This is a totally random meal – there was no planning in regard to the things that would end up on the plate together. Basically we had collard greens in our CSA basket, so I wanted to cook those… husband wanted to cook hot wings, and then I felt like making guacamole out of a


Whether you’re gluten-free, grain-free, or low-carbing, pizza crust is one of those things you won’t be eating unless you can find a good alternative. Now, I love me some pizza – don’t get me wrong, but honestly, since cutting grains 98% out of my diet, I haven’t WANTED the crust. I’ll just pick the toppings


Have you tried to make homemade french fries before, but had them turn out limp, floppy, undercooked, or just WRONG? Me too. That’s why I haven’t tried it much… but I recently read about twice-fried fries, and well… it made so much durned sense I just had to try the thing out! Plus, my new


All right, I know this photo is not the most flattering one I’ve taken, but the soup was so amazing I can’t wait until the next time I make it to take a better photo for you… just thank my iPhone camera for allowing you to see the recipe at all. Then go out and


Look at what I got yesterday! My very first CSA basket from Family Farm Fresh. It was very exciting to open it! They deliver to Hanford each Tuesday, and bring the basket full of produce from local farmers right to your front door. It comes like this, with a newsletter clipped to it. In the


Roasting peppers is a simple thing to do, but it seems so “gourmet” that few home cooks even attempt it. When I want roasted peppers though, I don’t generally want to pay $10+ for a little jar of them in the gourmet section of the grocery store. I’d much rather get $10 worth of peppers


I have another post somewhere about how to steam broccoli in the microwave, but broccoli is also delicious roasted! It only takes a few more minutes than microwaving and the depth of flavor is amazing. If you’re a broccoli fan but haven’t roasted it before, now’s the time to give it a try. How to


Jan 17 2010
Category: Beef. Grain Free. Recipes

This meat dish is something I’m calling Italian Chili. It was similar to meat spaghetti sauce, but not as “wet” or saucy, spicier, and I ate it in a bowl, not on top of anything… with provolone cheese melted on top (but the cheese covered up the stuff so that picture wasn’t very exciting). It


Life is so good. I might be tired all the time still, and maybe I don’t have much of an appetite, but I’m not feeling so sick all the time anymore, and I have an amazing husband who takes such good care of me, our dog, and our house. Hopefully soon I’ll feel even better


Lately I haven’t been able to eat eggs without gagging, and most proteins make me lose any appetite I might have. So I really needed to sneak some in, but didn’t want to choke down a protein shake. So I thought maybe if I made something that was mostly NOT eggs, with eggs to hold


Jan 07 2010

Have any of you self-proclaimed Foodies experienced a prolonged loss of appetite? Either due to an illness or maybe as a side effect of a medication you were taking or… because of pregnancy? Let me tell you, this is weirding me out. Since May of 2007 I’ve been blogging, sharing my recipes and domestic endeavors



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