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Cooking with a child on my hip

Los Angeles, Ca, March 25, 2015- there are glamorous parts about cooking professionally (i.e. a chef), but plenty of unglamorous, down right, no fun parts as well. I love cooking for my kids, don’t get me wrong, but some days are harder to cook for them than others. There’s so much information on the Internet about eating organically, watching out for food colors, should you…

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Shallot

How to: Shallots

Los Angeles, California, March 21, 2015-Shallots are a gift to the cooking world and they are great to use if you know how to cut them. A relative of the onion, the shallot is basically a smaller onion with a sweeter, milder flavor. Unlike onions, which grow in a single bulb, shallots form in clusters in a manner similar to garlic. When learning to cut…

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St. Patrick's day

St. Patrick’s Day food favorites

Los Angeles, March 16, 2015 — Every year St. Patrick’s Day arrives and grocery store shelves are lined with traditional Irish foods to celebrate the occasion-corned beef, cabbage and Guinness. And that’s a good place to start, but don’t stop there. Here are a few more green ideas to help you plan the perfect St. Patty’s Day event. Traditional Corned beef- Corned beef brisket cooked…

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Cabbage

All about cabbage

Los Angeles, Ca, March 16, 2015-The cabbage; a St. Patrick’s Day favorite is a great vegetable that should be included in your diet during the rest of the year. St. Patrick’s Day is a fun and festive time that celebrates an occasion with traditional favorites such as corned beef and stewed cabbage. The cabbage becomes a comfort food that people are drawn to because of…

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Corned beef

How to: Corned Beef

Los Angeles, Ca, March 16, 2015- St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow so time to get ready for a break from the regular weekly menu, but let’s be honest do you know what you should be serving? What type of meat Corned Beef is and can you make a healthier version of the traditional St. Patrick’s Day favorite? We’ve got the answers you’ve been looking for.…

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Salads

New this week: salad recipes

Los Angeles, Ca, March 21st, 2015-Salads are some of the simplest dishes you can make in a small kitchen with minimal tools. They are usually quick, easy, and require very few tools and ingredients. A few easy tips, such as keeping oils and vinegars close at reach, knowing what’s in them and having really fresh ingredients can help you make preparing salads even easier. Here…

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RAW COOKING

RAW COOKING INTENSIVE: A CARNIVORE’S JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF MEATLESS COOKING By: Matt Payne Santa Monica, Ca-The kitchen at Matthew Kenney Culinary School, a raw cooking school in Santa Monica California is well lit and immaculate. Each workstation is a testament to sterility and function.  In front of me, in addition to an assortment of stainless steel mixing bowls, chopping devices and measuring spoons…

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kitchen tools

How to: stock your kitchen with tools

Los Angeles, Ca, March 7th, 2015-Buying kitchen tools can be confusing and overwhelming. Every celebrity chef, kitchen store and T.V. infomercial has a million products that “you just can’t live without.” Quite frankly, you can live without most of them. Stocking a kitchen with the right set of tools is a work of art. Everyone has their favorite utensils, so they will encourage you to…

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March 4 2015

This weeks recipes

Los Angeles, Ca, March 4th 2015- This weeks recipes include pistachio and cherry granola, beef bolognese and classic waffles. Start your day with delicious homemade granola. Granola is a mixture of toasted oats, a crunchy nut and various other ingredients including: dried fruits, wheat germ, flax and coconut. This recipe is lightly sweetened with honey and no white or brown sugar added to the mixture.

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eggs

The best late night dinner

Los Angeles, Ca, February 22nd. 2015- It’s late, you’ve been working all day, kids have been pulling on you, you missed the family dinner, so what do you make for yourself? It’s a story that’s far too common in so many households across America. What do I reach for at the end of the night when I’m hungry? It’s a simple answer: eggs. Eggs are…

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