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Taste of Divine’s Top Five Cookbooks

I’ve collected a few cookbooks over the past few years, and these are a few of my favorites that I find myself going back to again and again. 1.  Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients This is probably my number one top cookbook.  Although I don’t necessarily buy into the idea of …

Are Avocados Healthy? (Hint, the answer is YES)

“Avocados are bad because they have a lot of fat.” I hear this way to often, and I have to admit it bothers me a little.  Are avocados healthy? Yes. They are chock full of good-for-you-heart-healthy fats!!  Plus a bunch of other stuff. Check this out: Infographic courtesy of Mercola.com: “Avocado Uses and Health Benefits: Facts About …

6 Tips for Roasting a Thanksgiving Turkey

Roasting a turkey can be a pretty big deal.  For most of us, the entire Thanksgiving meal is centered around the turkey.  Here are some tips to make sure yours comes out juicy and delicious. 1.  Find a fresh turkey (if possible) After I watched Food Inc.a few years ago, I became a lot more conscious …

Homemade Chicken Stock or Beef Stock Recipe

Stock is crazy expensive at the store!  You can save a lot of money by making it at home.  Since it uses ingredients you would normally throw away anyway, it is practically free! Another great reason to make chicken and beef stock at home is you can control how much salt you put in it. …

How to Braise Meat

I used to think I didn’t like pork…that is until I learned how to braise it.   Letting the meat simmer for hours allows cheap, tough cuts of meat to become amazingly tender and fall off the bone.  This method of cooking is also very budget friendly.  Braising meat uses basically the same steps regardless …

Carrot Top Recipe: Roast Chicken with Carrot Top Pesto

This week I was at the farmers market and saw some beautiful rainbow carrots that I had to buy.  When I paid for them, the nice farmer girl asked if I wanted her to cut off the tops or if I wanted them with the tops on.  I have never been asked that question before, …

Avocados!! How to buy and slice.

So…the first step is admitting you have a problem, right? Ok here goes. I am an avocadoholic. I love avocados. I will eat them for breakfast. Or lunch. Or a snack. Or dinner. Or dessert. You get the idea. Maybe it is not such a problem based on how healthy avocados are for you! I …