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Sugar Making You Crazy?

Sugar Making you Crazy? Well of course it is! But what you may not know is – it’s not the sugar. It’s the bacteria that sits in your stomach calling for more sugar. Your gut bacteria! If you haven’t heard this before, you are now thinking: “Chef Marian! You’re a genius! I’m so happy to hear that! It’s not about ...

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What’s the best butter?

I was reading an article about butter and of course, if given the opportunity, I certainly would like to comment on it. And recently, someone asked me if butter belongs in the fridge or on the counter and also wanted to know: What’s the best butter? Well, in my world the best butter is Earth Balance. But I’m plant based, ...

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Charts to Bring to the Market

Today I am sharing some great information plus Charts to Bring to the Market. I am doing that because we can’t remember everything.  I have been teaching a Chef Marian Sous Chef Certification Class to someone who eventually wants to be known as the Firehouse Chef. I am giving him basic knife cutting skills, meal preparation, plating, and nutrition. Although the ...

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Training a Future Fire House Chef

I am always training people how to cook and eat healthier. In the case of Training a Future Fire House Chef named Sam, it’s more of seeing how we can feed people for between $5.00 – $7.00 a meal. If I can come up with a few suggestions that come in at $5.00 my client will be a big time ...

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The Danger of Plant Based Food

I don’t mean to scare you. When I talk about The Danger of Plant Based Food, it really applies to all food. So attention all eaters! Going plant based is a good thing. But certainly there are pitfalls, as there are with regular diets or lifestyles. This (to the right) is a picture of me BGPB (before going plant based). I ...

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Debbie Allen: Be a Highly Paid Expert

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop: Debbie Allen: Be a Highly Paid Expert. She talked about her ‘Expert Positioning Formula’ and taught a room full of people a new way to brand and market our businesses. If I came away with any one thing it’s this: If your brand is not in ‘focus’, clearly making your point about ...

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