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adventures in the kitchen …

Along my healing journey, I discovered this thing called an Anti-Inflammation Diet. Actually, not a diet so much as a way of eating. No refined sugar, no white flour, lotsa veggies … super-healthy, right?

Well, suddenly I was noticing that I *LOVED* to cook! Whenever I made something, I would become instantly happy! Who knew! I loved exploring what I could do with different spices and flavors and things and creating new yummy recipes and feeling as if I were being oh-so-very healthy. Yaay!

So here I am traipsing through the kitchen. Admittedly, one or two of my earliest posts (uh, piñata cookies, really?) are *not* doctor-approved but the rest are. I just follow the joy and see where it leads me!

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This summer, a friend discovered that BJs sells this gargaaaaaaantuan bag of  organic frozen mango and strawberry hunks. Now they’re always there in the freezer, ready and willing, making this my new favorite (healthy) sweet treat. Soooooo easy! “Easy.” One’a my fave words lately, right up there with “magical” and “healthy.” PS by the way …
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This is one’a those things where the texture makes it. Ooey gooey comforts me and makes me feel like I’m havin’ a decadent treat. You too? The mulberries are optional (aaah, my Droid typo’d “optimal” … which actually is true! 😉) but they add this little extra level of crunchy chewiness, which I really do …
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As I reached for my fourth spoonful, I realized. This quinoa never stood a chance of making it to tomorrow’s salad. Sadly, it was too delicious for its own good. It did, however, make a nice, quick addition to the strawberries which were dangerously close by. Bananas would work too. This makes a wonderful fruit …
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This is great for comfort-fooding up a buncha steamed veggies. Currently going through my playlist of old favorites and so far it works well with cauliflower, broccoli and Le Pain des Fleurs Ancient Grains crackers. I know, I know, so specific. These are the cleanest crackers I know which have a nice mellow flavor so …
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Cuz sometimes … y’just gotta make a week’s worth and yeah you could multiply another recipe but maybe you’re not always up for all’a that math! (Am I right? 😉) Aside: I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever be able to make this without needing to constantly come to My Own Website to look at My …
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So Margaret (who makes these gorgeous Centering Pendants by the way … in addition to her mad salad dressing skeelz 😉) inspired me to play in the kitchen a lil bit tonight. The bad news: We didn’t have all’a the ingredients. (Even after a trip to the store. Don’t ask.) The good news: It wound up creamy and …
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This falls under the category of a clean, plant based swap where if you call it the thing (pepperoni) you may face criticism but if you call it not-the-thing (tempeh-rroni … which is its own thing … sorta) then people are free to get all excited ’bout how delicious it is, without wasting time on …
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Chef John has the best energy! I mean really, how often can y’say “Aaaw, I just love listening to this guy cook!” 😉 Listening? I mean really. That doesn’t happen every day now does it? Nuh. But Chef John is just like that. Endearing. Like the brother you never had … who woulda made you …
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By down ‘n dirty I mean stupid simple. Sometimes when I’m hankering for somethin’ snackish, I’ll play mad scientist, toss together a buncha stuff I’ve got lying around and hope for the best. This was one’a those little experiments that went deliciously right. . . . . . . . . . Down ‘n Dirty Oatmeal Cookie …
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Ok you guys, so I accidentally made really delicious soup. I know, I know, “Who on earth accidentally makes delicious soup?” Apparently, me. I feel like Christopher Columbus! It all started when I had the bright idea to make my dad’s daily fresh pressed juice A. without a juicer and B. without an awareness of …
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