Archive for Vegetarian

Stay the Course

Aug 26, 2010 by Kristi Rimkus

If you’ve ever tried to lose excess baggage in the form of extra pounds around the middle, then you know how difficult losing even a few pounds can be.
I’m well versed in the challenges of [...]

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Breakfast? Make Mine Eggs Please!

Aug 11, 2010 by Kristi Rimkus

When my kids were in elementary school I started their days off with a breakfast of Pop Tarts. That practice continued until the school nurse set me straight after one child complained of a stomach [...]

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It’s all in What You Believe

Aug 04, 2010 by Kristi Rimkus

It’s funny how certain beliefs are ingrained in our minds. Often we can’t say where those beliefs came from, and sometimes we know.
For years I lived by the rule that leftover seafood would make [...]

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Keep It Fresh

Jul 20, 2010 by Kristi Rimkus

My grandmother, Lois, lived to be one month short of 102 miraculous years. She grew up on a successful farm on Lopez Island, in Washington State. There were 8 children in the family. When both [...]

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Give Yourself a Break

Jul 02, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I can use some help from the grocery store for a quick meal now and then, and why not? What’s being offered up on the grocery isles these days [...]

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Lentil-Walnut Burgers (Middle Eastern Burgers)

Jun 22, 2010

Middle Eastern food is part of the Mediterranean diet which is considered to be healthier than any other lifestyle food, because of its use of olive oil, vegetables, fruits and only a small amount of [...]

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Potato croquettes with Manchego cheese & quince sauce

Jun 09, 2010

Who doesn’t like potatoes? I always liked them, but it took me a while to realize how good they really are for you. Although, it may seem like just a starchy item without any nutrients, [...]

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Bruschetta

Jun 03, 2010

For people who live in Italy, Bruschetta is a must!
For people of Italian descent, Bruschetta is a regular part of their menu. Even if you’re not Italian or don’t know anything about Italian [...]

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Sopa de Ajo (Castilian garlic soup)

May 27, 2010

I really enjoy traveling around the Mediterranean region through my cooking.
Food is an international language, and all countries in this area always have a delicious and nutritious dish to match each particular country and [...]

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Fattoush (Peasant Salad)

May 21, 2010

Fattoush is a popular salad eaten in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East. It’s simple, fresh and fast to make. It comprises green vegetables along with tomatoes and mixed bread pieces. The vegetables are chopped [...]

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Craving Something Hot and Spicy?

May 19, 2010

Uh, oh – craving!
Cravings are instantaneous. They won’t allow you to think of anything else until you’ve satisfied that need for whatever your brain says your taste buds desire. A creamy piece of sinfully dark [...]

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Baklava

May 07, 2010

I’ve been eating Baklava for many years and always wanted to make it myself. I thought it was difficult to handle phyllo dough because it breaks easily. But by taking good care of it, it [...]

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Tunisian Vegetable Couscous

Apr 29, 2010

Couscous is a round hard grain made of semolina wheat. It has been used as a food staple and eaten since the Berber civilization in North Africa. Berbers were indigenous people living west of Egypt [...]

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Muhammara (Spicy Walnut Paste)

Apr 22, 2010

This delicious Turkey relish is called Muhammara. It can be served as a dip with bread, or it can accompany a salad.
This relish or dip are part of the little dishes of the eastern [...]

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