Betty Crocker's Bourbon Balls and Feminism

I remember Gloria Steinem’s voice coming out of the tv as a kid growing up in New Jersey. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, quotes like ‘a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle’ seeped into me without much notice. Protests were being covered by journalists. Women were holding signs for EQUALITY and EQUAL PAY. As they marched, their impassioned voices were broadcast into the living room while I tried to perfect somersaults on our scratchy shag carpeting.

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Why We Need Cookbooks

In this digital age, why do cookbooks remain in demand? Despite contrary predictions, these types of books continue to do well in the market place. One of the reasons is quality. Readers, it seems, want physical cookbooks. If they don't actually use them in their kitchens, they use them as reference tools and simply for reading enjoyment states Micheline Maynard, a Senior Food and Drink Contributor at Forbes.

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Anthony bourdain and julia child moving past convention

Anthony Bourdain and Julia Child’s talents were multi-faceted. Each brought a unique set of abilities to the trade that ultimately allowed them to move past convention, and express themselves in a profoundly useful way. Julia’s childlike energy, curiosity and intelligence allowed her to translate the intricacies of French cuisine to an American audience. Bourdain would combine his experience as a chef, love of rock-and-roll and literature, and write about the underbelly of commercial kitchens. He would later move on to culinary adventures abroad and create stories that were not only riveting but educational as well.

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Laura Crotty
Start off the new year Right with a simple and easy cleanse!

Years ago I didn’t think much beyond the pervasive effects a wholesome diet can have on one’s overall health. Food is and can be such a powerful tool in our arsenal against disease. It nourishes our body and its’ systems. When a diet is truly thoughtful and tailored to an individual’s needs, it can indeed be an essential part of maintaining optimal health. A healthy diet is essential yes, but when combined with mindfulness and perhaps a bit of meditation you can design your own bulletproof wellness program. I will continue to share recipes to support your health and wellness journey but don’t forget to look beyond your diet. Work on your thoughts. Try and think positive and surround yourself with people that support a healthy lifestyle.

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Laura Crotty
Try This Simple Holistic Intestinal Cleanse: Tis' The Season!

Since it’s the season, filled with friends, family and festivities you may be indulging more than usual. I thought it may be helpful to offer another cleansing tonic to help keep you in tip top shape. Last month, I posted a tonic for your liver, the body’s largest internal organ and this month I am following up with a cleanse for your small intestine, where the majority of digestion occurs.

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Learning From the Past: Achieving Lasting Health Beyond Food And Exercise

What it means to be truly healthy has certainly changed over time. As I grow older I’ve learned that lasting health is a multifaceted journey. Even though it is important to eat wholesome foods, it is only part of the journey. As I grow older I’ve learned that achieving overall wellness is a multifaceted journey.

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Are You Getting Enough Protein?

For years I suffered from symptoms associated with inadequate protein consumption.  Unfortunately, the symptoms are difficult to distinguish from those of other common maladies.  This may be why it took so long for me to realize that I was particularly protein deprived. I was finally able to uncover the root cause of a variety of conditions that have plagued me through the years.

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Seattle Kitchen Radio Show

Seattle Kitchen radio educates and entertains a live studio audience filled with giddy foodies (mostly women) who sit in anticipation while Tom, Thierry (both recipients of the prestigious James Beard Award) and Katie O. chat about what's trending locally and in the culinary world beyond. 

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Laura Crotty