Showing posts tagged as 'vegetarian'


Tags: Inspiration, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

October 02, 2010 21:03

On the way home from lunch on Friday, I took one of my friends to our local Trader Joe's. She's never been to one, and since it was on the way and I needed a few things, we made the stop.One of the items on my shopping list was a re-supply of their 17 Bean & Barley Soup Mix I blogged about the other day.In fact, I bought several bags for my co-workers who asked me to pick a bag up for them....

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Bean Soup

Tags: Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

September 26, 2010 20:34

Trader Joe's several weeks ago, and I picked up a bag of 17 Bean & Barley Soup Mix. I was on a mission to begin stocking my pantry for the fall/winter, and I really wanted to move away from canned beans, which are loaded with sodium.You'll remember from earlier posts that beans are one of the most healthy and economical things you can eat. Just 1/4 cup of this mix contains 52% of your daily...

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Want To Get Healthy?

Tags: Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 31, 2010 20:49

This weekend will mark the end of the summer. Even though school started today in my area, I've always felt like summer hangs on until Labor Day. After that, the leaves start falling, cool weather returns, and I start thinking about soups, stews, and heartier fare. I can't wait! Don't get me wrong, I love summer. But fall is my favorite time of the year.About this time last year, I learned...

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Try Something New

Tags: Gardening, Main-course, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 22, 2010 20:51

Over the last couple of trips to the local Farmer's Market, I've been eyeing they array of tomatoes at the various tables. Yesterday, I decided to take the plunge and bought two pounds of the heirloom variety known as Yellow Brandywine. The farmer told me that they were slightly sweet and less acidic compared to the red varieties. Since Yellow Pear tomatoes are one of my all time favorites, I...

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Watch What You Eat

Tags: Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 18, 2010 20:52

Several weeks ago, I was shopping at a Walmart Supercenter with a college student. He was helping me buy food for a college retreat we were setting up. This young man has several relatives with diabetes in his immediate family, and he's become more aware of the importance to taking care of himself. It's been great for me, since I bounce a lot of stuff off him, including the feel of this blog....

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Dream Big

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 15, 2010 22:58

By now, you've figured out that I have a growing addiction to all these cooking shows that are on cable. Tonight, it was the season finale of TheNext Food Network Star. You'll have to find out who got their own show, but this last episode was pretty engaging. I didn't watch the show each week, but just catch it from time to time.

The funny thing is, I'm not interested in most of the food that is...

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Bon Appetit

Tags: Inspiration, Vegan, Vegetarian

August 13, 2010 22:18

A year ago this weekend, I became a vegetarian. Based on the research that's currently out there, many illnesses, including Type II diabetes, can be reversed in most patients when they switch to a this type of diet.Just because the experts tout the benefits of something doesn't make it easy. I wasn't convinced, mainly because I didn't want to give up something that I really enjoy. I decided...

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New Recipes

Tags: Dessert, Italy, Main-course, Vegetarian

August 10, 2010 06:27

For all those who are looking for something to do with your bumper crop of tomatoes, I've posted some new appetizer and main course recipes. There's also a wonderful new salad from sunny Sicily. I think you'll enjoy them all as much as my friends and I did Saturday night.For dessert, I simply took four ripe peaches, peeled and sliced, and mixed them together with a pint of local blackberries....

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Summer Evenings and Baby Eggplant

Tags: Appetizers, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegetarian

August 08, 2010 21:53

Lately, it's been too hot and humid to sit outside in the evenings. I guess I've just gotten too used to air conditioning:( Last night, the weather being nice, I had the chance to have dinner under my pergola with some friends. Just about everything we ate came from my local farmer's market, and it was all delicious. The red wine was a gift from a previous guest. It complemented the food...

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I’m addicted

Tags: Blogging, Inspiration, Vegetarian

August 06, 2010 21:19

Top Chef. Sorry if I scared you :)I first started watching when I found out one of our local chefs was competing. As it turned out, he lost, but the whole concept of a bunch of chefs showing their culinary mastery week after week was fascinating to me, and I kept coming back for more.This past spring, I had the chance to visit Volt, the restaurant owned by chef Bryan Voltaggio. He was the...

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