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This may sound silly, but did you know that one tablespoon of cocoa powder in a cup of hot water is soothing, delicious and will take care of that chocolate craving you may have?

You don't miss sugar or milk at all and it keeps you satisfied between meals. emoticon emoticon



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Low Carb Blueberry MuffinsI

2 cups blanched almond flour
½ cup sweetener (like Stevia)
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup butter melted
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup fresh blueberries If you use frozen, results may vary.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Line a muffin tin with muffin/cupcake liners.
Add the almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, and salt to a large mixing bowl. Stir.
Add in the melted butter, beaten eggs, vanilla, and almond milk. Stir well with a
silicone spoon.
Fold in the blueberries. Stir.
Add the batter to the muffin tin.
Bake the muffins for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.
Remove the muffins from the oven. Remove each muffin from the tins immediately. If you allow the muffins to sit in the tin they are more likely to crumble. The muffins will become more firm upon standing.

Notes
Store the muffin for future use in the fridge and in airtight containers.
Can freeze

Nutrition
Serving: 1muffin
Calories: 165 Carbohydrates: 2g Protein 6 Fat 14



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Shrimp Salad

1 lb medium shrimp cooked, peeled and chilled
2 stalks celery diced
1 green onion finely diced
2 hard boiled eggs finely diced
1/2 long English cucumber finely diced
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoon grainy dijon mustard
salt & pepper to taste

Chop shrimp into small pieces.
Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine.
Serve over salad, on a croissant or with tortilla chips.



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Ham & Cheese Rolls (Keto)
34/ c.shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c.shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1c. diced ham
2 eggs
Preheat oven to 375
Combine the cheeses & eggs together. Mix until fully combined
Stir in diced ham mix well
Grease or line a cookie sheet with Parchment paper. (The parchment paper works best)
Divide the mixture into 6 equal parts and form into round rolls
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese has fully melted & has created a slightly brown crust
***Feel free to mix up your cheese selection - but stick with 1 grated hard, dry cheese like Parmesan or Asiago***
Makes 6 serving
per serving
calories 198
fat 13
carbs 3
protein 17
These freeze well. I put in a container place a piece of wax paper in between.
Take out as you want.Then pop in the microwave or toaster oven until warm.

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Strawberry Crunch Smoothie
1c unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2c Strawberries
1/2 tsp.cinnamon
2 Tbsp. chopped almonds
1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
Blend on high . Enjoy
Makes 1 serving
calories 156
carbs 10
fat 10
fiber 7
protein 6

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Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
1/2c cottage cheese
1/2 frozen strawberries
2oz cream cheese
4 tbsp. stevia
1/4c. unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Blend all together in blender
makes 1 serving
calories 370
fat 24
net carbs 10
Protein 17.50
fiber 2.50


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Bacon & Cheese Quiche
6 eggs
2/3 heavy whipping cream
6 slices of bacon cooked & crumbled
1 1/2 Colby Jack cheese grated
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
-Preheat oven 350 degrees
-Fry bacon in a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet
-In bowl crack eggs, add 4 piece of the cooked & crumbled bacon, whipping cream, salt & pepper and 1 cup of the cheese
-Whip until light and fluffy
-grease skillet or use 1 tbsp. of the grease from the bacon, that was fried
-pour in egg mixture
-bake 20 minutes, remove from oven top with remaining cheese and bacon crumbs
-place into oven until cheese is melted
makes 8 servings
calories 216
carbs 2
fats 19 (all good fats)
protein 11

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Salomon Patties
1 14.5oz canned salmon (no bones or skin is what I used)
1/2 c. minced onion
1/2 almond flour
2 eggs
1 avocado diced small
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 c butter

-Combine Salomon, onion, almond flour, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix together. Mix in Avocado.
-Form into 6 patties
melt butter, once the skillet is hot brown patties 4-5 minutes per side.
-Drain on a paper towel and serve

To freeze
-prepare patties (not cooked)place on a line cookie sheet ( line with parchment paper)
-freeze on the cookie sheet for a few hours.
-once froze take off the cookie sheet and place a piece of wax paper in between place in a container and freeze.




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Some of you have asked for this recipe so here it is.

BLACK FOREST CHERRY CAKE SHAKE

1 serving vanilla flavor protein powder
1/3 cup frozen cherries (I used sour cherries from a jar)
1/4 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (didn't have that so I used skim milk)
4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons flaxseed. (you can use chia, too)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or almond)
1 packet Stevia

Place all in blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

I love it, but if it is too thick for your taste add some water or milk.


