Category Archives: Cooking

Shrimp Filling for Tamales

Contains:  Shellfish (shrimp).  Is:  Gluten-free, Paleo, if by itself.   A while back, I made and posted about two tamale recipes.  I won’t today post the making of the masa that surrounds the filling.  We were doing a tamale making party … Continue reading

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Savory Avocado Smoothie with Blood Orange, Spinach, Scallion, Cilantro

Contains: No major allergens.   Is:  Quick and easy, raw, vegetarian, vegan. I have always preferred savory over sweet – this thick beverage is a feature of this. You really do need the cilantro/coriander leaf in this one, or otherwise the … Continue reading

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Homesteading: Farm and Garden, May 2022. Zone 5.

Yesterday the temperature outside climbed to 88 F, and rather humid.   The sort of weather that reinforces my decision not to follow my brother and his family down to the Tampa area of Florida.  I know this is nothing to … Continue reading

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Steamed Scallop Wontons

Contains:  Shellfish (scallops, oyster), gluten.  Is:  Quick and easy.   This recipe is designed for #FishFridayFoodies.  Theme this month is “Small Bites”.  You will find the links to other creators in this challenge at the end of this post. You can … Continue reading

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Stuffed Eggplant/Aubergine: Farro, Mushroom, Shallot, Celery, with Shawarma Yogurt Topping

Contains:  Nightshades, dairy or coconut.  Is: Vegetarian, can easily be made vegan / dairy-free. By the way:  Eggplant = Aubergine; Yogurt = Yoghurt. For the yogurt topping, you can use low or full fat dairy, or use coconut yogurt – … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Breakfast Wrap: with Brussels Sprouts, Red Onion, Spinach, Egg and Cheese

Contains:  Egg, wheat, gluten, dairy, nightshades.  Is:  Quick and easy, vegetarian. Apologies for missing some of the posts I want to make recently.  I twisted my ankle which has meant I don’t want to stand there and make some of … Continue reading

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Hearts of Palm, Cabbage and Avocado Salad

Contains:  Nightshades.  Is:  Quick and easy, gluten-free, vegetarian, paleo, Whole30. This recipe is inspired by something found from Food and Wine, although I’ve changed the dressing.  I also added cabbage, and diddled with concentrations. The Inspiration Recipe is HERE. I … Continue reading

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A Month of Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes

April is to be my month of vegetarian and vegan foods.  Besides posting recipes with this theme, I will be eating this way much of the month, except when out with others.  (And to use up some salmon and some … Continue reading

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Chili Bowl with Beef and Pinto Beans

Contains:  Nightshades, legumes. Is:  Gluten-free.   Use a steak or meat not meant for long term cooking.  Mine was labeled “Beef fajita meat”, and it resembled skirt steak already sliced up when thawed.  Flank or flat iron steak would also work … Continue reading

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Cook Unity! A Five-Week Review of Meals

A second food service review:  PS, these weeks are NOT consecutive.  No way. Mind you, these reviews are of services I’d not normally pay attention to, but running a food blog, I felt it was important to try a couple … Continue reading

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