Archive for August, 2012

Summer Carrot Salad is a nice change from your usual mayonaise salads.  Low carb as there is no macaroni in it and low fat since you won’t find any mayo here! Not only great tasting, but bright and festive looking as well.  Try it! 2 lbs.  peeled & sliced 1   Read More ...

If you like to wake up your taste buds with flavor and crunch, this is for you!  Cold Broccoli Salad is great made with fresh broccoli from the garden or market.  Frozen just won’t do this time!  Low-fat as well! 2 bunches fresh broccoli, cleaned and chopped into 1 inch   Read More ...

Kale is  an ultra nutritious green not many people use in their cooking, or are even familiar with.  You can easily grow it yourself, or check out the produce section of your market near the endive and spinnach and you will more than likely find kale. The tender leaves are   Read More ...

Categories: Pantry Essentials

Wanting to cut down on fast carbohydrates such as potatoes, pasta, and white rice, a substitute was needed.  Let’s face it, carbs do satisfy a person’s hunger (temporarily) and fill a void on a dinner plate.  Try red quinoa! Quinoa is known as the ‘mother grain’, along with corn and   Read More ...

Categories: Pantry Essentials

A fast, favorite food of ours is Mushroom Gravy and Rice.  When the kids were young this made its way to our table often.  I usually have cooked, brown rice in the refrigerator and use it frequently when putting a hasty meal together.  Mushroom Gravy and Rice is so simple,   Read More ...

Categories: Pantry Essentials

Vermouth has a serious place in  my kitchen.  Since I very rarely use butter when cooking,  some dishes lack a certain ‘richness’ in flavor. Whether cooking a sauce for chicken breasts, or a white sauce for pasta, a or simple gravy with pork tenderloin, a splash of vermouth will add   Read More ...

Categories: Pantry Essentials

This is a unique soup served cold or warm.  Chilled Fruit Soup makes a nice starter for a meal, as well as a healthy, refreshing snack.  In cold weather when oatmeal is your breakfast of choice Chilled Fruit Soup is great stirred in.  Nice served on french toast as well.   Read More ...

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