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I made these breadsticks yesterday.


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Not sure how many of you saw BESSHAILE's recent blog:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
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She shared a recipe that intrigues me and I thought others might enjoy as well ...

Clam Chowder Hatteras Style

Makes just over 6 cups

8 slices of bacon chopped fine
1 onion chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
4 bottles of clam broth ( can substitute with vegetable broth)
2 10 oz cans of baby clams (I used the water as part of the clam broth)
1 lb potatoes diced
2 TBS dried parsley
1 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
dash of Tabasco

Cook the bacon bits till crispy cooked then drain
Save 2 tsp of bacon fat to sauté onions and celery for 5 minutes
Add potatoes
bring to a boil then simmer till potatoes are done (12-15 minutes)
Add everything else and simmer 12 more minutes

Serve!


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Made the Almond Butter Fudge Protein Bars today. I'm pleased with them. emoticon

Here's the nutritional information calculated using the Spark Recipe Calculator:

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 290.6
Total Fat: 22.5 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 20.5 mg
Total Carbs: 14.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
Protein: 11.8 g

Katie, Your bread looks fabulous! And, I bet it smelled great when it was cooking. Enjoy it!

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9/15/20 9:18 A

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I baked bread this week (no yeast required). So good and very easy! I added fresh rosemary and grated parmesan cheese. I didn't have buttermilk so used vinegar/milk substitution.

https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/no-yea
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I'm excited! I've found a recipe (have not tested it out ... yet) with ingredients that likely won't give my body grief. Meeting the protein target set by the clinical nutritionist remains a challenge given the wide array of foods taxing my body.



Almond Butter Fudge Protein Bars
(makes 8 squares)
By Sammi Brondo, MS, RD of SammiBrondo.com
The protein in this no-bake bar comes from a combination of the almond butter and collagen. "The collagen is needed for texture purposes. It creates a texture that holds together well while still fudge-y. I also love that it adds a nice boost of protein to the bars," says Brondo. This bar is a good choice if you struggle with joint pain or stiffness, or you're concerned about the effects of aging, as research backs the benefits of collagen for improving symptoms of osteoarthritis, and combating skin aging, dehydration, and wrinkles.
Ingredients:
• 1 cup smooth almond butter
• 1/4 cup softened coconut oil
• 2 tablespoons maple syrup
• 1/2 cup collagen powder
• 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Instructions:
1. Grease a loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, add almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Mix well until cohesive and thick.
3. Add in collagen and mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
4. Scoop mixture into loaf pan, using your hands to disperse it evenly and flatten. Place in the freezer for at least 20 minutes to harden.
5. Remove from the loaf pan and cut into 8 squares.


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Grilled pork chop, baked potato, corn on the cob.

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Poached salmon, broccoli. Yum!

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I made egg custard for the first time. It's very easy to make. It's a little too sweet. I'm going to cut the sugar in half next time. 130 calories for 1/2 cup. Not too bad.

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Salmon patties, homemade light coleslaw, and air-fried French Fries.

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WW pasta with asparagus and pesto, cherry tomatoes on the side.



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Pasta is not something I eat often, but my DH loves it and can handle the calories without gaining (the rat!) So this is a ‘go to’ meal I do to satisfy his craving for both ‘fried’ and pasta. It is also simple.

I cook pasta, usually thin spaghetti. Then I bake a few pieces of breaded frozen fish according to package directions. I serve the spaghetti with a small jar of red sauce, the fish on top and a little parmesan. I add a salad. To keep it Sparky for me I eat a small bit of spaghetti and sauce and the fish on top. It’s just enough of a varied taste treat to be satisfying. And as you can tell, easy on the cook and the diet.

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Grilled chicken breast and steamed broccoli. Simple but tasty.

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Lunch was essentially a vegetable sauté with 100% grass-fed & grass-finished beef sausage added. The ingredients: avocado oil, minced garlic, sliced fresh mushroom (baby Bella), diced red onion, dandelion greens, rainbow chard, green kale. The sauté was topped with sliced avocado.

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Turkey, rice and salad.

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Turkey Sausage and Hash Brown Frittata

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Boiled shrimp, baked potato and garlic bread for me.

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Homemade healthy coleslaw with supper tonight.

