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Entries Tagged as 'autumn'

Meal Plan for the Week: Wholesome, Tasty, and Allergen-Free (Plus a weight-loss update)

August 25th, 2008 · 22 Comments

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Tags: autumn · locavore · meal planning · running just as fast as we can · Uncategorized · vegetarian


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


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

Labor-light meals for a busy week

November 3rd, 2007 · 5 Comments

It’s 2 p.m., and I’ve successfully completed Day 3 of NaNoWriMo. I’ve written around 5600 words. I think I may try to pull ahead a bit this afternoon if I have time. (I’m anticipating there may be a day or two this month that I do not have the time to write the full 1667 […]

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

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

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

Getting past the grief

October 2nd, 2007 · 7 Comments

I have to admit that when I was first diagnosed with food allergies, and then again when I found out two of my allergies were also intolerances to gluten and dairy, I did not have the reaction that the Gluten-Free Girl had to her diagnosis. I wish I had. I wish I could have just […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · autumn · gratitude