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Lobster Bake14 Wheatless Wednesday – Maine Lobster Bake - Maine is famous for it’s lobsters and summer is not considered complete here without at least one old fashioned lobster bake.  Traditional lobster dinners include lobster with drawn butter, corn on the cob and steamers (Ipswich clams) and sometimes potatoes or eggs, often served on these inexpensive, but iconic, blue platters that mimic retro diner tablecloths.   I tried […]
Beet Peach Salad13 Meatless Monday – Roasted Beet Salad with Ripe Peaches and Goat Cheese - Is it a coincidence that fresh tomatoes ripe from the vine or juicy, just picked peaches taste especially good in summer or is it nature’s design to give us what we need?  I was thumbing through some cooking magazines admiring gorgeous photos of carmelized tomatoes and 10 ways to use fruit when I came across an […]
Grilled Veggies1 Wheatless Wednesday – Grilled Artichoke & Mixed Veggie Platter - Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… (Sing along, I know you know the tune)  We are getting to the part of summer where fresh vegetables are plentiful and so good!  One of my favorite summer dishes is a grilled mixed vegetable platter using whatever is in season.   The double bonus is that fruits and veggies at […]
Eggplant Tart2 Meatless Monday – Summer VegetableTart - Are you a flexitarian?  I have heard the terms omnivore, herbivore, vegetarian, vegan and pescetarian.  What on earth is a flexitarian?  Well apparently it wasn’t even a word until 2012, when it was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Flexitarian = flexible + vegetarian:  a person whose diet is mostly vegetarian but sometimes includes meat, fish, or poultry.  My […]
Cupcake Love5 Cupcake Love - I don’t do a lot of baking and (spoiler alert!) I did not bake these cupcakes.  It was just my birthday, which, of course means I got to indulge myself.  Sometimes you need to go with delicious over nutritious and I thought cupcakes would be the perfect dessert to serve at the lake.  It’s easy to mix and match […]
Arugula Salad8 Wheatless Wednesday – Arugula Salad with Roasted Corn and Edamame -   What does it mean if you see a groundhog in the summer?  A couple of days ago, I spotted a fat, furry little creature stealing strawberries from my garden.  It scurried off into the woods as soon as it saw me but not before I got a good look.  It took me a couple of days […]
Composed Salad2 Meatless Monday – Composed Salad - What is a composed salad?  It is a salad that has been artfully arranged and drizzled with vinaigrette rather than tossed.  Why, you might ask, would you go to the trouble to arrange your veggies instead of just tossing everything together?  Well the obvious answer is aesthetics.  Composed salads elevate what would otherwise be a simple salad into  […]
Happy 4th! - Still looking for some inspiration for your Fourth of July celebration?  Buzzfeed Food has collected 29 fun recipes from around the internet to help you get started.  I particularly love the fruit skewers from Skinnytaste.com and Weelicious.com although there are many cute  (and kitschy) ideas here .  If you have a star cookie cutter you’re halfway there!  Check out […]
Plum Crisp8 Wheatless Wednesday – Santa Rosa Plum Crisp - Looking for a simple 4th of July or summer dessert?  How about an easy Stone Fruit Crisp? Plums are in season right now as are other stone fruits like peaches, cherries and nectarines. Crisps are very forgiving to make as there is little that can go wrong, no crust to make or fruit to arrange. Just cut up your favorite fruit, […]
Asparagus and Leeks5 Meatless Monday = Roasted Asparagus and Leeks -   GoodMotherDiet has temporarily relocated to Maine for the summer. We have a house on Bear Pond nestled at the base of Bear Mountain.  Maine is a land of a thousand lakes and mountains where time goes more slowly. and we spend our days outside taking advantage of the abundance of nature.  Life is very casual and […]

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