Recipes

Simple And Orange

  • May232017
  • 0 comments
  • frozen, Orange

Simple and Orange Recently, I wanted to try something new to drink. I am careful of sugar intake, but the taste of a fresh orange was somehow in my brain.  I put the mixture in a large container and take it to go. If I am playing endurance sports, I add a pinch of salt to the mix. Here's what I did: INGREDIENTS: 1 Fresh naval orange, peeled, quartered, and frozen 2. Handful of ice 3. 6oz. Water 4. Truvia, or another sweetener to taste [ + ]

» read more

Crispy Tofu, Onions and Mushrooms

  • Mar82017
  • 0 comments
  • mushrooms, onions, tofu

Crispy Tofu, Mushrooms and Onions I hadn't made this recipe in years, simply because I forgot about it. I am so happy I remembered! INGREDIENTS: 1 container of firm tofu, cut into small (1/2 inch) cubes 1 large yellow onion, diced 1 8oz. container of mushrooms, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (they shrink when you cook them) 1-4 chopped cloves of garlic (to taste) Olive oil Salt, pepper, totaste Optional: 8oz. fresh spinach DIRECTIONS: [ + ]

» read more

Trash into Treasure- Carcass Soup

  • Jan172017
  • 0 comments
  • carcass, trash

Trash into Treasure- Carcass Soup I know this sounds really gross, but.....Some of the best soups I have ever made have come from what most people throw out.  I remember Grandma Smith ALWAYS saved the carcass. First she would nibble meat off of it, and then it would become a delicious soup base. In her memory, I share this concept with you. Turn THIS: Into THIS: INGREDIENTS: Carcasss or bones from ANY animal Fresh chopped veggies ( [ + ]

» read more

Halloween Party Treats

  • Oct192016
  • 0 comments
  • Halloween, Healthy, party

Halloween Party Treat Ideas Entertaining This Year? Try Some of These “Spooky Treat” Ideas! 1. Clementine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts See picture above. This one’s a no brainer. Peel some clementines and use small celery pieces for the stems. Peel         banana and use mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a larger chocolate chip for the mouth. 2. Candy Corn Veggie Tray Again, fairly self explanatory. Simply use veggies [ + ]

» read more

Fall Veggies

  • Sep222016
  • 0 comments
  • fall veggies

Fall Veggies Color, Variety, Taste....Fall Veggies Have it All! It's Fall, and with that comes a delightful array of produce. Rather than give you a specific recipe, I would like to share with you some of my favorite ways to prepare these delights: My foremost favorite way to prepare any vegetable is to grill it. If you can't have a gas or charcoal grill where you live, buy a good indoor one, and plug it in outside (I have't found any good [ + ]

» read more

Veggie Spaghetti

  • Aug252016
  • 0 comments
  • spiral veggie pasta, veggies

Veggie Spaghetti I don't often speak of commercial products, but when I purchased a spiral vegetable slicer, I just couldn't resist. I was a skeptic. I didn't want to get caught in the trend. I resisted temptation of buying for a long long time.......and I finally caved in. Let me just say...WOW! I am so glad I did. This thing makes the most delicious dishes. Don't get me wrong. I don't know anyone gullible enough to actually think thi [ + ]

» read more

Frozen Fruitsicles

  • May182016
  • 0 comments
  • frozen, fruit

Frozen Fruitsicles These taste as good as they look! Ingredients and Supplies: Popsicle molds Fresh seasonal fruit, sliced Fresh lemonade Freezer space INSTRUCTIONS: Slice fruits thinly Fill popsicle molds 1/3 of the way with lemonade Add sliced fruits Freeze until set Eat NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION This varies with the types of fruit you use, as well as the lemonade. Sugar-free lemonade with artificial sweeteners will make lower cal [ + ]

» read more

Asparagus Wraps

  • Mar302016
  • 0 comments
  • asparagus wraps, Healthy

Asparagus Wraps It's asparagus season, so what could be better than asparagus wraps for snacks? They are low in calorie, delicious, and full of vitamins as well as a natural diuretic.  The above photo shows turkey wraps, but they are also delicious with other cold cuts. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound of asparagus steamed, but still bright green- about 3 minutes (When I buy them, I cut off the bottom inch and pare about another inch and a half for t [ + ]

» read more

Get Your Grilled Cheese On!

  • Feb282016
  • 0 comments
  • grilled cheese, low-calorie, Low-Fat

Get Your Grilled Cheese On! Normally, I would not be speaking of such a diet-unfriendly food, but in this case, I am granting myself permission. I love grilled cheese sandwiches, and I have finally found ingredients that satisfy my cheesy cravings without making my waistline suffer. Read on! INGREDIENTS: Any 45 calorie or less bread. (I use Pepperidge Farms Light Oatmeal Bread. It has a soft texture, and seems to make the tastiest san [ + ]

» read more

Orzo Greek Salad

  • Jan82016
  • 0 comments
  • Greek pasta salad

Orzo Greek Salad This one's always a favorite at parties. This past New Year's Eve was no exception! INGREDIENTS 8oz. Orzo pasta, cooked al dente, drained and cooled 1/2 cup chopped Calamata olives (you can buy them already chopped for convenience) 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes (or use the grape tomatoes cut in quarters) 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, pared and seeded (or use Israeli cucumber and just cut to size) 1/2 cup chopped Feta chee [ + ]

» read more
^