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That pie sounds yummy! I'm making pumpkin bars. Replacing evaporated milk with cream. www.vitamix.com/us/en_us/Rec
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I'm going to try my luck at chocolate pudding pie filling from scratch. Watched a video on Taste of Home. Doesn't look too complicated.

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11/25/19 11:21 P

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I made a new cranberry sauce, which I found at the end of a novel. It turned out pretty well, and I used part sugar and part sweetener. It calls for blueberries and real, whole cranberries + traditional Thanksgiving spices. The rest is in the fridge for Thanksgiving. I'm trying to do things in stages, rather than all at once. It's still going to be hectic Thursday morning.

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I've done a lot of cut the fat - I've tried applesauce, yogurt and banana for up to half the butter/oil for baking muffins. I've learned that canned chickpea juice is an often used as a substitute for egg. Vegans do it I guess, discovered it in Eat More Plants cookbook. I freeze the liquid in an ice cube tray! I no longer eat baked goods though and eat 30% fat lol.


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10/14/19 9:07 A

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I tried another new recipe for breakfast this morning (made them last night). They're mini vegetable quiches, using egg substitute, egg whites, skim milk, veggies, and corn tortillas. They were a little bit of work (chopping veggies and placing pieces of tortillas in custard cups). While they were baking, I rode the exercise bike. The quiches are good, but seem to need a little something extra, so I put a little bit of grated Parmesan cheese on top (after warming them up). They're 113 calories each, and I ate two of them.

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10/9/19 8:51 P

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I made something new today and trimmed down the fat content a bit. Instead of oil, I used unsweetened applesauce, and it worked! I made pumpkin-cranberry muffins. While I didn't use a sugar substitute, I did use brown sugar, which the recipe called for. I also used skim milk and low-sugar dried cranberries. They have only 123 calories each. I mistakenly used twice the amount of milk called for, so that made more muffins, which was okay. The muffins are dense, so they're filling. Very flavorful and nice for this time of year.

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While the temperature is a bit aberrant here in Pennsylvania, it really is Fall! Apples and waffles with lots of cinnamon and Fall spices make me all warm inside!!!! Pumpkin stuff is coming!!!

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Coach Nicole's Pumpkin & Apple Waffles



Coach Nicole's Pumpkin & Apple Waffles
These seasonal waffles are easy to make and are packed with protein and fiber. The perfect fall or winter breakfast!
Submitted by: COACH_NICOLE
CALORIES: 251.4 | FAT: 4g | PROTEIN: 9.6g | CARBS: 48.5g | FIBER: 7.5g

Here's the link:
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od=Pumpkin+Waffles&a=


Here's a second link to plain waffles which has several gluten free recipes!: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?
fo
od=Waffels&a=


Edited by: CGPS1795 at: 10/1/2019 (21:51)
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Looks like lots of wonderful recipes being shared here.

Unfortunately, with the food intolerances I'm experiencing almost everything shared contains something that will adversely impact my health and there aren't always swaps available.

Like what does one substitute for tomato? Eggplant? Zucchini? If you all know of substitutes I'd love to hear them. I kind of doubt there are; but, figured that it doesn't hurt to ask ... because, a cook I am not!

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Chili weather is fast approaching!

I have been canning hot peppers. A co-worker is getting a bumper crop from his garden.

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I put about 20 pints of sodium-free tomato juice in the freezer on Tuesday. I also put a few pints of stewed tomatoes (also sodium-free) in the freezer. In addition, I kept some extra juice and stewed tomatoes out for homemade chili (made with lean, ground venison). My husband and I both need to watch the sodium. A bottle of low-sodium tomato juice in the store is over $4! That's insane! emoticon

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Here's a good salad recipe. I use romaine lettuce but any lettuce will work. I searched for nutritional information and found 270 calories per serving.

chopsecrets.com/bowtie-chicken-caesa
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Happy Saturday!

Got more zucchini left? Like parmesan cheese? Try this one!

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Have a great weekend!

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Hi All!

Here is a favorite of mine that you can adapt as you see fit. We have eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes coming in right now, so:

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

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Since I'm sodium sensitive, I tried a new recipe for "Mock Boxed Rice." It was pretty tasteless, so I had a lot leftover last night. Tonight, I threw it together with other ingredients (i.e. egg substitute - cooked, frozen peas, onion, fresh mushrooms, and leftover wild turkey). Instead of using lite soy sauce, I used Worcestershire sauce which is much lower in sodium. I checked the nutrition label. It wasn't bad. The rice was certainly better than last night. I use very little canola oil, even though it's called "fried rice."

