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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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Spanish Migas With a Mexican Twist by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spanish-Style Migas with Swiss Chard & White Beans If you’ve been to Spain, you’ve probably seen migas on the menu — it’s an endlessly versatile stir-fry dish and ... Read on »
Summer In a Pan: Tomatoes, Corn & Dill by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Dill Cornbread with Sun-Dried Tomatoes What says summer like corn and tomatoes? Granted, this cornbread has sun-dried tomatoes rather than fresh, but that’s an ide ... Read on »
Warm Up Your Winter! by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thursday, January 28th at the Great Lakes Culinary Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Read on »
Healthy Holiday Baking by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thursday, December 9th at the Great Lakes Culinary Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Read on »
Layering On the PB & Chocolate! by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking PB Layer Brownies After recently reading Alice Medrich’s glorious book Flavor Flours, I was inspired to make a lower-sugar version of my own PB layer brownies. You ... Read on »
Of BBQ Shrimp, Pickled Onions & Pasta by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking BBQ Shrimp Pasta with Olives & Dill If you haven’t been grilling, haul out the skewers and tongs! And if you haven’t tried grilling shrimp, make them your next out ... Read on »
The Delicious Kind of Summertime Blues by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Roasted Veggies with Toasted Hazelnuts & Blue Cheese It may be too hot to cook, but using the oven only entails facing two short blasts of heat when you open and c ... Read on »
Once a Pioneer Grain, Sorghum is Making a Comeback by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sorghum Ice Cream Long ago, in the days before Queen Wheat and King Corn took over the grain fields of the U.S., American farmers used to grow a lot of sorghum. It ... Read on »
Easy Meets Elegant with Scrambled Eggs & Truffle Salt by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Egg Scramble with Garden Peppers & Tomatoes…and Truffle Salt! If you planted tomatoes and peppers this year, prepare for the harvest! August and September are bann ... Read on »
Reclaiming Our Cereal Bowl by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Real Deal Cereal Cereal. Salad dressing . Flavored yogurt . These are all things that are ridiculously easy, far more nutritious, far more delicious, and shockingl ... Read on »
The Gluten-Free World Beyond Wheat by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Monday, February 1st from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Southfield Public Library Need to pursue a gluten-free lifestyle? Curious about exploring new grains? Want to incorpor ... Read on »
Happy, Healthy Holidays by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, December 16th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dexter District Library This season, deck the holiday halls with plates of good food! Join us and find out how to ... Read on »
What Food Labels Mean: GMOs, Organics & Everything Else You’re Wondering About by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, November 11th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Berkley Community Center GMO, organic, grass-fed, natural… What to choose? Labels say a lot, but what do they actuall ... Read on »
How to Eat Better on a Budget: Healthy Meals Cost Less! by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, October 13th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Berkley Community Center On average, Americans throw out 25% of the food we bring home. That translates to thousands o ... Read on »
Fizzy & Creamy with a Hint of Caffeine: Coffee Sodas by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Coffee Cream Soda You know something has gone mainstream when it moves from being found only in indie settings to becoming a multinational corporate product. Such ... Read on »
Put Some Hazelnuts in Your Pesto by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto with Hazelnuts & Cilantro With the price of pine nuts continuing to skyrocket, I’m always eager to try making pesto with other nuts. (Alt ... Read on »
Sweet Fruit, Smooth Custard by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking French Vanilla Custard Tart Scrambled eggs and poached eggs are easy, but when you start whisking eggs into cream and milk and then making custards and puddings, t ... Read on »
Homemade Cheesebread with Fresh Figs by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fig Cheesebread Creating bread with an open crumb is notoriously difficult when you’re making gluten-free bread, because the crumb is usually formed by gluten stra ... Read on »
Summertime, Swiss-Style by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Summertime Tortilla with Gruyère & Tomatoes As one of the most popular garden plants in the country, by the time midsummer hits, many home gardeners are enjoying a ... Read on »