SLOW COOKER PIZZA

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” Yogi Berra Yes, every now and then I’m hungry for pizza.  However, avoiding the crust to adhere to my lo-carb lifestyle seems like a hopeless quest.  As long as the crust is there, why not eat it. So my…

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FINAL DIET

“My fitness goal is to get down to what I told the DMV.” As you noticed, I actually used the word “diet” instead of “eating plan”.  My eating plan wasn’t working.  Yes, while exploring healthy food I made healthy food.  Lots of it.  And then I ate lots of it.  Didn’t want all that healthy…

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GERMAN SALAD

“Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.”   Maria Popova I love German potato salad.  That warm bacon dressing sloshing around on the potatoes makes me want to eat sausage.  But alas, I’m cutting back on potatoes.  What to do? Ta Da!  It’s easy enough to make a substitution for potatoes.  There’s always…

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MY GIRAFFE

“You can not explain to a turtle a giraffe decision.”  Bishop T.D. Jakes No, this isn’t going to be a recipe for giraffe, unless you redefine the word, recipe.  This is, perhaps, a recipe for thinking outside the box.  You see, I have this annoying habit (and a few others) of living outside of beige.…

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ROASTED VEGGIES

“I hate it when I think I’m buying organic vegetables and when I get home they’re just regular donuts.” In the last post about cast iron skillets I mentioned serving roasted veggies.  If you’re not a fan it’s probably because you haven’t made and/or tried them.  Or maybe you just don’t like veggies.  Give these…

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CAST IRON COOKING

“The price of anything is the amount of time you exchange for it.”  Henry David Thoreau One of my recent goals is to become a good cook.  I’m not talking great, I’m talking good.  I want my friends and family to leave the table after a meal (not during) and feel cared for and satisfied.…

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ALTERNATIVE MASHED

“Never try to teach a pig to sing.  You waste your time and annoy the pig.”  Mark Twain I decided to start this entry off with a picture.  Didn’t even sprinkle parsley flakes on top to make it look better.  This is a picture of chopped cauliflower stems.  They’re the result of making roasted veggies…

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EATING RIGHT

“Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, why not find a better job.”  Hafiz It all started with my mother.  Or was it my grandmother?  Whatever.  Both of them were into home remedies, which led me to believe that I could take care of myself if I just had the right…

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QUICK CHICK

“If you don’t like my standards of cooking, lower your standards.” Our women’s lunch group was computing the number of meals we’d cooked in our lifetimes.  Those of us who were over 50 (all of us) were taking 3 meals a day times 7 days a week times 52 weeks a year etc.  Good thing…

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NUT SAUCE

“Warning: the Internet may contain traces of nuts.” One of my favorite veggie sauces, when I want to dress things up a bit, is a drizzle of nut sauce.  The most common of these, and the one that most people think of, is a spicy peanut sauce made with peanut butter.  But there are options…

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