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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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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 »
Lunch & Learn by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Friday, September 12th Private event. Read on »
Dips into Dressings by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hummus Salad It isn’t much of a leap from a dip to a dressing — since dressing is more free-flowing, just add more liquid to a thick sauce until it’s pourable. Usu ... Read on »
One-Ingredient Savory Pancakes by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Mung Bean Cakes One of the reasons grains make great cakes is that they’re starchy, and starchiness = stickiness. (And some grains — specifically wheat, rye, barle ... Read on »
Night of Nachos by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Nachos with Peppadew Peppers Nachos are a great summer snack — they don’t require much more effort than layering corn chips, salsa, and cheese onto a baking sheet ... Read on »
The Gluten-Free World Beyond Wheat by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, January 27th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Clarkston Independence District Library Need to pursue a gluten-free lifestyle? Curious about exploring new grai ... Read on »
A New Oil: Butternut! by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Lentil & Eggplant Salad with Butternut Squash Oil I fancy myself a bit of an oil connoisseur — in fact, oils will be the focus of my next cookbook — and I don’t of ... Read on »
Wishing You a Savory Morning by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Crustless Smoked Wild Salmon & Goat Cheese Mini-Quiches The typical American breakfast consists of skim milk (which contains more sugar than whole milk does), oran ... Read on »
Becoming an Educated Eater by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, January 14th from 1:45 p.m. There seems to be plenty of information—and infomercials—on food packaging, but what are those labels actually telling us? We’ll ... Read on »
Summer Dessert Made Easy … and Healthy! by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Coconut-Banana Cream Pie As far as desserts go, you can’t get much healthier than a raw dessert. The raw foods lifestyle is all about using 100% whole-food ingredi ... Read on »
A Single-Skillet Breakfast by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sausage & Pepper Frittata Scramble Single-skillet breakfasts are ideal: they’re piping hot, don’t take long to make, and leave you with an easy clean-up. This frit ... Read on »
Morning TV Appearance by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, August 20th at around 9 a.m. Tune into your local Fox TV news station in Metro Detroit to see yours truly doing a cooking demo and talking about upcoming ev ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Event at Whole Foods by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday, September 13th from noon to 3 p.m. at Whole Foods Market in Troy Join us for a mini gluten-free fair in the Troy store! More details to follow. Read on »
Starting the Day Off with Chocolate by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Chocolate Almond Muffins I’m calling these muffins, but if you want to call them cupcakes and serve them as a dessert, that’s easy: just top them with some fresh w ... Read on »
A Luxury French Soup Made Simple by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Crab Bisque Lobster bisque, crab bisque, mushroom bisque … you can stand a spoon up in these hearty, creamy soups. Traditionally made with crustaceans, the term “b ... Read on »
Homemade for the Holidays by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Thursday, November 20th from 7 to 8 p.m. at the St. Clair County Public Library This season, deck the (holiday) halls with plates of good food! Find out how to u ... Read on »