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I have never cooked eggplant before but someone here at work grew some and shared. This eggplant parmesan recipe is really good and easy to make. I served it over angel hair pasta.


www.myfoodandfamily.com/reci
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eggplant-parmesan


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Oh yum!! I'm going to have to try the Skinny Sour Cream and Chicken Enchiladas. Thanks for sharing that (and the clickable link).

Hope others enjoy the Quinoa & Black Bean salad as much as I do!!

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Thanks Katie. Looks tasty!

I'm reposting the link to the recipe you shared so it's clickable
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Skinny Sour Cream and Chicken Enchiladas

I have made this recipe several times.

https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-d
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Stephanie, Thanks for highlighting a Spark recipe you've enjoyed and know has been a hit with others.


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Recipe sounds delicious! will make it for our HOA's Labor Day BBQ

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So it's that time of year ... great fresh summer produce! I've loved this recipe for years, but don't make it often. I will be doing so THIS weekend because I have fresh sweet corn, bell peppers, organic garlic ... so many of the things needed in this recipe. I HIGHLY recommend it. I always double or triple the recipe so I can eat this for days!

This SparkRecipe - Quinoa & Black Bean Salad - is to die for!! It's healthy, it's gorgeous in color and anybody I've ever made it for has asked for the recipe. Well worth the chopping time and FRESH sweet corn is the best to use. Enjoy!

recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
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Tried the Curried Carrots and Sorghum at lunch today. As anticipated, I enjoyed it. Had it along with London Broil and a spinach salad. Off to work soon ...

www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/h
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Ingredients:

1 cup Sorghum Grain
3 cups Water
1 tsp Sea Salt divided
1 cup Coconut Milk canned
3 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Curry Powder
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
2 tsp Sugar
2 cups Carrots slivered
1/2 cup Raisins
1/4 cup Green Onion chopped

Instructions

Rinse, drain and pick through sorghum. Combine 3 cups water, 1 cup Sorghum and 1/2-tsp salt in a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and let simmer until tender, about 50 – 60 minutes. Drain any excess water.

Meanwhile, combine the coconut milk, rice vinegar, curry powder, chili powder, 1/2-tsp salt and sugar.

When sorghum is cooked and drained, add carrots, raisins and onions. Toss with dressing. Served chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Curried Carrots and Sorghum
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218.1
Total Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 420.7 mg
Potassium 453.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50.2 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Sugars 18.3 g
Protein 5.0 g


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Testing body tolerance to green (Ortega) chilies today with an Easy Chile Relleno Casserole recipe.

Here's the link to the site from which I obtained it:

www.thegratefulgirlcooks.com
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e-relleno-casserole/


DH and I both really enjoyed it.

I made a number of substitutions. I used white goat milk cheddar and Istara Petit Basque Cheese instead of the Monterey Jack cheese. Due to my grain intolerances, I substituted almond flour for the all purpose flour. I also topped the casserole with raw, sliced almonds after baking the casserole for 30 minutes. After topping with the sliced almonds, I baked the casserole for another 5 minutes.

Running the ingredients I used through the SparkRecipe calculator I came up with 349 calories per slice versus the 385 calories stated in the recipe.

We both enjoyed the taste and crunch of the almonds topping the casserole. For those that are not fond of almonds, simply leave them off. The recipe did not call for them anyway.

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This scrumptious chile relleno casserole is easy to make, is vegetarian, and has all the Southwest flavors of the traditional dish, but it is is baked, not fried!

Category: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Keyword: chile, relleno
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 385 kcal
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Ingredients

14 ounces whole green chiles , canned (2 -7 ounce cans)
3/4 pound jack cheese , grated
1 cup cheddar cheese , grated
2 eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1˝ cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Slice whole canned green chiles wide open; rinse out any seeds, then drain. Arrange half of the chiles in the bottom of the dish.

Sprinkle chiles with HALF of the grated jack and cheddar cheeses. Add remaining green chiles in another layer on top of the cheese. Top with remaining jack and cheddar cheeses.

In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, flour, milk and salt until fully blended. Pour this mixture over the casserole, distributing evenly.

