Category Archives: Cooking

Growing & Harvesting Your Spuds (Potatoes)

(oh, with notes on the purslane, basil and delicata squash growing here as well.) Alas, I got my potatoes in the ground late this year – the raised beds weren’t ready until late June.  At any rate, yes this late … Continue reading

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Guacamole!

Contains:  Nightshades.  Is: Paleo, Whole30, vegetarian, vegan. I just LUV a good guac!  I make mine chunky, but nothing stands in your way of taking this recipe and smoothing it out to a creamy texture. I always buy two or … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Housaku Asian Fusion

Housaku Restaurant, Brookfield, CT I find it really hard to review this locale.  The items they do good, they do GOOD.  But so much of what they serve is Americanized (ie, sweet and fatty).  Yes, I have indeed been here … Continue reading

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Savory Vegetarian Korean Pancakes

Contains:  Gluten, added sugar, egg,  nightshade.  Is:  Vegetarian. In extra non-food-related news, I closed out and sold my old house yesterday.  YAY TEAM!  I received more than the initial asking price on advice of my realtor, but it meant the … Continue reading

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Shrimp Shirataki Asian Pasta Salad with Peanut Sauce: Low Carb

Contains:  Shellfish, peanuts, nightshades, soy, coconut, probably gluten.  Is: Quick and easy, low carb. This month over at Cookingbites.com, we’re challenging each other to make pasta salads.  I figure I’d make a couple of different ones, and that at least … Continue reading

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Eggplant (Aubergine) and Lentil Dahl

Contains:  Nightshades, legumes.  Is:  Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free.    When I first started cooking out on my own, back in the late 70’s, I ended up with about four cookbooks for the first few years.  Two of them were standards for … Continue reading

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Beef Kidney Paprika over Spinach

Contains:  Nightshades, offal, dairy.  Is:  Gluten-free, grain-free. Okay, my version of “Chopped” without the insane and foolish run around before the 30 minute timer buzzes. Paprika: This was part of a recipe challenge on CookingBites.com.  I had to incorporate paprika … Continue reading

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