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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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Berries + Nuts = Great Breakfasts by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Walnut-Raspberry Muffins Raspberry bushes may have sharp thorns, but their berries sure are … well … the berries. Perfectly ripe raspberries are juicy, tart-sweet, ... Read on »
The (Gluten-Free) World Beyond Wheat by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday, November 1st from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Commerce Township Library Need to pursue a gluten-free lifestyle? Curious about exploring new grains? Want to incorporat ... Read on »
Simple Summer Salads by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Roasted Veggie Summer Salad Okay, technically broccoli is a cool-weather crop, not a hot-weather one like peppers and beans, but I still think broccoli can be part ... Read on »
Comfort Foods for the Holidays by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, December 10th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Birmingham Community House Holidays should be delicious, not stressful! Join us to find out how to transform your favo ... Read on »
Cranberries, Pears & Persimmons: Favorite Fall Fruits by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, November 12th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Birmingham Community House Just because it’s getting cooler doesn’t mean we have to forgo fruit. In fact, many fruits ... Read on »
Cool Days, Warm Spices by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, October 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Birmingham Community House When the days turn cool, it’s time to enjoy the warmth of spices. And just to make the days ... Read on »
From Empires to Zebras: Heirloom Apples & Tomatoes by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wednesday, September 24th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Birmingham Community House Michigan is the place to be if you love apples and tomatoes! Join us to explore delicious ... Read on »
Strawberry Dreams by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Strawberry Dream Cake Strawberry season is about to begin! Nothing is as intoxicating as the scent of ripe strawberries, ready to be layered into shortcakes, blend ... Read on »
More Ways to Enjoy Bacon for Breakfast by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Bacon-Chocolate Pancakes It isn’t uncommon to serve a strip or two of bacon alongside pancakes, and plenty of people have Nutella with their breakfasts. (In Europe ... Read on »
Sweet & Savory Pumpkins and Squash by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, October 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Fall is pumpkin time! Not to mention the best time of the year for all sorts of ... Read on »
Kale, We Still Love Thee by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Kale & Blue Cheese Dip Although kale chips have become de rigueur — who hasn’t had one by now? — kale hasn’t yet lost its hot-ticket status. It still graces many a ... Read on »
Meals in Minutes by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, September 30th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Looking for some quick dinner ideas that are as healthy as they are delicious? N ... Read on »
Milking the Metaphorical Cow: DIY Milk by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Oat Milk The plethora of non-dairy milks in the grocery store has become dizzying. Rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, hazelnut milk … the list goes on and on. Lots ... Read on »
Eating Local: Our Food, Our Health, Our Future by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday, June 21st from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Royal Oak Public Library “Organic” and “local” make headlines every day, but what do they really mean? Join us to learn ... Read on »
Cooking with Cucumbers (and Peas!) by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sugar Snap Pea & Cucumber Stir-Fry ‘Tis the season for peas! Especially fresh peas with edible pods, like sugar snap peas and snow peas. Both are tasty, but I pref ... Read on »
Quail Eggs: Quirky & Cute by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Quail Eggs When it comes to eggs, you’re probably used to thinking of chicken eggs as the only kind of egg there is. But nowadays you can find goose eggs, duck egg ... Read on »
Cook Healthy, Be Healthy: Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Ingredients by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Monday, September 18h from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Warren Public Library Join us for this teaser talk as we explore the how, what, and why of deliciously nutritious i ... Read on »
Simple Springtime Salad by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spring Pea Salad with Walnut & Avocado Technically, avocados aren’t a springtime veggie, but they’re so blissfully green that I’m going to count them as one in thi ... Read on »
Summery Citrus Breakfast Cake by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Lemon Zest Cake Made with Apricot Jam Even though citrus fruits aren’t native to the Midwest, lemons and oranges and limes still seem like the ultimate “Summer is ... Read on »
It’s Always Time for Wild Salmon by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wild Salmon Cakes with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Salmon season is nearly here! Every year, wild salmon swim from the open ocean to river beds in order to spawn. (Generall ... Read on »