Bake casserole (uncovered) at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown on top. Remove dish from oven and transfer to a wire rack. Let it cool and firm up for a few minutes, then slice casserole with sharp knife into 6 equal sized pieces, serve (a spatula works great) and enjoy!


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An experienced taste tester and recipe reviewer, I am not. I either like something or I don't. So, I'm going to do my best to share my experience of the Sweet Sorghum Salad.

Not sure if I am using the proper terms or not. But, I'd describe the salad's taste as sweet and savory. And, I like it!

When I read the recipe my initial hit was the flavor combinations seemed weird. Parsley, rosemary, and thyme combined with maple syrup, apples, and raisins? Really! And, vinegar?

Well, I am experiencing new taste combinations and finding that I enjoy them.

I prepared more sorghum than intended yesterday. So, I ended up whipping together another sorghum salad. My husband had some for dinner last night. He really enjoyed it and I am confident that I'll enjoy it too. I'll likely try it tomorrow.

Curried Carrot and Sorghum Salad video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2H3
isgaBo


recipe link:

www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/h
ow-to-mak
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I had coconut cream on hand and no coconut milk; so, I used the cream instead. I also substituted fresh chives for the green onion based on what I had available. Based on my husband's feedback it was another winner.

It is nice to be discovering some grains that my body will tolerate.

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Here's a link to the page that shares the nutritional information for the Sweet Sorghum Salad:

www.yummly.com/recipe/Sweet-S
orghum-Sa
lad-with-Apples_-Pine-Nuts-an
d-Rai
sins-1374961


NOTE: I ran the ingredients through the SparkRecipe application and came up with vastly different nutritional information. Here's what I got:

Fat: 11.8g
Carbohydrates: 81.9g
Calories: 439.9
Protein: 11.9g

Edited by: JEANKNEE at: 11/11/2018 (16:27)
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PerryBabe, Have not heard of lentil hummus. If it turns out that my body will tolerate pressure cooked legumes, I'd like to give that recipe a try. Is there a recipe available?

Katie, Both soups sound good to me. Our temperatures have dropped too. I saw a recipe for Rutabaga (Swede) Cheddar Soup that is said to be much like Broccoli Cheddar which is one of my hubby's favorites. I may try it this weekend.

Right now I have the Healthy Flourless Fudge Brownies (that KRISZTA11 shared awhile back) and Sweet Sorghum Salad with Apples, Pine Nuts and Raisins in the making. Here's the Sorghum Salad recipe:

Sweet Sorghum Salad with Apples, Pine Nuts and Raisins

Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories per serving: 240
Fat per serving: 10 grams


Ingredients
3 cups cooked whole grain sorghum, packed
2 Tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, chopped
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup raisins, packed
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted** (see below)
1/2 apple, chopped into small pieces

Dressing:
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon sorghum syrup (or pure maple syrup)
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

Cook sorghum according to package directions and set aside to cool.

Transfer 3 cups packed sorghum to a medium bowl, adding the parsley, rosemary, thyme, apple, raisins and toasted pine nuts.

In a separate small bowl, add vinegar, sorghum syrup, salt and pepper.

Whisk in olive oil until nicely combined.

Pour dressing over the sorghum mixture and gently mix to coat evenly. Give the salad time to cool and let the flavor develop. It’s wonderful the next day!

Notes
**To toast the pine nuts, place them in a toaster oven (or regular oven at 350 degrees) on aluminum foil and toast for about 3 minutes, watching to make sure they do not burn.
This recipe can be lightened slightly by using lite or sugar free maple syrup. Also, instead of pine nuts and raisins, you may use currants, dried cranberries, dried cherries, or toasted slivered almonds as well.

nutritionstarringyou.com/swee
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I'm trying to decide if I'm going to make vegetable or chicken noodle soup this weekend. It's going to be cold!

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I tried making my own hummus from cooked lentils. I took a couple little bites, and it tastes good.

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Had this for lunch today along with applesauce and a small salad (spring mix, grated carrot, green Spanish olives, EVOO, balsamic vinegar)

Lunch Nutrition Totals: 554 kcal, 20g carb, 33g fat, 41g protein, 4g fiber


diethood.com/skillet-pork-cho
ps-creamy
-mushroom-sauce/


Skillet Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Juicy, pan seared pork chops smothered with a rich and creamy mushroom sauce.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pork chop recipe, pork chop recipes, skillet pork chop recipe
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

FOR THE PORK CHOPS
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 boneless pork chops 3/4-inch thick
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

FOR THE MUSHROOM SAUCE
1 tablespoon butter
8 ounces sliced mushrooms such as cremini or baby portabella
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth OR white wine
1/3 cup half and half
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions

FOR THE PORK CHOPS
Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add pork chops and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes, turning once, or until cooked through.
Remove to a plate and cover to keep warm.

