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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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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 »
Gluten-Free Event at Whole Foods by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sunday, November 16th 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 »
Homemade for the Holidays by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday, December 6th from 2 to 3 p.m. at the St. Clair County Public Library This season, deck the (holiday) halls with plates of good food! Find out how to up ... Read on »
Polenta for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Polenta Mushroom Kale Soufflé Polenta is normally a hearty, thick, porridge-like dish. (Which is why you can allow it to cool in a parchment-lined loaf pan, then t ... Read on »
Homemade for the Holidays by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tuesday, November 11th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oxford Public Library This season, deck the (holiday) halls with plates of good food! Find out how to upgrade y ... Read on »
Get Your Peaches & Cream by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Peach Ice Cream Three cheers for ice cream! Especially summertime ice cream made with perfectly ripe peaches. You could include any fruit you’d like in this fruit- ... Read on »
More Flavor, Less Cost: DIY Almond Flour by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Blueberry & Toasted Almond Salad Nuts and berries are popular salad-toppers, but usually the nuts are halved or chopped, which means they retain their distinctive ... Read on »
DIY Refreshment: Red Wine Spritzers by culturedcook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Summertime Red Wine Spritzer While I don’t claim to be a bartender or mixologist, once in a while it’s fun to play with adult beverage ideas. (Although I remain a ... Read on »
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 »