Category Archives: sides

Chickpea Salad

Well Happy New Year Y’all! It just occurred to me that I haven’t hung out over here since November. I’ve made lots of fattening things since then. I’m also fairly certain that during this time, I’ve gone through 50 lbs of flour, an equal amount of sugar, and at least 30 lbs of butter. It […]

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Blood Orange and Jicama Salad

I adore the crunch and flavor of jicama. It’s sweet, starchy, crunch is a nice change of pace from blah carrots and celery. It has zero fat and cholesterol, and fits in perfect with my commitment to #10in10: Ten Weeks to Healthy in 2010. Thanks to Lori over at Recipe Girl for putting together this […]

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Homemade pasta- nothing better!

Ever since I saw Pastor Ryan’s “recipe” for homemade pasta over on The Pioneer Woman’s site, I have been looking for any opportunity to make it. Well, opportunity presented itself at a farewell dinner for my oldest daughter, when she felt that a change of scenery was in order, and decided that the windy city […]

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Orange, Radish, and Mint Salad

I have been so good about planning my meals ahead, and making sure I have ingredients on hand to make healthy dishes. I have found that if you do a little cookbook reading, and plan your meals ahead of time, you are less likely to eat poorly and/ or cheat, especially when trying to eat […]

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Welcome 2009! Lasciati andare in cucina!

I think for so many of us, 2009 was a welcome sight. We watched 2008 shoot itself in the foot, we locked the door behind it, threw away the key, and tried to sweep up the porch as if it had never even happened. The perfect crime, I suppose, if only the evidence of its […]

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