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Entries from March 2008

Sharkies Organic Sports Chews

March 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

I found these at Expo West earlier this month. This review got moved up higher on the list because they surprised me today with a box of samples in the mail. I’m not sure what to make of them. They’re billed as sports supplements (even the kids version) but what they really are is candy. […]

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What’s Up with French Meadow Bakery?

March 30th, 2008 · 10 Comments

I make a lot of my food from scratch, but some things are just too difficult. There is a small subset of irreplaceable products…and when they’re gone, I panic. French Meadow Bakery’s gluten-free tortillas are in that category. I eat them about 5 days a week for lunch (as wraps/burritos). They have two: Healthy Hemp […]

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Categories: Breads & Savory Cakes · Food · Food Commentary · Food Product Reviews · Sweets
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San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles along Highway 101

March 28th, 2008 · 7 Comments

There are basically two ways to drive between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles or San Diego: 101 or 5. I took I-5 for years, and it is the fastest route, but it goes through hours of agricultural areas and just isn’t safe for me anymore. Add in a 3 year old who […]

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Categories: Parks · Places to Go · Playgrounds · Rest Stops · Route Planning · Travel
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Gluten-Free Olive Bread

March 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Another fabulous recipe by Monica of Foodlab, served at our recent Los Angeles Foodlab potluck. She writes: “The olive bread is just Pamela’s Amazing Wheat-Free Bread Mix, using the egg-free instructions, with the flax meal egg sub, and adding about 1/2 cup of oil-cured olives, very coarsely chopped. I used the bread maker instead of […]

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Crab Cakes

March 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This recipe comes from Foodlab listmom Monica, who has graciously allowed me to post it here. She made them for our recent Los Angeles Foodlab potluck and I took some pictures. Not only are these cakes delicious, but they’re free of eggs, dairy, gluten, soy, corn, and even low in carbs. Alas, they are not […]

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Halibut Ceviche

March 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Let’s see…it’s raw, it’s lowcarb, it’s lowfat, it’s high in protein, it’s filled with healthy stuff, it’s dairy & egg-free, it’s gluten-free, it’s legume-free…what’s not to love? Oh yeah, and it is astoundingly delicious and not hard to make either. The basic recipe is for Mexican Ceviche at http://www.recipezaar.com/8899. There are as many ways to […]

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Flore Vegan Cuisine (Los Angeles)

March 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

On our last night in Los Angeles, we wanted to go out and try a vegan place. I get so sick of having one thing on a menu I can eat (if that) and I was hoping for more choices. After an extensive web search, including posts to Chowhound, my host and I came to […]

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Carrot Cake: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Delicious

March 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Miriam has been planning her birthday party all year. When we would ask what she wanted, all she would say was: “Carrot cake and all my friends to be there!” That would be the same carrot cake we had last year, for her 2nd birthday party. Fortunately, she loves it. When you’re dealing with food […]

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Homemade Corn Tortillas

March 8th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Making tortillas is one of those things that is insanely easy. Only it’s not. Once you know the tricks and have a few batches under your belt, it’s effortless. Until then, it’s an exercise in frustration. I’ve been working on this for a couple of weeks and have made it to the passable stage. I […]

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Banana Date Nut Bars

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

My daughter adores Lara Bars, which are raw (dehydrated) bars of a very smooth date paste mixed with finely minced nuts and various flavorings. Unfortunately, they’re not organic and they’re expensive. Even the Costco box (only 3 flavors) is still nearly a dollar a bar. Other flavors cost $1.20/bar and more. I’ve tried my hand […]

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Beans: Plain & Refried, Pinto & Black

March 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Making beans from scratch is pretty easy, so you have to wonder why everyone doesn’t do it. Canned beans are okay in a pinch, but many are overcooked and insipid (Whole Foods brand is pretty decent, even the refried ). And dried beans are much cheaper than canned. For anything large, where I have more […]

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Roasted Sweet Peppers

March 4th, 2008 · No Comments

I picked up some beautiful organic sweet peppers on sale at the market and thought they would be lovely for Miriam’s birthday party lunch, as a taco filling. And they were. These are small peppers in vibrant yellow, red, and orange. They are thinner skinned than bells and don’t have quite the same flavor, but […]

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Added Photos Tags to Blog

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve gone through all the posts and added tags as appropriate for photos. I know many readers want to see pictures of Miriam. Those who don’t know us might come for the food photos. Now you can find them in one place. Click on the “tag cloud” on the left of the screen for the […]

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Our Little Foodie

March 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

So, Miriam and I are at Whole Foods shopping for supplies for her birthday party (3 years old!) and we stopped at a display with cut and wrapped pieces of watermelon, one of her favorite fruits. I asked her if she wanted some for her birthday party. She turned to me and asked: “Is it […]

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