Category: Sides

STRAWBERRY SALAD

“Kindness is the only strength there is.”  Gregory Boyle I am so excited for the arrival of all the luscious foods that come in the spring.  OK.  I know strawberries are available year round, but there are no strawberries good as strawberries that are warmed from the sun, right out of a you-pick field.  When…

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CASHEW AIOLI

“Food for the body is not enough.  There must be food for the soul.” This recipe is the answer to a prayer, if you’re praying for a recipe for cashew aioli.  That makes sense to me when I’m on my third cup of coffee. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup unsalted cashews,raw would be nice 2 T olive…

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HALLELUJAH SPINACH SOUP

“Many confuse the study of maps with going somewhere.”  Michael Ventura Yes, Hallelujah is what you’ll be singing when you try this soup.  It is so nutritious and mind blowing delicious.  And if that isn’t enough, this recipe is also a nod to approaching warm weather when I’ll be out on the deck under the…

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RANCH DRESSING

“To be underestimated is a great power.” I found this recipe for a ranchish style dressing that sounds a bit healthy.  Also, it’s made of readily available ingredients.  Winner, winner! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup Brazil nuts 1/4 cup cashews celery, small stalk 1 clove garlic 1T dried parsley 1 T fresh or dehydrated dill 1 t…

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PAPAYA

“There are no decisions to be made.  Only intention.” Lately I’ve been exposed to information about papaya.  Who knew!  It is one healthy food to incorporate into an eating plan.  And it is delicious.  Sort of like a melon with personality.  So I bought one and did some research. Papayas can ripen quickly so refrigerate…

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STEAMED EGGS

“Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.”  Russian Proverb I used a Russian proverb above as I “patiently” wait for my results from Ancestry.com.  My family claims Polish ancestry while my maiden name is Russian.  Oh, how that border moved back and forth!  However, my maiden name is also a name from Russian…

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THAT METALLIC TASTE

  I suddenly developed a metallic taste in my mouth.  Being amazingly health conscious I decided to go Online and research possible causes.  Some causes that came up were lack of oral hygiene, infection in a number of possible locations in the head, or dementia.  Is this a multiple choice test? Cures included brushing teeth…

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KITTY TREATS

“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”  Oscar Wilde For the hordes of you who follow this blog, you now know that cats shall soon come into my life.  As a people pleasing, and obviously a cat pleasing, person, I decided to do a bit extra to welcome the cats into our home.…

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SPRING FRUIT SALAD

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party’!”  Robin Williams Although I now live in a world where fresh fruit isn’t entirely seasonal, I sometimes forget how fortunate I am to have so much abundance always available, alliteratively speaking.  And I sometimes forget how refreshing a simple fruit salad can be.  Here’s a fruit salad…

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KETCHUP

“Reading can seriously damage your ignorance.”  Thanks, Marilyn Time for some serious sauce recipes that can bring a dash of whoopee to my foods.  This recipe for ketchup appealed to me because I love ketchup on baked sweet potato fries.  What a lovely way to get a yellow/orange veggie into my day and into my…

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