Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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Crockpot Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

Every time I make this dish, I am instantly transcended back to the white beaches and turquoise lapping waves of Jamaica. In 2011 when my husband and I traveled to Ocho Rios where we snorkeled, wind surfed, and swam from … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

Shortly after I finished my doctorate degree my then brand new husband and I found ourselves living in Seattle. We both work in healthcare, and were surrounded by conscientious, active, intellectual people, primarily in the field of healthcare as well. … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Recipes for Holiday Entertaining

At the height of holiday entertaining and celebration, I have created a list of my favorite gluten free recipes. Some are quick, and some take a bit more preparation, but all are tried and true, and will certainly add culinary … Continue reading

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Why the treadmill should not be dreaded

Hi, my name is Amanda, and I have been training on a treadmill lately…….. Before I share with you my vapid “First world” problems with running outside, please check out this amazing runner’s blog post titled “Living against the Dying … Continue reading

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Crock pot Chicken and Vegetable Chili

Not many things beat walking into your home after a long day at work to the smell of a simmering crockpot. There is something about chilly December months that beckon for hearty and warm dinners with little effort. This recipe … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

My husband’s favorite soup is his mother’s creamy wild rice soup. It is loaded with butter, heavy cream, and flour, and it is an allergy nightmare, though completely delicious. He requested that I make it for an upcoming holiday party, … Continue reading

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