Category: Quick Recipes

When you have to cook and don’t want to spend much time getting something ready. Tested by my own inept hands. If I can make these recipes, so can you!

Devotion Protein Key Lime Crepes

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I see a lot of recipes for gluten free pancake stacks, but I never see any for crepes. Remember crepes? Soft and tender, rolled up with deliciously crispy edges?  Yeah, neither do I. Well, barely.  Stupid celiac disease.   My mother used to make us crepes sprinkled with sugar and lime juice.   They were …

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Homesteading for the Inept Part 2: Freezing Herbs

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Last year, I lamented the waste of my basil and other herbs that we planted in our beta-test patch of “OMG can we actually grow food-like things?!”in the  front lawn flower garden of our former house. See, the basil and cilantro etc was sooooo abundant that I figured it would never end. So “Grasshopper and …

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Homesteading For The Inept: Fake Flash-Freezing

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My talented sister Elin over at TravelFoodCool is an amazing urban homesteader, and lately has been writing about hot water bath canning the season’s harvest for a little taste of summer in the dead of winter.  She’s also been preparing and canning salsas and other yummy things for the bleaker months ahead. That’s WAY to …

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Richest Chocolate Devotion Protein Mousse

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Recently, I was sent a lovely care package of protein powders and Flex Flavors flavor sachets to try from Devotion Nutrition , a New Jersey-based fitness nutrition company with a rather unique twist on the usual protein-shake concept. The short version is they have two flavors of the protein powder (that you can select either Stevia …

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Don’t Trash It: Homemade Scrap-Bag Vegetable Stock

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All about how to make homemade vegetable stock or broth from months of saved veggie scraps. You know how people either composted their vegetable scraps or threw them in the trash?  I’ve got a much better and tastier idea:  Scrap-Bag stock, made from said scraps.  The best parts are that a) it’s pretty much free, …

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Eat Your Words: Crispy Baked Salt and Pepper Smoked Tofu with Cilantro Jalepeño Sauce

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You know when people quit smoking or find religion or whatever behavior or lifestyle change they’ve made,  and then become this completely annoying person that’s out to convert everyone else? That’s me with tofu. I’m a former tofu hater. Like, big time. All I knew about tofu is that my parents poured ginger syrup over …

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The Truffle Trend: Tricks of the Trade

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Since Celiacs  mainly eat junk food made with potatoes, corn, or rice flour, the taste and flavor profiles can get pretty same-old/same-old after a while. The two guilty pleaures that never get old?  Fresh, hot popcorn and crispy frites! A good friend of mine (who was a major foodie) recommended that I go to a …

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Eats Shoots and Leaves: A Post for Salad Haters

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This isn’t a post to lecture you on why you should use  correct punctuation (although I’d prefer if you did). It’s about, well…eating shoots and leaves. We all know that eating salad is good for us, and that as mature adults we should eat salad frequently for fiber, nutrients, and all that kind of good …

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Earthy Mushroom Broth Risotto

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It’s no secret that I’m no slave to the stove. I’m generally capable of about  five, maybe 10 minutes of heating edibles when I’m so over the concept of food not made by others. My mother once said to me, bluntly, that she never figured me to become an avid chef.  And she’s right. But …

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