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9.23.2010

Blast from the Past

So as many of you may have noticed, Cindalou's has been on hold for awhile, lurking behind that hotel room door with the polite "do not disturb--I am turning my life 180 degrees out of phase." Oh wait--they don't give you those door tags anymore- guess printing the paper cost too much in this economy. Alas, I'm back and have more than a few updates for you all (as if you had not already heard about agave nectar, it is now a no-no). A big no-no as in "worse than high  fructose corn syrup." I'll leave it to the professionals like Dr. Mercola and CBS on that one. Who knew? I was certainly on the agave bandwagon and had to find use (trash) for 3 pantry bottles of the amber nectar myself. Sigh, Se la vie I suppose.

As for as why the heck did Cindalou's go hide under a rock for a year or so (who's counting, really)? Time flies when you're having fun. Or moving to another state and leaving your astrophysics PhD at UNC at the drop of a dime. Literally, we bought a house, moved, and rented out our Chapel Hill apartment in 3 or 4 days. More on that later. Oh and the move to the great state of Tennessee was in the midst of moving to Connecticut.  Who's complaining when your husband gets his dream job, you get your dream house in the area you've always wanted to live, and you can now move on to other things?  "Other,” in my case involves my catering to 3 cats, 6 chickens, a rooster and 2 acres.  I don't have to listen to a blip of the egg recall mess either--our free range backyard eggs are a nice freedom from the grocery store.


Occasionally I squeeze in my fledgling attempts at artwork, gardening, and doing a study program in naturopathy.  Oh, and yoga complete with cat assistance.  A 180? Perhaps.  Or maybe not...shall we continue with more mindless musings and some delicious roasted summer vegetables?  Or maybe some zucchini spice coconut flour Paleo-esque muffins? 

 

To celebrate the first zucchini I grew, I chopped up way too many veggies in the wee hours of the morning (before espresso nonetheless!). Plus I use every excuse to use curry. I've converted my husband, his family, and a few other unsuspecting house guests with my curry oatmeal. Sound gross? It is delicious- how can you go wrong with cinnamon, curry, graham Marsala, and other random spices from the cabinet (a dash of mystery spice at my whim every morning makes a good old non-recipe). More on the recipes later. We have plenty of great bloggers out in cyberspace cranking out every seasonal page-ranking recipe they can conjure up in the skulls, so I'll leave that to them for now. I'll be back with recipes soon (it's a promise and a threat :)). Until then, hunker down to some curried zucchini red pepper wild cod with poached eggs. Uhh, actually unless you get safe eggs, maybe nay to the eggs, or come visit me on my mountaintop! Curry Oatmeal (gf oats for you gf kind of folk out there) and some Roasted Summer Vegetables a la' Madras coming up soon... until then as they say "espresso yourself" and have a blessed day!

Perhaps low carb Paleo coconut flour zucchini spice muffins don't look all that sexy... but the espresso compensates, I can assure you ;)


A special thank you to my sister Sandy for proofreading my terrible stream-of-consciousness blog draft!  Also a big hug and thanks to my family and friends (new and old are as good as gold, right BJ?).  I hope your shoulders are not too sore from all of the leaning I did on them...


Cindalou's Kitchen Blues: Healthy Celiac / Coeliac Gluten and Dairy
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145 comments:

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  2. Good to see you back. Life does have a habit of getting in the way of things. I can only imagine the fun and games in shifting all those hens.

    We keep hens and whilst some of them just squat when you want to catch them - others are straight up to the top of the tallest tree!

    Agave nectar sounds so healthy so it is sad to hear that yet another thing is "off-limits".

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  3. Wow! That sounds really awesome. I haven't been around for too long, but I am assuming that you have always had a love for the natural and getting back to the earth when looking for food. (what a thought, huh?) I thought Agave was good for you as well. What is it that makes it bad? How could it be worse than "corn sugar" which is what they want to change their name to.

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  5. Nice post. I can only imagine the fun and games in shifting all those hens.

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  6. nice post. I can only imagine the fun and games in shifting all those hens.

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  7. Oatmeal with curry sound odd to me but I gotta try your recipe for I'm getting bore with the usual oatmeal milk with fruits.

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  9. Great post! I love egg omelet, cheese and bread on breakfast. Thanks for sharing it. :D

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  10. I'd really try those roasted summer vegetables!

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  11. Actually, those muffins look fantastic to me. Nice and dense and hearty. I am sensitive to wheat, which is what led me to a high raw diet, but next time I have a baked good craving maybe I'll try something like this. Thanks!