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Heart Healthy Sesame Chicken

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1/2 inch strips or cubes)
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 pinch each salt & pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil or sesame
Cooked white rice for serving
Small bunch spring onions scallions, chopped

For the sauce
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
(1 teaspoon Schiracha or hot sauce add more for more heat) optional
1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
1 clove garlic minced
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sesame oil optional
Instructions

In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, sriracha, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds and sesame oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine the chicken, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Heat a large pan over high heat for at least 2 minutes. Add oil and chicken to pan. Stir-fry chicken for 5-6 minutes or until it's golden brown. Add the sauce and allow the sauce to simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce is thick and sticky.
Remove chicken from pan, sprinkle with chopped spring onions and more sesame seeds if desired. Serve with hot white rice or noodles.

Nutrition
Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 913mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Edited by: CVRONEK at: 2/9/2020 (08:00)
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A sweet treat. Sorry Fran, it has bananas. emoticon

1 banana
1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
10 dark chocolate chips
1. Cut the banana in half lengthwise. 2. Spread each half with 2 tsp. peanut butter. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
230 calories

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**Hamburg Beef Soup**
(from Eatwell)

INGREDIENTS

1 lb (450g) lean ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup onion finely diced
2 stalks celery thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, halved
Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
One 15 oz (425g) can diced tomatoes (no need to drain), or diced fresh tomatoes
One 8 oz (225g) can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
5 cups (1 1/4 l) beef broth
1/2 cup diced green beans, fresh or frozen
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, optional
Shredded cheese, for garnish (sharp cheddar)

DIRECTIONS

1. To make the hamburger beef soup recipe: Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery to the pot. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until softened.

2. Add the ground beef to the pot and season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Cook, breaking up the ground beef with a spoon, until browned and mostly cooked through. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.

4. Add the diced tomatoes , tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and beef broth to the pot; bring to a simmer.

5. Cook the soup for 25-30 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.

6. Stir in the green beans and cook for 5-10 minutes more. Garnish with cheese and parsley and serve the hamburger beef soup immediately, topped with more shredded cheese. Enjoy!

Notes: You can make this beef soup in your Instant pot if you like. Follow the same steps for browning beef then cook 10 minutes in stew mode with the green beans, or add the green beans at the end and reheat 5 minutes.

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Green smoothie made with Baby Kale. (Can't taste the kale, but get all the benefits)

2 cups Baby Kale
2 cups Water (more if you like it thinner)
2 Tablespoons Flax seed
1-2 packets of Stevia

(Blend until smooth)

Add

1 banana
1 apple- cored
2 cups frozen mixed berries

Blend well. Again, add more water if you like it thinner.

Makes three smoothies.

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Looks good Stacy!

Here is a little something that I enjoy. (Due to my issues with garlic, I only use one clove.)

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Spinach

www.cookinglight.com/recipes
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-squash-lasagna-spinach


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Your right the lady who made it said she often uses rice in them . she is a brown rice fan i like white better .

Edited by: SPARKFRAN514 at: 10/8/2019 (16:01)

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Looks good Fran. Although I am not a Quinoa fan, I can make these same things with either brown or white rice. emoticon

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Healthy Quinoa & Veggie Salad

Ingredients
1-cup quinoa thoroughly rinsed
2 cups water
3-4 ounces spinach, stems removed and coarsely chopped
1 can (15 ounces) corn, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
5-6 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 large limes, juiced
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes



Follow package instructions to cook the quinoa. Transfer to a large bowl and aside to cool completely.

To the bowl with the cooled quinoa, add the chopped spinach, rinsed corn, rinsed black beans, cherry tomatoes, chopped green onions, and finely chopped cilantro.

Toss together.

In a small bowl whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, about 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, ground cumin, and red pepper flakes. Pour over the salad and toss to coat.*


Crockpot Enchilada Quinoa

1/2 cup Water
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, reduced sodium
1 (15 ounce) can Yellow Sweet Corn, Canned
1 small diced onion
1 cup diced mini colorful peppers or more if you want
2 (10.5 ounce) can of diced tomatoes & green chilies
1 (15 ounce) can Enchilada Sauce
1 cup Kraft 2% Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup Whole Grain Quinoa

Directions
Coat the crockpot with with cooking spray, place beans, corn, and tomatoes in the crockpot. In a bowl mix the water with the quinoa and add to the crockpot. Stir everything in the crockpot together. Top with the enchilada sauce. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours. Serve and garnish with shredded cheese.
She bought a bag of the corn chips to have on the side.


The second one she did just added diced chicken breast. 6 oz




Dishes from the church pot luck
Father is vegetarian so two women make sure he has food to eat


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Easy!

Hummus stuffed deviled eggs.

Love deviled eggs, but want to limit the yolks?

