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Recipe exchange experiment: Butternut squash bake and fudge

So the recipe exchange experiment was pretty much a failure on my end, but I did get two recipes out of it: butternut squash bake and a recipe for a single-serving of fudge. Continue reading

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For the love of hummus

I’ve never really liked mayonnaise, and I don’t know why. I always chose mustard on sandwiches instead of mayo and opted for non-mayo pasta salads over mayo-heavy macaroni salad. I could just tolerate it in things like chicken salad if the mayo was light. So when I cut out eggs, I had a great excuse … Continue reading

New healthy foods to try in 2012

This morning, Dr. Joy Bauer listed her top healthy food for 2012 on the Today show. (See: Today show “Healthy Food for 2012” video) Although Ann Curry began the segment with “move over quinoa” (which I still love) and “put down those kale chips” (which I’ve been meaning to try), this list is pretty awesome. … Continue reading

New spreads: Dairy-free. Soy-free. Guilt-free??

How am I supposed to feel about tropical oils? They’re cropping up in all sorts of products, but there is so much conflicting information out there. I remember hearing a year or so ago that you should avoid palm fruit oil. Manufacturers started relying on this oil in many processed foods when they received pressure … Continue reading

Recipe exchange experiment

The other day, I received an email that began “We are participating in a collective, constructive and hopefully TASTY experiment. As such, you have been invited to be part of a recipe exchange concept.” Please don’t hate me if I sent this to you. Continue reading

Holiday potluck dish: Sweet potato casserole

Have you ever had a cookbook from which you only ever used one recipe? Well, I have a lot of those, so during a recent move, I decided to get rid of a few. Naturally, one of them would have come in handy this past weekend, but the recipe was so simple it turns out … Continue reading

The Dairy Dilemma — Or, ‘What can I do when I’m allergic to both dairy and soy?’

Before starting my allergy-friendly diet, I loved dairy products. I drank milk with many meals; I ate yogurt and cheese all the time. I never understood people who didn’t like dairy products. Because I have never cared for eating a lot of meat and I’ve known about my egg allergy since 2005, dairy products seemed … Continue reading

Seasonal cravings: Part 1…

After making an amazing Reese’s substitute for Halloween, I’m now in search of substitutes to my favorite pumpkin treats: pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes and more! 🙂