Flourless Cake - A protein recipe with a twist!

Flourless Cake - A protein recipe with a twist!

Happy New Year!

I am not dead, and though it was quite a year, I did make it through 2018 - albeit without one single post on this page. It feels kind of sad to admit, but 2018 was a very busy year of not too much fun kinds of cooking or baking, and the most notable things I made were just sort of impressive ways to combine all the random things I had in my pantry or freezer.

Which reminds me, I could have probably posted one of my two renditions of tamale casserole (in which I used up 4 leftover holiday tamales by chopping them up and combining them with riced broccoli, beans, turkey meat, enchilada sauce and cheese to make a somewhat healthier dish that still paid homage to the tamale) or shown you how the majority of my “meal prep” lately has consisted of frozen vegetables and precooked frozen chicken, thrown together with a few spices and possibly a bit of cheese (though not the most thrilling to look at, very easy and reasonably tasty.)

But honestly, the whole reason I have not been posting anything is just that I have been SO dang busy. And sometimes just really tired from being so busy.

However, also in 2018…

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Broccoli Power-Salad

Broccoli Power-Salad

'Tis the season for family gatherings and good food!  Unfortunately, for many of us, it’s also the season for sniffley noses and baggy eyes… Precisely the time for a bit of a nutritional pick-me-up.

I’ve personally been noting the seasonal transition by the number of people around me with colds and the increasing difficulty of getting out of bed at a “reasonable” time.  It doesn’t help that I’m overcompensating with caffeine to the point that I can’t sleep properly at night, simultaneously exacerbating my problems with getting stuff done and avoiding the plague that the masses keep bringing around.

My schedule also just hit the fan.  I just picked up a brand new job, a 100-mile (two hour) long drive from my other one…

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Chili Chocolate Almond & Cantaloupe Parfait (Giveaway!)

Chili Chocolate Almond & Cantaloupe Parfait (Giveaway!)

We live in a world of opinions.  Because we have freedom of choice, disagreements among people have been flying around making things difficult since, basically, the beginning of time.   

Still, while the world may not agree on many things, we do ALL agree on one thing.  Cake is delicious.  Everybody likes cake.  Right?  Even more than that, as one wise donkey said…

You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, "Let's get some parfait," they say, "Hell no, I don't like no parfait."? Parfaits are delicious! 

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7 Healthy Smoothies Video!

7 Healthy Smoothies Video!

With all the award shows going on lately, I’ve been inspired.  I’ve gotten into the movie-making business, people!

It hasn’t been up long enough to get nominated for anything… yet.  But just wait – who knows?

I mean, among movies about smoothies made at home on computers that have barely enough memory to edit a few minutes of film?  I have to say, it is just stunning.  And I’m counting the seconds until someone realizes I have incredible talent on film and throws money at me to just host my own dang FoodNetwork show, already.  No bigs.

I’ll stop waving my oversized toque now so you can instead appreciate the fact that I made you breakfast.  For, like, a week.  

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