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More Difficult than it Sounds

A few weeks ago, I blogged about trying to learn a new way of eating to help me develop eating competence and stop with the permanent diet. This is an update on how that’s coming along. It is surprisingly difficult

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June Grocery Costs

Monthly grocery budget time! Here’s what got purchased at Casa Anglachel last month. The overall bill is up this month by just over $125. Food Type #Items Cost Previous Up/Down Fresh Produce 123 $143.75 $149.05 -$5.30 General Groceries 19 $92.74

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Recipe – Rice & Cheese Bake

Here’s a little something I baked up yesterday. It’s a basic recipe for a casserole-style dish that has a grain, some cooked vegetables and a cheese/egg/milk mixture binding it all together. It made a great mid-week meal and enough left-overs

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Learning to Eat

Living in Fat Land is a bit of a through-the-looking-glass experience. The culture is neurotically focused on food consumption, frantically trying to figure out what magic substance should be added to/removed from our plates to roll back the Fat Tide.

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Easy Roasted Potatoes

In honor of the lowly spud, who is much maligned by the food puritans because it is so delicious, I offer up this very simple recipe. It’s what we’re having tonight as a side dish to my roasted Chicken Cacciatore. 

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Weekly Menu – June 8-14

Here is our menu for this week. I haven’t done one of these in a while. This week is probably the most expensive menu we’ve had since Christmas week, and all due to one item. Copper River Sockeye salmon is

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My Environment

When I decided, back in 2011, that I needed to do things for myself to improve my health, I knew this couldn’t be yet another round of find a diet and lose some weight. Been there, done that, knew it

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May Grocery Costs

I just got done with the grocery budget for May and thought I’d share. Unlike my weekly menus, which make use of pantry items like oil and sugar that may have been purchased some time ago, this account is what

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Weekly Menu – May 18-24

The weather this week is moving back towards seasonally normal temperatures and humidity levels, which means cloudy days with temperatures in the high 60s with some breeziness. I’m taking the opportunity to clean things out of the freezer. Weekday Main

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Wealthy Kitchens

One of the steady arguments you hear from the various foodie factions in their unceasing war on the poor and fat and the insufficiently food-aware is that cooking your own food is cheaper than eating processed foods, so why wouldn’t

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