Category: Sides

MULCH FOR LUNCH

“The idea is to die young … as late as possible.” Summertime really has me leaning toward salads.  What I don’t lean toward is prep time – all the cleaning and chopping.  Thank goodness there are now containers of cleaned and sliced veggies available in most stores where I shop.  Grocers are on my side!…

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RED PEPPER CAPER DRESSING

“Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life.” This is another happy accident, like some of my children. This tastes great and is really versatile.  Time to drop the comparisons. INGREDIENTS: 1 T freeze dried red onions 3 T red wine vinegar 2 T olive oil 1 T capers 2 T roasted…

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A NUTTY DINNER

“Eat the fat.”  T-shirt Although it seems counterintuitive, because of all the information we’ve received over the years about the dangers of eating too much fat, it’s important to eat the fat.  It’s the only way to lose weight. Hold on!  Make sure the fat is free of crappy carbs and sugar.  OK.  You can…

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SWEET POTATO CUBES

“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”  Thor Heyerdahl I cleaned out a closet last night and cooked up a chunked sweet potato this morning, which has me feeling like an expert on the simple life.  I also weighed myself this morning after eating simple meals for about a week and I’m down three pounds.…

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TAHINI DRESSING

“I gained weight by snaccident.” During the winter months I did the only logical thing a person can do in order to survive the cold.  (I’m trying to make it sound as if I’m living in a cave instead of a well heated home.)  I ate a little extra food in order to keep my…

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