Archive for August, 2012

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 ( 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 […]


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 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 […]