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    Really want to visit you on mountaintop to eat curry oatmeal. But I am scared of mountain heights :(

    Reading all about foods have made me really hungry now. Its time for me to fill my mouth with some spare muffins.

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  21. I am quite surprised these days to hear / read of so many people needing a gluten free diet. Is it because we now have better ways to discover intolerances or could it be something caused by so much of our food today being genetically modified?

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  24. I have just found your blog and find it very interesting. We all need to try and eat better and with blogs like yours people will be able to get great ideas on how to do just that.

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  25. Good article I'm from the UK and you are totally right on saying high fructose corn syrup is a big no no. This sweetener is coming into more and more foods over here now.

    Nice blog!

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  26. Curry Oatmeal sounds awesome to me, actually! It wouldn't be that different from curry kashi, which I just had the other night at our favorite seafood restaurant.

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  27. friend Oatmeal with curry sound odd to me but I gotta try your recipe for I'm getting bore with the usual oatmeal milk with fruits.

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  29. Really good article, I particularly liked when you talked about the curry oatmeal. I love curry and oatmeal is one of my favorite things to eat in the morning. Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to the recipes.

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  30. Oatmeal with curry sound odd to me but I gotta try your recipe for I'm getting bore with the usual oatmeal milk with fruits.

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  32. that makes me kinda hungry!i think i'm going to make myself something to eat..

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  33. I am looking forward to your next post. I have several friends whose kids are on gluten free diets. They are always looking for new ways to fix healthy meals.

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  34. Yeah we dont have to abuse and eat only meat and abreviates from it, people from time to time should eat some vegetables.

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  35. I'm glad to see you back, another great post.

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  36. Great post! I love egg omelet, cheese and bread on breakfast. Thanks for sharing it. :D

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  37. Great post! I love egg omelet, cheese and bread on breakfast. Thanks for sharing it. :D

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  38. Mmmm, zucchini muffins sound good. Years ago I used to bake this great zucchini bread that my whole family loved, but I lost the recipe. I'll have to look for another one. Great post!

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  43. Good information - I also wanted to mention gluten - I've worked with nutrition products for over 15 years and recently I was talking to a lady about her concern about whether a product was gluten free or not as the label didn't indicate it. Anyway the product was gluten free and after talking to the company they changed their label to say gluten free.

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  44. Hi Cindy, haven't heard from you in a while. Hope you are settling in into your new life nicely. :) The low carb muffin looks pretty hard but that espresso is divine!

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  45. those muffins looks great ... will try it for sure

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  46. That looks like a very healthy food. Oatmeal plus veggies is an unusual combination but I would love to give it a try. It looks like you're having the time of your life with your family. :)

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  47. I like the photos you've included in your article and your posted article was indeed nice to read. Hope to see more updates in the upcoming days. Keep it up the good work.

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  48. A curry oatmeal? hmmm haven't heard that from anyone except you. I would like to try it but don't know where to start in doing so plus the zucchini recipe too. I am sure that these are all healthy for someone like me who will become vegetarian and looking forward for your posts.

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  49. Glad to hear that you and your husband got your dream house and dream job respectively. :)

    I was grossed out by the zucchini oatmeal at first but when you listed down the ingredients, it actually sounded really good!

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  50. Hi there!

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  51. Lovely, healthy food you described in your post. Even the low-carb muffin is looking extra yummy with that espresso next to it!

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  52. Been very interested in gluten free. I am interested to keep following your blog. You write very well. Thanks

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  53. Red pepper wild cod w/poached eggs sounds delicious. Recipe, please?

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  54. Reading all about foods have made me really hungry now. Its time for me to fill my mouth with some spare muffins.

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  55. This looks like your version of Paris Hilton's a Simple Life. I believe if you stick with all natural ingredients for your recipes you will surely have a healthy life ahead. That looks like a very yummy muffin. I would love to have one. :)

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  57. Glad to see you are back online. Your recipees and website are great. Hope to see some more new posts soon.

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  59. Now we can say that it's perfectly clear, thanks for taking the time to explain it succinctly to us

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  60. How long have you had the chickens/roosters? I'm impressed.

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  61. Thanks for sharing these & very well explain post. Some thing new to learn from this helpful post.

