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Lenten Lunch – 5th Week

Last Lenten Lunch was Spring Break so lots of families joined us!    We served a menagerie of things that most of the kids liked: MENU Salmon “Almond butter and Jelly” sandwich rolls (grain free rolls, with and without egg) egg salad with cut up vegetables Soups:  Tomato with turmeric,  and Butternut Squash fruit and… Read more »

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No Egg Chebe Rolls

    How to get my bread-fix?!  Chebe Rolls!   These are naturally gluten free and grain free.  They use manioc (tapioca) flour. While this isn’t really an original recipe, I do make these “Chebe Rolls” with and without eggs.  The eggless rolls are sometimes chewier, but make sure you bake them thoroughly. The directions… Read more »

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Lenten Lunch – 4th week

Over halfway through Lent and we are making progress.  When I say “progress” that may not be related to how well we are sticking to our Lenten promises with eliminating certain foods, vices, or bad habits.  I myself have wandered from my original Lenten goal of eating AIP this season.   Dining out, celebrating birthdays (including… Read more »

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Lenten Lunch – 3rd week

It is St. Patrick’s for our 3rd Lenten Lunch!  So our Lenten Lunch should take on a GREEN color, of course!   However some of the green was not as apparent as you may think! MENU: grain-free tortillas (made from GREEN plantains) many fixin’s for these tortillas… mushrooms sauteed in Salsa VERDE sauce (lots of garlic!) GREEN… Read more »

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Plantain Tortillas

 Green plantains make the best tasting tortillas.  Once they get yellow or black, their taste and texture changes quite a bit.  These tortillas are best when plantains are as green as you see in this photo. Print Recipe Plantain Tortillas These grain-free, versatile tortillas are easy to make and can be saved and warmed for… Read more »

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Lenten “Brunch” – 2nd week

   We grew from last week, not only in number but in courage! We had five moms and 4 kids join us for our Lenten Brunch this week.   Since we met earlier this week (10:00-11:30am) we had more breakfast type foods.  Our menu included sweet potato hash browns nutless granola homemade coconut yogurt maple-mustard brussel sprouts… Read more »

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“Nutless” Granola

One of our “Lenten Lunches” had to become a Lenten BRUNCH due to earlier time frame.     This nutless granola, with some homemade coconut yogurt, was a treat. Print Recipe Coconut Almond Granola This is similar to my favorite granola, but I just took out all nuts and seeds. Increased the sweetness a bit… Read more »

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Lenten Lunches

We have started Lent, and because I had a lot of signs that friends (and I) could benefit from this, I decided to try something new: Lenten Lunches.  These get-togethers are on Fridays during Lent, so they should be simple, vegetarian  (or fish), and not take up the entire afternoon. These lunches have several goals: – try various… Read more »

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Thai Coconut Mushroom Soup

This soup was inspired by my lunch with my daughter last month to a Thai restaurant in Ft. Collins.  What a delicious soup!  While I believe the restaurant used a bone stock with its coconut milk, I wanted this to be completely vegetarian.  So I made my own vegetable stock. Print Recipe Thai Coconut Mushroom… Read more »

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Butternut Squash Casserole

Our family celebrates something very special on our annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” night at our house. Everyone is home for the holidays. My husband schedules the date at least 6 months in advance on all of our calendars. We have a trivia quiz before dinner with appetizers, and after dinner we all watch the… Read more »