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My weight loss journey

I recently lost 35 pounds, and have successfully kept it off despite the temptations of the holiday season, out-of-town vacations, and the forced inactivity of knee surgery. I wasn’t even going to write about this; it seemed like an intensely personal subject, and not necessarily germane to the whole concept of “Bad Aunty.” But so

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Happy St. Pats Day!

I don’t have a speck of Irish blood in me. However, I love St. Patrick’s Day.  To me it is the unofficial first day of spring and I celebrate it with a semi-traditional Irish-American dinner of slow braised corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and turnips. I have to admit to being somewhat of a snob

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Four Cheese Eggplant Lasagne

I’ve been living a low-carb lifestyle since the first of September, 2015. Since then I’ve lost 35 pounds! But that singular accomplishment comes with a price–no bread, no potatoes, no rice, no noodles. Lately I’ve been jonesing for lasagne–thick, rich, creamy and cheese, saucy and hearty. But what about those pesky, carb-laden noodles? In this

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From dinner to appetizers!

I’ve had the good fortune to strike up a beautiful working relationship with my lovely neighborhood bookstore, Magnolia’s Bookstore, in the heart of Magnolia village in Seattle. The owner, Georgiana, has not only agreed to consign “Bad Aunty’s Kitchen Smarts,” but has also invited me to hold a series of book signings on Saturday afternoons

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