Monday Mantra: Let food be thy medicine…
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Monday Mantra: Let food be thy medicine…

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” It’s all coming into focus, and yet it’s always been so, well at least since Hippocrates said it sometime before 370 BC. The virtues of eating pumpkin seeds have long been promoted.  These days folks are talking pumpkin flesh. 1.  It’s pumpkin and squash season. They’re … Continue reading

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Pasta Revolution
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Pasta Revolution

You know the revolution has been successful when an almost 81 year old grandmother who doesn’t want anything for her birthday (except maybe a massage, tickets to Paris, and certainly cake and singing) is getting a Paderno Vegetable Pasta Gizmo.  She’ll love it. Better, she’ll use it with pleasure.  Perhaps not as much pleasure as … Continue reading

Gluten Free Chocolate Doughnuts
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Gluten Free Chocolate Doughnuts

We spent every August of my childhood with our grandparents on Sandy Cove in Cohasset.  The trip from Logan to the South Shore always included a stop at Mister Donut in Weymouth for a mixed box of Chocolate Glazed, Plain, and “Buttercrunch”. If our plane from SFO arrived in evening, we got to see the … Continue reading

Broccoli Quiche
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Broccoli Quiche

Last night the woodchuck ravaged the broccoli: arghhh! In his defense we committed a major offensive on the entrance to his underground network last weekend, a reminder that humans rank as an invasive species: filling, paving, digging, diverting, building, and emitting with startling speed and efficacy.  The woodchuck is owed a little broccoli. Continue reading

Gluten Free Rose Water Honey Cake
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Gluten Free Rose Water Honey Cake

This cake’s floral bouquet “says” summer. Making it conjures images of beach roses, bees harvesting pollen, lazy late July afternoons, and warm evenings. Serve it with a side of minted greek yogurt and a generous handful of fresh blackberries: a satisfying compliment to the honey’s sweetness. It’s special…  a perfect summer birthday cake. Continue reading

Gluten Free Orange Cardamom Oatmeal Muffins
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Gluten Free Orange Cardamom Oatmeal Muffins

One of the most powerful food combinations is oatmeal and orange juice. Combined their health benefits are more effective than eaten independently. Since reading the Men’s Health article about healthy food pairings I’ve been thinking about a recipe for gluten free muffins that combines OJ and oats. This one is an unqualified success! Continue reading