Health knowledge made personal

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
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
‘Tis the Season for No-Cook Pumpkin Pudding by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pumpkin Yogurt Pudding Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to eat those pumpkins! (Or it’s time to buy canned pumpkin, which is nearly tumbling off pumpkin-po ... Read on »
‘Tis the Season for Savory Sauces by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Broccoli with Lemon-Tahini Sauce Every once in a while, I come up with an ubiquitous sauce, the kind of sauce that can be enjoyed with n ... Read on »
‘Tis the Season for Summer Berry Compotes by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Rhubarb-Strawberry Compote with Cocoa Crepes Even though the simmering action of making a compote might make you think of winter, what goes into a berry compote ... Read on »
“Homemade” Croutons by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Quick Summer Salad with "Homemade" Croutons Grocery stores ought to have an aisle labeled “Truly Scary Food-Like Substances.”  That aisle would contain low-fat f ... Read on »
“Instant” Chocolate Pudding by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Chestnut Chocolate Pudding If I say, “Name a nut!” you probably won’t say “Chestnuts!” I don’t think of them much, either — when I think “nuts,” I think of walnuts ... Read on »
(Goose) Berries & (Little) Trees by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Broccoli with Red Rice, Almonds & Gooseberries Although you can’t beat juicy-fresh fruit, dried fruit has its own set of charms: it’s non-messy, it’s very portable ... Read on »
(Non-Bagel) Baking with Poppy Seeds by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Poppy Seed & Almond Cookies You’ve had them on bagels or maybe seen them in salad dressing. If you’ve been to Germany, you’ve probably had a slice or two of Mohnst ... Read on »
(Pseudo) Alfredo in a Snap by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Primavera Alfredo with (Goat) Cream Cheese Originally, the idea of an alfredo entailed simply tossing fresh pasta with cheese and enriching the dish with a touch o ... Read on »
(Unrefined) Potato Chip Heaven by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking DIY Sweet Potato Chips Nobody can resist a salty, crunchy potato chip. (Hence the famous campaign of “You can’t eat just one!”) But you know what’s even more irres ... Read on »
1980s Infomercial Turned Superfood by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Chia Crisps Anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats are all the rage, and rightly so — we could all benefit from less inflammation in our lives. Especially those of us who ... Read on »
2-for-1 Dinner & Breakfast Pilafs by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Indian Pilaf with Poached Egg I know not everyone is going to be with me on this one, but poached eggs have always been my favorite.  Scrambled eggs are nice, and ... Read on »
20 Minutes or Less: Fast & Easy Weeknight Dinners by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday, February 18th from noon to 2 p.m. at the Warren Community Center Just because you don’t have much time doesn’t mean that you or your dinners have to suffer! ... Read on »
20 Minutes or Less: Fast & Easy Weeknight Dinners by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, July 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Birmingham Community House Short on time? That doesn’t mean you have to be short on flavor! In less than 20 minutes, ... Read on »
200 Easy Mexican Recipes by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Burritos, enchiladas, tacos, tamales, salsas … in other words, all the Mexican dishes we like best! This cookbook offers 200 classic recipes that are bound to make you hun ... Read on »
A Decidedly Different Pizza by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Lebanese Pizza The concept of stacking various foods and seasonings atop a flat, fairly resilient piece of bread is such a good idea that most culinary tradition ... Read on »