Category Archives: Fruit

Butternut Squash Risotto with Cauliflower Rice

By Cat, May 20, 2018 (Cauliflower  and Butternut Squash images right & below, respectively, are from Wikimedia Commons) Many people these days are discovering they have a sensitivity to gluten or grains in general, but love the food made with … Continue reading

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GMO foods, and How to Avoid Them

By Cat, Nov 2007; updated and re-published in May, 2018 (Image, right, from the Organic Consumers Assoc or OCA, used with permission) GMO means Genetically Modified Organism, and has become the most commonly-used term for Genetically Engineered (GE) foods. Another term … Continue reading

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Banana Tea for Sleeplessness

By Cat, May 8, 2018 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love bananas, and use them in my smoothie every morning. I’ve always wondered if there were something I could do with the peel besides adding it to my compost … Continue reading

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Spiced Banana Bread with Coconut Flour, Gluten-free

By Cat, March 29. 2018 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love banana bread and don’t have a problem with gluten, but this recipe sounds so good with nutmeg and cardamom spices, I decided I would give it a try … Continue reading

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Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby

By Cat, Mar 25, 2018 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I used to have Apple Dutch Baby at a small restaurant on the 2nd floor of Portland’s Galleria building, back in “the day” (1980s), but I’ve since forgot about that … Continue reading

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Cherry-Almond Smoothie

By Cat, Mar 2018 (image, right, is from Wikimedia Commons) This interesting recipe is from Dr. Alan Christianson, a functional medicine practitioner specializing in hormone and auto-immune issues. This smoothie offers many benefits for your adrenal and thyroid glands. See … Continue reading

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Caesar Salad and Dressing

By Cat, March 10, 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) This is a salad I don’t make very often, but when I do…..mmmmm. The anchovies in the dressing are what make its flavor so unique and wonderful. The Classic version … Continue reading

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Echinacea & Ginger Tea

By Cat, Feb 2018 (image, right, from from Lisa’s Project Vegan blog (6) It’s cold and flu season here in wintry Montana. “Some common symptoms of flu include high temperature, cold shivers, fatigue, and body pains.” (5)  It is best to … Continue reading

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Chicken Cutlets with Dried Plums and Sage

By Cat, Feb 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Chicken cutlets are quick and easy recipes that make a great presentation. Instead of pounding the chicken breasts into cutlets, I prefer to slice the breasts crosswise, about ½ inch thick, … Continue reading

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Indian-style stove-top chicken with dried fruit

By Cat, Jan 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Living here in NW Montana, there are not many opportunities to enjoy East-Indian cuisine. I learned to love this food when I lived in Portland, Oregon – especially naan bread and … Continue reading

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