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Last night my husband and I were discussing sex (or lack of) and he said that I’m “different” — that I’m still attractive, but wholesome. Who in the heck would say this to a pregnant woman? My face must have morphed into something quite disturbing because an immediate look of regret washed over his face. […]

several small-ish organic potatoes 4 cups organic chicken broth fresh rosemary half organic small-ish onion handful organic spinach the rosemary is so good we’re watching “up in the air” downloaded via a torrent

home sweet home


I returned home from my visit with my family last Monday. As I mentioned in previous posts, everyone in my family was sick during my visit so, while there, I didn’t do much of anything I’d planned. Plus, I didn’t want to visit with friends who have children in case I was carrying the flu. […]

Corn Fritters with Yogurt Dip 1 (48-ounce) bottle canola oil 1 cup flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 1 large egg 2/3 cup milk 2 tbls unsalted butter, melted 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears) **This is an August recipe, best made when corn is […]

Ok, so everyone is sick in my family. My mother and niece are both taking Tamiflu and no one can leave to do anything productive … like shopping and dining in places that serve real food. I’m a quarantined pregnant woman and I’m beginning to feel more isolated and depressed than I was back at […]

I’ve been a grit freak since I was a kid.  I didn’t realize they were a southern phenomenon until, as an adult, I either couldn’t find them on a menu or, because they are rarely requested, were only cooked to order. I actually post recipes instead of collecting them on paper (which end up strewn […]

I made hot 7 layer dip last night I layered it as follows: 2 cans organic fat-free re-fried beans- I usually mix them with olive oil and my own spices but, this time, I also used a package of natural taco seasoning (which just means, according to the label, it was sans funky shit) sour […]

buy buckets full of dry, organic garbanzo beans soak 3 cups of filtered water per 1 cup of beans in a sauce pan overnight in the morning rinse and put fresh water in the pan (about 2 or 3 inches above top of the beans) simmer for what will seem like forever rinse and gently […]

a bright idea


I’m not going to spend any money next month. Over the past several months, to relieve boredom, I have food shopped enough to feed some sort of commune in November, let alone the two of us. I feel as though it would be best for me to get out of the habit of shopping and […]

tortilla soup


First of all, because I must bitch, I have to shop at 5 grocery stores to get the ingredients I like, and a couple of these freaking stores are an hour plus drive. Not only does eating out here completely suck, but try finding great healthy ingredients to cook. And forget gourmet … blah blah […]

Man, did I wake up in a nasty mood. G gets the weekends off, but his wife is so miserable, his wife is always miserable, it seems, the poor guy. When I get like this I know the only thing I can do is force myself to work, so within the hour I’m going to […]

1. Soak cups full of raw organic almonds overnight 2. Blanch almonds (20 seconds in boiling water) 3. Blend almonds with water 4. Strain almond milk 5. Pour over some sort of healthy cereal with a lot of natural honey in it 6. Feel sick from eating too fast 7. Take a pain pill from […]



pull everything out of your refrigerator, put in large mixing bowl, mix. half a rotisserie chicken fresh basil before it’s not fresh anymore fresh mozzarella before it’s not fresh anymore leftover dinner from two nights ago like, two spoonfuls of couscous and one broccoli floret … seriously some mushrooms half of two side salads chopped […]

The food sucks, period. I’ll be honest, I’m a snob, particularly a food snob and since getting here from SF it’s been my biggest complaint. Then there are the people, and the terrible driving, the general ignorance and racism … and the weird church thing. First thing is first- the freaking food, it’s just so […]