Thankful Thursday: 8 Cuts Every Cook Should Know – International Recipe’s

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This Thankful Thursday article comes to us from Chef Gustavo Pasquini, author of the blog International Recipes. I am posting this article with the uncertainty as to the activity of this blog, since the most recent article I can find is from October, 2016, with a testimonial posted in January, 2017. With that said, I felt compelled to share it with you. This site has many phenomenal, chef quality recipes, and a few free e-books, examples of his international recipes book series.

Chef Pasquini studied at Senac, Juiz de Fora in Brazil. Chef Pasquini worked in a local restaurant, traveled to Ireland, worked in a restaurant there. In 2014, he traveled to Thailand, learned asian techniques, and took a courses at Le Cordon Bleu in Bangkock. After completing the advanced cooking level, he moved to Italy, where he learned Mediterranean Techniques, before returning to Brazil, where he currently lives.

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Danny’s World: It’s What’s For Dinner!  

This is homemade potato soup made from all the ingredients Evelina purchased at the farmer’s market last Saturday.  Um, um good!  

And this is the giant flower bouquet she bought for $15!  

Raspberry Truffle Brownies from Forks over Knives

A yummy recipe from Forks over Knives for Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Raspberry Truffle Brownies Ingredients 4 oz…

Source: Raspberry Truffle Brownies from Forks over Knives

Danny’s World: A Trip To the Farmer’s Market

I joked today with my friend Halston that you know you’re getting old when your adventure for the day is a trip to the farmer’s market.  Charlotte’s market is pretty cool though with a lot of stuff to look at and some interesting people…

At least the view is nice…

And we got flowers!!  

Just thought you should know! Stop eating these oils immediately- Dr. Axe

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Occasionally, I come across something that I just can’t wait to share with all of you. So, I came up with this new series: Just Thought You Should Know. There will be no set day or time for this series. Instead, if I see something during my research, that I think you should know, I’ll share it with you through this new series. This video with Dr. Axe is the first one

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I just read the book The Nordic Way, a result of the DiOGenes study (Diet, Obesity, Genes) in Europe, one of the world’s largest studies on obesity, and the prevention of weight gain after weight loss. The result of that study is this new diet THE NORDIC WAY, which goes back to many, not all, of the traditional Nordic/Scandinavian ways of eating, with a few modern twists.

While I am VERY impressed with most aspects of the…

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Allergy-Free Friday: Grilled Panzanella Salad


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Originally posted on The Purple Almond:
If you’re allergy free or even just gluten free, you know it’s difficult to find a good loaf of bread, and even more difficult to MAKE one. When you take all the allergens we…

Vegetarian Enchiladas



  • 1/2 Cup Onion chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Green Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 Cup Celery Chopped
  • 2 1/2 Cups of Corn
  • 1 LB. Black Beans
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 Cups Spinach
  • 1 lime
  • 1 Cup Green Chilies or Green Enchilada Sauce
  • 11/2 Cups homemade or 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Red Chili Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Fresh Oregano
  • Almond Pepper Jack Cheese ( or what ever you prefer)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Corn Tortillas

Enchilada Sauce

I think I was low on green sauce and didn’t have any green chilies. Me being me I found a way to make the green chili sauce stretch. I found out that I liked this version better than my original vegetarian enchiladas. They didn’t dry out as much…

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My Journal: Falling…and Getting Back Up

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I have fallen away from

my goals over the past 2 weeks…

Well, I think I dread writing this entry more than my first one.  At the end of my first journal entry, posted on May 4, I added these goals:

  • OBVIOUSLY-stay away from soda
  • Drink 100 ounces of water a day
  • Log all food/meals
  • walk 2 miles a day
  • do yoga 3 times during the week
  • meditate every day for 30 minutes

I was doing very well. I had been away from soda for several weeks. I was logging food every day and meditating each morning. Water is never a problem for me. I was even walking 2 miles a day. The only thing I struggled with is finding time to do yoga.

Then Monday May 8th hit…

As many of you know, on that day, my son was in a bicycle accident in which he broke 3…

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My crazy brains…

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Good evening Lovelies…

I had another brain bubble this afternoon, and I thought I’d come and share it since there is no such thing as too much information (well actually yes, there is… read here).

I know some of you crave unimportant informations, just like I do. And this subject, even if it looks as mundane as can be, has pushed at least one person to do much research (or come up with many invented theories) explaining something most of us probably don’t even notice anymore. And by “us” I mean most people living in Europe and North America, and probably a lot more living elsewhere, but I am not too sure about other continents’ people’s habits regarding this.

Why (the dang) is there always salt and pepper on the table?

Why salt and pepper? No, not the band. They were Salt N Pepa. But close…

Why not…  Salt…

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