Category Archives: Easy

Embrace Diversity

We’re in a very difficult time now, psychically and politically. Donald Trump would pit us against each other and so many are feeding into that. That is not what America is about, but many states’ inhabitants have lost the thread, … Continue reading

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Tuscan Greens and Beans

So, I often troll frozen food aisles to see what corporate people are providing, so that I can make my own fresh. I came across an entire section of Morningstar Farms who are now making ready-to-eat, and Tuscan Greens and … Continue reading

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Easy delicious Enchilada Sauce

Forget canned, make this. Takes minutes, and so flavorful. Also, as dinnerthendessert suggests, it can be used in so many dishes. Even Picky Eater loved, made with cheese enchiladas. Recipe: ¼ cup canola oil 2 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons chili … Continue reading

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Mulberry Jam

My friend Karin posted on facebook, “Come get mulberries,” I responded, yes, please, and immediately started looking for recipes. I decided on mulberry jam and mulberry viniagrette (for another day, see freezing, below). Turns out, mulberries are full of anti-oxidants … Continue reading

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Healthy Morning Porridge

Hat tip, Food Babe, these are so easy to make, and you can line up a couple for a week. I will never stop appreciating Food Babe’s idea, but I make mine way less complicated. STACK, bottom up: Ezekiel cereal … Continue reading

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Broccoli Tots

Forget it, these are delicious, and SO Easy! Broccoli Tots 12 ounces broccoli, cut into small florets ¼ cup scallions, thinly sliced 2 large garlic cloves, finely diced ⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 egg, beaten ⅔ cup bread crumbs … Continue reading

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Simple Delicious Detox

Cucumber water will keep you hydrated, provide extra vitamins A and C, help bring down blood pressure, curb your appetite, soothe muscles, provide antioxidants and detoxing properties, and is great for your skin. What could be easier than slicing cucumbers … Continue reading

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Farro Mushroom Green Bean Salad

Samantha Bee, from Daily Show and now her OWN SHOW, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, did an interview with Grub Street, turns out she is a good cook and time organizer, two things Silly Mama loves. Among so many of … Continue reading

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Creamed Spinach Mushroom

Let’s talk about SIDES. I was the vegetarian daughter in a family of meat-eaters, and for decades, at holidays, I was asked if I could “just pick it out,” NO, and I went through an entire Engagement Reception Dinner with … Continue reading

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One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Easy, fabulous. One pan, mucho taste. Hat tip, Damn Delicious. Recipe: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeño, minced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz) … Continue reading

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