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Choline and lecithin

by Catherine M. Haug,  January 2011; updated 4/12/19 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Lecithin is made from two B-vitamins: inositol (B8) and choline (B4). Both are important nutrients for brain development (7): Inositol has a calming effect on the central … Continue reading

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Butyrate

by Catherine M. Haug,  Mar 2015; updated April 2019 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Butyrate (butyric acid) is a 4-carbon fatty acid from which butter gets its name. It is one of the most important short chain fatty acids produced … Continue reading

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Asparagus Fontina/Gruyere Tart

By Cat, April 4, 2018 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I found this recipe in our Daily Inter Lake newspaper, where a photo of the tart (2) really set my mouth to watering. The recipe is originally adapted by Susan … 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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Sweet & Spicy Roasted Nuts 

By Cat, Nov 2007 (recipe originally part of Soaking & Sprouting, etc.: Nuts and Seeds article) (Photo right, from Wikimedia Commons, originally by Sage Ross) I love walnuts, almonds, cashews and pecans, and am happy to eat them plain. But sometimes you want … Continue reading

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Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans

By Cat, Nov 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I just got some pecans from a Texas friend, so decided to try this recipe to accompany my Thanksgiving Game Hen. Pecans are just about my favorite nuts, and I love … Continue reading

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Mediterranean-Style Harissa-Spiced Cod with Polenta, with Fennel-Orange Salad

by Cat, October 2017 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) As a person of Scandinavian descent, I love cod (and lutefisk made from cod). My usual way to prepare this fish is to bake it with butter, dill, salt and pepper … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Beet Quick Bread

By Cat, Sept 7, 2017 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) My birthday is just a few days away and I’ve been thinking about what kind of treat to make for myself. Then I saw this recipe in our daily newspaper, … Continue reading

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Austrian Sachertorte

By Cat, May 27, 3017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) My first exposure to a real chocolate torte was the famous Austrian Sachertorte, from the Hotel Sacher in Vienna (photo, right). After a good friend spent her honeymoon in Europe, a package arrived on my doorstep … Continue reading

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Green Spring Pilaf

By Cat, Mar 30, 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I used to eat a lot of rice, especially as risotto, but then cut way back after learning that rice, especially brown rice, is heavily contaminated with arsenic, which is a … Continue reading

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