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Amazing smoothie that tastes like an oatmeal cookie

When our college student daughter sent us this recipe she found on Happy Herbivore, I was dubious. How could such a simple recipe, containing no sweeteners, taste like an oatmeal cookie? But it’s true. It really does. Here’s the slightly … Continue reading

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Chia seed pudding is like tapioica on steroids

Why would anyone eat tapioca pudding when they could have chia seed pudding instead? Frankly, I could go the rest of my life without eating tapioca – also known as “frog spawn” in some circles because of its gooey little … Continue reading

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My new go-to pre-run snack

Experimenting with the slow carb diet was a real challenge for me, running-wise. I don’t know if it was mental or what, but I always felt hungry on a run – as if my body needed carbs for fuel. Finally, … Continue reading

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DIY evaporated milk simplifies cheesy broccoli soup

It’s taken me forever to make this broccoli cheese soup recipe that Colleen’s been asking for, primarily because I never seemed to have any evaporated milk on hand. Turns out we had everything we needed for DIY evaporated milk all … Continue reading

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Diabetic chocolate chip zucchini bread: Good enough for ‘cheat day’

We first made this bread for a relative who’s diabetic. But it was so good, the kids asked me to make another batch for them. Now it’s quickly becoming a regular part of our baking repertoire, especially with zucchinis erupting all … Continue reading

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Chocolate Ice Bean

Given a choice between a Wendy’s chocolate Frosty and Chocolate Ice Bean, I’d take this smoothie every single time. I’m tired of feeding my taste buds while ignoring the nutritional cravings of the rest of my body.  This concoction, taken … Continue reading

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Microbe-pleasing black bean brownies

Earlier this week I referred to a Scientific American article that talks about how dark chocolate increases arterial flow. But what really fascinated me about this article was how microbes in your colon convert both the antioxidants and the fiber … Continue reading

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Crockpot cornbread-crusted ham ‘n beans

This has become our go-to ballgame night supper, partly because it’s so incredibly easy but mostly because it’s such hearty comfort food — especially tasty after huddling under blankets on these windy spring evenings. The cool part is the thick … Continue reading

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Gluten-free lemon coconut bars for amateurs

Should I put off this post about a really tasty treat that would be great for Easter (or any festive springtime celebration, really) because we only managed one crappy cell-phone shot before they disappeared? Nah. We live life on the … Continue reading

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Salmon burgers (minus the spinal columns)

Who knew canned salmon was so disgusting? Apparently the typical processing method is to just toss the entire fish into a wood chipper. By the time I dug out the copious amounts of silver skin and what appeared to be … Continue reading

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