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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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Celebrating a Native American Ingredient: Wild Rice by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fried Wild Rice Bread is the traditional accompaniment to most meals, but many of us are starting to wonder if there might not be tastier, more nutritious alternat ... Read on »
Losing Weight the Easy & Delicious Way by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, April 21st from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Berkley Community Center Want to lose weight and keep it off? Staying healthy depends on four strategies: getting good ... Read on »
Fresh Ways with Split Peas by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Italian-Style Yellow Pea Soup When it comes to legumes — both fresh and dried — lentils, beans, and peas get all of the attention. But what about dried split peas? ... Read on »
Egg Whites Are For More Than Meringues by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pear & Almond Egg White Muffins If you’re like me and you like making custards and French-style ice cream, you find yourself with a lot of leftover egg whites … an ... Read on »
(Chocolate) Ways to Use DIY Nut Meal by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Nut Meal Brownies Think of this as a Part 2 post — once you’ve made nut milk , you can use your homemade nut meal to make these brownies. It’s a two-for-one deal! ... Read on »
Cheesecloth & Blender: All You Need to Make Nut Milk by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Homemade Nut Milk For a while now, I’ve been meaning to make my own non-dairy milk. I normally drink raw dairy milk and often use whole coconut milk in everything ... Read on »
Better-For-You Natural Sweeteners by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thursday, May 7th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Athletic Club Yes, you can have your sweets without going into sugar shock–there are plenty of natural sweeteners ... Read on »
Exploring Gluten-Free Foodstyles by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thursday, April 9th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Athletic Club Curious about gluten-free cuisine? It’s easier and more delicious than you think to go gluten-fre ... Read on »
Eating for Energy by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thursday, March 12th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Athletic Club Looking for tasty ways to feel more energetic? Join us for a hands-on, no-heat-needed cooking cl ... Read on »
The Gluten-Free World Beyond Wheat by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, July 8th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Caroline Kennedy (Dearborn Heights) Public Library Need to pursue a gluten-free lifestyle? Curious about exploring new g ... Read on »
Mung Beans: A New Kind of Crouton by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pomegranate & Pine Nut Salad with Fried Mung Beans Looking for a novel way to add crunch to your salads? Commercial croutons are crunchy, sure, but they’re also ma ... Read on »
Yes, Cookies Can Be Healthy, Too! by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sesame & Pecan Cookies Nut and seed flours are so lovely — not only do they have rich, pronounced flavors, they’re all about protein and fat rather than starch. (G ... Read on »
The Gluten-Free World Beyond Wheat by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sunday, March 22nd from 3 to 3:45 p.m. at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor Need to pursue a gluten-free lifestyle? Curious about exploring new grains? Want to incorporate m ... Read on »
Bananas & Coconuts: A Tropical Duet by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Banana Muffins with Coconut Flour Like all tropical fruits, ripe bananas are especially sweet. In fact, by the time a banana is bright yellow and slightly spotted, ... Read on »
It’s More Than Seeds & Butter: Say Hello to Sesame Flour! by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sesame Flatbreads with Tahini & Za’atar Yogurt Recently, I got to play with a new kind of flour: sesame! Clay Oliver from Oliver Farm Artisan Oils has been produci ... Read on »
Ridiculously Simple Chili by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Corn & White Bean Chili When the days are chilly, it’s time for chili! This vegetarian take on a favorite winter classic only takes about 30 minutes to make (most ... Read on »
Waking Up with a Cold Brew (That Would Be Coffee…) by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cold-Brew Coffee with Cardamom Ever tried cold-brewed coffee? It’s richer in flavor, typically higher in caffeine, and frankly, much easier to make. And contrary t ... Read on »
More Ways to Enjoy Kumquats by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking White Tuna with Kumquats & Sun-Dried Tomatoes If you’ve ever had white tuna in sushi , you know how buttery it is. Or maybe you’ve lightly sauteed that sashimi-gra ... Read on »
Muffins, Cashews & Coffee Grinders by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Chocolate-Cashew Muffins You’ve seen chocolate muffins on my website before — I can’t resist coming up with new twists on my favorite kind of muffin — but this is ... Read on »
Meals in Minutes: Planning & Preparing Quick, Healthy Meals For One or Two by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thursday, April 23rd from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Senior Center Want healthy meals? Short on time? Join us as we share tips and tricks that will make m ... Read on »