STRENGTH TRAINING

“Our intention creates our reality.”  Wayne Dyer So it seems that oftentimes when I open my mouth and decide to do something, the universe steps in and says, “Let me help you with that!”  So it happened with the statement to my husband that went something like, “After I get back from my trip I…

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ORGANIZED EATS

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  Nelson Mandela So I had this great idea!  (Note to self – Your great ideas generally get you into trouble.)  No!  This time it is a great idea.  This great idea came from the observation that in spite of all the cooking I do, company takes me right…

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AFRICAN STEW

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”  Rumi This is another recipe with a version that uses pasta sauce.  Yes!  However, I didn’t want to use just that recipe because it contained curry powder, which my husband doesn’t care for.  So I found another recipe that contains cumin and knit the two…

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EASIEST CHICKEN WINGS

“If you hang out with chickens you’re going to cluck.  If you hang out with eagles you’re going to fly.”  Steve Maraboli I don’t know how I’m going to get this blog post to any reasonable length because there are only three ingredients in the recipe and one step in the distructions.  I could entertain…

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THE ZUCCHINI FAIRY

“We can’t spend our life hanging out under someone else’s umbrella and then complain that we’re getting wet.”  Edith Eve Eger Just as I hoped for.  The Zucchini Fairy paid a visit.  The other day I found these beauties on my front porch. Happy blessing!  Did I have some plans?  Oh, yes! The first thing…

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PIZZA POTATOES

“All joy in life must come from the inside.” I was having company for dinner.  Actually, I was having a casserole for dinner and company was joining me.  True confession – in spite of all the cooking that I do I’m always nervous when company comes to eat.  I need to get over that.  My…

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SIMPLE RATATOUILLE

“I drink to make other people interesting.”  George Jean Nathan Here is another way to use too much pasta sauce and create a dish that’s delish.  Also, this is a good dish to make when gardens are prolific or farmer’s markets are bursting and you’re wondering what to do with all that beautiful produce.  And…

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HERBED BUTTER

“With enough butter, anything is good.”  Julia Child Did you see this coming?  Pasta sauce in butter.  Throw in some Italian herbs or Herbes de Provence and you’ve got a burst of flavor for sautéed veggies.  I especially like this on sautéed zucchini.  News flash – We’re now approaching zucchini season where ardent gardeners are…

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ITALIAN POTATOES

“Don’t know karate but I do know crazy and I’m not afraid to use it.” As some of you know I’m on a quest to find different ways to use pasta sauce, as I’ve just made a double batch.  My first inclination was to cook up some spaghetti that’s been haunting my cupboard for some…

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SPANISH RICE PLUS

“The standard of simple eating is one bowl of rice with one side dish.” Well, if simple eating includes rice why not make it simply delicious rice.  Here’s my first offering of things to make with pasta sauce, besides pasta sauce over pasta. INGREDIENTS: I cup of rice 1 cup water 1 cup pasta sauce…

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