Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger: Celiacs in the House

quinoa salad

I don’t know why I’ve missed the “Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger” events for the past few months. I’m regretting that I haven’t participated. It’s fun, and it’s an excellent opportunity to try out gluten-free recipes from my gluten-free blogger friends that I have been meaning to make for what seems like forever. I think somehow, it’s just…

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Butternut, Black Bean and Smoked Pork Stew

butternut stew

It’s not really time for stew. It’s late August, so for a Texan like me, that still means at least 3-4 weeks of hot temperatures to go. The stars were aligned for us last night, however, and a cold front blew in. The high temp yesterday? 80 degrees. It was 107 on Monday. That makes…

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Peach and Lemon Thyme Freezer Jam and a Giveaway!

peach and lemon thyme jam

It’s peach season in Texas. Well, it’s been peach season for a while now, truthfully. I love it. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits. I won’t settle for those cold storage, flavorless specimens at the grocery though – it’s local or nothing for me. Texas peaches simply are juicier and more flavorful. Because of my…

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Kids in the Kitchen: Braised Sea Cucumber

sea cucumber

Yep, you read that right. Braised sea cucumber. As in, the big worm-looking echinoderm. We have a house full of picky eaters, for sure, except Brandan. Brandan is always ready to try a strange food. Specifically, a strange protein. (While he will try new vegetables, his focus is generally on meat, seafood, and the like.) He’s talked about…

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