Taking the full measure of life

Entries from October 2007

Egg-free, gluten-free, other allergen-free (Sally-friendly) chocolate-orange brownies

October 30th, 2007 · 6 Comments

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert

Another slow-baked potato (with a new topping)

October 28th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I told you I’d be on a baked potato kick for a while, didn’t I? And I am. . . . Last night was this week’s slowww-baked-potato-with-a-fabulous-topping night. I decided to make a beef stroganoff tonight as the topping. Here’s the recipe I made up as I went along: Beef Stroganoff Potato Topping Serves 4. […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week

Weekly weigh-in

October 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

My weight this week has been all over the place–all. over. the. place.  Three pounds up from my last weigh-in one day, and one pound down from my last weigh-in the next.  Then two pounds up the next day, etc.  And I’m actually okay with that.  In the last two weeks, I stopped taking one […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories

Fresh spring rolls for dinner

October 24th, 2007 · 9 Comments

In this world without gluten (wheat, barley, rye, etc.), eggs, cow dairy, soy, tomatoes, almonds, and other assorted foods, it sometimes feels like a miracle to find something I can still eat without modification. So I was really thrilled when my husband handed me a package of regular old rice paper wrappers in the store […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes

There’s nothing in this world like a good baked potato

October 23rd, 2007 · 13 Comments

. . . and Alanna at A Veggie Venture has the secret: it’s baking the potato for a long period of time. That’s it? Yep. Well, baking it for a long period of time after giving it a simple treatment of olive oil (I added kosher salt to my rub) and then baking it directly […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · vegetarian

A mid-autumn meal

October 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments

Elise’s Simply Recipes is one of my go-to blogs when I am seeking out recipes that I know will come out well. Everything I’ve made from her site has come out as promised. A couple of nights ago, I wanted a simple, satisfying dinner of butternut squash soup and beer bread. Elise supplied a great […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · autumn · vegetarian

I did it

October 21st, 2007 · 14 Comments

Saturday morning at 8 a.m., I ran 3.1 miles, or 5 km.  I finished working my way through “Couch to 5k” by running a 5k. About a half-mile into the journey, I thought, This is it; I’ve actually done it.  I’ve stuck with this to see it through, even though it’s taken me quite a […]

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Tags: running just as fast as we can

A laid-back supper (with a laid-back recipe)

October 17th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I usually plan our meals by the week and take one big trip to the grocery store at the beginning of the week. For various reasons, that hasn’t happened this week. Monday night, I wasn’t ready to do my ‘big shopping’ but wanted to make soup for dinner. My husband and I are fortunate to […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · autumn

Couch to 5k–two weeks to go!

October 5th, 2007 · No Comments

I ran 29 minutes straight this morning, and honestly, it didn’t even get hard until about 20 minutes in. It never got unbearable. (I don’t do pain.) The funny thing is, that run, even though it’s the longest I’ve done, doesn’t even feel miraculous anymore. But it is amazing if you compare my health and […]

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Tags: running just as fast as we can

Soup like sunshine

October 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Sometimes in these days of food allergies and intolerances, I desperately want a food that reminiscent of the glutenous, eggy, dairy-ful food that I am missing out on.  Sometimes I’m happy to use recipes that are naturally free of all of those foods.  I’m always on the look-out for healthy foods that taste fantastic; boring […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · quick meals · summer