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: colds: sneezing, runny nose, and feeling tired and unwell; a low fever (99°F or under) … Continue reading

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Chicken Cutlets with Dried Plums, Sage & Balsamic

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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