Archive for the ‘FitMama’s Kitchen’ Category

Getting a Life

I haven’t been posting much lately, because I’ve been getting out more.  Before going natural, and until my body really began to right itself, the summer heat would keep me comfortably indoors in front of my fan most of the time.  Now, it doesn’t stop me, but I have had to make some adjustments for [...]

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Food Fail: Parsnip Leaves

Searching for natural alternatives to “crack in a bowl” (soup made with Ukrainian vegetable stock powder), I set about to find parsnips.  They’re one of the ingredients listed on the packet, and responsible for the unique flavor. Excited to find some at my local shouk, I peeled them, chopped the root up with the leaves, [...]

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Another Tasty Success: Chicken Gizzards in Goji Berry Sauce

I’ve been experimenting with more chicken gizzard recipes.  This time around, after hearing about what goji berries are really used for in Asia, I decided to give it a go myself.  As it turns out, goji berries are one of the most perfect seasonings for chicken or really any other poultry.  It may be because of [...]

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Stewed Pupik Was A Success

This time around, I tried slow cooking the gizzards, and they came out beautifully.  My husband says they’re just like his mom used to make. This time, they were more palatable to me.  They were soft kind of like the pearl of the chicken back.  The taste and texture reminded me of that.  If I [...]

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Found Fat and Pupik Update

Today I found a source for pork fat, and made my first solo attempt at cooking some chicken gizzards.

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Fresh Hominy Experiments

Today I experimented with freshly made hominy, and came out with a very nice hominy dressing/stuffing.

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Small Apples

One more reason to buy local and seasonal.

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Lessons Learned: Buckwheat Allergy

I found out the hard way that I have a buckwheat allergy.

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How to Make Druze Pita

A recipe and instructions for making Druze pita, a thin bread made with mildly fermented dough that is excellent for wraps or broken into flatbread crisps.

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Cooking Slim Month 1

Month 1: Fighting fat with fat.

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