Gluten-Washing and the Value of Real Food

What do you think of when you read “organic cereal”? Hippies and Birkenstocks? Good-for-you cereal that takes a good chew before swallowing? Maybe granola: toasted oat flakes with raisins and nuts? Perhaps all of the above? For me, granola tends to come to mind, after my brain calls out “Yum!” For those of you new […]

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Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, cut into chunks 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 2 Tablespoons butter 4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/4 cup milk 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese Directions Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over […]

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Don’t Give Up on Organic Food!

Consumer Reports has something to say about the recent report that claims “no benefit” to organic foods. Like the benefits that the report doesn’t measure. Here, read it for yourself: http://news.consumerreports.org/health/2012/09/dont-give-up-on-organic-food-our-experts-urge.html

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Did Somebody Say Bread?!?!

Ah, bread. How I miss thee. One of the most difficult aspects of living gluten-free is having to give up wheat bread. Crusty bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Fresh, homemade sandwich bread with peanut butter and jam. Grilled cheese sandwiches. My pocketbook and my taste buds agree that commercially available alternatives—typically frozen […]

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Too Many Tomatoes (and Some Zucchini) Soup

A good tomato soup makes my heart happy. And now that it’s August, my tomato plants are producing in abundance, and I have more tomatoes than I know what to do with. And zucchini. Have I mentioned the zucchini? Got lots of that too! Here’s what I did with some of mine: Too Many Tomatoes […]

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Homemade Energy Bars

Since I’ve started life without wheat, it’s been hard to find gluten-free snacks. Fortunately, the Mother Nature Network (mnn.com) has some yummy recipes for gluten-free treats: energy bars!. I’m not sure what the difference is between energy bars and cookies, but as long as they taste good, do we really care? Just click here to […]

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What To Do With All That Zucchini

This spring, I took the plunge and added two zucchini plants to our vegetable garden. Now mind you, I’m about as energetic a gardener as I am a cook: it’s all good at the start, then I lose steam and have to push myself to get to the finish. But fresh veggies, free of pesticides, […]

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Fish!

Fish is so good and so good for you. More importantly, it’s yummy enough so that my somewhat-picky daughter will eat it. Did I mention that it’s good for you? It is! Miso-marinated Fish Fillets White fish is good for this recipe. I buy frozen fillets, then put them in the marinade to thaw in […]

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Just the Basics

Finding meal-planning worksheets are easy: download a form, fill in the meals you intend to cook for the entire week, shop for the entire week, then, if you’re like me, throw away a bunch of stuff that you never got around to making at the end of the week. The standard meal-planning process just never […]