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Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken The classic. Looks good and tastes even better. Feeds about 6 people Ingredients 1 roasting chicken – about 5 pounds ½ onion ½ lemon 2 large cloves garlic 2 tsp olive oil ¾ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp...

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Guacamole: Two Ways

Guacamole Salsa Even if you think you don’t like guacamole, give this recipe a try. With salsa ingredients like tomato, onion, and peppers mixed in with with the avacodo, it makes a nice cross-over between gruacamole and salsa. Serve with...

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Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Lemon Zucchini Loaf This loaf is nice and moist, with a texture much like a pound cake, and a lovely lemony flavor.  The flavor is in the glaze, so don’t leave that out!  There are two choices for the glaze:...

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Pickles in a Bucket

  Pickles in a Bucket These are sweet bread and butter pickles that are easy to make because they require no canning. The pickles will keep for months in the fridge. It’s a great way to use those late summer...

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Stewed Prunes

Stewed Prunes Prunes are simply dried plums, and stewing them plumps them up and creates a silky, sweet syrup to eat along with it. Good hot or cold, eaten by themselves or topping cakes, custards, oatmeal, yogurt, or anything you...

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Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons Crunchy on the outside and chewy inside, these are easy to make and very yummy.  They have no fat, so are IBS friendly, and have no flour so are gluten free.  Everyone eats these up! Ingredients 3 egg...

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Cherry Almond Cake

  Cherry Almond Cake Fresh cherry and almond flavors come together in this delicious cake – adapted from The Joy of Baking. Serves: 8 Ingredients ½ cup butter or margarine – melted 1 pound fresh sweet cherries, pitted and halved...

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Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa Easy to do, and the fresh ingredients make the taste and texture so worth the chopping!  The secret is to add a little jarred or bottled salsa at the end to thicken it up just a bit.  And...

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Fruit Sorbet

Fruit Sorbet Ingredients for 4 servings: 2 ripe bananas, frozen 4 cups fruit of your choice, frozen (I used 2 cups each strawberries and raspberries) 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp vanilla 2 Tbsp Splenda

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Deb’s Hearty Muffins

Deb’s Hearty Muffins servings:Makes 12 Ingredients 1 heaping cup whole wheat flour 1 cup oatmeal 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (toasted first is best) 1 cup raisins 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1...

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Cappuccino Cheesecakes

Cappuccino Cheesecake These individual treats are easy and delicious, but look so elegant you would think you fussed for hours. They freeze well too. servings:Makes 12 Ingredients 1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine 1 8-oz...

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Rhubarb Chiffon Cake

Rhubarb Chiffon Cake This recipe uses stewed rhubarb, so make sure to have some made up and cooled before you begin.  It should be thick, not watery for use in this recipe. Mom only made this in the early summer...

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Pan Seared Salmon

Pan Seared Salmon Simple, quick, easy, and good for you.  And oh yes, yummy!  If you are restricting salt, then leave out the Old Bay.  If not, it is worth seeking this spice mix out – it is indispensable on...

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It’s One of Those Days

LOL!  Steve saw these flowers I was about to throw out, and said “that looks like you feel”.  He really gets it!  Maybe it’s the IBS, or maybe its the fibromyalgia, but I sure seem to have a lot of...

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Raspberry Muffins

These were adapted from a recipe originally published in  Birds & Blooms June/July 1999, p55.   For The Recipe: Raspberry Muffins   Raspberry and almond flavor goes well together in these muffins.  If you are keeping for longer than a day,...

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Stewed Rhubarb

Stewed Rhubarb This recipe is more of a guideline since the tartness of the rhubarb can vary depending on the type of rhubarb you use, and also depending on your individual taste.  It was passed down to me from my...

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Easy Flakey Pastry

  Basic Pastry Recipe This recipe makes enough for one double-crust pie, or two 9-inch pie shells. Ingredients 2 cups flour ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp brown sugar ¾ cup lard or shortening 1/3 cup cold...

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Healthy Strawberry Banana Muffins

Healthy Strawberry Banana Muffins Makes: 12 muffins Ingredients 1 ¾ cups flour (I use 1 cup whole wheat and ¾ cup white) 1 ½  tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup honey (or substitute ½ cup brown sugar) 2...

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Saskatoon Berry Pie

It’s Saskatoon season!! Every July, we look forward to the short season when Saskatoons are ripe and ready for the picking.  We usually go to a local berry farm where you can pick them yourself (u-pick) or pay twice as...

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Mc’D” Special Sauce Light

Mc”D” Special Sauce Light This is a lightened up version of a copycat recipe that was originally posted on Recipezaar. I have used plain Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise, and Splenda in place of sugar. It looks and tastes...

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Mc”D” Special Sauce

I have been making this copycat recipe of McDonald’s special burger sauce for years.  It really does look and taste exactly like the real thing!  It is better if you make it up a day in advance, to give the...

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Frequently Asked Questions about IBS

Frequently Asked Questions about IBS   Q:      What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? IBS is one of a spectrum of diseases known as Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.  These diseases are all characterized by chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms for which no physical...

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

After making the Blueberry Banana muffins the other day, I was on a roll.   Those were probably the best fat-free muffins I have ever made.  But………….I wasn’t completely happy with the texture and so I want to play with...

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The Rome Diagnostic Criteria for IBS

How is IBS Diagnosed? While cruising around the web for more information about IBS, I found some interesting history and a very concise definition for IBS.  The research organization that came up with the generally accepted diagnostic criteria for IBS...

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Elimination Diet

In my last post, I gave you a website to visit to get information on the elimination diet so that you can find out what foods bother you the most. In case you missed it, here is the address again:...

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Rhubarb Muffins

For The Recipe:   Rhubarb Muffins The flavor of the orange rind compliments the rhubarb in these muffins.  If you are keeping for longer than a day, freeze cooled muffins in freezer bags to stay fresh for months.  Simple microwave...

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Rhubarb Streusel Cake

This is one of my Mom’s rhubarb cake recipes that we both used for many years.  As you can see, we have made notes and changed it to our liking.  I just made it again yesterday, and everyone raved about...

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Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb!

When I was a kid, I remember eating rhubarb pulled right from the garden, and dipped into a bowl of sugar. We were talking about that recently, so I tried it again, and……yuck! Way too sour! What happened? I think...

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

It’s been about 2 months since we started watching our weight, and we finally have been hit by the craving for baking.  We both are bad – if it is there, even if it is hiding in the freezer, it...

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Roast Pork Loin

Garlic Studded Roast Pork Loin Simple and quick to make, but so delicious, and pretty enough for company. A boneless pork loin is studded with garlic, surrounded by potatoes, rubbed with a simple blend of seasonings, and then roasted to...