Would your kitchen pass health inspection? Mine? Not so much

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Do you wash a lemon before putting a slice in your water? Do you use the same kitchen towel to wipe your hands and counters? Do you grab ice from your freezer with bare hands?  Do you have furry things growing in your vegetable drawer.

For me that would be yes, yes, yes, and yes. All four would be considered major health violations in a restaurant and by all rights, my kitchen should be shut down.  I hope my Easter Dinner guests don’t read my blog or they will never come back.

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The secret to controlling sugar cravings

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I’m about six years away from finishing medical school, but I think I have found the secret to saying good-bye to sugar cravings – at least it worked yesterday and I’m hoping to go for two in a row.  To test the theory, I attended a Valentine Party and consumed nary a bite of the gooey, chocolaty empty calories which were calling me from around the room.

I know.  I know. I’m no fun any more since I became vegetarian.  But I feel great and the acne has cleared up after 58 years.

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What’s for dinner?

zucchiniSince I became a vegetarian I am always looking for new ways to prepare my vegetables.

I stumbled on this one yesterday.  I’ve been making pizzas using lengthwise cut eggplant slices but all I had in the fridge was zucchini.  I was really craving a pizza and cannot find whole wheat pizza crusts in this town.

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