Cholesterol 101: Why is it Important?

FOR LIMITED TIME SPECIAL DURING HEART MONTH:  SCROLL TO BOTTOM THE WHAT Cholesterol is an important fatty compound that is made in the liver and also found in some foods. Cholesterol is a very important substance because it’s a major constituent of the cell membrane, and it’s necessary for the formation of hormones like testosterone,…

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Join My “ABNORMALITY” Club this New Year!

Seems pretty normal, doesn’t it? With every New Year comes the “resolutions.” Resolutions are good….keeps us on our toes and encourages our self-improvement. Don’t stop making them! But, what also comes every year, sometimes just a few weeks after creation of the resolutions, are the fatalities from “falling off the resolution wagon.” Again……pretty normal, unfortunately.…

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Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash with Pecans for Thanksgiving Day

Here’s a wonderful, delicious and very clean & healthy traditional Thanksgiving Day dish, from a fellow colleague, Tracy Konoske, Registered Dietitian. Check out her website to also learn all the health benefits of this delicious side dish.  Don’t forget to watch your portion size to minimize carbohydrate. Ingredients: For the mashed squash/sweet potato mixture: 3…

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Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving Day

Everyone loves a green bean casserole for Thanksgiving Day, but the conventionally-made one with canned cream of mushroom soup and canned fried onions, just will no longer cut it for those who want a “clean” diet.  Here’s a version created by Diane Sanfilippo, who wrote the 21-day Sugar Detox Cookbook, that is gluten-free, additive-free, and…

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Grain-Free Thanksgiving Day Gravy

What’s turkey and stuffing without gravy? A sin, that’s what! Conventional cooks usually add flour when thickening their gravy.  That’s a no-no if the goal is to be gluten-free and minimizing carbohydates.  Commercial gravies contain flour (and gluten), and who knows what other unhealthy additives and GMO garbage. Here’s a very simple and delicious gravy…

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Grain-Free Thanksgiving Day Stuffing

What do you think of when you think of “stuffing”? I grew up in New Orleans, and some of my most memorable dishes were: stuffed artichokes, stuffed peppers, stuffed merlitons, and stuffed turkey. Interestingly, though, although the artichokes and merlitons were a “bread-based” stuffing, the peppers and turkey were a meat-based stuffing. For the turkey…

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The Best Turkey Ever for the Best Thanksgiving Ever

I have cooked lots of turkeys over the years, but I have to agree with Chef Lance Roll, in his assessment of his delicious turkey recipe. Chef Lance Roll is founder, owner, and operator of The Flavor Chef. He has been cooking professionally for over 25 years in high-end restaurants, conference centers, and teaching environments.…

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