May 2012

Greek vegetarian dinner with lagana and Greek-style hummus

May 31, 2012 Vegetarian Menus

Greek lagana with olives and rosemary shown on a baking pan

Some teen and young adult friendly vegetarian dinners I’ve made this week. Lagana, hummus, pita pocket sandwiches with baked falafel and tahini lemon sauce.

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Review: Green Spoon Restaurant, Walla Walla

May 28, 2012 Uncategorized

blueberry juice at the green spoon

Review of the Green Spoon restaurant in Walla Walla, Washington. Lots of vegan and gluten-free options.

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Smoked Salmon Pasta Carbonara

May 25, 2012 Dairy free

smoked salmon carbonara (1)

A lighter, non-dairy pasta carbonara with smoked salmon instead of bacon.

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Passed my Bronze Freestyle Skating Test!

May 18, 2012 Figure skating

Taking the USFSA adult bronze freestyle test.

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A Peaceful Kitchen: Menu Planning and Mise en Place

May 16, 2012 Uncategorized

mise en place

How to make your kitchen a more peaceful place through two techniques: prepping your ingredients ahead of time, called ‘mise en place,’ and menu planning.

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Mother’s Day Picnic Salad with Pea Shoots and Grilled Asparagus

May 14, 2012 Recipes

Mother's Day spring salad

A spring picnic salad for Mother’s Day or another special occasion featuring greens, grilled asparagus, a blend of whole grain rice, sunflower seeds and pine nuts, and sliced avocado.

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Arugula and Watermelon Salad

May 12, 2012 Dairy free

arugula watermelon salad

The amazing thing about this salad– which I’ll admit, seems like an odd combination on the face of it– is how the sweet watermelon takes all the bitterness out the arugula. Add a simple dressing and pine nuts, and you’ll have this nutritious salad on the table in no time.

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Mango Sorbet with Ginger and Thai Chili

May 7, 2012 Dairy free

thai chili mango sorbet (4)

An easy sweet mango sorbet with lime juice, ginger, and Thai chili, with or without an ice cream maker.

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What we eat- from vegetarian to pescetarian

May 7, 2012 Health and Nutrition

chickens (3)

Our family’s experience of being vegetarian for over twenty years, adding salmon back into our diet, yet still avoiding eating land animals.

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Blogger without a camera

May 7, 2012 Blogging tools

This weekend my husband’s Nikon D200, which I use for this blog, stopped working. Really inconvenient! I’ll be sending it in for repair, but meanwhile, besides a draft or two I can pull together, expect a lot of posts on general health and nutrition topics for a while.

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