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A Swing and a Miss

Thanksgiving had a couple of dishes that I totally screwed up.  These baked southwestern egg rolls were one of those disasters. Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls Ingredients: 2 cups frozen corn, thawed 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 2 cups shredded Mexican …

Notes from Thanksgiving – a few successes

Notes to self: Self- in the future try to have fewer than 55 items on the menu for the week, 40 of which were new recipes I’ve never tried before. Self- Don’t renovate the kitchen two days before a major holiday when 6 guests are coming to Thanksgiving dinner. Attempted and the Result My eyes …

Chia Seeds – Find it, Eat it now!

What Are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds are one of the most powerful, functional, and nutritious superfoods in the world.  The chia seed is an amazing source of fiber and protein.  It is full of antioxidants and vitamins, minerals and is the richest plant source of omega-3. Yes, even better than flaxseeds. A member of the …

Fat – The good and the bad

What is Fat? Fat is a wide range of compounds found in mammals.  Fat can be either a liquid or a solid at room temperature and is oily, not mixing with water.   Chemically, fats are triglycerides, triesters of glycerol and any of several fatty acids.  In animals fat is also know as adipose tissue. Why do we need fat? Mammals use fat in their bodies …

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