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Cate Cropp

Bio: In addition to blogging for CliqueClack TV and CliqueClack Food, I run my own telecommunications and IT store along with my husband in Portugal, where we live with our daughter and two mutts.

Posts by Cate Cropp

Pop Your Cherry – Asparagus. Yes, asparagus

I mentioned in a previous post that I had never tried asparagus. I know, weird right? I love vegetables, especially green ones. So why did it take me more than 26 years to try this one? I don’t really have a good reason. Finally, curiosity got the better of me and I bought some the […]

Homemade granola – Breakfast at Clique-any’s

I don’t really like breakfast cereal in general, but I heart granola big time. It’s just full of crunchy, oat-y, goodness. There are some problems (as is usually the case) with buying the prepackaged stuff, though. Lots of sugar and salt, just off the top of my head. Then there’s the issue of there never […]

A very unauthentic, but seriously delicious Pasta e Fagioli

I love soup. When made well, it’s probably just about as perfect of a food as you can get. There may be a couple of meals out there that I like more, but nothing that I could eat every day for a week and not either get sick of or feel guilty about eating. This […]

It’s Not Meat, It’s You – Portuguese vegetarians? They do exist!

I may not have met any yet, but they do exist. A friend of mine is cooking for a bunch of people at a festival she helps organize every year, and around ten of them are vegetarians. She gets stressed out enough as it is trying to cook for a bunch of people, but the […]

It’s Not Meat, It’s You – The Buddy System

Change is almost never easy, even when we are the ones who implement it. Seriously, sometimes I just want to give up and say screw you, cows, I’m having a steak. I’ve started working outside the home for the first time in over five years and the adjustment hasn’t been terrible, but sometimes I just […]

It’s Not Meat, It’s You – Beans, beans, the magical fruit…

Don’t worry, I’m just childish enough to start that sentence, but not finish it. One reason I never thought I would be a successful vegetarian was because of my own misconceptions about nutrition, specifically protein. I thought if I wanted to get enough protein in my diet, I would have to eat tofu or some […]

It’s Not Meat, It’s You – The Backslide

Whenever we try to quit or even just cut back on something — chocolate, smoking, shopping, or in my case, meat — there is the probability of backsliding. It’s just natural I guess. I’ve been doing really well for the most part, but last week’s bout with food poisoning really messed with me. As is […]

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