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Entries Tagged as 'allergen-free recipes'

True Love (and some mighty-green pasta sauce)

February 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · celebrations & holidays · quick meals · vegetarian · winter

Learning to make salads I love

February 13th, 2008 · 18 Comments

I can’t say I grew up hating salads, because I thought I loved them. Unfortunately, once I was an adult, I realized that I didn’t actually love my childhood salads; I loved drenching lettuce in really high-fat, high-calorie toppings and dressings and then eating those foods. A typical tasty salad of my childhood would have […]

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

Valentine’s Week Healthy Meal Plan (& My Weigh-In for the Week)

February 9th, 2008 · 10 Comments

I’m weighing in this week at 168.8 pounds, which means I have now lost 34.8 pounds since January of 2007 and over 58 pounds since my highest weight. I have 18 pounds until I reach my goal weight! That’s exciting. (My goal weight could always change if I decide I’m comfortable at a different weight […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · celebrations & holidays · dessert · flexitarian · fruits of my labor · meal planning · new activity of the month · winter

Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, High-Fiber Muffins (Delicious, too)

February 1st, 2008 · 11 Comments

When cranberries are in season, I stock up and freeze them for later use. I love adding fresh cranberries to meals throughout the fall and winter; the purpley-red color reminds me of the rich hues of fall. Oranges, of course, are orbs of sunshine that can help carry us through the dark winter months. In […]

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

Changing It Up

January 30th, 2008 · 14 Comments

Coping with a diagnosis of celiac disease or food allergies and learning to eat healthfully can have some very key things in common: they teach you to look for alternatives to what you formerly consumed. They teach you to combine foods in new ways. They teach you to seek out foods you formerly wouldn’t have […]

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

Tasty Soy-Free Veggie Stirfry

January 29th, 2008 · 17 Comments

I love a good stirfry, but it took me many years to learn how to make one correctly. Growing up, I would make stirfries from frozen, pre-made stir-fry packs. Basically, I would boil the vegetables and possibly some meat in soy sauce and their own juices and then serve them over watery minute rice. I […]

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

Pizza & Movie Night: A New Tradition

January 28th, 2008 · 11 Comments

As many people do, I sometimes have trouble letting go of my workweek so that I can slide into the enjoyment of my weekend. I’m fortunate to have a job that has to do with making the world a more equitable place, and most of the time, I enjoy my job. But when the weekend […]

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

Weekly meal plan (made a bit easier from now on)

January 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It’s the weekend again—the time for my inevitable meal planning for the upcoming week. I enjoy meal planning: it’s pleasurable to pull together which foods, recipes, and menus I plan to serve in a given week. But sometimes I feel a bit drained from meal planning because with my food restrictions and the goal of […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · meal planning · quick meals · Uncategorized · vegetarian · winter

Lamb Curry over Rice: Another 3R Meal Success

January 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

I cannot believe I haven’t blogged about the 3R meal lamb curry that Dan made for us shortly before we left for vacation. I guess that intended post got lost in the vacation shuffle, and for that, you will have to forgive me, because those of you who eat lamb should try a variety of […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · meal planning · winter

Learning to love new foods (and a tuna melt recipe made healthier)

January 21st, 2008 · 15 Comments

I didn’t grow up eating much fish or shellfish. I don’t even remember eating breaded fish sticks except on rare occasions, perhaps only at other people’s houses. I ate fried catfish at some informal political fundraisers and such parties–which seemed constant, since I grew up with a politician father. (The catfish grew in local lakes […]

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