Fill some of them with your favorite hummus!
I like roasted red pepper hummus. emoticon

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Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles



2 large zucchini (about 1-1/2 pounds)
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup pico de gallo

Directions:
Trim ends of zucchini. Using a spiralizer, cut zucchini into thin strands.
Mix cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, smoked paprika, pepper and garlic powder; sprinkle generously onto both sides of tilapia. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. In batches, cook tilapia until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
In same pan, cook zucchini with garlic over medium-high heat until slightly softened, 1-2 minutes, tossing constantly with tongs (do not overcook). Sprinkle with remaining salt. Serve with tilapia and pico de gallo.
Editor's Note: If a spiralizer is not available, zucchini may also be cut into ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Saute as directed, increasing time as necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 203 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 522mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Thanks Fran

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Found this for Shirley since she wanted Mac and cheese
its in the Spark people recipes so you can also go and see a picture and earn spark points for reading it emoticon

Skinny Macaroni & Cheese
Minutes to Prepare: 5
Number of Servings: 2
Ingredients
1 bag Miracle Noodle Ziti I used reg noodles
1 pinch of salt
1/8 cup almond milk
1/8 cup low-fat cottage cheese
3 tablespoons low-fat cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp dry mustard
pepper to taste
pinch of cayenne
Directions
1. Drain noodles, rinse in cold water, pat dry and place in a bowl
2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix
3. Microwave for 2 minutes and serve


Serving Size: Makes 2 servings




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Mama's German Potato Salad from Mannheim area.

Red potatoes boiled in salt water.
Let cool slightly, peel and slice.

Make a vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar, vegetable or canola oil, salt, pepper and finely chopped onion.
I don't have exact measurements, but just kind of know.
Maybe 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 oil, onion salt and pepper to taste.

Poor over potatoes and toss.
Let cool in fridge until flavors blend together.
Before serving you may wish to toss with a tablespoon of mayonnaise.

Sometimes we do and sometimes we don't.


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good stuff Maynard.

Minutes to Prepare: 20
Minutes to Cook: 20
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients
2 lb red potatoes
1 1/2 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions
- cut potatoes into evenly sized pieces; boil potatoes
- rinse cooked potatoes under cold water until they are cool enough to handle, cut into think slices
- combine all ingredients

Serving Size: makes 10 servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CEIRDE.

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german potaot salad : SEAN.THOMAS

found in the spark recipe section

Minutes to Prepare: 10
Minutes to Cook: 35
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients
1 to 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes
1/4 pound bacon
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cider vinegar

Directions
Scrub potatoes and cook in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and, while hot, skin and cut into 1/4-inch slices. You should have about 4 cups. Set aside.
Place bacon in a skillet and fry until almost crisp. Remove bacon from pan and add onion and celery, cook until tender and transparent, remove from pan.
Drain off all but one tablespoon of bacon fat; add flour, sugar, salt and pepper to skillet stir until slightly browned. Add vinegar and water and cook until mixture is slightly thickened. Add back the bacon, onion, and celery.
Pour hot dressing over potatoes; stir gently to blend. The potatoes should look glossy. Garnish with hard-boiled egg slices, sprinkle minced parsley, and chives over top. Serve warm.

Number of Servings: 6


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Fresh pineapple salsa
3 cups of pineapple a med size pineapple
1 Red pepper
1/2 cup of red onoin
1/4 cup cilantro chopped finely
1 small jalapepho remove seeds and rib removed chop very fine i would skip this if make it
squeeze 2 limes or lemons over mixture add salt and pepper to taste let stand 10 mins then add 3 tablespoon of cilantro keeps 4 days
did not giver calore count .




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Lemon baked cod 20 mins
she made it for four
each cod was 4OZ = 136 caloreis

1/4 cup butter melterd
1 table spoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cilantro minced you can use parsley
1teaspoon minced garlic she always uses fresh
1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper
four slices of lime or lemon

remember to pat fish dry with a paper towel before adding the spices and baking in the oven .

Pre heat oven to 400degrees
spray cookie sheet with pam or cooking spray
add melted butter lemon juice parsley or cilantro
garlic mix together in small bowl then spread over fish put the lemon or lime slice on each cod place in over for 40 to 45 mins until it flakes easily with a fork



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Brown coconut rice with Cilantro
1 cup uncooked rice (Brown rice)
1cup cocnut milk
1 1/4 cup water
1 tes ginger
1 garlic clove diced crushed
salt pepper to taste

in medium size pot
add cocnut milk rice water giner garlic salt pepper
bring to boil over med heat
then turn down cover no peeking for 40 to 45 mins

remove from heat but keep it covered 10 mins

fluff rice and add cilantro


206 calories severs 4 people





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Oh, Cathe! I see what I have been missing. This is so good! Thank you for these wonderful recipes.

