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culturedcook

Berkley, Michigan
A big hello from the kitchen!  I'm a recipe developer and food coach who loves to find new-to-me ingredients and new ways to use "old" ones.  (Some people are obsessed with shoe shopping, I'm obsessed with culinary shopping--Zingerman's is a dangerous place for my bank... Full Bio
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Tastes of the South: Pecans, Pecan Flour, and Pecan Oil by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Honey-Pecan Muffins When I was in Atlanta for the AJC Book Festival over Labor Day, I had the pleasure of meeting some local food vendors selling delicious homegro ... Read on »
Summertime Hot Chocolate by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Coconut Hot Chocolate Want to make seasonally appropriate hot chocolate in the summertime? (Because hey, we can always use an excuse to enjoy chocolate…) Try makin ... Read on »
Leeks — It’s What’s for Dinner (or Lunch or Breakfast) by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Leeks with Eggs, Spinach & Feta Aside from the occasional bowl of potato & leek soup, I must admit that I don’t usually pay much attention to leeks (or, as I think ... Read on »
Easy & Fresh Summer Meals by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Greek Yogurt Pasta with Red Pepper & Fresh Basil Looking for a refreshing and simple end-of-summer meal? I recently stumbled upon the answer to that question, and ... Read on »
Creative No-Cook Puddings by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Coconut Brazil Nut Pudding Looking for a new kind of pudding? Or nut butter? (Yes, they’re related.) If you have a high-powered blender, you can make any kind of n ... Read on »
Eggs, Meet Ricotta by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Scrambled Eggs with Ricotta & Tomatoes The only thing better than coming up with a good recipe is being able to repurpose that recipe! Sometimes all you need to do ... Read on »
Tastes of Summer by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tomato Stuffed with Ricotta, Olives & Fresh Herbs Tomato season is in full swing! Time to enjoy those ripe garden beauties. And fresh herbs, too — I liberated some ... Read on »
The Gluten-Free World Beyond Wheat by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Monday, October 20th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Berkley Public Library Need to pursue a gluten-free lifestyle? Curious about exploring new grains? Want to incorporate ... Read on »
Holiday Favorites Reinvented: All of the Trimmings, None of the Guilt by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Monday, November 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial The holidays are just around the corner! Time to reinvent your favorite dishes in ... Read on »
From Gardens to Pizzas by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Broccoli, Green Bean, & Corn Pizza If you have a garden, you probably have all kinds of veggies hanging off vines and stems. What to do with a random assortment of ... Read on »
Exploring New Roots by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yuca with Roasted-Garlic Butter & Cilantro Ever had tapioca? Then you’ve had yuca, as it’s called in Mexico and Central America. If you were in Brazil, it would be ... Read on »
Community House Book Signing/Info Booth by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thursday, August 21st from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Birmingham Community House Curious about my upcoming cooking classes? Would you like to have an autographed copy of my bo ... Read on »
New Year, New Pantry: How to Eat Your Way to Better Health by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, January 20th at the Rochester Hills Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Chances are, one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat better and get healthy. ... Read on »
Not Your Mother’s Cream Sauce by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Red Lentil Pasta & Kale with Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce It seems like lately I’ve hit a treasure trove of unconventional gluten-free whole-food pastas — first pappar ... Read on »
From Noodles to Florets by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cauliflower with Prosciutto, Tomatoes & Basil Lately, I got my hands on some gorgeous imported pappardelle ribbons made with corn and rice flour. I was utterly del ... Read on »
Checking out Charcuterie by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Charcuterie Plate Cheese plates are always a hit, so why not expand the idea to include charcuterie? Charcuterie includes any meat — although usually pork — that h ... Read on »
Defying Diabetes by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Two-part Tuesday series on October 7th & 14th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Berkley Community Center Are you diabetic or pre-diabetic? Perhaps you’re not diabetic and wo ... Read on »
Homemade for the Holidays by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, November 11th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Berkley Community Center This season, celebrate the holidays with food that’s as tasty as it is nutritious! Find out ... Read on »
Keep the Cheese, Hold the Macaroni by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cheesy Chard Of the hearty greens — kale, chard, turnip greens, beet greens, collards — chard is probably my favorite. (Although kale chips and Ethiopian-spiced co ... Read on »