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Entries from November 2007

Weekly Meal Plan As Fall Dips Into Winter

November 26th, 2007 · 15 Comments

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · dessert · meal planning · Uncategorized · vegetarian · winter

Considering the Holidays

November 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I’m sitting in Rev, a little independent coffee shop near my workplace in the ‘burbs of Atlanta, drinking a decaf peppermint mocha latte (made with hazelnut milk I provided, natch).  Just the smell of the drink wafting toward me as I carried it to the couch took me back to happy memories of childhood Christmases.  […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · celebrations & holidays · meal planning · new activity of the month

Weekend Baking

November 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Sunday morning, waking too late to attend church after not sleeping well, I took a few lazy hours to do some gluten-free, egg-free, allergen-free baking. (That’s the contrast between baking on a Sunday after a week off and baking on a normal weeknight: it felt lazy and enjoyable yesterday, not frenetic or harried.) I planned […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · fruits of my labor · meal planning · quick meals


November 25th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Yesterday was a good day.  Perhaps it’s continuing into today, actually.  First of all, I weighed in at 175.4 pounds yesterday morning. (Today it’s actually a bit lower, but I’m going with my Saturday weigh-in.)  To weigh 175 pounds has been a goal that’s been stuck in my head for some reason; 175 seems like […]

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Tags: autumn · fruits of my labor · gratitude · new activity of the month · running just as fast as we can · winter

Mind (and Rice) Expansion

November 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

One great thing about eating gluten-free and allergen-free–yes, there are a few great things! Let’s focus on those, Sally!–is that I am not nearly as tempted to eat all the holiday foods that people have lying around this time of year. Brownies and cookies and cakes at work and at parties: I look at them […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · autumn · quick meals · vegetarian · winter

Honey Mustard & Veggies: The Baked Potato of the Week

November 23rd, 2007 · 4 Comments

Yep, I’m still in love with having a baked potato for dinner once a week. Last week (which seems so very long ago right now), my simplicity group took on the baked potato theme. Our host for the evening slow-baked the potatoes per my instructions, and the rest of us brought toppings: cheddar, soft goat […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · vegetarian


November 16th, 2007 · 6 Comments

I love it when a meal isn’t terribly complex to put together, but when you eat it, the flavor combination is just heaven. That was tonight’s dinner. I started with Alanna’s sweet potato salad, which would let me use local sweet potatoes and local lettuce. You know how it seems like salad should be a […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · autumn · quick meals · vegetarian

A tasty, quick lunch . . . and this week’s meal plan

November 11th, 2007 · 10 Comments

I wrote a post on another blog a long time ago about the importance of keeping staples for quick meals, especially when you are only cooking for one or two people. Some of the staples I like to keep on hand are these: nuts (pecans, walnuts, pine nuts, etc.–bought in bulk)–which I keep in the […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · autumn · meal planning · quick meals · vegetarian

Roasted Veggies & Pan-Fried Goat Cheese Salad

November 7th, 2007 · 8 Comments

This salad was a staple in our house last fall and winter, but things have changed since then. One thing that’s changed is that my body can now tolerate balsamic vinegar as long as it’s not in large doses; that means I’m able to add it to things like these veggies that I roasted. Another […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · autumn · vegetarian · winter

The baked potato of the week

November 5th, 2007 · 4 Comments

. . . was very tasty. potato baked for three hours (see why in previous posts) goat brie cranberry-orange relish organic bacon organic, herbed turkey breast Substitute in some extra-firm tofu or seitan sauteed in soy sauce or some other salty goodness (or I guess some fake meat, even), and you’d have an excellent vegetarian […]

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