Let's see what I have for the upcoming 4th. (American members)



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Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 package of frozen Broccoli Spears ( I use a bag of Broccoli Flower-lets)
1 can of lower sodium cream of mushroom soup ( I used cream of chicken)
1 cup of reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese ( I used 1/2 cheddar &1/2 Mozzarella low fat
3 tbsp. fat free Mayo.
Boil chicken until done. Drain, and cool. Once cooled cut into 1 inch pieces.
In a casserole dish. Mix Mayo and soup together. Add chicken, & broccoli. Mix well.
Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Makes for servings
calories 284.2
fat 7.3
carbs 15.8
fiber 3.4
sugar 3.8
protein 36.8
WW Smart Points 6
Recipe from Skinny Points


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Bacon 'n Eggs Waffle

1 waffle taco: 190 calories, 6g total fat (3g sat fat), 636mg sodium, 16.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars, 17g protein

Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 4*

SmartPoints® value 5*

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Cool: 10 minutes
Tagged: Breakfast Recipes, Single Serving, 5 Ingredients or Less, 30 Minutes or Less
Ingredients

1 frozen low-fat waffle, thawed

1/3 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)

2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

1 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer)

Optional dip: sugar-free pancake syrup
Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Lay thawed waffle flat on a dry surface. With a rolling pin, flatten as much as possible. Evenly drape over the side of a 9" X 5" loaf pan, so it resembles an upside-down taco.

Bake until crispy and firm, about 10 minutes.

Remove from pan, and let cool completely, about 10 minutes.

In a microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray, microwave egg substitute for 1 minute, or until set. Stir in cheese and bacon (or sprinkle them over your assembled taco).

Fill taco with egg scramble and enjoy! Recipe from Hungry Girl. Delicious!

MAKES 1 SERVING


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Cheesy Zucchini Skins

2slices center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
2med.-large zucchini, stem ends removed
1/2 c shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
1/4 c chopped tomatoes
1tbsp. chopped scallions
Optional toppings:light or fat free sour cream, salsa

Directions:
preheat oven to 375 degree. Spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with nonstick spray

cook bacon until crispy, either in skillet over med heat or a microwave-safe plate in microwave. (see pkg for cook times)

pierce zucchini several times with fork. place zucchini on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 2 min.

flip zucchini and microwave for 2 more min or until softened

pat dry. let cool, about 5 min. cut zucchini in half lengthwise. gently scoop out and discard the inside flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch inside. thoroughly pat dry

place hollowed-out zucchini in the baking pan, cut side up

distribute cheese among the zucchini. chop or crumble bacon and sprinkle over cheese

bake until cheese has melted and bacon is hot, about 5 min

cut each piece in half widthwise and sprinkle with tomatoes and scallions Enjoy

makes 4 servings

serving size 2 skins, calories 80, fat 4.5g, sodium 195, carbs 6g,fiber 1.5g sugar 3.5g, protein 6.5g



Edited by: HAPPY-CATHE at: 6/11/2019 (16:26)
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Ratatouille

Serves 8

1 medium eggplant, peeled and diced
2 medium zucchini, peeled and diced
2 teaspoons salt ( I use less)
1/2 cup olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (I use one)
3 tomatoes, cut up
1/4 cup parsley, minced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup pimento olives or black olives (optional) I don't usually, but have for a change.

Toss cut up eggplant and zucchini in half of the salt. let stand one hour.
Drain on paper towels.
Saute in 1/4 cup olive oil. In remaining 1/4 cup cup olive oil saute the onions, peppers and tomatoes.
Combine the two mixes and stir in garlic. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, covered. Sprinkle with rest of salt, parsley, pepper and olives and cook an additional 5 minutes, uncovered. basting with juices from bottom of pan.
Serve plain or with rice, pasta, or in a crepe, and top with Parmesan, Mozzarella, or Gruyere, is desired.

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Marge, you wanted eggplant recipes. I will try to post one a day for the next few days.
Here is one the family loves. Even the ones not fond of eggplant. emoticon

EGGPLANT AND CHEESE CASSEROLE (New York Times Cookbook)

1 medium-size eggplant, peeled and cubed
boiling water
milk
2 slices whole wheat bread
2 eggs beaten
1 cup Cheddar cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Put the eggplant in a saucepan with water to cover, cover and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash eggplant
3. Meanwhile, pour milk over the bread to cover. Let soak 5 minutes. Squeeze excess milk from bread. Pull apart and add to eggplant;mix.
4. Add eggs and cheese and mix. Pour into an oiled casserole and bake one hour, or until set and slightly browned on top.
Six Servings.

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I made this Saturday morning. Delish and very filling.

Portabella Poached Egg

1 portabella mushroom cap (stem removed)

1 cup spinach leaves

Dash salt

1 tsp. white vinegar

1 large egg

1 slice reduced-fat cheddar cheese

1 large tomato slice

Optional topping: black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Place mushroom cap on the sheet, rounded side down. Bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove sheet, but leave oven on.

Meanwhile, bring a medium pot sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add spinach and salt. Cook and stir until wilted, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, transfer spinach to a layer of paper towels, and blot away excess moisture.

Clean pot, and fill with 2 inches of water. Add vinegar, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower temperature until a steady simmer is reached.

Crack egg into a small shallow bowl. Give water a stir, and gently add egg. Cook until egg white is mostly opaque, 3 - 5 minutes (3 for a runnier egg, 5 for a very firm one).

Using a slotted spoon, carefully transfer egg to a layer of paper towels to absorb excess water.

