Category Archives: Guest Foodie

Coconut-nested Eggs

The role of today’s guest food blogger will be played by Connie’s husband, Jamie.

Bill Staley and Hayley Mason over at The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate recently invited Ruby Reduction to review their cookbook Make it Paleo, a collection of over 200 grain-free recipes.

When our copy arrived in the mail, we couldn’t wait to begin.

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Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Baking, Breakfast, Guest Foodie, In a Pinch, Paleo


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Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

Today the role of guest foodie will be played by Connie’s sister, Cherie.

When I read Connie’s post for ‘Chocolate Brownies’, I felt the need to answer her question of “is there any other kind?”

Well of course there are other types of brownies out there and this is, by far the best Black Bean Brownie recipe that I have come across – and trust me, I have tried a few.  Some are too dry, some are too wet and some are just too, well, beany.  But this was the perfect consistency for a delicious guilt-free brownie treat.

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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Baking, Chocolate, Desserts, Guest Foodie


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Italian Cold Cut Sandwich

The role of today’s food blogger will be played by Jeff Clements*.

Hey everyone. When Connie offered me the opportunity to be a guest on her blog I thought “how hard can it be?” Then I remembered how difficult it was back in high school English Lit. All the punctuation, syntax and grammatical challenges; man, I really started sweating. God, I have to come up with a topic too! What was I thinking? I am not a writer. I can’t do this. I need something to eat. (You see, when I’m stressed I eat. Not because I’m particularly hungry (though I most often am) but because it lets me cook and that’s my escape) I’m getting a sandwich.

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Coconut Cream Pie

Well, I finally did it – I made a pie crust!  My Grandma would be so proud!

I had managed to avoid the dreaded pie crust until one day my good friend Jen asked if she could come over to learn how to make a coconut cream pie. Of course, I thought, no problem.  It is funny, when she made the suggestion, I had no hesitation. Then, during the planning phase of the pie-making experience, she asked if I had ever made one before. Nope. However, since the lemon meringue pie I baked with Andreana was such a success, I was confident Jen and I could make an equally delicious coconut cream pie.

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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Baking, Desserts, Guest Foodie


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Lemon and Lime Cayenne Cookies

The food blogging duties will be handled today by Connie’s husband, Jamie.

It’s funny how our taste preferences have a tendency to change or evolve with age. If I were to sit down little nine year old Jamie and ask him to name his three favourite vegetables, I can almost guarantee the list would not include broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts. However, 25 years later and rarely a day goes by in which I’m not enjoying a combination of all three.

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Ham-Burr-ger Helper

The role of today’s guest food blogger is played by Connie’s husband, Jamie.

Shortly after Connie launched A Ruby Reduction, I briefly entertained the thought of creating a companion blog focused entirely on the hamburger.

It seemed like a splendid idea at first … until I began to realize that in order to maintain such a site, I’d have to eat an (almost) ungodly number of burgers (and buns) on a regular basis.

Hey, I love hamburgers, but a man’s got his limits.

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Lemon Meringue Pie

I love lemon.  Our apartment is filled with lemon scented candles, I wear lemon scented perfume, I love lemon.  It is amazing that I love this fruit so much, yet I have never, ever made a lemon meringue pie.  Actually I have made very few pies, I am a bit nervous about pastry (and as you will see, I still haven’t made it) but that will change this year, I promise!

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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Baking, Desserts, Guest Foodie, Lemons, Pie


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