FOR THE CREAMY MUSHROOM SAUCE
Add butter to the pan and melt.
Stir in mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently until the mushrooms are browned, about 3 minutes.
Add garlic and continue to cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
Stir in chicken broth or wine and cook for 2 minutes, or until the liquid is mostly evaporated.
Stir in half-and-half and dried herbs; cook until simmering, about a minute.
Place the pork chops back into the skillet and cook for 1 more minute, or until heated through.
Plate the pork chops and top with the mushroom sauce.
Serve.

Recipe Notes
WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 9
WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS WITH CHICKEN BROTH: 8

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Amount Per Serving
Calories 316
Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Cholesterol 123mg
41%
Sodium 252mg
11%
Potassium 864mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 40g
80%

Vitamin A
2.3%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
3.2%
Iron
7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Here's a link to a recipe I intend to try out when we get fresh cranberries in our CSA box.

Cranberry Ginger Sorghum
jessicalevinson.com/cranberry
-ginger-s
orghum-recipe-redux/


NOTE: There is a discrepancy between the listed ingredients and the instructions. Scallions versus green onion.

Course Grains, Side Dish

Cuisine Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour

Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings 6

Author Jessica

Ingredients
1 quart low-sodium vegetable stock
1 cup whole grain sorghum
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4 cup chopped scallions
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

Instructions
Bring stock to a boil in a medium pot. Add sorghum and bring to a full boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook approximately 35 minutes.

When water is reduced to the level of the grain, stir in the chopped cranberries. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook about 12 to 15 minutes until water is completely absorbed.

Turn off the heat and stir in green onions, ground ginger, orange juice, salt, and syrup. Serve hot or room temperature.

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I was looking for a natural sweetener for my hot tea. After a little research I decided on organic maple syrup. I was using agave until I read it's not a good choice. I still use Coffeemate creamers in my coffee. I didn't like the maple syrup in it.



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Finally got our hands on some whole grain sorghum. I'm not quite sure what I think of it. Also, not sure that I cooked it long enough.

My immediate reaction … sorghum both smells and tastes sweet to me and I prefer millet. And, I am realizing that I really do not miss grains and can easily live without them.

I expect to continue experimenting with the sorghum.

What I like about the millet is that it is light and fluffy. The sorghum was experienced as heavy and dense. Not a feeling I like.

These are the instructions I follow for cooking millet:

www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook
-perfect-
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For the most part, I am a black coffee drinker.

However, from time to time, I do doctor it.

How do I typically doctor it?

1 tbsp. of 100% organic cacao powder

I have fond childhood memories of holiday coffees that included chocolate, cinnamon, and sugar. Given that I do not particularly care for sugar, I revisit the holiday coffees enjoyed by the adults of my youth by adding the 100% organic cacao along with the cinnamon when I'd like that special treat. I omit the sugar since I am perfectly happy without it. For those of you that can tolerate it and like it … add a little sugar. Or, look for Mexican chocolate like Abuelita. The chocolate includes cinnamon and sugar. Add the chocolate to the coffee after it is brewed.

We have a couple of Grocery Outlet stores locally. I have discovered some organic coffees there that we are really enjoying. And, the prices are great!

This morning's coffee treat:

Organic Chanchamayo Peru by Two Wise Guys. This coffee is grown in the traditional coffee producing region of Peru. Located on the slopes of the Cordilleras of Andes, harvested by hand and sun dried. A spicy organic with a hint of nutmeg.

I added a tablespoon of 100% organic cacao, along with cinnamon and nutmeg. Nice. Really, nice.

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I took inspiration from the recipes shared by KATIE3908

www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/c
auliflowe
r-soup/


and WATERMELLEN

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
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to come up with our Cauliflower Soup concoction. I essentially used the recipe shared by Katie (thank you, Katie!) as the base with the following modifications/additions:

arrowroot flour instead of all-purpose flour given my grain intolerance
goat milk, whole instead of 2% milk
butter and white cheddar were both goat milk based
added fresh rosemary … thank you Ellen!
added 5 oz of Chevre Fine Herbs Creamy, fresh Goat Cheese … thank you Ellen!

