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Entries Tagged as 'vegetarian'

One-Dish Meal: Spaghetti Squash Casserole

February 21st, 2008 · 24 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie & Dijon Avocado Salad (A Healthy, Easy, High-Veggie Meal)

January 10th, 2008 · 7 Comments

This is a recipe I adapted from a Vegetarian Times recipe last year. The VT version was okay, but I wanted to boost the flavor quotient. As you can see, I used the staple aromatics I mentioned in a recent post to keep this healthy and make it more flavorful. This meal was a big […]

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

First 3R Success! Plus Reports on Other Recent Meals

January 4th, 2008 · 9 Comments

I just ate risotto leftovers for lunch–delicious. Here is the recipe for the pumpkin/spinach/cheese risotto my husband made for us, except he made these changes: He used leftover, homemade chicken broth instead of veggie broth; He used 2 small acorn squash, 1 small butternut squash, and 1/2 can of pumpkin instead of pumpkin; Rather than […]

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