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Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Spices, and How to Use Them

By Cat, Sept 2017 Cat’s note to self: Look up spices and words in red, and provide more info about them. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection. It is most often characterized by localized redness, swelling, … Continue reading

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Baked Summer Squash, Italian Style

By Cat, Sept 16, 2016 (Photo from Wikipedia) Squash is a very healthful veggie and I’m always looking for a new way to fix them, as I get tired of slicing and sautéing them. This recipe struck me because it … Continue reading

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Nuts n Seeds Poultry Stuffing

by Cat, Nov 2015 (Photo, right from Wikimedia Commons, originally by Sage Ross) See also: 1. Sides Menu; 2. Holiday Recipes Menu; 3. Soaking, Sprouting Nuts & Seeds Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many gluten-sensitive people are looking for a … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken or Game Hen with Za’atar

By Cat, July 2015 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I’d never heard of za’atar until I saw this recipe in the July 2015 issue of the Spry Living supplement in my local Daily Inter Lake newspaper. I love Middle Eastern … Continue reading

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Pasta with Pumpkin, Italian Sausage & Kale

By Cat, March 2013 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Pasta Menu; 2. Pasta (About); 3, Mediterranean Menu; This recipe is rather an odd combination of flavors: sweet (pumpkin), spicy (sausage) and bitter (kale), but it works. The original recipe uses campanelle (bell), but any curly … Continue reading

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Corn Bread or Muffins-I

By Cat, Jan 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) The most important consideration when making cornbread, is the source of the cornmeal. Since most commercial feed corn – the kind of corn used to make cornmeal and corn starch – is GMO, … Continue reading

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Dried Plum and Olive Chicken Braise

By Cat, Nov 2011 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) This is a Mediterranean dish similar to a Moroccan tagine, but with Italian flavors. The original recipe uses a crock pot or other slow-cooker; alternately you can use a covered casserole in … Continue reading

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Polenta, shortcut method, with variations

By Cat, Sept 8, 2014 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Includes: 1. Basic shortcut polenta; 2. Herbed-Ricotta Polenta; 3. Polenta with Fontina & Sun-Dried Tomatoes; 4. Blue Cheese Polenta; 5. Polenta with Yogurt, Lemon & Dill Raw corn polenta is really just … Continue reading

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Meat Fillings for Pierogi

By Cat, June 2014 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Includes: 1. Potato and Ground Beef Filling; 2. Ground Beef, Potato and Cheese Filling; 3. Potato, Ground Beef & Pork Filling See also: 1. Pierogi Ruski; 2. Cream Cheese Pierogi Pastry; 3. Ethnic Recipes Menu (scroll down to Eastern Europe … Continue reading

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Russian Vegetable Pie or Pierogi

By Cat, May 2009 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Includes: 1. Russian Vegetable Pie; 2. Variation: Pierogi See also: 1. Ethnic Recipes Menu (scroll down to Eastern Europe & Russian section) See Russian Vegetable Pie & Pierogi-pdf for a printable pdf version of this … Continue reading

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