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  62. When making most gluten free stuff you will need a electric mixer. :)

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  63. Your food looks yummy and nutritious!!! I am looking forward for a healthy 2011. I'm sure blogs like yours will be a great help. veggies, veggies,veggies, yummy!!! :)

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  64. Sounds to me a bit like the indian recipes i am using for my cooking... Indi people have awesome and spicy cousin... Thank you for the interesting recipe I will definitely try it.

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  65. Don't you just love living a simple life? I like how country life feels. The early morning sunset plus the healthy foods at breakfast. Simple yet fabulous life.

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  66. Really liked the post and appreciate the way you presented the it. It is really hard to make changes in the eating habit of many people and so congrats for you have changed the habit of the entire family and also other people. The picture that you have posted are a good one and makes me remember of the time when I visited my village which was many years back.
    Thanks for sharing the post and enjoyed reading it.

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  67. great post with very useful information and awesome writing,thanks a lot for this useful post.

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  68. Cury oatmeal...that sounds really good. Congratulations on having to live in your favorite state. Living in 2 acres of land certainly is a pretty exciting thing.

    Eric

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  69. I just found your blog, amazing!! My nephew is autistic and my sister makes ALL of his foods for him, gluten free. It is so time consuming for her but also they are seeing good results so far. Way to go! I'll be sure to point her here for hints.

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  70. This site is so so helpful for anyone trying to eat and live gluten free. It is definietly a healthy way to live but a big adjustment so wanted to thank you.

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  71. Great post! Very Interesting to read and it really helps.

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  72. I like to eat and cook too, so its my best blog and i will visit here again and again as I want to know each & every recipes from this blog, especially the spicy one.

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  73. Great to see you were able to pick up and move like that. Housing is so expensive everywhere, especially on either coasts. Congrats to your husband on his new position and to you on your new house and 2 (wow!) whole acres. Good luck in 2011!

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  74. Thanks for sharing! Chickens are so cute!

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  75. great post, i like your style..

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  76. Hello Cindy! I found your blog just by chance... In fact, I have found that my mother is a celiac just by chance. I was tested for this disease and so far there is no need to follow any special regime.

    Thanks for helping create awareness!!!!

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  77. nice story. i like your sentence. "Time flies when you're having fun." :)

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  78. Wow! That sounds really awesome. I haven't been around for too long, but I am assuming that you have always had a love for the natural and getting back to the earth when looking for food. (what a thought, huh?) I thought Agave was good for you as well. What is it that makes it bad? How could it be worse than "corn sugar" which is what they want to change their name to.

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  79. thanks for this post its really interesting i bookmark your blog for future stuff like this..

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  82. Thank you very much for the helpful information.

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  83. Thanks for this post, I have been talking to my family about gluten-free recipes for some time - you have just given me some new ammunition

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  85. classy site and great content. keep up the good work

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  86. HI Cindy! I'm not so sure if I'd try curry oatmeal but that muffin looks delicious! I hope you are doing well and looking forward to new posts here on your blog!

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  89. Oooh, I love zucchini cookies/bread. They are the best. My grandma makes them for me and they are delicious.

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  92. This is usually something I would not eat, but it looks delicious. I'm going to grab some groceries this weekend and cook it with my GF. Thanks!

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  93. Curry oatmeal? Can't say I would have thought of that but I think it looks pretty delicious.

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  94. Thanks for great post. I am so glad I bookmark your blog to my list. Really want to visit you on mountaintop to eat curry oatmeal. however, I think i am staying too far from you.

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  95. Curry Oatmeal? That's new to my ear. I wonder how it taste likes. It would be great if you post it here so we will know how to make one. Thanks for the post Cindy.

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  100. wonderful article. thanks a lot for sharing such a informative article. nice work, keep it up.

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  101. Thanks for the great post! My wife just recently introduced me to Dr. Mercola, and I'm in the last week of a nutrition class this week also. It seems as if we have a new ingredient we need to watch out for almost every few months. Wouldn't it be great if the companies that make the food actually cared about our health instead of their profits?

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  103. Such a nice post really i like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Thanks, Cindy. Celiac is a problem in my family and it's great to see such wonderful information out there to help us all.

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  109. OH NO!!! I have a huge bottle of agave nectar. I felt good about eating is in so many ways. I live in the desert so it was locally produced, another plus for me.

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  110. The curry oatmeal sounds interesting. I can say I do like a little kick of spice but I am not sure I would welcome it so early in the morning. I'll give it a try though!

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  111. Cindy you blog makes my mouth water (Lol). Thanks

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  113. Nice post Cindy. I have to say that curry oatmeal does sound awful but I guess I can't knock it until I have tried it right!

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