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  • Food Photography Tips: Part 4

    Welcome to Part 4 of my series Food Photography Tips! (Click here to read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.) I’m on a mission to help beginners make their food photos look better, so we’re going to jump right in with some info about basic editing techniques. I’ll be covering the basics of editing read more…

    How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

    Today I’m sharing with you the easiest tips for how to clean a cast iron skillet. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love my cast iron cookware. It’s versatile, cleans up easily, and goes from stovetop to oven seamlessly. There’s something magical about the delectably brown, seared crust read more…

    Food Photography Tips: Part 3

    Welcome to Part 3 of my series on Food Photography Tips! (Click here to read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 4.) I’m on a mission to help beginners make their food photos look better, so we’re going to jump right in with some frequently asked questions. Part 4 will deal with basic editing read more…

    How To Brine a Turkey or Chicken

    How to brine a turkey or chicken? I’m covering this simple method in today’s post and giving you my favorite go-to brine ingredients for succulent poultry every time. I first started brining my chicken back when I got my hands on Mel Joulwan’s ahhhhmazing book Well Fed. Since then, I’ve read more…

    Bone Broth 101: How to Make the Best Broth Recipe

    Bone Broth 101: How to Make the Best Broth Steph’s note: Today’s awesome tutorial is brought to you by Ryan Harvey, founder of Bare Bones Broth Co. Bare Bones offers hand-crafted broth shipped right to you, but if you’re more of a DIY type of person, Ryan shares some of read more…

    DIY Photography Background: No Tools Required!

    DIY Photography Background—No Tools Required! Steph’s note: This is another post in a series for fellow bloggers who are interested in improving their food photography and blog posts. You may also be interested in How to Take Better Food Pictures. Creating a DIY photography background to make your pictures stand read more…

    How To Take Better Food Pictures

    Want to know how to take better food pictures—especially better ones than Martha Stewart? Food blogging is pretty unique (compared to other subjects) because you’ve got to convey a recipe’s appeal across a computer or phone screen. If you can’t smell the aroma and taste the mouth-watering flavors, the imagery read more…

    6 Easy Paleo Recipe Ingredient Swaps

    Today I’m featuring six easy Paleo ingredients to transform almost any recipe!  If you’re new to Paleo and wondering how the heck you’re going to keep from reinventing the wheel and finding brand new recipes for everything, this is the post for you. The easiest version of Paleo is to read more…

    Coconut Milk Won’t Solidify? Here’s Why!

    Coconut milk won’t solidify no matter what you’ve tried?! It’s a common problem with a simple explanation. With the growing popularity of Paleo and dairy-free recipes becoming more plentiful, you’ll probably run into dishes that call for the cream from a can of coconut milk as an ingredient (even my Paleo read more…

    Coconut Butter from Scratch

    Coconut butter from scratch is one of those kitchen hacks that’ll save you a ton of money and it’s stupid-easy (we like that). It may sound mystical, but when you get down to it, coconut butter is nothing more than pulverized coconut meat that’s been ground down to a very read more…

    5 Paleo Flavor-Making Juggernauts

    Think back to the best meal you’ve ever had…go ahead, I’ll wait a moment. What was special about it? The flavors…complex yet subtle, layered by the chef to compliment each other left you with an experience. Far from plain chicken breasts and steamed broccoli, right? With a little know-how and a read more…

    Paleo Fresh Spring Rolls

    The other day, I wanted fresh spring rolls. Badly. I also happened to be staring at the collard greens in the grocery store and this idea was born. I know you love quick and easy recipes, but I’ll be honest: this one is a bit more labor intensive because there read more…