Blot excess moisture from mushroom cap, and top with cheese slice. Bake until cheese begins to melt, 1 - 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate, and top with tomato, spinach, and egg. If you like, sprinkle with black pepper.

MAKES 1 SERVING **** recipe from Hungry Girl
Calories 182, fats 9.5, carbs 9, fiber 3, protein 16


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Pizza-fied Chicken
5 oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast cuttet, pounded to1/2-inch thickness
1/4 tsp. garlic powder. or more to taste
1/4 tsp. onion powder. or more to taste
1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
118 tsp. black pepper, or more to taste
1/4 cup diced green pepper
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
2 tbsp. diced onion
1/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1 stick light string cheese
4 slices turkey pepperoni. like the kind by Homel). chopped
1 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
Optional garnishes: crush.ed red pepper. fresh oregano
Directions:
Season chicken with garlic powder. onion powder. salt, and black pepper. Set aside.
Bring two skillets sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. In one skillet, cook bell
pepper, mushrooms, and onion until softened, 4 - 6 minutes. In the other skillet, cook chicken until cooked
through, about 3 minutes per side. (Alternatively. use one skillet and cook the veggies and chicken
consecutively.)
Place crushed tomatoes in a small bowl and season to taste -with the garlic powder. onion powder. salt, and
black pepper. Evenly spoon seasoned tomatoes onto chicken in skillet. Tear string cheese into pieces
and place over the tomatoes.
Top chicken with veggies and turkey pepperoni. Cover and continue to cook until cheese softens. 1 - 2

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 282
calories, 5.75g fat, 868mg sodium, 10g
carts, 2g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 44g protein


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Slow Cooker Veggie Curry
From Cookincanuck.com

1 tsp canola oil
1/2 med. onion, diced
1Gala Apple, diced
2Tbsp minced ginger
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/4 Cup mild curry paste (Patak brand recommended)
1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2" dice (about 2 cups)
2Cups small cauliflower florets
21/2 Cups chickpeas
1 14 1/2 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
1 14 1/2 oz can vegetableroth
1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 Cup lite coconut milk
11/2 cups tightly packed spinach, chopped

1. Heat oil in large skillet over med. heat. Add onions, Apple, ginger and cook tiltender.
2. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in curry paste and cook, stirring for 3 minutes.
3. Transfer to slow cooker and add everything else up to the coconut milk.
4. Cook on high 6 hrs or until veggies are tender.
5. Stir in coconut milk and spinach. Heat and serve.

181 calories/Cup. 2 WW freestyle points/cup



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Easy Curried Vegetables

1-2 TB. oil
1 medium onion, diced
1-2 small carrots, diced
2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper, diced small
1 small jalapeno, finely minced (optional)
1 small zucchini, quartered and thinly sliced
2 Cups frozen riced cauliflower (found in the freezer section)
1/2-1 Cup frozen peas
1 tsp. salt
1 TB. Curry powder

Heat oil and sauté onion until translucent. Add the carrots, garlic and peppers. Sauté for 5-8 minutes until tender. Add frozen riced cauliflower and frozen peas. Sauté together with the other vegetables. Add zucchini, salt and CURRY and cook together another 5-10 minutes.

Prep. time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6

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South Indian Curried Vegetables

2 Tbs. canola oil
1 large yellow onion, finely diced
4 medium cloves garlic, minced
One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated (1 Tbs.)
1 Tbs. ground coriander
1-1/2 tsp. ground cumin
3/4 tsp. ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. cayenne
1 Tbs. tomato paste
2 cups lower-salt chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 cup light coconut milk
One 3-inch cinnamon stick
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small cauliflower, broken into 1-1/2-inch florets (about 4 cups)
1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
2 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds (about 1 cup)
One 15-1/2-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 oz. baby spinach (about 4 lightly packed cups)
2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. finely grated lime zest
2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro

In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven or other heavy-duty pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium (or medium low if necessary) and cook until the onion is richly browned, 5 to 7 minutes more. Add the garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, for 1 minute to blend the flavors. Add the coriander, cumin, turmeric, and cayenne; stir for 30 seconds to toast the spices. Add the tomato paste and stir until well blended with the aromatics, about 1 minute.Add the broth, coconut milk, cinnamon stick, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low or low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the cauliflower, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and carrots. Raise the heat to medium high and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Discard the cinnamon stick.

Stir in the chickpeas, spinach, lime juice, and zest; cook until the spinach has wilted, about 3 minutes more. Season to taste with salt. Serve garnished with the cilantro.

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Honey and Sesame-Glazed Chicken Breasts with Green Beans

Ingredients
6 tablespoons unsalted chicken stock 1/3 cup honey 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil, divided 1 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds 2 (8-ounce) packages trimmed fresh green beans 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

How to Make It
Step 1
Combine chicken stock, honey, 1 tablespoon oil, and mustard in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring with a whisk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook 10 minutes or until syrupy, stirring occasionally.

