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Category Archives: Appetizers

Nightshade Nightmares: Mashed Potato Waffles

Nightshades: source of aggravated post-workout soreness and nightmares, for some people.  Pseudo-science or fact?

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Jessica the Dawn chases Little Bill the Halfpenny doll.

Leftover mashed potatoes happen?!  Yes, yes they do.  Using my stand mixer to whip the boiled red potatoes made short work of the mashercizing process. 

 

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Basic Sauce & Why I Don’t Use Baking Mixes Very Often

If you have some Italian in your heritage and you have two X chromosomes, you should know how to make sauce.

And pizzelles…you should know how to make pizzelles, tiramisu, and cannoli.

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Basic Tahini Dressing

If you’re vegan or vegetarian, you’ve probably stared at a plate like this often: cooked grain, beans, and greens.

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Videre licet, lentils and rice.  Nota bene the rice was cooked with cumin and saffron.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Things

Whatever genius came up with this “cooking hack,” it’s now common knowledge. No less than four blogs (and many more than that) list the same darn recipe, and so, four sources = common knowledge = no need to cite.

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News Round-up and Split Pea Hommos

News from the Intertubes regarding health and wellness:

Sleeplessness, the same problem that plagues teenagers, also plagues adults! To continue the analogy, school: adolescents :: work : adults. So, as with suggestions to push back school start times, some experts suggest pushing back work start times and/or operating on a flexible schedule. How revolutionary!

 

As I’ve been discussing using lower-GI sweeteners in treats as a suggestion, new studies show that lower GI diets aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Still wouldn’t hurt to avoid massive amounts of refined, high-GI foods, though.

 

There’s now hard data showing how sitting all day is killing office workers (increasing mortality). What more does one need to light a fire under one’s ass and stand periodically at work (and encourage the executive team to buy some standing desks and have walking meetings)?

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

First, we bought a package of rice wrappers. Then TC’s dad brought us a package of rice wrappers. Then we forgot about the rice wrappers for a while. Finally, we decided to make them a few weeks ago for dinner. My protein for the meal was scrambled tofu in San-J Polynesian sauce and the men’s protein was yoghurt-ranch marinated grilled chicken. The salad dressing marinade was my idea, for the record.

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Cashew Eggnog

More tradition-rewriting. My grandmother used to make legit, oldskool eggnog on Christmas Day, with raw eggs. She beat it with the rotary beater she had since she and my grandfather got married. I didn’t ask if she made it this year. It finally hit me when surfing Pinterest this week that I should use those two cups of cashews soaking in the back of the fridge (I had intended to use them for Berry Swirl Cheezecake) for some vegan nog.

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