Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas Traditions – Part 2

When I was growing up, every Christmas Eve my grandmother made home-made Chop Suey.  This was my Uncle Bob’s special request – one of his favorite meals that she made for him every year when he drove to Illinois from … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions – Part 1

Every year when I travel to my parents’ home for Christmas, one of the first things I do is start a batch of eggnog.  The first year I made eggnog, my father was happy to have some.  On the other … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Shrimp, Roasted Poblanos, and Tomatillo Sauce

Recently, a friend sent me a delicious-looking recipe for a Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Avocado Timbale with Roasted Tomatillo Dressing.  I was going to make it as-is, but when I started gathering ingredients I decided to make some changes.  I … Continue reading

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A Little Taste of Summer

I was spoiled by fresh produce this summer, and have missed eating ripe tomatoes the most.  I was at the grocery store the other day and noticed a box of campari tomatoes that claimed to be as sweet and ripe … Continue reading

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My Breakfast Challenge

I have always been breakfast challenged.  I’ve heard for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But, I’m not a morning-person to begin with, and so preparing and eating a nutritious breakfast has never come easily … Continue reading

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Meatloaf with Beef, Soysage, and Quinoa

It was a record-cold day here in Atlanta, so I was in the mood for some comfort food. This fall when I discovered quinoa, I spotted a few recipes that used it in meatloaf. That sounded good to me, so … Continue reading

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Breakfast with the Chef MD

I’ve been really enjoying the ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine – it provides a lot of good information on nutrition, and how to combine foods for maximum health benefits.  Its focus is on whole foods, and making gradual changes … Continue reading

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