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Entries Tagged as 'dessert'

Six Days Without Sugar

February 14th, 2010 · 25 Comments

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: dessert · non-scale victories · weight loss

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

Frustration Or a Lesson

June 21st, 2009 · 8 Comments

I just made muffins.  I sorta followed a recipe, but the recipe wasn’t gluten-free or egg-free, so I kinda ran with it and did my own thing. How many times have I made muffins that have come out just fine without me following a recipe? But you know what? I didn’t really make muffins, because […]

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Tags: dessert · on the soapbox

. . . And That’s Good Enough for Me

June 3rd, 2009 · 9 Comments

A few days ago, my husband tweeted, “If loving cookies is wrong, I don’t want to be right.” That man is a cookie fiend, but the cookies he was eating when he wrote that are especially delicious.  They are made from a recipe I created by altering a recipe I’d already created.  The first recipe […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert

Health, Food Allergy, & Sustainability Tidbits for You

February 3rd, 2009 · 8 Comments

It’s been about a hundred years since I did a tidbits post.  I kid you not when I say that I had about 200—two hundred!—tabs open in Firefox that I needed to go through and close yesterday.  Some of those were links I was considering sharing with you. Here are a few of the best […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · gratitude · locavore · vegetarian

Fruit for Dessert: Heavenly Ambrosia (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

January 1st, 2009 · 12 Comments

I just ate a little bowl of ambrosia while I was sitting in a steamy hot bath.  It was decadent. Between Halloween and Christmas, my husband and I took part in the dessert slide of doom.  You may know what I’m talking about—a slippery slope from dessert as an occasional treat to dessert nearly every […]

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Tags: dessert · vegetarian · winter

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

Pleasures of the Finite (and Some Tasty Cookies)

August 30th, 2008 · 28 Comments

One of the things I found most troubling after my food allergy (and then gluten & casein intolerance) diagnosis was the sudden difficulty with baking.  You see, ever since I learned to bake reasonably well, I’ve loved to do it—and not just because it provides me with tasty food.  Baking is a rare activity in […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · vegetarian

Easy-Peasy Flourless Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 21st, 2008 · 13 Comments

You may have seen an easy cookie recipe floating around the interwebs, particularly around the gluten-free interweb circles, that involves simply peanut butter, eggs, sugar, and chocolate chips.  I first saw the recipe on Mary Frances’s blog a while back.  I can’t eat eggs, and I was curious whether the cookies would work with an […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · vegetarian

For the Love of Wine & Friends

July 9th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Despite the lack of energy that surgery brings, extrovert that I am, I knew I would be seriously jonesing for some company by two weeks after the date, so we planned our fifth monthly wine-tasting party for July 6th.  Every month, I mean for us to take extensive photos of the food and wine so […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · locavore · meal planning · summer