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Thanks and be healthy!
Carol

1 Comment December 3, 2009

Roasted Cauliflower

Fresh Ingredients

1 head cauliflower, separated into florets
4 cloves chopped garlic

Pantry Fare

1/4 cup Panko

Oils and Spices

1 T coarsely ground cumin seeds
salt and pepper
1 T butter

Combine the oil, garlic, cumin and cauliflower in a baking dish. Top the ingredients with pieces of the butter, then sprinkle the panko over everything. Bake at 425 degrees until golden brown and tender, approximately 20-30 minutes.

Be healthy!

Leave a Comment November 29, 2013

Salad Recipe from Cindy’s office

For this summer salad recipe, I don’t have the exact quantities of each ingredient but I suggest trying 1/2 cup of each of them and adjust according to taste. Oh, the dressing is lime juice and olive oil which you should mix together first.

Fresh Ingredients

lime Juice
fresh corn – off the cobb – uncooked
cilantro
grape tomatoes
cucumbers
red onion
avocado
fresh mozzarella balls (small)

Pantry Fare

Oils and Spices
olive oil
salt and pepper

Leave a Comment June 14, 2013

Coconut Kale Smoothie

This is another recipe I saw in Lucky Magazine.

Fresh Ingredients
1 large frozen banana
2-3 kale leaves, stalks included
6 ice cubes

Pantry Fare
1 cup coconut water, coconut milk, or Coconut Dream
agave sweetner as needed

Spices and Oils
2 pinches of cinnamon

Blend all the ingredients together for 35 seconds.

Be healthy!

Leave a Comment November 19, 2012

Quinoa

I have a new ‘Favorite Product’ now. It is a box of Near East’s Quinoa Blend. It includes quinoa, brown rice and a packet of seasoning. It’s a favorite because it is sooooo easy and quick – 20 minutes total time. I found this at a local grocery store. Visit the website www.neareast.com

1 Comment July 7, 2012

Kale Chips

Found this recipe in Lucky Magazine. Go figure!

Fresh Ingredients
1 bunch kale leaves

Pantry Fare
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Oils and Spices
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste

Strip the kale leaves by holding the stem in one hand, gripping the bottom of the leafy part in the other, and pulling hands away from each other to strip the stem. Tear the leafy part into small pieces and toss well with the oil, vinegar and spices. Spread in one layer on a baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Serves two.

Be healthy!

Leave a Comment May 6, 2012

Canker Sores

Seems that every time I get into weight loss mode, a canker sore errupts inside my lower lip. Ouch! As much as I hate having a sore, I celebrate that it means I am losing weight. Can anyone else testify that this happens to them also? Seems the medical community is at a loss for the reason we get canker sores.

Leave a Comment May 6, 2012

Weight Loss

For me, the best way to lose weight is to go on a steady diet of of vegetable soup. Having never made any soup before I was 0, I now find it quite easy. I simply look in the fridge for vegetables on hand and add them to a stock (low sodium!) and season until I have something I like. Sometimes I will add rice, pasta or noodles to keep Fred happy and satiated.

Be healthy!

Leave a Comment April 5, 2012

Found this on Pinterest.com

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

1 Comment February 16, 2012

Apricot Chutney

I found this recipe in The Meatless Gourmet and have made it twice now with excellent results. I like serving it on crackers with cream cheese (makes the fat-free cheese tolerable) or cook it with acorn squash. 2 tablespoons = approx. 72 calories

Fresh Ingredients
2 cups boiling water
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp grated ginger

PantryFare
1 cup dried apricots, cut into quarters
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup sugar

Spices and Oils
1/8 tsp salt
1/16 tsp cayenne pepper

Add apricots to medium sauce pan and pour the boiling water over. Let steep for 30 minutes. Add the remainder of ingredients and simmer for 1-1/4 hours, stirring occassionally. Cool then refrigerate. Serve cold.

Be healthy!

Carol

1 Comment January 27, 2012

Tomato Soup like my mother never made (NOT a throwback to Campbell’s canned soup)

I’ve made this three times lately to use up some tomatoes plus wanting something tasty to eat. It’s very easy – not quite as easy as opening a can but so, so much better tasting.

Fresh Ingredients
1 thick slice of onion
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
1-2 T sour cream

Pantry Fare
2 cups broth
splash of balsamic vinegar

Oils and Spices
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried basil

Saute the onion and garlic until lightly browned. Add the tomatoes, broth, basil, vinegar, and sugar. Simmer for 30 minutes to blend flavors. Add salt and season more to taste if necessary. Add sour cream and blend the mixture.

Makes 2 generous servings.

Be healthy!

Leave a Comment January 3, 2012

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