Step 2
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Pour honey mixture over chicken, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Step 3
Prepare green beans according to package directions. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, butter, and beans in a bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle with almonds.

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From: Comfy in the Kitchen. Sorry I didn't figure the nutritional info on this one.


Low-Fat Dessert – Grape Salad

1 ½ lbs green seedless grapes

1 ½ lbs red seedless grapes

8 oz lite sour cream

8 oz low-fat cream cheese

½ cup granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Topping

¼ cup brown sugar

½ cup chopped pecans

Remove stems from grapes and rinse. Beat sour cream, cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla with mixer. Stir grapes into the mixture and place in a serving dish. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over top.



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Weight Watcher's Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients

1 cup Bisquick reduced-fat biscuit mix (Heart smart)
1/2 cup skim
1/4 cup egg substitute, liquid
2 cup frozen mixed vegetables
2 cup cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped
2 cans (10 3/4 oz cans )reduced-fat, reduced-sodium, condensed cream of mushroom soup

Directions
Preheat oven to 400.
Spray 8x8 casserole dish with cooking spray.
Mix together veggies, chicken and soup. Pour into casserole dish.
In another bowl, mix Bisquick, milk, and egg. Pour over top of chicken mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until crust is golden.
**There were no spices, so I added these. 1/2tsp each Basil, Parley, Garlic & Onion Powder and 1/4 tsp pepper, salt to taste** Also I used Cream of Chicken Soup instead of Cream of Mushroom soup.
makes 4 servings
calorie 230
fat 6
carbs 17
fiber 5
protein 27


Edited by: HAPPY-CATHE at: 4/14/2019 (18:36)
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This is not healthy but here is the candy egg recipe
Butter cream eggs this one makes about 4 dozen rggs
1 pound of butter you can do half butter and half marge
2 pounds of powder sugar
milk as needed to blend together
two teraspoons vanilla
knead ubntil you can shape into egg shapes
i used my kitchen aid mixer dough hook

if you want a smaller batch
i do 2 pounds poweder sugar
two stick s of butter
mix together
add two teasoopns of vanilla
knead until you can handled it and shape into eggs
if you want
Add coconut sm bag
mic and shape into egg shapes
you can also use cherries chopped drained you can add a little cherry juice in place of the milk



Let eggs dry before putting chocolate on them.

melt semi sweet or unsweatened or melt chocolate and spoon over eggs let dry repeat after they are dry if you want . i put a drop yellow frosting for buter cream blue for cocoonut and pink or red for the cherry .



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One minute "Golden Milk" Yogurt recipe

Ingredients:
½ cup or 5.3 oz. Greek yogurt, plain, whole milk
½ Tbsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. almonds, unsalted, sliced
¼ tsp. almond extract
½ tsp. turmeric spice
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

Place all ingredients into container of choice, stirring well to combine.
Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator overnight, if you would prefer to allow the chia seeds to absorb the yogurt and expand overnight. Note: the longer you let the yogurt sit, the brighter yellow the yogurt will become.


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Lemon Zest Ricotta Creme

1/2 cup Part Skim Ricotta cheese
1/4 tsp. grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 package sugar substitute

Mix together in a dessert bowl and chill.


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Orange Snow Pudding

1/2 Tbl plain gelatine
1/2 Tbl lemon juice
1/3 c orange juice
1/3 c boiling water
1/4 c sugar (or sweetner)
1 egg white

Soak the gelatin 5 minutes in the fruit juices.

Add the boiling water; if necessary, place over boiling water and stir until dissolved.

Add the sugar. Chill until beginning to thicken; then beat until white and frothy.

Beat the egg white stiff and add. Transfer to custard cups, first dipped in cold water; chill until firm, about 3 hours.

Unmold and serve with soft custard, or chilled, sugared orange sections.

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Fish Loaf (serves 2 to 3)
1 1/2 c flaked cooked fish
1/2 c milk
1/2 c soft white bread crumbs
1/3 teaspoon of salt (optional),
pinch paprika
grated rind of 1/8 lemon
1 egg

Flake the fish, removing any bones; heat the milk, add the crumbs to the milk and when pasty stir into the fish. Add seasonings

Separate the egg; add the egg yolk to the mixture; beat the egg white and fold it in.

Transfer to a very small, well-oiled oblong pan. Set this in a larger pan, surround with hot water and bake 30 to 35 minutes in a 375 oven.

Serve hot or cold with sliced lemon and cucumbers in soured cream.

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Peach Tart (makes 2 servings)

2 tart shells
2/3 c sliced peaches (fresh, canned, or frozen then thawed
1/3 c jelly
Pressurized whipped cream or topping

Fill the tart shells with the peaches.
Melt the jelly and pour over and around the peaches
Cool, and cover or decorate with the cream or topping

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Keto Bread

Ingredients
1¼ cups almond flour
5 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 cup boiling water
3 egg whites
2 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Bring the water to a boil and add it, the vinegar and egg whites to the bowl, while beating with a hand mixer for about 30 seconds. Don't over mix the dough, the consistency should resemble Play-Doh.
Moisten hands and make 6 pieces of the dough. Place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake on lower rack in the oven for 50-60 minutes, depending on the size of your bread. They're done when you hear a hollow sound when tapping the bottom of the bun.
Serve with butter and toppings of your choice.

