Monthly Archives: November 2015

Moros y Cristianos

   The sliders hogged the picture, but at the top left is a bowl of black beans and rice – hence the blog title.  I’d heard the term applied to this food dish, but did not know it was a … Continue reading

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Teeny Tiny Cheese and Caraway Rolls

Inspired by Tasty Eats – I made the above rolls with leftover white and sweet potatoes. I didn’t measure the potatoes, nor make them up special as she shows – I just plopped them into a bowl, added the … Continue reading

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Red Tree Watercolor

This tree turns the most beautiful colors, but it is not on my usual route through the complex, so some years I miss its total glory. This is how it looked as I came home from the grocery store a … Continue reading

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Vitamin Red and Polenta

On a lark, I did Thanksgiving several days ago, so we are already deeply involved with leftover turkey. This is a good thing! ;-> I thinned down some Turkey a la King into Cream of Turkey soup, and it was … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Juice Cocktail

While we were visiting The Mayo Clinic, we paid a visit to the local Safeway store to reprovision during our stay in the Phoenix area. I had forgotten to bring along our tart cherry juice, so having enjoyed the pomegranate … Continue reading

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Six O’Clock in the Morning

This is what six o’clock in the morning looks like to a night owl. He ate his omelet and then staggered back to bed to nap for a few more hours. Mornings, especially at six o’clock, are just not his … Continue reading

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PET Omelette

Here’s what DH had to start off his six-hour fast with nothing but water for the first five hours, and then nothing at all for the last hour. Still low-carb diet, so no toast or cornbread. This omelette was composed … Continue reading

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Low Carb Meal Before a PET Scan

   Roast pork, spaghetti squash, and fresh spinach – sprinkled with seasoned pepper.  This was dinner.  Tomorrow I’ll show you the low-carb breakfast!

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Umbrella at the Beach?

   That’s what DH thinks it looks like.   What do you think it is?

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A week or so ago, a friend (waving to Carol) sent me this little bit about a little bitty word – UP! I was amazed at the variety of meanings that we all understand, but maybe have never really thought … Continue reading

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Feta Dust

   There has been the merest suggestion of feta cheese left in the container for several days.  Every day I think I will finish it off, but it seems to regenerate when I am not looking.  This is a new … Continue reading

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Smothered Pork Loin

   I roasted a big pork loin and then cut it into five big chunks for another dinner and lunch from each part.  The side dish is bulgur with onions, carrots, celery, and mushrooms.  The asparagus is just starting to … Continue reading

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Simple Supper

   Crockpot spaghetti squash, beef tips, and egg noodles – way more delicious than it looks.  The sprinkle of Berbere really made the squash sing!  The beef tips were heavenly – super tender.  I had cooked them for several hours … Continue reading

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