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The beets and Dijon mustard blend together to coat the greens in a delicious pink dressing.

Sweet Dijon Roasted Beet Salad

April 29, 2014 - No Comments

  About a week ago, I received an abundance of beets. By abundance, I mean 10 lbs worth. Perhaps 20 lbs. It was A LOT! So I’ve been finding clever ways to add beets to just about everything I eat.   Have a chicken wrap? Top it with roasted beets! Make some cupcakes? Add some [...]


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Only 3 ingredients!

Sweet Dijon Dressing

April 29, 2014 - No Comments

  I make my own version of honey mustard dressing because the store-bought variety comes made with soybean oil and high fructose corn syrup. I’ve got beef with both of those ingredients, plus I like to avoid sugar whenever possible. So I make my own with just three ingredients: mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and stevia [or [...]

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Tropical fruit - papaya, mango, and pineapple - flavored cake.

Mug Cake, Tropical Fruit Edition

April 7, 2014 - No Comments

  Now that I’ve discovered the magic of mug cake, I’ve been experimenting.  As I mentioned in a previous post, Mug Cake is the most amazing invention EVER! I won’t belabor the point further.   I had previously mentioned one single hiccup that made mixing ingredients a slight annoyance, but I have since discovered a [...]

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Mango, Papaya, and Pineapple goodness mixed with a hint of flaxmilk.

Tropical Fruit Gelatin “Cheesecake”

April 2, 2014 - No Comments

      A bizarre combination, based on sifting through a thousand different recipes to devise a dessert I could make with ingredients already in my fridge.  Oh, and it had to have decent macros.   I started with a single premise: I wanted to create a low-kalorie dessert with gelatin.  The CONCEPT of gelatin [...]

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Deliciousness in a mug!  My first attempt at a mug cake as a result of desperate craving for carrot cake, without the hydrogenated oils that come packaged in the store-bought variety.

Mug Cake, Carrot Cake Edition

March 27, 2014 - No Comments

  I had been contemplating making mug cake for several weeks now, stockpiling recipes for inspiration.  I cannot adequately articulate the reason for my weeks of inertia.  I LOVE cake!  I’m also fond of making food in the microwave, since there is very little prep work and absolutely no need to tend to the items [...]

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The butternut squash flavor is mild, borderline nonexistent, but it sure did give the peas a lovely orange hue!

Creamy Butternut Field Peas

December 13, 2013 - No Comments

This recipe is very reminiscent of pork and beans.  It’s a little bit sweet, with a creamy texture and hint of BBQ flavor.    I utilized the good ole Southern variety of Vigna unguiculata: Pink-eyed Purple-Hulled Peas.  This variety of field peas has a much milder taste than black-eyed peas.  Then, instead of sweetening the peas with a more [...]

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I love eggplant wholeheartedly at it does not appear to love me back, since it refuses to look pretty for the camera.

Roasted Eggplant with Kale and Deer Sausage

December 12, 2013 - No Comments

If I had a nickle for every time I started a recipe with “roasted eggplant…” I’d be… wealthy enough to afford more eggplant. Point is, I love the stuff. It’s still winter squash season, and I have NOT given up on my second love; however, when a wonderfully kind gentleman brings you a 5 lb [...]

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Roasted winter squash makes life complete.

Roasted Winter Squash with Crawfish and Alligator Sausage

November 27, 2013 - No Comments

I’m on a ridiculous winter squash kick.  Partially due to the sheer amount of flesh you get from a butternut squash or a pumpkin.

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Succulent lamb and an assortment of brightly colored vegetables.

Roasted Lamb and Winter Squash

November 26, 2013 - No Comments

ANY winter squash is delectable roasted.  On this particular occasion, I had some leftover pumpkin, to which I added some buttercup squash.

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Even delicious cold! Which is  simply code for: "I was too lazy/hungry to bother with the microwave."

Manchego, Winter Squash, and Crawfish Casserole

November 26, 2013 - No Comments

I adore all of these ingredients by themselves, so I had little doubt I would love the combination.  Turns out, it’s just as fantastic as I imagined! A few notes on things I would do different next time around: 1. Add more filler.  I think I may add more finely shredded cheese next time.  I [...]

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