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Make Your Own Bag

The lady at the local grocery checkout lane liked my handknit shopping bags so much thatImage

she gave me double “bring your own bag” credit for them… that’s 20 cents! each. LOL 



Tapioca Pudding

EGG FREE! Dairy-FREE! SOY- FREE!   tapioca pudding!   And it tastes exactly the same as the long standing “perfect” recipe off the box of Instant Tapioca Pearls, the food of my childhood.

Well.. I can’t have that anymore, I had to find the “real” tapioca pearls at the International Market down the road. Surprizingly, they come in many sizes, and some shocking colors. I can’t quite bring myself to buy the food color additives, but it’s interesting that the crazy version isn’t available in American grocery stores.

Back to pudding. Make this soothing pudding. It’s amazingly comforting.

Ahhhh.. comfort food.

Tapioca pudding

  • 2 C water
  • 3 T tapioca pearls

Boil the water in a saucepan. Turn the heat down to a simmer, and add the pearls, whisking them constantly to keep them from clumping. Simmer for 15 minutes. 

Stir in:

  • 3 T sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C  coconut milk
  • 1/3 C unsweetened coconut flakes (Bob’s Red Mill)

Simmer another 15 minutes or until it’s the consistancy that you like. I like it thick.

Enjoy!! : )

Wonder Buns

This recipe does it again. YAY!

Calzones mania abounds here at cabbagenets! 


I can’t wait to try adding some stirfry leftovers into them. Cute food makes me happy. 

These will be GREAT appetizers for the superbowl table too. ahhhhhhh.

For what it’s worth, I used the “wonder dough” recipe and my chinese dumpling folder/shaper to make these. But you can just press or roll the dough pretty thin and fill and then fold over and press the edges with a fork. Same thing, less gadgets. Although, I gotta tell ya, the dumpling folder is pretty cool.


What is it with wheat?

Gluten free blogging… so trendy. Unfortunately, for me completely necessary. Wheat makes me sick. So does anything dairy related. Oh, and also anything soy related, or seventeen other things formerly known as “food”…like eggs, corn, tomatoes, and anything else tasty.

Gluten, (masquarading as wheat, rye, barley or oats) makes me sick. So that means that anything that is manufactured and placed in a box at the market for sale I can’t eat. Oh, well… sure I can eat it- I just get violently ill if I do. So my life now consists of planning menus for myself and a usually a separate one for the rest of the family.

They just don’t always like “my food”.  But I HAVE to like it or starve. So they are eating heathier at least (like the ban on HFCS in my kitchen)

I am currently exceeding tired of rice noodles. :::sigh:::

I have a recipe file that is way too large, containing things I thought might work, combinations of spices to try. Whatever. It needs to be weeded out again.  LOL The last time I went through I got rid of anything that said “corn”.

Yep. That’s out too.

So I make all these lists… create menus and find edible recipes… and the dietician says to me… “you know more about this than anyone on the diet for 5 years.”

huh? well.. I thought I was paying for her advice. Turns out she wants mine. So here goes. I will be randomly adding recipes that don’t have all the things in them that I can’t eat….like all the top ten allergens known to man…. and random samplings of what I am knitting…. or any thoughts I have about cabbage.

I have had three doctors ask me what in the world I do eat. One of them had zero advice for me- other than saying that I should pray.

Um. sure. that is so helpful. thanks.

How about pointing me to the nearest farmer’s market instead! sheesh.

Have you ever seen a cabbage net? If you have please contact me. Thanks.


Cabbage nets

knit one today!