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Gluten Free Cauliflower Gratin, low carb, paleo/primal

I was early, too early to knock on my friend, Joe’s door. It was a blustery fall day and the thought of waiting on his stoop was really unappealing, so I walked towards Valencia. Surely there was something open for a little warmth and nourishment.

As I walked through the doors of The Last Supper Club, I was welcomed with the smells of garlic and butter and caramelized veggies.…

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Thanksgiving Essentials

I’ve been hosting holidays for a long time. I love to host friends and family in my home. Preparing food for people I love… can’t imagine anything I’d rather do. These days, because of my dietary restriction, I almost always wear the hosting hat (or apron such as the case may be).…

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Reader Favorite: Originally posted 11/13/2013

Revive Your Wilted Greens
We eat a ton of salad, but even so, there are times when I overbuy lettuce, don’t take the time to store it properly, and end up with sad looking salad greens. Fortunately, it’s simple to save limp lettuces, sad salad, glum greens… okay I’ll stop.…

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Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

This is my second year participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), and this time it is kicking my butt. Perhaps it’s because I’m a bit sick and taking antibiotics. Perhaps it’s because I’m going through the difficult legal process of applying for a conservatorship of my step grandmother. Perhaps it’s because… creating a blog post every day for thirty days is HARD!…

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Slow Cooker Crockpot Onion Jam with Bourbon and Maple Syrup

I was the kid with brown bread. Between the slices lay rare roast beef and Dijon mustard. While the other kids had bologna and Wonder Bread and Twinkies and cookies, my food was decidedly homemade.  Even my peanut butter sandwiches had jam instead of the more socially acceptable jelly.

My lunch wasn’t the only thing that made me different.…

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Henckels Givewaway How to Chop an Onion

Disclosure Statement: I received free products from Zwilling J.A. Henckels including the 8” Pro Chef’s Knife featured in these photos and in this giveaway.  My opinion is never for sale. I only work with brands I love, and I really really really love this knife. It is fast becoming my favorite go-to knife, but please don’t tell the others.

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Wordless Wednesday The Big Harvest Potluck

Daily Gratitude:

My Big Potluck family
Autumn colors
The privilege of voting
Dansko shoes
My new home
The good fortune of being able to surround myself with people I love
Laughter
My unabashedly silly husband

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Cranberry Chutney- Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo

It was 1981, and I spent every free moment at The Dance Theater Workshop in San Bruno, CA. In between dance classes, we’d run to the market next door to buy Jolly Ranchers. The market was half convenience store, half Indian grocery and haberdashery.

Saris beckoned from the back corner. Vibrant pinks, oranges, and reds were punctuated with golden spangles and embroidery.…

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