Category Archives: Main Ingredient(s)

Saturated Fats, Part 3: A Bad Rap

by Catherine M. Haug,  January 2008; updated April 2019 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I recently (2008) read an MSNBC online article that is well written and right on target, concerning the lies and misunderstandings about saturated fats.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Omega-6 Fatty Acids

by Catherine M. Haug, December 2007; updated April 2019 (image, right, from Scientific Psychic (5)) As described in Fats & FattyAcids, The Omega number refers to the position of the last double bond in the fatty acid chain, as counted backwards … Continue reading

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Tips for making the perfect cup of hot chocolate

By Cat, Feb 6, 2019 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I found a very interesting article on making hot chocolate in today’s Daily Inter Lake, originally from the Star Tribune in St. Paul Minnesota, by Rick Nelson (1). While making … Continue reading

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Baked Trout

By Cat, Dec 5, 2018 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) During the winter it is hard to find fresh wild-caught fish like salmon, so I sometimes cook a fresh trout such as rainbow or steelhead. Unfortunately these are usually farm … Continue reading

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Roast Buffalo (Bison), several recipes

By Cat, Oct 2018 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) The following recipes are adapted from a flyer on Cooking Bison at my local grocery store. Bison is a very healthful meat, and tasty too. It is not as fatty, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti & Meatballs, with Grain-Free Spaghetti

By Cat, Oct 2018 (Photo right, from Wikimedia Commons) Spaghetti and meatballs has been a favorite for me since childhood, though not something my parents knew how to make. Dad had a friend in Great Falls, Montana whose wife was … Continue reading

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Cocktail or Seafood Sauce

By Cat, Sept 2018 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons (1)) Cocktail sauce has long been my go-to condiment for deep fried prawns and/or French fries. And now that I know how to make my own catsup (by lacto-fermentation), I love … Continue reading

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Good (Healthful) vs Bad (Not-Healthful) Fats and Oils

By Cat, July 20, 2018 (Image, right and below from The Real Skinny on Fat (1)) Check out the infographic (1), below (or see pdf version: GoodBadFats-infographic).  I do have a few comments about items in this infographic, also below. See … Continue reading

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Blueberry Crisp

By Cat, July 16, 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) A good friend has a blueberry orchard, so I’m always interested in trying a new way to fix them. This recipe, from the weekly “American Profile” insert in our local … Continue reading

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Keto Cacao Shake

By Cat, July 11, 2018 (Photo, right, from Amazon (4)) I have been following a keto eating plan, with intermittent fasting (14-16 hours of fasting every night, including sleep time) for several years and can attest to many benefits. and … Continue reading

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