Recipes

Recipe: Italian Stir Fry

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This one’s a concoction of my own fevered imagination and a desire to get more fresh veggies into our diet. All ingredients given here are suggestions, make up your own mix based on what you have available/like! All times and temperatures are estimated, you know your stove better than I do.

Recipe: Zero Alarm Chili

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On friday, I started sneezing at 8am.  I didn’t slow down until 8pm.  Despite working from home and generally avoiding sick people, there was one inlet for infection that I forgot:  I pick up medications at my local pharmacy.  I often have to wait in line at the pharmacy counter, surrounded by red-nosed, snuffling, coughing…

Not Your Mother’s Cookbook: Using Google Docs as an Online Cookbook

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I’ve tried lots of different ways of organizing my recipes.  purchased cookbook notebooks and index cards (which had to be rewritten by hand from the original sources), a 3-ring binder (printing or ripping or writing recipes onto paper), various online recipe savers/collectors (where you have to enter in all the ingredients from a database), a…

Foolproof Brown Rice

ok, so maybe not foolproof, and maybe not original but certainly the way I‘ve found to make it well without burning or undercooking. When I first started trying to eat healthier, I was told white rice has too many simple carbs and I should use brown rice instead.  “OK”, I thought, “sounds easy enough let…

Leftovers That Aren’t Left Over: Beef Penne Bake

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While I love to cook, I’m like most people where I don’t like to cook every night. Leftovers, in general, are not a great option. Enter “divided cooking”. Divided cooking is a term I use to describe making a dish to a point where there’s not much left to do, and dividing it into separate containers to freeze and finish at a later date…