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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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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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Conflicting Nutrition Information?

The New Hope Network spawns the following question this morning: Conflicting Nutrition Information? How is that affecting us? Are we absorbing it, ignoring it or just throwing up our hands in confusion? Well, I am someone who is constantly, consistently researching the new ‘facts’ that come out daily about food and its’ nutritional value. I can tell you first hand that ...

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Merger for Albertson’s and Sprouts?

Merger for Albertson’s and Sprouts? According to Reuter’s, Albertsons and Sprouts are considering a merger. “…early stage discussions took place in recent weeks and involved a plan to take Sprouts private. Doing so would add the natural and organic foods-focused business to the Albertsons suite of supermarket brands, which includes Safeway, Vons and Shaw’s”. What? Are you kidding? Albertsons owns ...

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