Hearty Winter Pasta

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Made this way for the first time on Feb 18, 2016 INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch of celery, chopped 2 small or one large zucchinis, grated 12 roma tomatoes, cubed 1 bay leaf 1 pound ground beef 1/2 pound ground pork 3-4 cups mushrooms, chopped 1 Tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon […]

Raid-the-Fridge Chicken and Cabbage Stirfry

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Picture to come. INGREDIENTS: Cooking oil (I used sunflower) 12 chicken thighs, cubed 1/2 cabbage, shredded 1 T. sesame oil 1/4 cup wheat- and alcohol-free soy sauce (or even more, if you like, to your taste) 1/2 tsp red chili paste (again, add more if you like/can tolerate a little heat) 1/2 packet frozen veggie […]

Pancakes (no wheat, eggs, corn, or dairy) and bacon

Pancake Recipe Review

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The Holy Grail of great gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, almond-free, and corn-free breakfasts must be the Perfect Pancake Recipe. Or so I think, given how many people – including myself – have made attempts at some variation of recipes that incorporate these restrictions. So, after years of muddling about with less-than-stellar versions, I’m trying a whole […]

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Super Shopping Day

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Today I’m heading to town (which is an hour-plus away) to have my Get-Ready-For-Christmas Super Shopping Day. Food is always an issue on days like this: I don’t want to lug a whole sack of grub around with me, I want to start light because I hope to be travelling heavy by the time I’m […]

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Fast Food — Slowly!

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Every now and again, my food issues can drive me to tears. Happily, that no longer happens too often but, even now, after all these years of practice later, one of the greatest food-related Meltdown Moments in my little world appears when I’m both hungry and rushed. Add “nowhere near home” to the list, and […]

Roasted Chestnuts — Oven-Style

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Ever try roasted chesnuts, like the ones you sing about in Christmas carols? Well, I think they are yummy! Better yet, take them to a party, throw them in your host’s oven for 20 minutes, and instead of people feeling sorry for you because you can’t eat Christmas Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies — or whatever […]

Ground Veal with Spinach and Pasta

Veal and Spinach Pasta

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Need a quick, tasty dinner that also works great for lunch the next day? Give this a try! (I usually double it–the sauce freezes well.) Veal and Spinach Pasta INGREDIENTS OPTIONAL: 1 sweet onion, chopped fine 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 pound ground veal 6 sweet or plum tomatoes plus 1 10 oz (284 mL) […]