Monday, January 20, 2014

My daughter

I just realized that I never wrote about my daughter and her diagnosis.

It's been a bit of a trip, with my misunderstanding what the diagnosis actually WAS when we talked over the phone and only last week getting the right information.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Onion and Garlic Substitutes

I can't have onion and garlic, but I used to be able to. Which means that my tastes and recipes were set down at a time when onion and garlic were possible, so I miss them.

And that pining for my lost aromatics has resulted in this collection of various onion and garlic substitutions that I've come across or used. These are substitutions where the goal is more to help a dish 'not suck' as opposed to mimicking the exact flavor of onions or garlic.

By Zak Greant from Vancouver, Canada (Spices, seasoning, herbs and vegetables) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Aromatics and spices, yeaaa!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Spicy Roasted bell pepper and tomato soup

Quick and easy.

Combine 1 part roasted red bell pepper sauce with 2-3 parts tomato sauce (without herbs is how I had it), add 1-2 parts broth (veggie, beef, chicken, whatever), and heat.

That's all it takes. Very nice, good soup by itself or a nice base for more. :-)