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Rice Salad With Mandarin Oranges

Rice Salad from What We Eat– What We Eat isn’t primarily a cookbook.  There are only about half a dozen recipes.  Mostly it is a picture book about nutrition, foods from around the world, where food comes from, how it grows, and how different cultures eat.  It’s a good library book, I am not sure […]

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Biscuit Dough Pizzas with Kids

Pizzas with Kids:  from Pretend Soup The book includes a recipe for homemade dough, but also says you can use 4 unbaked refrigerator rolls or biscuits, and since we were seriously crunched for time, we cheated and bought a can of biscuit dough.* Tomato sauce Zucchini, diced mushrooms, diced, Parmesan cheese grated mozzarella The directions […]

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chocolate banana shake

Milkshake The Cherub and I made the chocolate banana shake together- it comes from Pretend Soup by Mollie Katzen, but we increased the proportions and fiddled it a bit. The original recipe: 1 cup of milk in the blender (nasty surprise, Mollie says it tastes like it’s made ice-cream even with lowfat milk.  We used […]

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Tuna and Tomato Mayonnaise

Tuna and Tomato Mayonnaise (adapted Lunch Boxes and Snacks: Over 120 healthy recipes from delicious sandwiches and salads to hot soups and sweet treats) 3 five ounce cans of tuna, open and drain (the Boy was insulted when I asked him if he knew how to drain a can of tuna properly) 3 Tablespoons softened […]

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Quinoa and Amaranth Crockpot Breakfast

This was ridiculously simple. It made more than enough to feed 5 people with leftovers (because two of the 8 people here are teenaged boys who rummaged for leftover pizza). 2 cups of amaranth 2 cups of quinoa 8 cups of water brown sugar to taste about 1/3 cup coconut oil or other fat Melt […]

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Broccoli Cottage Casserole

Part of a OAMC plan Broccoli Cottage Casserole For each pie pan, combine: 16 ounces cottage or ricotta cheese 4 eggs, stirring well. Stir in: 10 ounces of frozen, chopped broccoli 1/2 cup diced peppers or green chiles salt and pepper to taste Turn into oiled pie pan, top with Parmesan cheese or minced onions. […]

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Black Bean Sloppy Joes

Part of a OAMC plan Black Bean Sloppy Joes (serves 15, or three meals for 4-5 people) 1/3 cups olive oil, or other fat 3 onions, chopped 6 tablespoons chili powder (optional, we usually use less) 1 1/2 green pepper, chopped 9 cups cooked black turtle beans 6 tablespoons Bragg Amino Acids (or soy sauce) […]

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Crockpot Chicken Adobo

This is part of a OAMC plan crockpot chicken adobo Crockpot Chicken Adobo –3 large whole chickens For each chicken: –1/4 cup soy sauce (we use Bragg – Bragg Liquid Aminos) –4 cloves garlic, chopped –1 tsp black pepper –1/2 tsp salt –1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (can use regular white) –4 bay leaves –1 […]

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Bombay Chicken

This is part of a OAMC plan. Bombay Chicken Adapted from the recipe here. This will make a lot of meals. It might be as few as 3 meals for a family of 4 or 5, it can easily become 9meals, and if you are creative with your side dishes and additions it can be […]

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Burrito Pie

Burrito Pie Ingredients for 3 deep dish pie pans: combine about 4 1/2 cups of the cooked ground beef for each pan with these ingredints- 2 tsp ground cumin 2 jar (16 oz) salsa 1 1.2 cup chopped fresh tomato 3 can (4 oz) chopped green chilis 6 cups cooked and well seasoned pinto beans […]

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