Whole 30 Rolls and avocado

Let Me Eat Cake

I said I was going to. And I did. I enjoyed one of these luscious rolls warmed up in the toaster oven, paired with half of an avocado sliced with grated lemon peel, a little olive oil and a sprinkle […]

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Recipe for rolls on whole 30

Cauliflower Rolls

If you’d asked me what I thought I ‘d missed the most while on the Whole 30 diet I would have confidently answered, in this very specific order: wine, cheese, sweets, beans, bread. In actuality grains quickly took the lead […]

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Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

I so wish I’d gotten a decent photo of this meal but the truth is, we were hungry and it smelled far to wonderful to wait. It was exceptionally delicious. The apples provided the perfect combination of sweet with the […]

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Whole30 diet soup

Creamy Sweet Potato Curry

Creamy Sweet Potato Curry   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Cupcake Vixens Serves: 4 cups Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large leek, sliced 3 cups vegetable broth 1 large […]

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Hole 30 Diet Legal Cauliflower Hummus

Whole30 : Recipes for Our Love Hate Diet

It’s no secret that we like dairy, sugar, legumes, grains and wine around here but for our own individual reasons several of us are following the Whole30 diet which doesn’t allow the above list of loves. This is day six for […]

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Whole 30 homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise

Ingredients: 1 egg 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard 1/4 + 1 cup LIGHT olive oil (not extra virgin) Directions: Put egg and lemon juice in blender allow to come to room temperature together, 30-60 minutes Add dried […]

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Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde

(Football) Sunday Things: Salsa Verde

This was our first year growing tomatillos in the garden. From our two plants we’ve gathered arms-full of these zesty “jamberries.”  I’ve read recently that tomatillos are “self-incompatible” which means they require more than one plant to properly pollinate. Luckily […]

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Mango Guacamole

Sunday Things: Mango Guacamole

Our recipe was based on one found in Latin d’Lite: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist Sunday Things: Mango Guacamole   Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Wonderful flavors – sweet and spicy. Don’t skimp […]

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Chips & Cilantro Coconut Salsa

Sunday Things: Cilantro Salsa

This was truly delicious. The smokey toasted cumin seed and coconut sweetness was exactly right. My only problem with this recipe is that it didn’t make nearly enough to feed my cilantro/lime craving! I’m not sure it’s possible to make […]

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Sassy & Sweet Potatoes

Sweet & Sassy Spiced Spuds

This was a wonderful blend of spices for sweet potatoes. And by using homemade red pepper-infused olive oil there was even a little more kick in the flavor. Highly recommended!   Te results were an enormous hit, even with those […]

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Recycled newspaper biodegrable seed starters

Re-emerging.

After being totally walloped first by the flu, then by the longest-lasting cold in history of humankind, I’m finally starting to move about the planet again. And of course that means I am way behind, scrambling to catch up. It’s […]

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Bacon. Onions. Peas. Done.

Easy Peas-y Does It.

No one around here has escaped the miserable cold that’s been making its way through the hills this season. My inability to take an unencumbered breath for several days did not foster much creative expression in any medium. Easy and […]

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Brie, Prosciutto and Grape Catsup

Grape Catsup Remix

Tessa had made a suggestion to try the Modern Priscilla’s Grape Catsup with some brie and prosciutto. It was a great idea. I’m still a bit partial to the toasted blue cheese baguettes but the husband and I were more […]

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Potato Pirogies

First Time Pierogis

Sure, I could have made  a traditional pie to celebrate Pi Day but that would be too easy. (Well, actually that wouldn’t have been any easier at all considering my love/hate relationship with dough. Dough hates me.) But thanks to […]

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Roasted Carrots and Radishes

The Colors Alone Deserve Love

Aside from their glorious color, I’m not a fan of radishes but roasting them turns them into a whole new vegetable. We made this yesterday to have with our, hot dogs. It was 55° out and we decided that was […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets. Perfection.

Sweets and Beets

I know. Beets. More beets. But we’re collectively nearing the end of what’s left in our root cellars so it’s a perfect time to use up last year’s harvest. And this is now one of our new favorite dishes. I […]

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Vermont Maple Chicken Wings

Vermont Maple Ginger Chicken Wings

Sugarin’ season is just beginning around here but already we’ve seen some clouds of steam pouring from local sap houses. About now all the local maple producers are adding the the wish for cold nights and warm days to their […]

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Candy Heart Cookies

Where The Heart Is

It’s Modern Priscilla Monday – For a little added fun we melted some bright red candy hearts into the heart shaped cut outs in the center of these cookies. These are Peanut Butter Wafers from the Modern Priscilla Cookbook that […]

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Slovak peasant food: Cabbage Onions Butter Sugar Egg Noodles. Comfort food.

Haluszki. Comfort Food. Peasant Fare.

It’s amazing how sautéing these simple ingredients together can transport me back to my grandmother’s kitchen table. Just one spoonful—and wham—I am back in my usual chair, feet dangling inches from the floor, with a towel tied around my neck […]

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Mashed Caulflower woth roasted Garlic, Parmesan and Roasemary

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Unless you simply prefer cauliflower’s slightly sharper taste, the biggest reasons for swapping cauliflower for potatoes that I can see are calories and carbs. If you’re minding either of them, cauliflower has less than 25% of the calories in potatoes […]

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