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Let’s talk cheese

And not in a food way.

I’m a private person, in that I do not in any way want random internet strangers to hear my deepest emotional thoughts and feelings.

When I read food blogs, I often think I must be the only one.

I’m tired of these women bleeding all over the page (so to speak). It’s awesome that you love your kids and your husband- I love my husband, too, that’s why I married him!- but for the love of absolute flaming Pete, I don’t need to hear endless lists of what you’re grateful for, of how you are emotionally touched by every ray of starlight twinkling in a sprinkling of morning dew. Ugh. Please spare me your hormonal soliloquies. POST SOME FOOD.

Most female food bloggers, especially GF ones, are quite well-off. I’m not. I don’t have the time nor the ability to stop and grovel with false humility about how much in love I am with free-range eggs and every single stupid person who comes into my day. Maybe that’s the difference- some of us do real, terrible, hard, and low-paying work for a living, so we don’t look at life through rose-coloured glasses? I don’t know.

I have a legitimate allergy to gluten, a legitimate love for the people and things who deserve it, and a VERY legitimate hate for overweaning false humility.

I guess I’m alone.

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1. Sorry I haven’t been updating much. Between working the holiday rush at my seasonal non-digging job, taking the GRE, and enjoying a shit-tastic flu, I haven’t been cooking much. In fact, I’m suffering from my sick person’s diet of dehydrated chicken noodle soup, because I’ve been THAT uninterested in food or cooking.

 

2. …except for on Christmas Eve! The tradition in my family is a big meal the night before Christmas, so that we can spend Christmas day eating omelets and watching Star Wars and all that good shit.

I decided to make four things I’ve never made before for Christmas Eve this year. All of them turned out beautifully and were amazingly good. Here are links, for your perusal:

Cucumber and Zucchini Carpaccio Salad (lacto-ovo, gluten-free, low-carbohydrate)

Aigo Bouido, or Provencale garlic soup (can be made vegetarian-friendly [which I did], gluten-free, low carbohydrate)

Roasted Cauliflower and Cabbage Pasta with Fried Capers and Cheddar (lacto-ovo, gluten-free [depending on what kind of pasta or pasta substitutes you use], low carbohydrate [again, depending on your pasta])

Cranberry Lemon Loaf (lacto-ovo, gluten-free, low carbohydrate)

I suggest you try them all!

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