Can I substitute ingredients?!

In all baking, and especially in low-carb baking, the ingredients and amounts used are important. The eggs and ground psyllium husk are hard to replace in this recipe.
If you don't like almond flour or if you have an allergy, you can make this recipe with coconut flour instead. Substitute the amount of almond flour for a third as much of coconut flour and double the number of egg whites.
For a different look and some crunch, sprinkle seeds on the buns before you pop them into the oven - poppy seeds, sesame seeds or why not some salt flakes and herbs?

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A healthy snack:

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 apple, sliced
Stevia to taste
Walnuts, optional

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 350.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well: stevia, cinnamon, lemon juice, vanilla, nutmeg
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes until light brown in color. Let cool before serving.
Add walnuts to give it a crunch!

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Best Angel Food Cake Recipe

3 egg whites
1/2 cups sugar, divided (3 Tbsp.& 5 Tbsp.)
1/3 cup cake flour
1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Sift 3 Tbsp. sugar and flour together twice; set aside.
2. Place oven rack in the lowest position. Preheat oven to 350°. Add cream of tartar, extracts and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold in flour mixture.
3. Gently spoon into an ungreased 5-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
4. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate.

**It could serve 4 but just cut it in half and make two servings from it. It is baked in a 5 or 6 inch tube pan.

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Caramel Apple Spice Mug Cake (for one)

1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp apple pie spice
1/2 tsp bakiing powder
3 Tbl sugar
pinch of salt
1 1/2 Tbl unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbl milk
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp water
Caramel sauce to top cake with

In a small bowl whisk together dry ingredients.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Whisk together until combined and no lumps remain.

Pour into microsafe mug making sure that there is room at the top for the batter to rise without going over. Place mug on paper towel in microwave (to catch any spills) and microwave approximately 2 minutes.

Top with a drizzle of caramel sauce and enjoy!

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Ham Slice with Cheesy Broccoli (for one)

1 ham slice, edges slashed so it won't curl
1 c broccoli florets
1/2 c (50 g) shredded cheese
1/2 c (150 ml) milk
1/4 tsp mustard
1 Tbl flour
1 Tbl butter

Broil the ham 5 minutes per side. While the ham is broiling cook the broccoli 5 minutes or until tender.

Make the cheese sauce by melting the butter in a small saucepan. Add the flour and cook over med heat 1 minute. Turn the heat down and only add as much milk as will make a smooth paste. Gradually add remainder of milk, smoothing after each addition. Add the mustard and approximately 2/3 of the cheese.

Drain the broccoli and stir into the cheese sauce, then spoon the mix onto the ham slice and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese. Broil a few minutes until cheese golden and bubbly. Slide onto a plate and eat.

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Simple stewed apples

Chopped peeled apples, apple juice or water, (I use water) ground cinnamon , ground nutmeg, salt . Use common sense with the amounts. Mostly apples, just a little water or apple juice to keep from sticking when you first put on, add a pinch of salt and a nice flavoring of the cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg.
I don't add butter or sugar to mine but some folks do. I have been know to leave on the peel when feeling lazy. It's not bad for you either.


Combine all ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 45 minutes or until apple is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand 5 minutes.

Edited by: CVRONEK at: 2/24/2019 (14:17)
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Apple crisp
Minutes to Prepare: 5
Minutes to Cook: 25
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients
Apple (1 Med)
Oats (1/3 Cup)
Margarine (1tsp)
Brown Sugar (1 tsp)
Cinnamon (1/2 Tsp or to taste)

Directions
Peel and slice apple and put in small baking dish
sprinkle cinnamon over apples
Melt margarine and pour over oats and brown sugar and mix together.

Pour oats mixture over apples and press down to pack.

Bake 25 min at 350

**note - the nutritional info is calculated for 2 servings but its still not that bad for just one :)

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CARPENSM.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 114.2
Total Fat: 3.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 26.6 mg
Total Carbs: 29.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
Protein: 1.8 g


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Broiled scallops with sweet lime sauce

serves 4

Ingredients

4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
1 pound bay or sea scallops, rinsed and patted dry
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
Directions
Heat the broiler. Position the rack 4 inches from the heat source. Cover a broiler pan or cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Spray generously with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, lime juice and oil. Add the scallops and toss gently to coat with the honey mixture. Arrange the scallops in a single layer on the prepared broiler pan or baking sheet.

Broil until opaque throughout when tested with the tip of a knife, about 5 minutes. Turn the scallops over and broil for another minute.

