Yes, You Can Cook, Dammit!

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I love Jenn’s FBG post about complaining. It has a "no guts, no glory" theme, with the gist of the piece being that those who do not try, do not succeed. Which brings me to the subject at hand --- cooking. Each of us is a little different. A lower …
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Grow Sweet Basil and Make Avocado Basil Pesto!

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Few endeavors are as rewarding as gardening. It provides exercise and a reason to get outdoors --- not to mention gardening has been proven to help folks de-stress, teaches patience and provides better sleep; it saves money on the food bill, plus it …
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Edible DIY Project: Italian Cheese

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It’s fun to re-purpose old furniture or create a funky light fixture out of mason jars, but how about a DIY project you can eat? Cultures For Health is a web-based company that offers DIY starter kits to create homemade goodies such as yogurt, …
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Jicama, Carrot and Apple Slaw with California Walnuts

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Everybody is allowed a mistake now and again, but the fat-free trend of the 1990s was a doozy! The consumption of any fat was discouraged and foods labeled low- or non-fat were in high demand --- even if they contained oodles of refined grains and …
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A Picnic Classic: French Potato Salad

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It’s the time of the year to dust off those wicker baskets and head to the great outdoors for our eats! It’s picnic season and today’s lesson will be on that picnic classic: potato salad. As always, there are a variety of ways to prepare this …
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Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Quesadillas!

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Let’s celebrate; it’s Cinco de Mayo! Not that you really need a reason to chow down on a protein- and/or veggie-filled quesadilla, but if you are of a mind to commemorate Mexico’s 1862 victory against France, here are a couple of easy Cinco de …
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The Schaum Torte

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If you live outside of Milwaukee, chances are you’ve never heard of the Schaum Torte, so let me make the introductions. Fit Bottomed Eats reader, meet the ridiculously easy-to-make, low-fat, gluten-free, economical Schaum Torte. The Schaum …
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