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Ultimate Creamy Potato Soup

I have been on a major soup making kick. It’s cold, somewhat dreary, and I just want something warm and comforting. I used to go for meat-filled, cheese/cream-filled, and gluten-filled goodness, but those are all out now – but that only makes me more determined to find stuff just as tasty, if not tastier. And…

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A New Name

You may have noticed a new name and url for this site… Since I have no idea what dietary changes will be coming in the future, I figure gfvegaquarian is a bit limited as a name. Who knows- maybe I’ll someday add in eggs, or remove fish, or something, and then the name wouldn’t work……

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Feel Better Everything Soup

We spent a long weekend in Dallas for my niece’s 3rd birthday. It was really nice seeing her and my family. It’s amazing how kids grow up so fast… She’s now such a talker with a huge personality, and the cutest thing ever! Anyway, M and I didn’t eat much, and when we did, it…

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Chickpea Burgers

Burgers, and tasty ones, are still on the menu in a gluten-free vegan-ish life! These are slightly adapted from Chloe’s recipe in her book “Chloe’s Kitchen.” We love to serve this over rice with all the fixins – shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced (or finely diced) onion, and a bit of finely diced cucumber. Top…

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African Peanut Stew

For the hesitant, the name might not elicit a response of “yum, let’s make that!” but trust me – this is mighty tasty, and like us – you’ll probably end up craving it. We were turned on this recipe by my mother in law, who I think found it originally in the Moosewood cookbook. Through…

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Thai Red Curry with Tofu and Vegetables

One of the most delicious things I’ve had since eating gf/vegan is Thai curry. I seriously have no idea why I didn’t think I’d like it before. I mean, yeah, I don’t like coconut, but apparently now I do. Tastes change! And sometimes for the better. Every year I volunteer as a chef’s helper for…

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The Best Black Bean Soup

I had a pretty mean hankerin’ for some good black bean soup… I finally remembered to soak the beans overnight, and I was able to actually make some! (The key being to remember the prep the day before. Sticky notes are my friend.) It turned out ah-maze-ing. No ham hocks needed (nor missed)! It’s a…

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Moroccan Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Yum

I’m one of those people who just loves to collect stuff for the kitchen. Anything from orange peelers to woks to decorative pots… Sadly, I’m limited by the size of my kitchen. GEEZ. When we moved to this house, the kitchen was about 50% smaller than the previous one, so I had to selectively discard…

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2014 is the new cool

I wasn’t sure how to write this post… Or if I would. For obvious reasons, 2013 kinda sucked for me. Everything changed. But putting that aside, I made myself focus on the good things – because that’s all that really should matter, right? So here’s my list of the great things from 2013: – I’m…

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The Holiday Grinch

This year, we didn’t put up the big tree – it was all the way in the back of the attic, and had a bajillion boxes in front of it because we thought we were already going to have moved by now, so had packed up half the house already. Anyway, we still needed something……

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Merry Festivus!

Elvis singing Christmas songs – it’s the epitome of this holiday season. It’s not Christmas unless Elvis is with us. :) This year, it’s just M and me; we decided not to travel, and stay home. Try to find new traditions, maybe revamp some old ones. I’ll be working on the Czech Christmas cookies today…

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A Trip to Napa

M’s birthday was this past weekend, and we decided to head to Napa for a few days! Hence my not posting anything for a while – we were too busy enjoying the sun and warmth! We found a lovely house through VRBO to rent, and it was up in the mountains, about 20 minutes east…

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Red Lentil Stew of Deliciousness

It’s brrrrocious outside! And with the heater going 24/7 inside, I wake up each morning with a scratchy throat. By the end of the day, I’m always chilled and ready to get back under the covers. So what’s a gal to do? Make a big pot of comforting, warm soup, that’s what! Looking in the…

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The Breathtaking Sunset

The sunset after a long walk this past weekend. A stop to sit and watch was called for. The picture doesn’t do it justice – especially since in person, Mt. Rainier is much larger and seems to just hover over the skyline. But, this is the best I could do with panorama mode on my…

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At the Riding Center

Another cold day!! It reached maybe 29 degrees outside?? I know some of you are like, “pshaw! 29? That’s warm compared to <insert insanely cold temp here that is <29deg>!” To which I will reply, “Umm, that’s uninhabitable. 29 is uninhabitable. Why am I not in Hawaii?” Alas, I’m not in Hawaii, and with my…