The Accidental Gourmet

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Eating After A Gastric Bypass

When I had my gastric bypass in 1998, I had little idea of what to expect afterward and had only been warned that I would “not ever eat normally again”. Well that was not exactly true. It is 2005. Seven years later I now eat normal food, although I eat much less of it. But the first two years were... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Cheap Eats

You never know how good a cook you are until there is nearly nothing in the cupboard and you are very hungry. These recipes are ones that came to me in moments of very frugal, very hungry desperation. Potato Casserole 8 potatoes, peeled and sliced thin 1 can evaporated milk ½ stick butter 2... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Time Savers

Few of us are blessed enough to have an abundance of time. In fact, even when you are a stay at home mom or work for yourself, time is still at high premium. That is why Dominos, Pizza Hut and Burger King do so much business. But there are sure fire ways to shave time from your cooking and recipes... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Ramen Noodles

I have eaten thousand of packs of these tasty little noodles in 40 years. When I was in college I lived off of them...literally. They were 10 for $1 (that tells you how long ago I was in college) and I had them three times a day. And if you have no creativity, they can get boring after awhile. But... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 8, 2005

Mother Sauces

Mother sauces are the base recipes that other recipes are built upon. Spaghetti sauce is a mother because many Italian recipes use it as a base. White sauce or Béchamel are mother sauces as are cheese sauces. These are some of the bases that I use when I am creating new dishes. Goddess’ Red Sauce... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Comfort Foods

If you have read my post today in my journal blog "Everything Else" you know that I have been in bed sick for several days. It's hard to write about food when you feel too bad to eat. But I am begining to feel better... thanks to modern medicine and my Micheal's love and extremely yummy comfort... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 2, 2005


The most popular New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier and get in shape. And although I deplore diet recipes (I know you have notice that you rarely see low fat, reduced calorie or low carb anything in my recipes) salads are the one way to eat healthier without diet deprivation.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

It's Time to Party!

Now that I have fully recovered from my birthday, I have a new year's bash to plan. You probably have the same plans. Here are few drinks to add to your party that will certainly make your friends take notice. Ruby Ice 2 bottle vodka 1 64 ounce jug cranberry juice 1 cup sugar 1. Mix one bottle of... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Holiday Leftovers

It was the day after Christmas and all through the house, there is yawning and burping and some are still soused. And mama was hungry, the kids were hungry too. But no one wanted more turkey. So what was mom to do? Mom is supposed to log onto Blogit and check out Mike’s Goddess’ holiday leftover... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks

I found myself surfing, doing nothing (which is really rare for me) and I came upon some cooking shortcuts that I plan to add to my repetoire. These are my favorites. Ice Bowls To create elegant chilled displays, try lining a bowl with flowers or herbs. Nest a smaller bowl inside of it, then fill... Sign in to see full entry.

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