Even with the additional cheese and whole goat milk, it did not ramp the calories up by much. It went from 159 kcal per serving to 204 kcal per serving.

May try adding a touch of dried mustard to see if it sharpens the cheese flavor as Ellen suspects.

Thanks again, ladies! DH and I enjoyed our supper soup this evening.




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Katie,

Thanks for sharing the link to the cauliflower soup.

Here's an active link for those of you that would like to click on through to the recipe: www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/c
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It's soup weather! I made this cauliflower soup over the weekend. So good and one cup is only 159 calories.

www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/
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r-soup/


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If you missed SUSANNAH31's blog on Greek White Bean Soup (Fasolada) …

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Nola, Do you have a recipe for the egg muffins? Are they grain free?

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Before I started on the Ketogenics diet, I never really cared for cream cheese. Wednesday, I made Blueberry Cheesecake for the first time. I am in total awe. It turned out great! This morning I made what I call Egg muffins. I added spinach, cheese and broccoli, Believe it or not, I forgot the onions. Grrrrrr..

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Katie, For canaries like myself there is much truth to your statement. Food has caused SO MANY health issues for me. And, it isn't so much the food, it is the industrial chemicals that have entered our agricultural system and what we call *food* these days is really giving me cause for pause.



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I'm convinced our food is killing us. I try to eat as clean as possible. Love the Simple Truth brand at Kroger. Lots of organic products.

Thanks for the link.

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Several days ago, I made my first homemade batch of bone broth. It was ridiculously simple and I am finding the broth soothing to my system.

I keeping finding myself thinking of words spoken by my maternal grandfather years ago, as he smiled and said, "You're returning to the old ways." These words were spoken to me likely 30+ years ago. I had landed in the ER several times with anaphylaxis reactions. All attributed to medications, additives, preservatives, dyes. These experiences left me searching for alternatives. A search that continues today.

Here's a link that provides information regarding bone broths.

wellnessmama.com/5888/bone-br
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What I did was essentially the same as her recipe, minus the chicken feet and bunch of parsley, plus fresh ginger root and fresh turmeric root. I used all organic ingredients and a pastured chicken (which was not easy for me to find!).


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Oh, thank you for the lovely review, Jeanne!
I'm glad you liked the brownies,
and I observed the same. very pleasant taste - and no cravings at all.
The perfect combination : )

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
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3/28/18 1:17 P

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Oh ... another comment concerning the flourless fudge brownies.

Given my propensity toward fat and fat tolerance, I may tweak the base recipe by adding some butter to it, when I make them again. I believe the butter would provide a bit more moisture to the base.

I found the base just a bit on the dry side which might be attributed to the fact that I did not cover the cake tin, when I refrigerated them and they ended up getting somewhat dried out. So, perhaps, no butter necessary. Note to Self: Just cover the cake pan next time, Jeanne

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The brownies are delish!

I thought that I would DEFINITELY taste the sweet potato. Nope.

I thought they may have a touch of bitterness, especially since I used 100% cacao and not cocoa powder. Nope.

Given that I enjoy bitter tastes, I checked in with my dear hubby and his sweet tooth. I asked him if they tasted bitter? His response ... nope.

I think I could have used more liquid (which for me was coconut milk) in the frosting. It was pretty stiff and not very spreadable. But, the taste? Delish.

I am surprised how the rich chocolate and fudge like flavors come through. I also used a mixture of creamy, raw almond butter and crunchy, raw almond butter from Trader Joe's. So, the brownies are chocolatey, crunchy and fudge-like.

The other thing that I noticed is that I was entirely satisfied with one and felt no cravings after eating them. There was no drive to go back for more, likely because I used no refined sugar.

The coconut palm sugar used is made by Better Body Foods and was purchased at WalMart. It is touted as safe for diabetics and a low-glycemic sugar alternative. Although, I'd probably be careful with it, if I had a sugar addiction and would probably opt for something like stevia instead or forego any of the frosting recipes that included a granulated sugar of choice. But, I do not have those kinds of challenges with sugar. My dear hubby is challenged by sugar. However, he also did fine and was not driven to cravings either.

