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Tips for Entertaining

When entertaining for any crowd, large or small, try and get as much done as possible before your guests arrive. The less you have to do when your guests are there, the more smoothly your event will go and the better time you and your guests will have.

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Is meat killing us?

My personal journey of challenges when I learned about the “The China Study” that makes the connection between animal protein intake and cancer.

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Mashed Potatoes
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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Everyone loves mashed potatoes- except the cook making them! With these tips for make ahead mashed potatoes, the cook can enjoy the mash as much as the guests.

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Grilled Baby Octopus
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Simply… Italian

I recently returned from my first trip to my ancestor’s homeland, Italy. I wanted to go to Italy for one reason and one reason only- the food!

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Tired of the standard BBQ fare?

I’ve had enough with classic backyard BBQ fare. It’s so boring! BBQ’s can be so much more creative and delicious- there’s just no reason not to. Let’s ditch the dogs and try a little harder.

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Are 3 eyed fish the fish of our future?

I stopped eating farmed salmon years ago because of the high numbers of PCB’s, the excessive use of antibiotics in salmon farms and the the gross fact that farmed salmon meat would be grey without the use of an orange dye called Canthaxanthin…

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White beans with shrimp, brussel sprouts and bacon in a bowl
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White beans and dreams

Using cannelloni beans in place of pasta is a great way to satisfy your pasta fix without all the gluten. The opportunities are endless, and delicious.

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