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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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Healthy Living Market by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday, November 8th from noon to 1 p.m. at the Healthy Living Market & Café in Burlington Please join author and food educator Lisa Howard for a discussion and samp ... Read on »
Cook-From-the-Book Event by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sunday brunch, November 9th at the Lang House on Main Street We will be cooking from the book at Lang House! The brunch menu will feature at least two dishes from my c ... Read on »
An Elegant and Easy Version of “Strawberries & Cream” by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Roasted Strawberries with Buckwheat & Macadamia Streusel If you’re like me, you don’t want to have to spend much time making breakfast … yet sometimes you still wa ... Read on »
Gluten-Free & Whole-Grain … Really? by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday, January 31st from noon to 1 p.m. at Better Health Store in Shelby Township Can you be gluten-free AND whole-grain? Yes! Using flours made from whole grains, ... Read on »
Gluten-Free & Whole-Grain … Really? by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday, January 24th from noon to 1 p.m. at Better Health Store in Frandor Can you be gluten-free AND whole-grain? Yes! Using flours made from whole grains, nuts, an ... Read on »
Gluten-Free & Whole-Grain … Really? by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday, January 17th from noon to 1 p.m. at Better Health Store in Novi Can you be gluten-free AND whole-grain? Yes! Using flours made from whole grains, nuts, and s ... Read on »
Health-Smart & Wallet-Wise by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, March 10th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Berkley Community Center Shop smart — don’t be a statistic! On average, Americans throw out 25% of the food we bring hom ... Read on »
Defying Diabetes by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, February 3rd from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Berkley Community Center Are you diabetic or pre-diabetic? Perhaps you’re not diabetic and would like to remain that w ... Read on »
Know Your Rice by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Shrimp Curry with Purple Rice Most people think of rice as a humdrum ingredient. But as soon as you move past the basic brown rice, you’ll find red, purple, black, ... Read on »
Jazzing Up Ice Cream with Java by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Coffee Ice Cream Having recently landed an article assignment for a magazine about cold-brewed coffee, as you can imagine, I’ve been trying cold-brew in various wa ... Read on »
Extra-Savory Creamed Spinach…with Bacon! by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Creamed Spinach with Yogurt & Bacon It’s fall, and that means it’s time for cool-weather crops like spinach and other leafy greens. But because it is fall and not ... Read on »
Chocolate Cookies Made Better by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Double Chocolate Cookies Buckwheat flour  has become my go-to flour for everything from cakes to crepes to cookies. It’s actually a seed, not a grain, and is conse ... Read on »
Drinkable Pumpkins by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pumpkin Milkshake Are you a fan of pumpkin lattes? Pumpkin pie? Do you have a hankering for pumpkin ice cream at this time of year? If you answered “yes” to any of ... Read on »
Succulent Lamb Stew Made Easy by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Slow-Cooked Lamb Stew When the days turn crisp, it’s time to haul out the slow-cooker! (I saw a recent survey in Allrecipes that said 19% of Americans use a slow-c ... Read on »
Spring Fling: Enjoying Herbs & Greens by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, March 25th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Spring is here, and so are fresh herbs and greens! (Which are great-tasting AND ... Read on »
Sweet for You: Fun Desserts for Couples & Singles by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, February 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Time to celebrate Valentine’s Day with some healthy sweets! We’ll make Spice ... Read on »
Putting a Little Pumpkin in Your Morning by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Pecan Pumpkin Muffins Pumpkin, pecan, and maple — that pretty much sums up the flavors of fall. Why not put them all into a muffin? All you need is a dash of fall ... Read on »
Of Parmesan, Purple Potatoes, and Smoked Trout by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Smoked Trout with Purple Potatoes & Parmesan Smoking fish and meat is an age-old way to preserve valuable foodstuffs. Nowadays, though, you’re more likely to find ... Read on »
Beautiful Blintzes by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Buckwheat Blintzes with Spiced Ricotta & Mascarpone Blintzes, blini, crêpes … they’re all ultra-thin pancakes. Russian blinis tend to be thicker than blintzes (whi ... Read on »
Taking Tuna from the Can to the Pan by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fresh Ahi Tuna with Carrots & Onions While I’m a fan of canned tuna — and wild salmon and smoked herring and all manner of conveniently packaged sustainable fish a ... Read on »