A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
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It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Garlic-free Greek green beans
Saturday, 23 Jan, 2010 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Garlic-free Greek green beans

I don’t like green beans. At all.
I don’t despise them, though, in the “want to spit it out immediately” way that I hate lima beans. Green beans are just boring.
I cook them anyway, in part …

Garlic-free chipotle creamed spinach
Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Garlic-free chipotle creamed spinach

How many ways can I screw up a recipe and still have it turn out OK?
At least three in the case of this one, and it turned out more than OK plus lower fat to …

Garlic-free baked beans
Monday, 26 Oct, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Garlic-free baked beans

Back in the day before the double shot of food allergies – mine to pork and Big Guy’s to garlic – my grandmother’s baked beans recipe was a go-to potluck recipe.
Based on canned pork and …

Garlic-free ginger vinaigrette dressing
Monday, 25 May, 2009 – 21:31 | Comments Off
Garlic-free ginger vinaigrette dressing

This is another fine recipe inspired by sheer boredom: I wanted salad for dinner this evening and I’m deathly tired of Big Guy’s favorite ranch dressing.
Not that I’m complaining, mind you. At least he’s eating …

Egg-free, garlic-free zucchini fries
Friday, 23 Jan, 2009 – 12:16 | Comments Off
Egg-free, garlic-free zucchini fries

I knew the zucchini fry recipe had potential when I heard about it back in the fall.
I also knew I had to proceed carefully lest I arouse Big Guy’s suspicions about anything that grows in …

Garlic-free creamed spinach
Sunday, 28 Dec, 2008 – 14:36 | Comments Off
Garlic-free creamed spinach

This is an absolute favorite for Boots and me. Dad, not so much. Big Guy, won’t touch it yet even though I play up the cheese and cream when describing it. Sometimes even the best …

Garlic-free make-ahead mashed potatoes
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 14:35 | Comments Off
Garlic-free make-ahead mashed potatoes

I’ve been hitting the freezer and the recipe archives of late in an effort to right the guys’ nutritional ship. Not that a dish with a half-pound of cream cheese is exactly healthful, but at …

Egg-free, garlic-free roasted cauliflower
Friday, 26 Dec, 2008 – 10:02 | Comments Off
Egg-free, garlic-free roasted cauliflower

Looking for a way to end the junk-food bender and make use of some leftovers at the same time?
Tonight, I’m clearing the fridge of vegetable-tray remnants by making roasted cauliflower, a side dish Boots proclaims …