinach pesto, January 2014

This winter pesto recipe uses spinach and has no nuts or Parmesan cheese. Read More »

Spaghetti squash ‘noodles’ recipe

When you bake spaghetti squash and drag a fork over the pulp, it magically forms tiny strands. These “noodles” are a perfect and nutritious stand-in for pasta on a paleo diet. Read More »

A new year, a new challenge

Cream of Chicken Soup

Paleo cream of chicken soup, January 2014

January is the perfect month to try something new. It’s usually quiet after the holiday hubbub, and it’s easier to stick with change Read More »

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