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Entries from April 2008

Creamy Wild Rice Soup from Super Natural Food

April 28th, 2008 · 10 Comments

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · spring · vegetarian


April 24th, 2008 · 13 Comments

When I was 22, I had my first major abdominal surgery. Prior to my surgery, I had been in a period of body loathing. Part of that loathing came from malfunctions in my body that were very frustrating (malfunctions probably related to the cancerous tumors I had removed along with one of my ovaries). I […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories

The Beauty of Eating Seasonally

April 17th, 2008 · 8 Comments

What is this? Just a strawberry, right? Oh, no–no, my friend. This is one of the first strawberries of the season in Georgia. Unlike many CSAs, my CSA provides subscribers (for an additional fee) the option of picking and choosing what we’ll receive from the local produce/products they currently have available. Two weeks ago, when […]

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Fairly Quick & Healthy Meals for a Busy Week

April 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I successfully kept myself busy while my husband was gone (some might say overly busy), he’s come home from Europe safely, and he brought me gluten-free pasta from Italy! I hear it’s going to be fabulous, so I’m really excited about it.  Nonetheless, I’m holding off on using any this week because I’d already gotten […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · flexitarian · meal planning · quick meals · running just as fast as we can · spring

Sometimes simple is best

April 5th, 2008 · 7 Comments

. . . especially when one is eating alone and doesn’t commonly eat alone. This was my lunch: organic spring greens, pickled beets, local organic chevre, and organic bacon with a champagne vinaigrette (champagne vinegar, a dash of smoked paprika, a dash of agave, olive oil).  Oh, and my staple glass of water, of course. […]

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

Allergen-Free Fruity Wild Rice Salad

April 4th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Shauna at Gluten-Free Girl recently requested gluten-free recipes that include wild rice. I adore the nutty texture and satisfying flavor of wild rice, and I immediately thought of this recipe–one of my first allergen-free, intolerance-free creations I made after I began cooking gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free, and egg-free. Then I thought, I should share it with […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · flexitarian · vegetarian

Allergen-free meal for potentially picky eaters

April 3rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

My husband left for Europe yesterday and will be gone for 10 days.  I’m happy for him, because he’s getting to visit Sweden–his primary ancestral homeland, and a country he’s never visited–and Italy (Florence!), where he’ll be presenting a paper that is being published at a conference.  He’ll also get to see our Dutch friend […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · quick meals · spring

Baking Recipe Success! (Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Cow-Dairy-Free Scones)

April 1st, 2008 · 16 Comments

Though initially it was overwhelming, I’ve tried to pay attention to what gluten-free flours bloggers and magazine writers are using and why they’re choosing to use those. Until now, I had not really felt comfortable experimenting much with gluten-free baking (beyond pre-made mixes) because when you cut out gluten, cow dairy, eggs, and soy, a […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · flexitarian