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I would make a wretched vegetarian, but I’m cooking/preparing food for a client doing the Standard Process Cleanse this month. The general idea of this cleanse is consuming all vegetables (at least 1/2 consumed raw) and fresh fruits with a few allowances for small servings of psuedo-grains (lentils or quinoa only), scant amounts of healthy […]

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The brussels sprout is the perennial childhood dinner table torture device, perhaps only second to the lima bean.  I have to admit they are not my favorite vegetable either.  I’ve been recipe testing brussels sprouts for 3 full years.  In fact, this vegetable almost completely took me out of recipe writing all together.  I probably […]

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Baby Bok Choy is my favorite new vegetable.  They are so adorably cute, delicious, fast, and easy!  I think the flavor is a little like softened celery – very, very mild.  Baby Bok Choy is very low calorie, and packed in Vitamins A, C, and K.  Nutrient dense and prepared completely in 10 minutes. Baby […]

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No picture sadly, but I’ve missed writing recipes.  I have a backlog of photos without recipes written down and recipes without photos.  At this point I find I’m killing myself with wasted time, trying to remember how I came up with that delicious dish 3 months ago.  So while it may not be pretty, the […]

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“Crunchy Green Beans with Almonds and Butter!”  cries the smallest of my small ones.  Not that he’s very small any more, as he’s approaching his fifth birthday.  This is likely both my children’s very favorite vegetable, yet hell hath no fury if I run out of slivered almonds. The proper name for the tiny french […]

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I never knew so many people struggle with preparing mashed potatoes at home!  I frequently hear from readers or friends that they consistently fail with mashed potatoes.  And conversely, people (especially my friend Rachel) claim to crave my mashed potatoes.  Back in the hey day of my Sunday dinners, I used to make mashed potatoes […]

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Some potatoes au gratin recipes are cheeseless – simply potatoes made in a cream sauce.  When I hear potatoes au gratin, I really hear melted cheese disguised as a vegetable.  I always feel robbed if I order them, and the cheese is mysteriously absent.  This recipe is adapted from my mac and cheese recipe, which […]

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Fish tacos were a bizarre and astonishing menu item when I first moved to Austin back in the mid 90’s.  I certainly never saw them on the menu in the midwest, and frankly, they took a long time for me to warm up to.  SMIL loves this restaurant Z’Tejas.  Like ridiculously beyond over-enthusaistically loves this […]

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Mediterranean Diets are often considered amongst the most healthy in the world and have been found to significantly increase life expectancy.  I’m thinking much of this could be due to the amount of labor involved in making a Mediterranean appetizer plate.  Seriously, to make 7 fresh pitas, baba ghanoush, tabouleh, and hummus took me about […]

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Happy Holidays my dear readers!  I hope this season fills you with love and warmth and your kitchen feels like the happiest place in your home. This year has flown by me.  I know that’s trite and ridiculous,  and I’m showing my age but seriously.  That’s how it has felt.  It feels like it *should* […]

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