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Quick Pickled Green Beans

Aug 24, 2015
Quick Pickled Green Beans

I've been craving pickled green beans, and luckily have a large batch of green beans freshly harvested from the garden. Just add a few spices, and voila - here's a way to keep those green beans fresh in the frig for the next few weeks!Ingredients:1 pou...

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Cavegrrl
Recipe: Chili Lime Shrimp with Vegetables and Quinoa

Aug 16, 2015
Recipe: Chili Lime Shrimp with Vegetables and Quinoa

Last Monday, Andy and I attended a hospitality professionals meeting and I won a bag of groceries from Whole Foods Arden (Sacramento). They are also members of the group and brought the bag to give away at the meeting through a raffle of business cards of all the attendees. We rarely buy quinoa, because...

Stealth Cooking
Carrot Salad with Lovage

Jul 29, 2015
Carrot Salad with Lovage

I've just discovered lovage at last weekend's farmer's market. When I see something I haven't tried before, I usually ask the vendor about it ... and try it. Some things I like, some things I don't. But, lovage! Lovage is an old herb, and isn't seen of...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Where to get fresh, local food in Placer County and Nevada County CA

Where to get fresh, local food in Placer County and Nevada County CA

“MILLENNIALS ARE CHANGING food as we know it,” writes Forbes magazine, citing a report that young adults are willing to pay more for fresh, local food and will go to great lengths to find it. Their preferences have helped fuel a boom in organic food, which broke a record last year, totaling $39 billion...

A Girl And Her Fork
Sesame-Soy Grilled Asparagus

May 18, 2015
Sesame-Soy Grilled Asparagus


Wow, I’m so glad April is OVER. Shortly after I posted about my mom passing, the car vandalism and someone doing a hit and run on the rental…someone broke into our locked backyard while we were at work and stole some locked bikes and expensive lawn equipment.  Can you...

Foods for the Soul
Chicken Peanut Soy Noodles

Mar 25, 2015
Chicken Peanut Soy Noodles

A quick & easy dinner perfect for busy weeknights! Gluten-free, low-carb, protein-packed and full of flavor!     With just over a week left until my cookbook deadline, I’m practically swimming in chocolate. I dream about cookies at night, I contemplate cupcake frostings on my runs, and I fill up my shopping cart with...

Nanny Goats in Panties
Vegetable Evangelism

Vegetable Evangelism

Or, How a Vegetable Hater Bottomed Out and Then Saw the Truth, the Light and the Way of Anthocyanins. Have I ever told you how much I hate vegetables? I hate them THIS MUCH! That is, until recently. Something happened that has caused me to eat more vegetables in the last three weeks than...

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Stealth Cooking
Tangy Red Cabbage

Feb 14, 2015
Tangy Red Cabbage

This cooked cabbage is spicy and savory ... and equally good hot or cold, making it an excellent side dish for both an inside winter meal and for a summer picnic.Ingredients:1 tsp. olive oil1/2 head red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced1/2 hard pear, pe...

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Toscanelli Beans with Sage

Feb 10, 2015
Toscanelli Beans with Sage

I read somewhere that Toscanelli beans are the Rolls Royce of beans in Italy - white beans, small, tender, creamy, delicious. They're thin skinned, so they readily absorb the flavors they're cooked with. So, when I saw some for $3.00 per pound, I snatc...

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Cavegrrl
Meatless Mondays: Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Jan 26, 2015
Meatless Mondays: Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Soup

We enjoyed this homemade soup (my own recipe) on Saturday night paired with delicious gluten free and vegan sandwiches from Pushkins Bakery. If you haven’t tried their “adult grilled cheese” or “the buzz”, please do. Both sandwiches are vegan and gluten free and are utterly delicious. It was fun to have a completely vegan...

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