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Beet & quinoa soup

Quinoa is one of my favorite grains since it’s a good protein source and therefore great food for vegetarians and vegans and good for my daughter who loves it and getting her to eat protein is hard. Quinoa takes flavor of what ever you mix it with really well so …

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Greek inspired desert

I continue down my road of cravings for international foods. I decided for 2009 to come up with more interesting inspirations for my blog so here I go. Now I don’t know if I can call today’s posting interesting but it’s darn good and I love having it since I …

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Thai Inspired noodles

A couple of years ago we went to Thailand and ate our self silly. The food is so good and the flavor intense. I have to confess that after a couple of weeks on the Thai food we were craving “regular” food (what ever that means) and actually went for …

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Gluten free carrot cake

It’s no secret I have a sweet tooth. But since my thyroid is not working properly sugar and flour is two things I have to stay clear of but today I venture into land of low sugar and flour cakes and created a carrot cake. I have to admit I was …

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Pyttipanna in Swedish means small in pan and it’s small pieces of vegetables and meats cooked in a pan. It’s a traditional Swedish dish. I’m trying to use a lot of root vegetables and this seemed like a good and very easy way to use them, besides it’s my husbands …

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The many faces of lentils

I went to see my doctor to day about my hypothyroid and we talked about about the foods I need to avoid right now and how hard it is t be vegetarian and not be able to eat soy. I told him I’m getting tired of eating beans, beans and more …

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Warm root vegetables and bean salad

I had planned to watch the inauguration today on TV while having a nice lunch so this is my inauguration lunch. The flavors of the vegetables mixed with the salty, sour and spicy of the dressing works wonderful. With this I ate bread spread with avocado and sliced tomatoes. I …

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Simple Carrot Salad

We have a lot of carrots at home because I had planned to make pickled carrots but ran out of time. Now it’s carrots all day long. Yesterday, I made this simple carrot salad to accompany our lentil dinner. It’s super easy to make and the sweetness makes it perfect …

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Creamy Detoxifing Blueberry Smoothie

James is on a detox diet, so that means no dairy, soy, flour or sugar. As you can imagine versatility in his menu can seem limited at times and a creative mind is a must to make breakfast interesting. I think I am the right woman for the job. I …

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Soy Sauce Infused Shiitake Mushrooms and Bean Sprouts

Just after the birth of our daughter Isabella we had a postpartum doula care for us. Aparna is wonderful and she cooked the most amazing and wholesome food. She brought wholesome food to our new family after too long on take-out. One of her dishes James loved so much was soy sauce infused …

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