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Random Bits

Random Bits

| March 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

On vegetarians: I have a new found respect for vegetarians who work in my office complex. See, I have been lax about bringing lunch to work over the past week and have had to use the cafeteria to fulfill that dietary requirement. However I had quickly learned that the cafeteria isn’t always a vegetarian-friendly place. […]

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Seared Tuna with Sesame Soy Drizzle

Seared Tuna with Sesame Soy Drizzle

| February 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

After discovering a few recipes for seared tuna recently, which are strikingly similar in cooking method but different in serving, I decided to try my hand at my own variation. There is nothing like a good slab of ahi tuna, seared just right – as in rare. It’s a delicious and firm fish.I used some […]

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Food for Rest

Food for Rest

| February 26, 2007 | 2 Comments

On a cold, snowy day, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book, a cup of hot tea, and a warm muffin or scone. I would love to do that today, but alas have to head off to work. If you are luckier than I though, consider raspberry white chocolate muffins or […]

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A Little Request . . .

A Little Request . . .

| February 23, 2007 | 7 Comments

I am borrowing an idea from Kalyn’s Kitchen, who borrowed the idea from The Amateur Gourmet. See, when an idea is really good, it gets used again and again. And Adam from The Amateur Gourmet had a really good one: who’s reading? So I am asking, as nicely as can be, that you fill out […]

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Broccoli Cheese Bake

Broccoli Cheese Bake

| February 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

So there I was, sitting at my desk at work. Idly clicking through Cooking Light‘s recipe archive when I found it: a broccoli recipe that I had to try. And when I say “had to” I mean right away, walk don’t run, need to do this now. Broccoli and Three-Cheese Casserole was calling me. So […]

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Sesame Soy Dressing

Sesame Soy Dressing

| February 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

Lunch. It was a lot simpler before – if I had time I would throw together a quick salad of lettuce, meat and cheese. But I am trying to lose weight and also not eating meat for Lent so the majority of my salad just went down the drain. And besides, I need more vitamins […]

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40 Meat Free Days

40 Meat Free Days

| February 22, 2007 | 2 Comments

For those of us who are Christian, Lent began today (Ash Wednesday). And for some of us, that means giving up something. This year, I have decided to part ways with meat for the 40 days of Lent. Though I was a vegetarian as a teen and young adult, it is a much harder thing […]

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Chicken Basil Soup with Carrots: When All Else Fails, Make Soup.

Chicken Basil Soup with Carrots: When All Else Fails, Make Soup.

| February 17, 2007 | 3 Comments

Thank you to all the well wishers who commented on Will being under the weather. Thankfully, he is feeling better now – though his stomach is still sensitive and milk is not his friend. Being that milk is his favorite drink, it stinks for him because that’s what he wants most. But I am doing […]

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Basil: Heal me.

Basil: Heal me.

| February 17, 2007 | 1 Comment

Well, Will’s ailment has infected our whole household. For Shawn, it started on Valentine’s Day, one day after Will first became sick. And while I did make an abbreviated dinner like Virtual Frolic suggested (I did the chicken, potatoes and mini cakes and skipped the rest), it wasn’t a pleasurable meal. The only really good […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Sick Bay

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Sick Bay

| February 14, 2007 | 4 Comments

Dinner tonight is up in the air. I had planned three courses: cheese fondue to start us off, followed by a lovely lemon rosemary roasted chicken with fingerling potatoes and green beans, and finished off with individual heart shaped chocolate cakes. But Will is ill. VERY ill. I won’t mar the blog with the gory […]

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