Monthly Archives: April 2011

More Fun and Creativity with Eggs: Pumpkin Dessert Bars with Chocolate Chunks

Eggs are not just for breakfast, or even just for dinner . . . they are great for dessert, too. This delicious little pan of pumpkin squares contains five of them. And I know that pumpkin is not even close … Continue reading

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The Chicken and the Egg, Simultaneously: Ethiopian Style Chicken Stew (Doro Wat)

For my first egg-inspired recipe of my week-long egg series I chose a surprisingly hearty, rich, and creamy stew, inspired by the Ethiopian cooking tradition. This stew incorporates the flavorful meat of chicken thighs (pastured and free from hormones and … Continue reading

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Edible and Incredible: A Series on Eggs, Plus a Recipe

I love eggs. Fried, scrambled, in omelets, frittatas, custards, baked goods, mayo, and egg salads. They are wonderfully versatile and delicious, not to mention nutritious. I love them so much, in fact, that I am planning to do an entire … Continue reading

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Fitness Fail Friday

A few weeks ago I posted my first book review, a two-thumbs-way-down assessment of the book my OB’s office gives to all patients for free, entitled Your Pregnancy Week By Week. My post asked why pregnancy is viewed as pathology, … Continue reading

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Individually (Bacon) Wrapped Spicy Meatloaves

This recipe is a great grain-free way to use up some nutrition-packed grass-fed ground beef. It comes together quite easily, and wins points for presentation; the bacon “wrapping” makes a wonderfully crisp, attractive, and appetizing package. I also love the … Continue reading

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Exercising During Pregnancy and Discarding the Heart Rate Myth

Physical activity during pregnancy confers obvious benefits to both mother and baby. This is an extremely widely accepted fact in our Western medical community, but since I am spending a fair bit of time here discussing my exercise philosophy and … Continue reading

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Apples and Bananas Bread (With Chocolate Chunks!)

I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas . . . yes, I was singing to myself as I baked. I mean, who can resist iples and bynynys? Last summer I made and canned a whole bunch of applesauce … Continue reading

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Four Favorite Foodie Books

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes Impeccably well-researched and surprisingly engaging for such a technical text. Caused me to lose the last of whatever faith I might have had in the USDA. Gives a very simple and compelling logic … Continue reading

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Sprout Update, and Why Heirloom Seeds?

Our grow light just arrived yesterday via UPS, so we have been able to reclaim at least a portion of the dining room counter (there are still several cherry trees there, enjoying the natural sunlight). The majority of our sprouts, … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday

Welcome back to my weekly workout post. This is what I have been up to for the past seven days. Friday 4/1 Greasing the groove – 250 1-leg deadlift squats with a 5lb weight Since I was so sore from … Continue reading

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