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Trying Vegan

For 2016 I’m planning on trying on some lifestyle changes for one month at a time. This month’s focus is on a Vegan diet. I’ve attempted this before but have never been successful longer than 5 minutes. Being the main cook of the house, and having a meat loving husband and child make it challenging […]

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Greens 30 through 32

A poster at Whole Foods! Why yes, yes I can! Quinoa salad with roasted brussels sprouts, squash, and ham. Curry lentil soup with kale. Kale chips from Trader Joes (Really yummy) alongside my vegetable soup Risotto with brussels sprouts, spinach, ham, chicken, and mushrooms. Pink bubbly to celebrate my acceptance into grad school! About: I’ve […]

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Rice, Spice and everything nice

We picked up our local pig from the butcher and enjoyed some pork chops and bacon this weekend. I’ve had great pork chops before, but probably never bacon of this caliber. Holy moly it was good. The bacon fat was totally different than store bought bacon. I threw out our old bacon fat and started […]

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Shaved Pork and Summer Fruit

I got this new amazing book: Rustic Italian Food By Marc Vetri and David Jouaquim. I had to try the brined pork shoulder recipe immediately. It was delicious. The recipe is a shaved pork shoulder with plums and cantaloupe. And even though it is far from plum season, we lucked out with a delicious cantaloupe […]

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Cooking for the Future – Tamales and Chili

Ive been having trouble getting dinner ready lately and with all the CSA veggies we get every week, I hate to see anything go to waste. We had a ton of parsley, cilantro. scallions, banana peppers, tomatoes, and walla walla onions that needed to be put to good use. We split a quarter cow with […]

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Investing in my future health

Women who had gestational diabetes face ugly statistics regarding Type II diabetes. Something like 50% will develop Type II diabetes within 5-10 years. I didn’t even know about gestational diabetes before getting pregnant, but I did know I was at a higher risk for developing Type II diabetes. So during my pregnancy I figured out […]

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Cold Pea Green and Pear Soup

This cold spring soup is phenomenal. I had something similar at Lovely’s 50/50 in Portland last spring, right after I’d gotten pea greens in my CSA and didn’t know what to do with them. From now on, I will seek them out. My 9 month old baby loves this soup too. Ingredients: 1 bunch Pea […]

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Food in November

Steak with shitakes and onion, couscous salad with tomatoes and cucumber, Persimmon season — my favorite time of the year. An indian eggplant dish with some spaghetti squash Orechiette with arugula pecan pesto, spaghetti squash with butter, parsley and Parmesan Steak with Chantrelles. Kobocha and golden pippin squash soup and salad with escarole, papaya, and […]

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Food pics

I’ve been taking photos of my dinners. A small step towards getting back into a routine while taking care of the newborn. Here they are:

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Fine Food

Juniper is about to wake up any second but I thought I’d make a quick post. I’ve been thinking about how, even with a challenging newborn, we’ve been able to have fresh cooked meals almost every night. And I’ve been thinking about how, for close to ten years now, Tom and I have eaten dinner […]

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Reset

Now that Juniper is here, and has her own blog, I’m going to get back to art and life on my own blog. Probably starting with some sharing of art websites I like, since I’m confined to a nursing chair for so many hours of the day! Hurray for ipads. My gestational diabetes appears to […]

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My Gestational Diabetes Food Arsenal

I have to eat constantly to try and maintain my weight. Since I’ve cut out all simple carbs and have limited my grains to almost nothing, it’s hard getting enough calories to gain weight. So I have a smorgasbord of snacks on hand. Here are the foods that get me through the day. Nuts Almonds, […]

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Pregnancy Week 33

7 weeks to go. Holy Shmoly. My belly has taken on weird new dimensions. I’m starting to stress. I feel time ticking away. They’ve been trying to hire a replacement for me at work. He signed today and it’s official. I means I probably won’t have to work through July 15th, and that means more […]

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Sugar Cube, I heart You Big Time.

Ohhhh. Myyyyy. Gaaawwwd. I just had the best brownie sundae of my life. But lets back up first. A month ago I had a test show some high glucose readings, so I decided to be safe and cut out most sugars and simple starches from my diet. It’s been pretty easy, except I’ve had a […]

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Pregnancy Week 25

Here I am, week 25. Things are pretty smooth sailing. I’ve needed more naps lately, and I hurt my stomach muscles swimming last week, but other than that I’m doing good. I’ve been having trouble gaining weight. I know that sounds crazy, but that’s where I’m at. I’ve gained 9.5 pounds total. I’m not depriving […]

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Leek Wild Mushroom Quiche

Quiche is good food. It’s quick and easy to make when you don’t know what to cook for dinner. We had a wild mushroom pack that needed eating and I just got some fennel in our weekly CSA. I use a store bought whole wheat crust. They are too handy to pass up and are […]

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The First Week of Our Winter CSA

We joined Big Leaf Farm’s winter CSA program and I just picked up our first installment yesterday. We got beautiful red carrots, savoy cabbage, onions, garlic, acorn squash. fennel, pak choy, and broccoli. To celebrate last night I made some farro risotto with savoy cabbage, bacon, mushrooms and apple. It was yum yum yum. Farro […]

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What I didn't eat

Ok, for over a week now I’ve been in a hormone tornado. I can’t stand it. I feel so, so awful. And as part of feeling awful, I feel like I weigh 5000 pounds. I weepily logged into my new Kaiser Permanente website tonight to see what they had in the way of weight loss […]

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