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Whole Foods – Eating Well to Feel Well

Whole Foods – Eating Well to Feel Well

Whole Foods – Eating Well to Feel Well This has been on my mind for a while now. By a while I mean years. I was away last week, enjoying the luxury of having every meal prepared for me. Let me tell you – put a wonderful director in a kitchen with a handful of teenagers, most of whom are new to the facility this year – and they can put out a great meal. We take our tableware to…

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce – Natural Sweetener, No HFCS

Homemade Barbecue Sauce – Natural Sweetener, No HFCS

Homemade Barbecue Sauce Who doesn’t love homemade barbecue sauce! This basic recipe is a one-pot sauce, easy to make, delicious and adjustable to suit your tastes. It’s a great addition another one-pot recipe, Baked Beans, and a dipping sauce even kids who usually only like ranch-style sauces will like. I can’t eat a lot of the commercially made barbecue sauces. They contain high fructose corn syrup, an ingredient that makes my blood sugar soar. If you’re avoiding HFCS you’ll need…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble – No Artificial Sweeteners

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble – No Artificial Sweeteners

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Recipe Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble is one of our favorite desserts. Late-bearing rhubarb ensures I have fresh rhubarb at the same time the strawberries are ripe. If you don’t have both ripe together you can freeze clean, slice and freeze the rhubarb in quart bags. This recipe works with frozen strawberries but you’ll need to be very careful to drain the juice. Save that juice! You can make strawberry jelly. Do you know the proper way to harvest…

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Pickled Fiddleheads Recipe

Pickled Fiddleheads Recipe

olPickled Fiddleheads Recipe Fiddleheads are the first wild plant food we forage each year. They break through the duff in wet spots along river and stream banks. I like them steamed or simmered and topped with butter, salt and pepper. Sauteed in butter and sprinkled with blue cheese crumbles is a favorite. The stronger flavor of the fiddleheads is a good match for the blue cheese. It’s a mouthful of flavor. But pickled fiddleheads, they’re the best. Pickled fiddleheads are…

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Chili Lime Salmon – On the Grill or In The Oven

Chili Lime Salmon – On the Grill or In The Oven

Chili Lime Salmon Salmon! We catch more salmon in spring than other times of the year, and we eat them about as fast as we bring them home. It isn’t very often that we have more than one or two in the freezer. The weather isn’t cooperating for fly fishing yet but it shouldn’t be long. Until then, we’re using Atlantic salmon to make Chili Lime Salmon. Dill is the typical go-to seasoning but we like something different now and…

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Rosemary Mustard Crusted Ham – Low Carb

Rosemary Mustard Crusted Ham – Low Carb

Rosemary Mustard Crusted Ham We love ham. Smoked, baked, glazed, scored, boiled dinner – we love ham. Rosemary Mustard Crusted ham is a new favorite recipe. I didn’t come up with this on my own. I mixed three ideas from recipes I found online all together and did a lot of adjusting to get it just right. A spicy stone ground mustard works well for us because we like the flavor and texture. You should use any prepared mustard you…

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Chicken Capri

Chicken Capri

Chicken Capri Oh winter pudge. We can’t be friends anymore. I’ve been eating healthier, cooking new dishes, trying new methods, and losing a few pounds. This low-carb, Keto, South Beach, healthy, delicious, you-name-it recipe works well with wild turkey, domestic turkey, chicken, pheasant and most likely quail, woodcock, ruffed grouse and other upland game birds. Ricotta cheese is seasoned and tops the chicken. When baked, it makes a creamy, flavorful cheese sauce. You can serve this with rice or pasta…

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Lazy Shrimp Creole – Easy One-Pot Meal

Lazy Shrimp Creole – Easy One-Pot Meal

Lazy Shrimp Creole Let’s be honest. This Maine girl doesn’t know much at all about Shrimp Creole. We’ve been eating healthier lately so I can get rid of winter pudge before summer gets here. I’ve been craving something different. Soup and stew is getting old and there’s still too much snow to bring out the grill. This dish is as hot as you want it to be so it’ll warm you up if it’s still winter where you live. Lazy…

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How to Make Bacon

How to Make Bacon

How to Make Bacon Before I cured our first bacon I did a lot of research online. How to make bacon. If you Google that you’ll get how to cook bacon and recipes using bacon but not nearly as many links to how to MAKE bacon. I probably should have used “cure” instead of make. Susy at Chiot’s Run made bacon that looked incredible. “I can do that,” I thought. If I’m going to eat bacon I want it to…

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Deviled Eggs – Classic Recipe And Twists

Deviled Eggs – Classic Recipe And Twists

Deviled Eggs The mid-winter point is like an on switch for the ducks and chickens. We went from buying a few dozen eggs between Christmas and the end of January to having five dozen eggs in the fridge. The dogs are having scrambled cracked or frozen eggs for breakfast. What do you do when you have a lot of eggs all of a sudden? Deviled eggs. I love this traditional Deviled eggs recipes and also love variety. There are five…

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