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Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Green Living,Salad Dressings 4 Nov 3 COMMENTS

Savoring Sun-dried Tomato Oil

Waste not. For all of my adult life I’ve been thrifty. I especially like to make my food dollars go farther. I enjoy re-purposing leftovers, even small amounts of them, turning them into new dishes and meals. Maybe it’s a signature soup or stew that I make from a little…

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Appetizers & Dips,Book Reviews,Cooked Vegetables,New Cookbook,Nuts & Nut Butters 15 Sep 0 COMMENTS

Baked Onion Rings with a Twist

Of all of the recipes I tried fromPaleo Happy Hour, The lightly floured (well, sort of floured but not the usual kind) and baked Onion Rings are my favorite. They were a little fussy to make but oh so worth it for the mix of sweet, salty, savory, crunchy goodness….

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Appetizers & Dips,Cooked Vegetables,Vegetables 13 Sep 0 COMMENTS

Oven-Roasted Okra

I’d heard about but have never tried okra until about 12 years ago. They way I cooked it, it came out slimy. I was not impressed. Flash forward 5 years, when I tried it again and had the same result. Flash back to a year ago, when a friend told…

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Book Reviews,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,New Cookbook,Vegetables 22 Jul 0 COMMENTS

Mashed Faux-Tatoes & a New Way with Cauliflower

Cauliflower, it’s one those under-used, under appreciated vegetables, much like cabbage. It belongs to a family of vegetables known as crucifers or cruciferous vegetables, along with broccoli, kale, collards, mustard greens and….. What’s in it for you? It’s also classified as a flowering vegetable. While it’s not green, it contains…

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Appetizers & Dips,Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Eggs,Healthy Snacks,Herbs & Spices,Poultry,Vegetables 28 Jun 0 COMMENTS

The Burger’s New Friend: Parsnip Fries!

Root vegetables rarely get the attention they deserve and parsnips are no exception. They make a great alternative to French fries, seasoned with herbs or spices and roasted in the oven. I was reminded of this last night when a friend roasted a pan full of parsnip sticks, carrot sticks,…

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Books,Cooked Vegetables,Vegetables 20 Jun 1 COMMENTS

Roasted Carrot Fries & Mastering Master Recipes

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables. It brings out the sweetness and provides a rich taste. You’ve probably made oven fried potatoes and sweet potatoes but have you tried carrots cooked this way? Not the fake baby carrots cut by a machine to look uniformly rounded…

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Books,Cooked Vegetables,Healthy Holiday Tips,New Cookbook,Vegetables 30 May 0 COMMENTS

More Paleo Comfort Foods: Sweet Potato Casserole

I’m still making my way through Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking in a Gluten-Free Kitchen (Victory Belt Publishing, 2011), Julie Sullivan Mayfield and Charles Mayfield’s new cookbook.   The Sweet Potato Casserole This weekend I made their Sweet Potato Casserole (p. 200). I love sweet potatoes and yams. As I…

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Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Health Tips,Herbs & Spices,Vegetables 27 May 0 COMMENTS

The Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts Ever

I thought I didn’t like Brussels sprouts until I turned 21 and one of my early cooking instructors in Penzance, England, Michelle Cowmeadow, showed me how to cut and cook them to reduce their bitterness (cutting them makes all the difference). They’ve been one of my (many) favorite leafy green…

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Appetizers & Dips,Breakfast,Cooked Vegetables,Dessert,New Cookbook,New Developments,Restaurant Reviews,Salad Dressings,Vegetables 9 May 0 COMMENTS

Dinner with Todd & Felicia

I had incredibly delicious meal this past week. I didn’t have to plan it, shop for ingredients, prepare it, or even wash the dishes. I had dinner with two new friends and their four children. I met Felicia and Todd at PrimalCon, Mark Sisson’s primal diet and fitness conference in…

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