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Slow Cooker Honey-Vanilla Applesauce Recipe

Slow Cooker Honey-Vanilla Applesauce

This recipe will make your house smell incredible, I promise.  We had a couple of buckets of windfall Transparent apples, and after making a Caramel Apple cake and a batch of hard cider with about half of the haul, I decided to can some applesauce.  Cinnamon is the standard spice and it is wonderful, but […]

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Whole30: Day 2

OK, day two and I have already had my first mishap.  Details later.  For breakfast I had a bowl of sliced strawberries topped with some chopped macadamias, coconut flakes, and a sprinkle of raw cacao nibs.  It elevated the tasteless strawberries quite a bit.  I had my usual green tea with breakfast. I also sampled […]

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

I don’t go in for smoothies as a rule–too much pulverized fructose, and I prefer to chew my food rather than drink it.  I make an exception to that with this smoothie, but I still treat it as a dessert or I pair it with some protein like a hard boiled egg if I want […]

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Savory Baked Apples

Breakfast has always been a difficult meal for me.  I’m not a fan of a lot of the traditional American breakfast foods that are based largely on starch and sweets, and I spent a number of years skipping breakfast altogether.  While I don’t believe that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day” (and […]

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Pannukakku (grain free)

My graduate school years in the U.P. included an introduction to a lot of new-to-me foods, most of them of Finnish origin.  Pannukakku was one of my favorite Keewenaw breakfasts–warm, puffy, and custard-like, this baked pancake is a perfect way to start your day during the cold days of winter.  Traditional recipes call for a […]

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Crispy Noodle Pancake

Noodles are probably the thing I miss most after giving up grains, and noodle pancakes were a personal favorite.  They make a great base for just about anything–a quick stir fry, a fried egg, or just a spoonful of chile sauce.  This version, made with spaghetti squash, is a pretty tasty substitute for the original.  […]

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