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Sep 22, 2014
I got a new cookbook when we went gluten-free. It’s called Against All Grain, by Danielle Walker, and as of now, it has nearly 1,900 5-star reviews on Amazon, so that speaks volumes. I’m so impressed by not only her recipes, but Ms. Walker also took every photo in the book! Anyway, I’ve tried a couple recipes so far and been pleased. This recipe is my adaptation of her...
May 27, 2013
After more than a year and a half of a nutritarian lifestyle, I think I was starting to lose perspective. People eat basically healthy, I thought, so what’s with all the disturbing health news? I was brought back to reality when I saw this recent Meijer sale ad insert in the Sunday paper. It lists “5 days of family meals for under $50.” The meals are 1) toaster waffles...
Sep 10, 2012
My first time cooking with kohlrabi and I attempted an original recipe! “Kohl,” for “cabbage,” and “rabi,” for “turnip” (Germanic)–this nutrient dense food contains 140% RDA of vitamin C, 19% RDA fiber, and 14% RDA potassium in a 1 cup serving. Add in the russett potato, carrots, and awesome anti-inflammatory ginger and turmeric, and you have an...
Aug 7, 2012
This is a really sweet, tasty dish, but my husband and I agree that it’s more of a side dish; it just wasn’t hearty enough for a main dish. The flavor and texture are excellent, though, so don’t count it out! Our youngest daughter really liked it.
The recipe is from the Family Kitchen.
Sweet Potato Coconut Rice Bowl Print Recipe type: Quick One-Pot Dinner Ingredients ...
Jul 3, 2012
Ahhh…nothing says summer like a refreshing salad with crisp veggies. I love the Asian Slaw, but this is a tasty alternative that is higher in protein due to the quinoa. It has a very light, simple flavor and is easy to prepare.
This recipe is from Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Diet Cookbook.
Quinoa Tabbouleh Print Recipe type: Quick One-Pot Dinner Ingredients 1 cup quinoa,...
May 23, 2012
Whereas my favorite flavors are Indian and Mexican, my husband favors Asian and Italian. He decided to try his hand at this Pad Thai recipe from Happy Herbivore because he loves “real” Pad Thai. Even I thought this was pretty darn good–I told him he can make it again! We have altered the ingredient amounts from the original recipe because we like leftovers. This is a super-easy...
May 16, 2012
I had an old head of cauliflower languishing in the produce drawer, so I liberated it from the fridge for an adaptation of this recipe from Chow.com. Although the original recipe includes tofu, my husband and I agreed the dish would be tastier without it after the first time I made it (it added nothing and was a pain in the prep and cooking), so I omitted it. The flavor of this meal...
Apr 24, 2012
One of the easiest meals I’ve made in a long time; the toughest part of prep was chopping an onion! This is fast and has a really good, mild flavor–maybe even too mild. It has a very mild Southwest flavor that my kids really enjoy. Some people might prefer to splash some hot sauce or cayenne on the finished product.
This recipe is from Julieanna Hever’s Complete Idiot’s Guide...
Mar 27, 2012
I don’t know who Jo is, but when I had this amazing fried rice named for him at a Thai restaurant in Sandusky, Ohio, I knew I had to recreate it. I think I did a pretty good job! I would never have thought to put a ton of different bean varieties or raisins in fried rice, but it’s awesome. As with any fried rice, feel free to flex the amounts and types of vegetables in it.
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Mar 24, 2012
One of the cool aspects of this new eating lifestyle is I’m discovering the wealth of the produce section! I decided to try taro root because I love root veggies and had never tried it. I did a little research and discovered 1) taro root is toxic when raw, so it must be cooked and 2) it is described as having a “nutty” flavor. I found this recipe for taro root korma and decided to go for...
Mar 7, 2012
Oh yum, yum, yummy! Shredded coconut, kale, black beans, lime juice, potatoes…who thinks of putting these things together? Thankfully, Wendy over at Healthy Girl’s Kitchen did, because it is awesome. I bookmarked this recipe months ago and finally got around to making it for my birthday. What a treat! Totally going to make this one again–delicious, super-healthy, and simple to make.
Feb 22, 2012
I am loving all the recipe inspiration I’m finding on Pinterest! This recipe is an adaptation of this tagine recipe from Closet Cooking. I loved the look of the dish and the sound of the spice blend, but I was missing all his key ingredients–butternut squash, quinoa, and Swiss chard. As they say, though–necessity is the mother of invention, so I subbed sweet potato, millet, and baby...