Four Years

Yesterday marked four years since Chris and I met at WorldCon in Anaheim. Chris took yesterday and today off, and we’ve been enjoying a rare, four-day weekend filled with gaming, food, and each other. Last night we had dinner at Cafe Carolina, our favorite restaurant. It’s a lovely little family-run authentic Italian place with amazing …

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Quinoa Chili

The quinoa experiments continue! My latest revelation has been something I’m calling “Quinoa Chili.” It’s hearty, healthy, easy, and much lighter than actual chili. (Because hey, no meat!) I started with this Spanish-style Quinoa recipe and mixed things up. More garlic, of course. Red pepper instead of green. More canned tomatoes, plus a can of …

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Get Well Soup

First, the cookies. I felt so good about the last batch of chocolate chip cookies, I decided to expand my repertoire to Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. (Modifications: Butter instead of shortening; 2 tsp vanilla; extra oats.) These went well (the batter was delicious!), but with two full cups of oats and two full cups of …

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Field Roast Experiment

My favorite food during Thanksgiving is the Leftover Sandwich. Traditionally, the sandwich is made by toasting bread, slathering on some mayo, and layering turkey, stuffing, and cranberry-orange relish until you’ve achieved a beautiful, moist, gooey masterpiece. This is sometimes known as The Best Sandwich in the World. For years now, I’ve been enjoying the turkey …

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PB+B+H = YUM

It’s been so long since I’ve talked about food! Tonight I had one of my new favorite dishes, so simple and so very delicious: Peanut butter, banana, and honey. From Food and Drink I normally eat this on a wheat pita, but I only had bread tonight. Either way, toasting the vessel is critical so …

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Mmm, Gorgonzola…

Yesterday was not a great day for eating healthy. It started out just fine, with a bowl of Cinnamon Puffins smothered in blueberries. (Many blueberries are lurking just below the surface of the milk, I assure you.)

First Foodie Pic!

My research into healthier eating continues! Inspired by Off Her Cork and her wonderful blog (good eats *and* martial arts — the perfect gateway drug!), I’m determined to change more than just my vegetarian status. I want to reduce my intake of processed foods, eat more raw and home-concocted meals, improve my intake of vitamins …

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