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Entries Tagged as 'winter'

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

February 1st, 2008 · 11 Comments

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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

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

Weekly meal plan for mid-winter

January 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments

 We’re back from our 8-day vacation to Seattle and Vancouver, BC.  Isn’t it amazing how eating restaurant food—even really great restaurant food—over a period of several days makes you crave some home-cooked meals that you can eat in the relaxed privacy of your own home?  We ate some of the best food that the Pacific […]

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

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