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GLUTEN-FREE EGG SALAD BREAKFAST SANDWICH

If you’re like me, school is back in session and most mornings the alarm comes way earlier than you’d like, am I right? In my house, there are lunches to pack, showers to be had, workouts to be completed and breakfast to be eaten – and sometimes I’d like something more than a green smoothie, scrambled egg or piece of toast with nut butter. The Professor needs something with protein but we also want our breakfast healthy – as in nothing with sugar yet is filling and tastes great!

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ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH CHOPPED EGG

I cannot believe a week has passed since we landed in Italy. Our time in Milan and seeing the Expo will absolutely the highlight of our year; it truly is a spectacular event and if you have an opportunity to visit, please don’t miss it.

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GLUTEN-FREE CURRIED BROCCOLI-CHEDDAR TART WITH BACON

Just a super quick recipe post for you today – and it also happens to be one of our favorites: Curried Broccoli-Cheddar Tart with Bacon. Tender bites of green broccoli suspended in currried whipped egg, scattered with spring onions, cheddar cheese and topped with crispy pieces of bacon. And if that weren’t enough, all that goodness is nestled into a buttery, flaky crust.

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SHAKSHUKA

Some Sunday mornings The Professor and I attend a country church just across the street from our house; some Sunday mornings we sleep late, wake slowly, have random conversations while still in bed. And because it’s winter here in the Midwest, I usually start the conversation something like this:

‘Did you sleep well?’

‘Yes; how about you?’

‘I slept well too – all through the night as a matter of fact.’

‘That’s good.’

‘What’s the temperature supposed to be today?’

‘Well, the weather-guessers say one degree.’ ‘

For a high??’

‘Yep’

(pause) ‘Do you want to go to church today?’

‘Maybe. But staying here snuggled in this comfy bed, having you next to me and wrapped in blankets is pretty nice too.’

‘It is quite lovely, yes. (pause) So one degree outside, really?’

‘Yes.’

‘I guess getting outside for a hike is outta the question then?’

‘Yup.’

(pause) ‘Thank goodness . . . dodged that bullet!’

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GLUTEN-FREE TAGLIATELLE WITH SHIITAKES AND ASPARAGUS

We’ve just come off of one of the best weekends we’ve enjoyed in a long time; it was one of those weekends where even though there were many items on my ‘to-do’ list, I was successful in setting it all aside and forced myself to just ‘be’. But it was hard.

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GLUTEN-FREE TUSCAN BREAKFAST WRAP

The alarm sounds off at 5:30am most mornings and by late September (that would be now), it’s still dark, the sun hidden – yet the moon begins to disappear. The Professor stirs first, removes his long body from the bed, hits the alarm and returns for a few minutes while I try to figure out if it’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday I’m facing. Arms circle my shoulders for a hug, a rub of my back and then, ‘I’m heading to the shower.’ The bed creaks again, bedroom door opens and closes gently . . . and a new day has begun.

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GLUTEN-FREE HOT CROSS BUNS

There’s a new man in my life. These past several months while The Professor lay sleeping beside me, I’ve been snuggled up with Thomas Keller – well not literally, but I have been snuggled up with his latest book, Bouchon.

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SWEET POTATO FRITATTA W/CHORIZO & OLIVES

I am so. over. winter. No really, I am. This from someone who embraces each season, relishing the changes in the landscape, giddy over puffy, white clouds and bright blue skies as well as lover of rain clouds, fall leaves and the first snow . . . all within reason. But move it along, Mother Nature, let’s move it along already.

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GLUTEN-FREE TRIPLE-THREAT CHOCOLATE SQUARES

Januarys can be rather dull; while September ushers in bushels of apples, cider and doughnuts, October pays homage to the pumpkin. November we plan menus around family and turkeys (albeit there are times when one cannot make a distinction between the two) and December conversations center around words like: ho-ho-ho, hanukkah, cookie, celebration, party, gifts and cocktails among others. And after the letdown of ‘Happy New Year’ on January 1st . . . well . . . January can be rather dull.

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BAKED EGG ‘CUPCAKES’

I can’t say I ever remember my kids being picky eaters; other than a few vegetables deemed ‘nasty’, i.e., green beans and peas (which they still don’t eat as adults) – my kids were fond of soups, salads, tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, cabbage – even tuna was acceptable in our house. But if you’re the unlucky parent of a picky eater then Jenny of Picky Palate has you covered.

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GLUTEN-FREE ROSEMARY-TANGERINE BISCOTTI

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year!’ croons Johnny Mathis on a classic holiday tune now blaring from my speakers. I’ve thought about that line quite a bit these past couple of holiday seasons wondering exactly who is having a good time? No, this isn’t going to be Negative Nellie post but seriously, I know I’m in good company when I say that by the time the calendar says November, it’s a dead run until the end of the year.