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pretty much all that’s left in the fridge – coleslaw

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    It is late. I’m hungry. I need to go grocery shopping. I have been eating not so real of food as of late. This is what I make when in such a state. And although my kitchen be dark and lighting is terrible when the sun hides behind the world for a while, a coleslaw with what remains shall be made.     In bowl number one, grate about 5 cups total of carrots and cabbage (I also chop broccoli very fine if I have it). Throw in 1/2 cup chopped green scallions or other oniony goodness, one chopped apple, 1/2 cup sliced almonds or...

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vegan creamy carrot, leek and red lentil soup – and my grandmother’s colander

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vegan creamy carrot, leek and red lentil soup – and my grandmother’s colander

  How do I create recipes? Well, usually, it's because I land on a yummy looking recipe in a favorite cookbook, then find a few ingredients are lacking. This girl tends to substitute and concoct and throw things in rather than journey to the store. It would be nice if this girl was a plan-the-meals-for-a-week kind of person. But I am not. So make-do is what this one does. And when my 'making-do' works out wonderfully it makes this girl quite happy. It makes my family even happier. On a recent cold and wintery day, this...

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vegan pumpkin apple soup

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vegan pumpkin apple soup

I hold a perfect bowl of winter in my hands. *** This pumpkin apple soup was inspired from a most recent and perfect day with my dear one. After having a most amazing bowl of pumpkin apple soup from Bi-Rite in the city, this girl had to go home and attempt something of similar cozy goodness. It was a creamy soup with no dairy, so almonds were blended with the hot broth, accomplishing a rich, dairy-less cream consistency.  I hope you like it! Married man said it was a favorite. And my new little kitten sort of freaked out, wanting it, too. We...

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kale-slaw with crockpot spicy pulled pork

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kale-slaw with crockpot spicy pulled pork

This is another meal that works for both the vegetarian and the meat eaters in the family. I eat the kale coleslaw. Married man eats the pulled pork with coleslaw, and the boys make the pulled pork into sandwiches. And let me just warn you of the spiciness. It’s HOT! But while laughing and crying at the hotness, second helpings were had. I was later informed by one spicy-pork eater that had it not been hot, he would not have liked it, for an unspicy-pork eater he is not. The best part of the meal is that it is easy peasy. Throw it in the...

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real-food zuchinni bread – for back to school goodness

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real-food zuchinni bread – for back to school goodness

This girl arrived back from Paris to find her boys quite accustomed to a summer of eating junk food. How that happened, I cannot figure, for Married Man made everything meat-goodness while this girl was away; homemade beef jerky, hamburgers, steaks, and more steaks. So with the school year just around the corner, it is time to reform our ‘snack time’ options. It is supposed that the reason these boys of mine grab the snacky snacks, and even skate to the neighborhood Point Market to grab a snack, is just that…the ability to...

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tortilla pie remake

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tortilla pie remake

Today this girl modified her Tortilla Pie recipe. I simply substituted asparagus for the green chilis . It is really my go-to for those days when I either forget to plan ahead, or my day fills up with most important motherly to-dos preventing one from getting to the original, more sophisticated dinner plan. It is so easy to use a simple whole wheat tortilla as a base rather than making pie crust. Who has time for that on this kind of a day? I love a good buttery flaky crust for sure. But when in a pinch this really does the trick. Just fill...

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Blueberry Bran Muffins AKA Sawdust Muffins

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Blueberry Bran Muffins AKA Sawdust Muffins

 A while back, I made these muffins. They are a long time family favorite. If you check out the recipe, you will see that they are truly a BRAN muffin. There are no additions of all purpose flours or refined sugars. It’s all bran and whole wheat flour. Now, don’t let that scare you away. They are amazing. Although affectionately called Sawdust Muffins by some in the family, those very same name-callers eat the said muffins happily. In fact, as this girl sits here getting ready to post this lovely recipe, my boy with his little...

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Swiss chard, asparagus and tomatoes over polenta

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Swiss chard, asparagus and tomatoes over polenta

A mostly-vegetarian girl and a nearly-paleo man are married with a mix of food eaters living amongst them in their homey home. Tonight, three of the meat eaters were to be gathering around the table with one vegetarian, moi. So, how does one manage such culinary things? Well, on this lovely evening this girl called married man into the kitchen, pointed to the neatly packaged pork in the fridge that she didn’t want to touch, and began to read directions and shoot pictures, for a post was to be made for the Warmth Company’s blog. You...

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healthy onion rings

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healthy onion rings

It was this girl’s birthday wish to have onion rings on her day and it was her boy’s wish to make something for his mamma since this mamma isn’t much about the buying of stuff for such occasions. Yes. I said onion rings for my birthday. Cake wasn’t hankered for until a few days later when the sun was shining and the waves were waving which meant my boys were surfing which meant this girl made her own birthday cake. But we ate it together which is all that really matters. But this isn’t about cake. It’s about...

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chocolatey nutty coconutty morning oat bars

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chocolatey nutty coconutty morning oat bars

This is pure morning oat-coconutty-chocolatey-nutty goodness packed into one handy little fist-sized nugget. It was inspired by Heidi Swanson’s Oatcakes. I think when I’m done with this post, I might just have to get up and make some more, for the batch I made ‘to last a few mornings’ …didn’t. We ate them all up, lickety split. They might just as well have been a box of doughnuts, they went so fast.  My first batch was made on a cold and foggy morning when one of my favoritest people stopped by for a sweet...

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