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Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables
(101 Diet & Weight Loss Lessons from My Dog)

Here's the salad that brought out my "Inner Puppy" all summer long and now again, into the fall. It's a concept recipe, starting with meaty lentils and whatever vegetables are on hand or appeal, topped, if you like, with a soft-centered egg. I could write a book called 101 Diet and Weight Loss Lessons Learned from My Dog.LESSON ONE "Boring Is Delicious" aka "Hunger Is the Best Sauce". You see, Lady LOVES her kibble. It may be the same kibble morning after morning, night after night, week after week, year after year and STILL she wriggles and dances in anticipation, digs in with gusto, then licks her chops with obvious appreciation for the finest fare.And this Lady? She’s kept her girlish figure, despite now being almost my equivalent in dog years. It’s an easy diet, hers. Before each meal, I run my hand down her spine. If she feels a little bony, I give her a tad more kibble; if she feels meaty, her bowl gets a smidgin less.Following this diet, ca…

Favorite Recipes for Fall Baking

I don't think I'm alone here: when the weather cools down, it's finally it's time to fire up the oven! For so many of us, fall is the favorite time of year for baking. Here are some of my favorite fall recipes. What are you baking this year?
I'd love to know, leave a note in the comments! ~ Alanna Quick 'n' Easy Quick Breads(hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) Home-baked Cookies(hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) Apples - Worthy of a Fall Celebration(hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) Warm Muffins for Breakfast(hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) A Loaf of (Homemade Whole-Grain) Bread, A Jug of Wine and Thou(hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) Fruity & Rustic Cakes(hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) Corn Bread - A Fall Classic(hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe)