Tag Archives: sugar

Carbohydrates: a Review

By Cat, April 2019 (combining sections from January 2011 andMarch 2015 posts) There are three commonly recognized classes of carbs, all of which are discussed here: Sugars, starches and fiber (more on this, below). Carbohydrate is a form of stored energy … 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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Lacto-fermented Onions

By Cat, Oct 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons; and below from Pickl-it (4)) A friend just gave me a bunch of onions and shallots from her garden, more than I can eat before they go bad, so I’ve decided … 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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Blueberry-Pecan Bread

By Cat, Aug 2, 2017  (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons, and below from  Wikimedia Commons) We have a local blueberry orchard (Yellow Bay Gardens) in our small community that produces wonderfully flavored berries, so I’m always looking for ways to … Continue reading

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Pastel de Nata (Portugese Custard Tart)

By Cat, March 2017 (Image, right, from Viking River Cruises, cropped) I’d never heard of this tiny treat until I got the newsletter from Viking River Cruises that included this recipe. But I’ve long been a fan of anything custard. … Continue reading

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Sticky ginger chicken

By Cat, Mar 2017 (photo, right, from Lisa’s Project Vegan blog (2) I’m always on the lookout for new, quick chicken recipes, and I’m also looking for ways to add fresh spices like ginger and turmeric to my meals; this recipe … Continue reading

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Apple-Almond Custard Cake

¾ By Cat, Jan 2017 (Photo, right, from Nutrition Action (1)) When I saw this in the weekly Nutrition Action newsletter, it reminded me of the apple-almond desserts in the Scandinavian countries I visited in 2006. Every community has a … Continue reading

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