Tag: carrots

CAULIFLOWER NACHOS

“Variety is a positive requisite, even in the character of our food.”  John Ruskin Absolutely loving southwestern foods and determined to eat a mega amount of veggies can sometimes be challenging, unless I count tortillas, corn chips, and spicy cheese dip as veggies.  Good luck with that. That’s why I’m so excited, I just can’t…

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BACON SOUP

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”  Harry S Truman Today I saw, or noticed, bunches of leaves on the ground.  It’s that time of year.  Time for some soul warming soup.  Did someone say, bacon? INGREDIENTS: 1/2 pound ground beef 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup onion, diced 1/2 cup shredded carrots…

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ULTIMATE TUNA SALAD

“In my defense – I was unsupervised.” As we drift into a series of hot days I drift back to my favorite summer salad.  The best part of this salad is that it contains as much or as little as you care to add.  And it goes like this. INGREDIENTS: large can of tuna, drained…

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A REAL CHEESY MEAL

“Luck exists in leftovers.”   Japanese Proverb Well, I’m back to leftovers.  We’re leaving on a short, 5 day trip to visit a granddaughter and her husband.  One of my major projects after I stopped the mail and alerted the bank of our travel plans, involved eating up the leftovers.  One of my previous posts…

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LENTIL STEW

“Goals don’t start in our brain, they start in our heart.” Big goal for this grandma – find a bunch of easy and interesting side dishes to give a bit of spark to the usual.  Here’s a goodie.  The goodest part is the nutritional value of lentils.    It’s a super food, especially when combined…

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SHEPHERDS PIE

“Never try to teach a pig to sing.  You waste your time and you annoy the pig.”  Mark Twain I think this post is about experimenting.  That’s something people do when they want an answer to the question, what could go wrong? I’m rushing headlong into an experiment anyway because I remember my husband saying…

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PICKLED CARROTS

“I was raised on platitudes, but my parents still expected me to eat my vegetables.” Sometimes I buy certain foods when I’m in a “getting healthy” mood.  I oftentimes do this with carrots.  I like the idea of carrots.  I just don’t sustain a hankering for carrots for more than 24 hours. Oftentimes I find…

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COCONUT CARROT SALAD

“The secret ingredient is always coconut oil.” Seems the world is going crazy for coconut oil.  My granddaughter uses it to cleanse off her makeup.  It’s supposed to be a great hair conditioner.  Great for sautéing and salad dressings. However, the following recipe uses flaked coconut.  Where is this going?  Beats me.  I’ve been off…

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KITCHEN TIP

“Nothing looks as good as healthy feels.” Even though you didn’t ask – There are a few things I do in my kitchen that make perfect sense.  These are far outweighed by the other things that I do.  But we don’t need to go there. Number one in the perfect sense arena is a takeoff…

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CREAMY CHICKEN STEW

“Go and do, don’t sit and stew.” I’m on a mission to clean out my freezer.  In my freezer are a few dozen jars labeled “soup”.  God only knows what combination of ingredients I decided to call soup. There is also a jar labeled “chicken”, which I know is chicken thigh meat simmered in broth,…

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