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Farinata with Pecorino, Lombata and Baby Arugula

I am a fan of quick and easy when it comes to everyday cooking. Let’s face it…. who has time to cook fancy schmancy meals every day when you’ve got things like full time jobs and (furry) kids and a spousal unit you wish to spend actual time with. But…

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I have no idea what to call these, but they will knock your socks off.

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I need a name for these. Seriously, I don’t know what to call them. They are no grain, gluten free, paleo friendly (I think?), calorie dense, snack bars with about 4 grams of protein each (if SparkPeople can be believed: I used their calculator). They are also like crack. Crack…

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Quick and Dirty Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Last night I was unenthused about everything remotely related to food. Even have those days where you are hungry but you just don’t feel like anything appeals?  The thought of actually consuming something brings on a bout of apathy? You’d think, considering how often this happens to me, that I’d…

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Kibbeh-inspired Pot Roast

I combined my love of Middle Eastern Spices with the traditional pot roast recipe to come up with something mildly spiced but very flavorful. I’ve also substituted white potatoes for sweet potatoes for a little different flavor (and to be more South Beach Diet friendly- sweet potatoes are phase 2 only and are considered a “starch” because of the amount of natural sugar in them)

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Sausage, Escarole and White Beans

I love to make this on a cold night. It’s warm and satisfying and disgustingly easy to make. Too substantial to be called a “soup” but not quite a stew.If spice isn’t your thing, use sweet Italian sausage. But make sure whichever sausage you buy, it’s packed with flavor. It’s the main seasoning in the recipe.

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Texas Caviar

This recipe for Texas Caviar was shared by Brie  in the South Beach Diet group on Ravelry. Since not everyone can get on Ravelry, I posted the recipe here with Brie’s permission. This is Brie’s original recipe. I will confess to making this with two 15 ounce cans of black…

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Just Can It: Black Bean Soup.

We have been trying to eat at least one serving of beans a day . Black beans are basically my favorite! They are great because they are a complex carbohydrate and the Doc says they help stabilize blood sugar and do mad good things for your cholesterol levels. Surprisingly, they…

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Oatmeal Pancakes

Since I’ve not been able to make class for a week (thanks to my job taking up all my time lately! Must need to figure out how to get out of there on time) I thought I’d post about my breakfast. Oatmeal Pancakes: Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone <–…

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