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18 Jan, 2011

Steel cut oatmeal

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I hate to sound like your mother, but you should eat your oatmeal. Here’s why. (Plus photos! And a steel cut oats recipe you may not have thought of before!)

First of all, did you know I’m hosting a very cool giveaway? Check it out and enter before time runs out! Second I wanted to collect a few thoughts regarding my second foray into the Land of Very Little Refined Sugar and Flour. Many of you will remember the first Sugar Fast. What you may […]

I’m waiting for my split-pea soup to boil, and when it does I’m going to boil it and boil it and boil it. I made it last night, or should I say, I started making it 36 hours ago. I bought a bag of dried yellow split peas and when I went to make the […]

Day one of the Sugar Fast Plus. And a bit about breakfast. And a recipe for crustless spinach mini vegetable quiches (which are surprisingly good).

25 Sep, 2010


Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Sarah makes herself an egg.


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