Flying the American Flag, Our Household Tradition

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I’ve always been a patriotic kind of guy. I love to see the American flags flying on holidays, and especially around election time. My older children know how to treat the flag with respect, and even how to properly fold the flag. Unfortunately, I don’t have a flag pole in my yard (yet!). I do,…

Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients 2 cups cooked & cooled Quinoa 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper ½ cup chopped parsley ½ cup fresh lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil ½ cup chopped cilantro – or – ¼ teaspoon salt and 1 cup chopped parsley instead of cilantro – or – 1 cup cilantro instead of parsley ½ cup chopped…

Experiments with Homemade Wheat Gluten

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Gluten is a vegetarian alternative to meat. When prepared and seasoned correctly it can be almost indistinguishable from hamburger, ribs, chicken strips or chicken nuggets, or sausage. My buddy recently wrote an article on how to make wheat gluten at home. My wife had just ground some hard white wheat earlier in the day, and…