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Homemade Tuna Noodle Casserole without Canned Soup

Homemade Tuna Noodle Casserole without Canned Soup

It might be summer, but I’m in the mood for comfort food.  The theme of this week’s Summer Fest is peas, but when I started brainstorming ideas for a fresh and summery recipe involving peas, I kept coming back to comfort food.  It might have been the cloudy weather we had earlier in the week or it might have been the terrible, no good day I had yesterday, but when I thought of peas there were only two ways I wanted to eat them – in a tuna casserole or with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy.  I opted for the casserole, which is serious comfort food for me. Continue reading →

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Whole Wheat Pigs in a Blanket with Cheddar Cheese

Whole Wheat Pigs in a Blanket

I haven’t been cooking much lately because we’ve been so busy, but every once in a while I get an urge to make something strange like these whole wheat pigs in a blanket.  They made a fun and fairly quick lunch and were surprisingly delicious.  I wasn’t planning on writing about them, but they turned out to be really tasty, so why not share? Continue reading →

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Braised Short Rib Sandwich with Caramelized Onion Marmalade

Braised Short Rib Sandwich with Salad

Did you watch the Super Bowl yesterday?  Did you eat way too much junk food and/or consume a few too many adult beverages?  I bet a lot of you did.  While I didn’t drink (or watch much of the game), I took full advantage of the Super Bowl Sunday excuse to eat junk food, including lots of chips and dip and a bit too much ice cream.  But the best thing I ate yesterday, by far, was this braised short rib sandwich. Continue reading →

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Wordless Wednesday: End-of-Summer Caprese Tart

Savory Caprese Tart

While visiting my sister-in-law and niece in Oregon, I made this Caprese Tart with fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and eggs from these chickens. The simple and delicious recipe is from Salty Seattle and can be found here.

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Radiatori with Tomato-Cream Sauce and Fresh Basil

Radiatori with Tomato-Cream Sauce and Fresh Basil

After my recent post about the huge dietary changes I’ve made, I’m sure you’re rather surprised to see this big plate of pasta.  Yes, I ate some of it.  It was fantastic.

I guess this would be a perfect time to tell you a bit more about my approach to low carb eating.  Yes, I have almost completely cut grains out of my diet for now (and many other things as well).  I plan on eating this way for the rest of my life because I feel better than I ever have.  I haven’t eaten pasta for about three months and for the most part, I really haven’t missed it much.  And that’s because I’ve never had any intention of completely restricting myself from a food that I love so much.  I will sometimes eat pasta, but when I do, it will be with intention.  It will be made with wonderful, fresh ingredients and it will be shared with the ones I love.  Maybe I will only eat a few bites, which is what I did last night, maybe I will eat a bit more.  I just don’t know yet.  But one thing I do know is that it will never be a last-minute meal thrown together from a box, consumed in front of the television.  Never. Continue reading →

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Curried Scrambled Eggs

Curried Scrambled Eggs with Avocado and Fruit

I’ve been eating eggs for breakfast quite a bit lately.  This isn’t because I’m stuck in a rut, but because I feel good when I eat eggs and I just really like them.  And okay, maybe I have been in a bit of a rut. Continue reading →

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

The more I eat this soup, the more I think I should have named it “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Loaded Baked Potato Soup!”  If, like me, you are trying to cut back on your carbohydrate consumption but have occasional cravings for a hearty potato soup, this one will definitely satisfy your needs.

Head over to Pinch My Salt Reviews to find the recipe, step-by-step photos, and information about Paula Deen’s Real Women of Philadelphia contest.

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives Recipe

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Dinner Tonight: Roasted Chicken Thighs and Cauliflower

Roasted Chicken Thighs and Cauliflower with Capers

I saw this simple one-dish dinner on the PBS show Everyday Food recently and it looked so good, I reached for my notepad and scribbled down the basic instructions.  Of course when I went to look for my notes this afternoon so that I could recreate it for dinner tonight, the notepad was nowhere to be found.  And that’s the story of my life.

Luckily, I found the recipe online and dinner was saved.  If you’re looking for an inexpensive, easy dinner that can be on the table in about 30 minutes, give this one a try!

Roasted Chicken Thighs and Cauliflower from Everyday Food on PBS

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