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Wait, didn't you go vegan?
Vegan? No, not me.
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Mom's birthday and we're having a carnita fest! My bro is smoking pork shoulder and we're all bringing the fixins. I made guac and southwest rice. Sil is making blood orange margaritas. Chips, salsa, beans, cheese dip. No diet for me today.
That sounds AWESOME!!

Football day, big game for the Irish. Have osso bucco in the slow cooker...2 beautiful veal shanks I got from the butcher. Smells divine in here...fire going later, it was 29 degrees this morning!!!

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Old 11-09-2014   #10938 (permalink)
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I'm going to try this recipe this week:

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Tamales and wine!
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Hot Dogs and beans tonight......



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Old 11-18-2014   #10941 (permalink)
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What's for Supper?

Pan seared rainbow trout, couscous, roasted asparagus... for 1



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Last night I made lazy lasagna, layers of pasta shells with ground beef/tomato sauce that I loaded with mushrooms and peppers and onions and garlic....also put two layers of cheese in too, one ricotta and one mozzarella (had a leftover ball from doing caprese salad Sunday).

man I love my La Creuset cast iron casserole. It's over thirty years old, my mom gave it to me....they clean up like a dream.

Tonights dinner is sweet chili pork rice noodle bowls, with cabbage and cucumber and carrot and peanuts- going to try a different fish sauce/vinegar/brown sugar/water marinade tonight.
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Plantains are a staple in Latin American cooking, but they’re relatively unknown in the US, Canada, and other western, industrialized countries. This is unfortunate, because they’re one of the most versatile starches available (as you will see below). They’re also rich in nutrients like potassium, beta carotene, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, and a good source of dietary fiber.
Have you made plantains? I see them in the store, but I've never tried to make them at home.

9 Ways To Add Plantains To Your Diet
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Have you made plantains? I see them in the store, but I've never tried to make them at home.

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Living here, I've cooked them several times. They are very high in carbs, though, and cooking them usually involves a LOT of fat. But I LOVE them!

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Living here, I've cooked them several times. They are very high in carbs, though, and cooking them usually involves a LOT of fat. But I LOVE them!

Yum. That looks good. Kresser, the doctor whose blog I linked, is big on carb sources that are also high in resistant starch (especially if you are generally doing a low carb/low grain diet). I've just never tried cooking them. I see plantain chips in the store, but they have a bunch of other gross ingredients. I think I'll try making my own. I've been toying with the idea of buying myself an inexpensive dehydrator for Christmas.
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Yum. That looks good. Kresser, the doctor whose blog I linked, is big on carb sources that are also high in resistant starch (especially if you are generally doing a low carb/low grain diet). I've just never tried cooking them. I see plantain chips in the store, but they have a bunch of other gross ingredients. I think I'll try making my own. I've been toying with the idea of buying myself an inexpensive dehydrator for Christmas.
I've dehydrated them and they were pretty good, but not as good as fried. I buy these chips at Big Lots for $1 a bag (I buy ALL they have when I find them!) and they are delicious and addictive and, I'm sure, very fattening. I figure they have to have at least a little more nutritional value than potato chips, though. And when I MUST have something crunchy/starchy...

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Oh, and as for buying yourself a dehydrator... go to a couple thrift stores and you'll find one. Someone is always getting rid of 'em because they take up so much room and people never use them. I've made a lot of jerky and dried stuff - yum!
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Made biscuits this morning for the first time in my life and they turned out great! So easy and the dough can stay in the fridge for 5 days, we baked half the dough this morning. I'm going to bake the rest tomorrow morning and take them to work

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Smoked Cheddar cheese burgers for me.




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That looks great. I have a freezer full of rainbows. I really need to cook some. What did you season it with?
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