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Spices and Flavor Profiles

Understanding Flavor Profiles Makes Cooking Easy

December 12, 2014 |  by  |  Nutrition

You open your fridge. It’s the end of the week and you haven’t been to the store for days. There are a few things in the fridge but nothing that obviously makes a meal. So you look up a recipe and go to the store to get the ingredients, right? Nope. You don’t actually need a recipe to make a meal. All you need are basic cooking skills, an understanding of flavor profiles and a little bit of creativity. Armed with these things, you can make great meals on the fly using what you have.
A Desire to Cook
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Grain-Free, Low Sugar Pumpkin Bread

Grain-Free, Low Sugar Pumpkin Bread

October 26, 2014 |  by  |  Breakfast, Gluten-free

I’ve sworn off grains and sugar for a few months and I’m starting to feel left out when all the wonderful fall baked goods start going around. I found this recipe on and immediately knew that I had to try it. It turned out the be the perfect solution. It’s tasty and easy to make. I used butter instead of coconut oil to minimize the coconut flavor and stevia as opposed to honey to keep the sugar content as low as possible. I made a double batch and they turned out so well, I single-handedly ate them all in…

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Laureen Wallravin, NTP
San Luis Obispo County
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is a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner specializing in a holistic approach to nutrition and total body wellness. She helps clients with digestive, blood sugar, hormone, immune, and detoxification imbalances. Her methods include a Metabolic Type Diet, functional diagnostic testing, and food sensitivity testing (MRT). Laureen’s practice is located in Grover Beach and she serves the surrounding areas of the Central Coast including Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and Morro Bay.