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Entries Tagged as 'celebrations & holidays'

Little & Big Things, Over and Over

November 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

If you’re new here and want to understand the title and purpose of my blog, you can read my first post by clicking here. You may also want to subscribe to my RSS feed so that you don’t miss further posts of interest to you. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’ll stop by often! […]

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Tags: autumn · celebrations & holidays · winter

Thanksgiving: What To Make When You’re Gluten-Free or Allergen-Free

November 24th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Going gluten-free, casein-free, egg-free, and soy-free this Thanksgiving? Here are some suggestions of dishes you can create to make your celebration fabulous: Hors d’oeuvres/Soups/Starters Carrot Soup Pumpkin-Sweet Potato Soup Ginger Sweet Potato Soup Guacamole With Pomegranate Seeds (with gluten-free, soy-free tortilla chips—soy lecithin okay) Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (with cut veggies) Fried Chickpeas & Spiced […]

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Tags: autumn · celebrations & holidays · dessert

The strawberries are coming! The strawberries are coming!

March 24th, 2009 · 21 Comments

This is a very exciting time of year.  My husband and I try to eat seasonally as much as possible, sourcing many of the ingredients we use from local growers and purveyors who use sustainable methods for what they produce.  We’re fortunate, living in the South (the Southern U.S., that is), to have a variety […]

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Tags: celebrations & holidays · gratitude · locavore

A Belated Post of Thanksgiving

December 11th, 2008 · 11 Comments

You might think from my earlier Thanksgiving post that traditional holiday foods don’t do much for me.  Au contraire—one of the more difficult things about food allergies has been dealing with family holiday gatherings where everyone, including me, has specific ideas about what we should be eating, how it should be constructed, and how it […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · autumn · celebrations & holidays · dessert · gratitude · meal planning

I Am

November 26th, 2008 · 6 Comments

That some of the people who have known me the longest are still some of the people who are most important to me; That I married someone who never gives up on me, and who laughs with me many times a day; That I get to have sex with said man as often as I […]

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Tags: celebrations & holidays · gratitude

Oh My Goodness

October 12th, 2008 · 34 Comments

What a week this has been! Let’s recap the highlights: Early in the week, I bought a pair of size-8 jeans!  These are the smallest-size pants I have ever worn. I had to whip out my cell phone and call my husband and my best friend from the store’s dressing room when I put the […]

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Tags: celebrations & holidays · fruits of my labor · gratitude · non-scale victories

True Love (and some mighty-green pasta sauce)

February 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve been exhausted lately. Not the kind of exhausted where you need a good night’s sleep—really, completely, totally exhausted nearly all the time, despite however much sleep I may get. And it’s reached critical mass in the last couple of weeks, because my exercise has begun to suffer from the feeling. Usually running energizes me, […]

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

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

Post-Holiday Eating, or Getting Back on Track

December 31st, 2007 · 5 Comments

As many people did, I indulged a bit over the Christmas holiday week. I was saved from seemingly endless co-worker-made indulgences, subcontracter/vendor gifts, client gifts, etc., by the fact that I couldn’t eat anything anyone brought to me. (My husband could, and did. We passed the rest of it along to grateful relatives.) But I […]

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

The Gluten-Free Holiday Blogging Event Is HERE: Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa

December 31st, 2007 · 9 Comments

Christmas and Hanukkah have come and gone; Kwanzaa ends in two days. When the holidays arrive, what’s a gluten-free cook/baker to make? Here are some suggestions to help you along. (Thanksgiving ideas can be found here.) Starters and Side Dishes–they usually actually take centerstage, don’t they? The protein is just an extra; the starters and […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · celebrations & holidays · dessert · winter