Jan 122015
I, Maggie, CANNOT eat dairy, Hmfph!

For one of my new year’s resolutions I determined to try raw milk, or at least the closest to it that I can come in my state, and see how it affected me. It did not go well. I started out by choosing the most natural and unprocessed milk available to me. It’s comes from […]

Dec 282014
New Year's Resolutions

New Year is probably my favorite holiday. I like the idea of getting a fresh start and a clean slate. I like the idea of consciously choosing a new principal of living and adopting it for the new year. Sometimes I do well with my resolutions, other times, not so much. A year after Fred […]

Dec 282014
Reader Request: Fish Chowder

Fish Chowder Ingredients 2 tablespoons fat–margarine, oil, bacon grease etc. 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 cups tap water 5 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 pound frozen fish fillets 4 or 5 cups milk (dairy or unsweetened soy or unsweetened almond) 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup […]

Dec 282014
Dieting for the New Year

My diet is on track so far for the year. I’m down from a high of 240-pounds to a new low of 181-pounds. I’m pretty happy about that. My weight loss has slowed down to about 1/2-pound a week. This seems rather slow to me, but I comfort myself with the knowledge that many experts […]

Dec 072014
Menu: Brunswick Stew

  ~MENU~ Brunswick Chicken Stew Hot Fluffy Rice Peaches Iced Tea, Lemonade or Fruit Drink   Canned Goods 2 (12-ounce) cans chicken 1 (15-ounce) can corn, no-salt-added 1 (15-ounce) can lima beans or butter beans or green beans (no-salt-added, if possible) 1 (15-ounce) can tomatoes with celery, green pepper and onion 1 (28-ounce) can peaches […]

Dec 072014
Menu: Cuban Chicken Stew

  ~MENU~ Guisado de Pollo Cubano (Cuban Chicken Stew) Hot Fluffy Rice Pears and Mandarin Oranges Iced Tea, Lemonade or Fruit Drink   Guisado de Pollo Cubano or Cuban Chicken Stew The tangy juice of sour oranges is one of the ingredients that gives Cuban Chicken Stew its signature flavor. This is not something that […]

Dec 012014
Family Style Pizza, Not!

I’m not going to tell you that this recipe is exactly like store-bought wheat & cheese pizza because it’s not. I’m not going to tell you that it’s like frozen gluten-free, dairy-free pizza, because it’s not. It’s very pizza-like, but it’s not actual pizza. To a little kid it will seem like pizza. To a teenager or […]

Dec 012014
Ground Meat & Veggie Skillet

  A simple skillet dish to serve over rice, this recipe is flexible enough to use pretty much any type of vegetable you want to use up. In the picture above I’ve used 1-pound of frozen mixed vegetables. You can use broccoli, cauliflower and carrots instead, or chopped zucchini or shredded cabbage, or chopped celery, […]

Nov 302014
I want to lose weight, but diets make me crazy.

Oh, you too? I thought I was the only one. I have a diet plan that I loosely follow. It’s a good one, if you prefer to follow a sensible, controlled plan. In all honesty, I don’t like sensible, controlled plans. I like to play it fast and loose and fly by the hem of my skirt. The […]

Nov 262014
Banana Bread Snack Squares

These aren’t exactly banana bread, and not exactly muffins either. You can bake the batter in a muffin pan if you like, but it makes 16 muffins, which is an inconvenient number. I prefer to bake the batter in a 9-inch square pan and then cut them into 16 squares. I consider these to be […]

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