Divide the scallops onto 4 warmed plates. Pour any juices from the broiler pan or baking sheet over the scallops. Sprinkle with grated lime peel and serve with a lime wedge.

Nutritional analysis per serving
Serving size: About 4 ounces
Calories 185
Total fat 4 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Trans fat Trace
Monounsaturated fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Sodium 445 mg
Total carbohydrate 23 g
Dietary fiber 1 mg
Added sugars 17 g
Protein 14 g

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Hot German Potato Salad for Two

2 medium potatoes
3 slices bacon
1/3 c chopped onion
1 tbl flour
2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp celery seeds
dash of pepper
1/3 c of water
3 tbs vinegar

Boil the potatoes in their jackets. Peel and slice thinly. Fry bacon slowly in skillet; drain on absorbent paper; crumble. Saute onion in bacon fat until golden brown. Blend in flour and seasonings. Cook over low heat, stirring until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in water and vinegar. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 min. Stir potatoes and crumbled bacon in carfully. Remove from heat; cover and let stand until ready to serve.

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I got this recipe from the Heart & Stroke Foundation so you know it's got to be healthy. I've made it often.


Italian Sausage, Red Peppers, Mushroom and Rigatoni

Ingredients:
1 lb (500 g) hot Italian sausage
1 lb (500 g) rigatoni, penne or corkscrew pasta
1 tsp (5 mL) canola or olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 sweet red peppers, cut in chunks
2 cups (500 mL) thickly sliced mushrooms
1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
2 tsp (10 mL) dried basil
2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano
Freshly ground pepper
½ cup (125 mL) chopped fresh parsley, dill or basil
2 tbsp (25 mL) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

In skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink in center, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well; cut into thin round slices.
Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling water, cook pasta until tender but firm; drain and return to pot.
In nonstick pan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, red peppers and mushrooms; cook, stirring often for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, basil and oregano; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add cooked sausage, and pepper to taste. Pour over pasta; toss to mix. Sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan; toss again. Pass extra Parmesan at the table.

Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 396 calories, 17 g protein, 13 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 23 mg cholesterol, 53 g carbohydrate, 624 mg sodium, 522 mg potassium

*I use the penne because that's the pasta I like . . . you can "tweak" this recipe if you don't like the spices, garlic, 'hot' sausage, etc.



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White Coconut Cake (serves 3)

3 Tbl shortening
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 c flour
few grains salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 c milk
1 egg white
1 1/2 Tbl shredded coconut

Whip the egg white until stiff

Cream the shortening with the sugar and vanilla

Sift together the dry ingredients (except coconut) and beat in alternately with the milk

Fold in the whipped egg white

Transfer to a small oiled loaf pan or 9" round pan and sprinkle the coconut over the top. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes).

Can be topped with pressurized whipped cream or lite whipped topping

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Black Bean and Avocado Quesadillas for two

1/4 onion sliced (put rest in zip lock bag in fridge for another use)
1/4 bell pepper (save rest for another use)
1/4 c black beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado peeled and sliced
1/2 Tbl taco seasoning
2 Tbl fresh cilantro (don't worry if you don't have or like)
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 c shredded cheese
cooking spray

In skillet saute onion and bell pepper in oil over med-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Add black beans and taco seasoning and cook for another minute. Transfer to a small bowl and put aside.

In a small bowl lightly mash avocado with a fork and stir in lime juice and cilantro, if using.

Spread 1/2 of the mashed avocado over half a tortilla, top with 1/2 the bean mixture and 1/2 the cheese, then fold over. Repeat with other tortilla.

Spray or lightly oil a skillet and cook on med-high for 2 - 3 minutes per side or until outside is crispy and cheese has fully melted. Serve with salsa.



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Taco Soup
1 pound of ground turkey breast
1 large onion, chopped
1 (1 1/4 oz) package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1 (1/14 oz) package of Taco Seasoning mix
1 -15oz can pinto beans
1 -15oz can chili beans
1 -15oz can corn
1 -15oz can stewed tomatoes (Mexican Flavor)
1 -15oz can stewed tomatoes (any flavor)
1 cup water
brown meat and onions, drain
mix ranch dressing and taco seasoning into meat
without draining add all other ingredients, simmer 1 hour
make 8 servings
calories 246, fat 1.40, carbs 40, fiber 8.70, sugar 5.80, protein 20.9


Edited by: HAPPY-CATHE at: 2/16/2019 (08:05)
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Easy Hummus
(Recipe from Taste of Home)

1 can (15 Oz) Grabanzo beans or Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup Sun-dried Tomato Salad Dresssing (I use Kraft)
2 cloves garlic, minced

In food processor, combine beans, garlic and salad dressing. Cover and process till smooth. Chill. Serve with crackers, pita chips or veggies.

1/4 cup serving equals:
107 calories
5 gram fat
0 cholesterol
318 mg. sodium
14 gram carbs
3 grams fiber
3 grams protein

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