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Wineberry Crisp 2.0, now healthified

Allergen-Free Heart-Healthier Wineberry Crisp, at Polka Dot Cottage

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, low-sodium, and (even after all of that) really quite good. You can use raspberries if you can’t get wineberries.

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Low-Salt, Low-Fat, Heart Healthy Freebies

Five (more) Low-Salt, Low-Fat, Heart-Healthy recipes from Polka Dot Cottage

Psst! Would you like a free downloadable cookbook with 5 heart-healthy recipes inside? Here, take two! They’re small :-)

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Weekend Favorites

Weekend Favorites at Polka Dot Cottage

Wherein an anniversary is observed, links are shared, and a happy weekend is wished.

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The butter dilemma

The challenges of heart-healthy meal planning when avoiding processed foods

Every year at this time, I take a look at our diet and think about reducing the amount of processed foods we consume. In some ways, the guidelines we now have to follow for a heart-healthy diet have made whole(er) foods meal-planning even more challenging.

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Updates

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I have two updates for you: 1) Neil’s surgery went well. He is now a cyborg. 2) My hexagon blanket is going well. I had plenty of time to crochet while waiting at the hospital yesterday. Although, I didn’t crochet the whole time. I also looked at the clock and fidgeted. We’ve been having a […]

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Of rice pillows and surgeries

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One of the secret Christmas crafts I made was a rice pillow. Well, actually three rice pillows. I followed Blair’s tutorial, which was terrific, but I made a few changes. For one, I didn’t bother closing up the pillowcase. I didn’t have a problem with the end being open, and I couldn’t bring myself to […]

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Pumpkin (or Banana Maple) Muffins

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I just put a batch of hooks in the oven to cure, and I figured I would take this opportunity to share with you something else I recently put in the oven that is not polymer clay, but actual honest-to-goodness edible food. This time of year, there is always a little bit of buzz in […]

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And Many More: a heart-healthy birthday cake

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Today is Neil’s birthday. After the summer he’s had, I wanted to do it up big for his birthday. I think I’m pretty good at providing a festive atmosphere and well-loved gifts for the boys’ birthdays, but Neil’s birthday has never really been as successful for me. Maybe it’s because we don’t usually have a […]

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Home!

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Neil was released yesterday, and (for a nice change of pace) he is still here No middle-0f-the-night emergencies this time, thank goodness. He had cards to read, and a box full of fun get-well presents (including this pinwheel) to open. And I, as has been my custom for the last few weeks, had copious amounts […]

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Baker’s twine and push pins

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And a whole lot of wishes for good health. I think Neil might like our new family room decoration when he gets out of the hospital.  It’s simply a length of baker’s twine with a slip knot at each end, held up with thumb tacks. Easy but effective! The kidney stone is still hanging in […]

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