Souper Combo

February 26th, 2014 | Posted by Alison Spath in Lunch - (2 Comments)

I ate this exact turkey sandwich and soup combo for lunch for three days in a row, for two reasons: 1. Because it was really good. 2. The recipe I’m about to share makes a lot of soup.  Halve the recipe if you won’t be able to eat/share 10 cups of soup over the course of three …
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Potluck Lentils

January 20th, 2014 | Posted by Alison Spath in Party Time - (5 Comments)

I’ve blogged about this recipe before (it’s one of my favorites!) but today we’re going to talk about the cost break down of this giant pot of Coconut Curried Red Lentil Chili. I made this yesterday to take to a winter (indoor!) picnic with a bunch of our homeschooling friends.  This is one of my …
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The End of March

March 31st, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Lunch - (3 Comments)

Well, we made it. It’s the last day of The Greener March Challenge. Whether you ate greens every day for the last 31 days or not, you endured my month long green stream of posts.  I’m not sure if I should say “Congrats!” or “I’m sorry.” There were certainly a few highlights for me for …
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World Travel

December 4th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (10 Comments)

It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was just a cold and gloomy Friday morning. And I was in the mood to cook. I was also in the mood to shake things up! I went googling my way around the world wide web in search of something outlandish to do with a bag …
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The Lunchtime Puzzle

October 20th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Motivation - (4 Comments)

Two days a week, the girls go off to class for three hours in the afternoon. That means two days a week, I have three hours to myself. Sometimes I stay and help out in class, sometimes I run errands, sometimes I do housework, sometimes I work on a blog post. Sometimes I eat leftover …
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A Dinner Play

August 29th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (5 Comments)

Me: Good morning everybody! Condiments: Hi Alison! Me:  Who wants to be turned into dinner tonight?! Condiments: [cheers] Crock Pot enters stage left Me: What about you, Crock Pot?  You wanna play too? Crock Pot: Yeah, sure.  I guess so. Me: [ignoring Crock Pot's unenthusiastic response] OK, then – listen up. Today is a full …
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Leftover Lentil Burger Leftovers

August 23rd, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Lunch - (5 Comments)

A great way beat the leftover blues is to create something new and different with your uneaten foodstuffs from a previous meal. Thanks to a big scoop of rolled oats, lentil tacos from Sunday were turned into lentil burgers last night. With oats stirred in to the last of the lentil taco filling and then …
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On any given day, I cannot tell you what I’m making for dinner that night until the five o’clock hour is upon me. I have tried and tried to become proficient at meal planning, but it appears I am simply unable to make this learned skill a personal reality. I suppose I could work on …
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Asparagus is not yet in season here in upstate NY, but we’ve been eating it recently despite this small fact because I think I’ve been brainwashed into doing so. The stores always seem to jump the gun with the holiday decorations and seasonal merchandise – shelves currently loaded with pastel candy and green beaded necklaces …
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CSA = Community Supported Agriculture.  (Not “Can’t Stand Alison”, thankyouverymuch.) If this acronym is new to you, in short – a CSA is an opportunity for you, the consumer, to get your produce direct from a local farmer.  Find a farm that offers CSA memberships and you can buy a share of their crops for …
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