Category Archives: healthy

MUFAs, PUFAs, and EFAs, Oh My!

Pardon my lack of posting but I have been less than enthusiastic about food lately, because I am eating less of it.  Yeah, that’s right.  I bought the book.  Not because I am vain, but strictly because I no longer wish to … Continue reading

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Yes Hammy, that IS Cauliflower! or Mock Garlic Mashed ‘Potatoes’

I have writer’s block.  When you have writer’s block, they tell you to sit with a blank piece of paper and a pencil, or in the year 2011, a computer and some fingers – and just start writing/typing away.  Just write whatever … Continue reading

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Wokkin’ the Swiss Around – part I: Shrimp & Asparagus Stir-fry

As part of our never-ending quest to eat healthy (most days) and try new things, Mr. Cheese and I set out to buy our first wok.  I have to admit, I’d never cooked with a wok before and I was … Continue reading

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Salmon with Lemon & Fennel Cream Sauce

Living in one of the greatest wine-producing states in the country, Mr. Cheese and I took the opportunity to introduce our daughter Cheese to her first ever wine tasting.  Last Saturday found us at the Williamsburg Winery.  We walked through the dark cellars, … Continue reading

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Mr. Cheese’s Sunspot Shrimp

We are trimming the fat over here at Casa de la Cheese.  At least, we think we are.  Mr. Cheese is more on the low-carb, high-protein kick that is meat, meat, meat with a ginormous side of salad.  The Italian girl … Continue reading

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A New Twist on a Holiday Staple: Sweet Potato Salad

We had our Thanksgiving potluck at the office last week and my friend Don, who is known for bringing in such unusual dishes as pasties, outdid himself.  He made what he referred to as a ‘Montana staple’ and dubbed it Sweet … Continue reading

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Swordfish Meets The Mecca of Flavor: Creamy ‘Tossing the Seafood’ Sauce! (yes, it is that good)

I am here to tell you that I wanted to throw my plate against the wall tonight in a fit of OH MY GOD IT’S SO GOOD I CAN’T EVEN LOOK AT IT frenzy when I tasted the sauce I … Continue reading

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Link Love for Foodies II

Although I am not much of a baker, I recently saw this website advertised in a magazine and decided to look it up.  They have a gazillion (ok, more like 30) kinds of cookie cutters ranging from the complete alphabet, to … Continue reading

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Skin On or Skin Off? Salmon Revisited

While writing the previous post, it didn’t dawn on me to mention the salmon skin.  For years I took painstaking measures to peel that bad boy right off the flesh.  Come to think of it, the restaurants I cooked in … Continue reading

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Keeping it Simple: Salmon & Creamy Mustard Sauce

One of the quickest, easiest go-to dinners for us on a busy evening, is salmon.  It takes seconds to brush a thick piece down with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and pop it under the broiler on low, … Continue reading

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