So, very happy with them. I'll be making them again. When? Don't know. I don't have a particularly strong draw to dessert-like foods.



Edited by: JEANKNEE at: 3/28/2018 (13:10)
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Let us know how they taste.

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emoticon Kriszta!

We are giving the Healthy Flourless Fudge Brownies a go tonight with dinner.

I'll report back, afterwards; however, I am confident they are going to be delicious. My nose typically does not deceive me! If they taste half as good as they smell, I am going to be a happy camper.

In the recipe for the base, I used 100% cacao powder instead of coco powder as called for by the recipe. I trust with the sweetness from the raw almond butter and sweet potato it will be fine.

This time we are trying the Protein Frosting. Since I did not have any chocolate protein powder, I used vanilla and added 1 tbsp. of cacao powder to the other ingredients.

I used raw almond butter in both the base and the frosting. And, I used coconut milk in the frosting as well as 1 tbsp. of coconut palm sugar as our granulated sweetener of choice. I also could have used stevia. But, kept with the coconut products.

We recently bought some coconut milk from Costco (Real coco Original Organic Coconut Milk) and we love it! I tried to find an image of it on the internet and was unsuccessful. It is the best coconut milk I've had. I suspect it is not watered down as much as the other coconut milks I've tried.

Here is the nutritional information from the Spark Recipe calculations, given the ingredients I used.


Brownie Base


Brownie Protein Frosting

thebigmansworld.com/2016
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Edited by: JEANKNEE at: 3/27/2018 (18:57)
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I have yet to try the flourless brownie. But, hope to give it a try this week during Spring Recess.

DH & I gave the banana nut waffle recipe another go and simply used the batter to make pancakes. We enjoyed them. He commented about the pancakes I used to make and I told him that I didn't see any reason why I couldn't adapt the banana nut recipe. So, I expect to be making some tweaks to the banana nut waffle recipe in the near future.

Question: Do any of you tweak your batter for pancakes versus waffles? And, if so, how?

Edited by: JEANKNEE at: 3/24/2018 (17:13)
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Wow. Both the banana nut waffle and cloudless brownie recipe look good. I'll have to try them both!

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Kriszta, Thank you for sharing flourless brownie recipe. I expect that we (DH & I) may be giving it a try within the next couple of weeks. We are going to try out a grain-free banana nut waffle recipe that I saw in a recent Spark article. I'll post here after we've given it a go.

UPDATE: Well, I had no success with the waffle iron and ended up making pancakes instead. They were tasty. A cook I am not! I was frustrated that the batter stuck to the waffle iron. Not sure what I was doing wrong. I'll give the waffle iron another go at some point.



Here are a couple of links:

1. To the Spark Article - 20 Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Recipes:
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
g.asp?post
=20_diabetesfriendly_breakfa
st_rec
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2. The direct link to the recipe:
https://www.forageddish.com/blog/2017/9/
1/grain-free-banana-nut-waffles



Here's the nutritional data given the ingredients I used. The milk of choice for me was goat milk. Also, keep in mind that this nutritional information does not include the optional ingredients that one might choose to top their waffle eg. banana, pecan, butter, drizzle of maple syrup.


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Thank you for the feed back. Hard to believe they would taste good with no sugar. :)

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They are soft an creamy, very mildly sweet and very chocolate-like.
Hard to believe there is no flour and no sugar in it.
Our reason to bake was that we had sweet potatoes, and we only had half the amount of chocolate, and only peanut butter - but still they turned delicious.

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Wow! They look amazing. How did they taste?

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I made this brownie with my daughter and we loved it!
Sweet potatoes, nut butter, cocoa powder,
frosting is coconut milk and dark chocolate.

No sugar, no flour - no cravings for me! : )

Here is the link - it is a food blog, you have to scroll down quite a lot for the actual recipe,

thebigmansworld.com/2016/03/
23/healthy
-flourless-fudge-brownies/


(if it doesn't work, copy-paste in browser)
https://thebigmansworld.com/2016/03/23/h
ealthy-flourless-fudge-brownies/



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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I made this slow cooker mushroom chicken and peas this weekend. I used the mixed peas and carrots instead of just plain peas. Turned out good and the best part is that one chicken breast half and 3/4 cup veggies is only 292 calories.


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Made a light cream of mushroom soup which we had with meatless burgers. Very good.

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Exactly!

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