CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS Fresh steamed brussel sprouts charred in a little extra virgin olive oil. Tossed with garlic, smoked paprika, fresh grind sea salt and black pepper. Served with Ball Park Mustard mixed with a little veggie mayo! Serve as hors d’oeuvre or side dish vegetable. Low fat! Serves 6

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BROCCOLI WILD RICE

BROCCOLI WILD RICE A simple fried wild rice dish with broccoli, sauteed onion and celery, with fresh carrot ribbons. A little curry, garlic, salt and pepper is all you need to season. A low fat rice dish made to please and satisfy! Makes 4-1/2 cups

Xanthan Gum – The Thickener of the Future

Xanthan gum is the most versatile elastic thickener and easy-to-use hydrocolloid. Xanthan gum can be used in hot or cold applications, is extremely powerful in small quantities, it provides a rich creamy mouth feel and works synergistically with many other ingredients… Xanthan Properties Temperature : Will hydrate at any temperature. Yes, it’s that awesome. Texture: In smallContinue reading “Xanthan Gum – The Thickener of the Future”

TOMATO SANDWICH FOR STEVE

TOMATO SANDWICH FOR STEVE Steve’s losing weight, but he’s not going the fat-free route. He still wants a little veggie mayo on his tomato sandwich. So this is what we do. We still spread one half of the bread with Tomato Onion Salad Dressing – that is essentially fat-free, and it adds great flavors toContinue reading “TOMATO SANDWICH FOR STEVE”

TOMATO TAPENADE

TOMATO TAPENADE Sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives processed with garlic, green peppercorn and capers in a Tomato Onion Salad Dressing! Perfect texture, perfect flavors.  Low fat, but you wouldn’t know it! So easy to make. Serve on toasted or broiled baguette slices as an hors d’oeuvre! Makes 1-1/2 cups

APPLE CARROT SALAD

APPLE CARROT SALAD Some fresh ginger sticks, a few walnuts, some fresh spinach and a fat-free dressing created a nice lunch combined with the apple and carrot cut into tiny julienne style pieces. Fresh, succulent plus an attractive presentation! The addition of the walnuts makes this lunch salad mostly fat-free! Serves 2

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA Nobody is going to miss the oil on these appetizers. Just don’t tell anybody it’s fat-free. If you say that, they won’t want to eat it. Just serve it and they’ll love it. Good quality ingredients – remember that! It’s mostly fat-free – just a teeny bit in the tomato spread.  Makes as manyContinue reading “TOMATO BRUSCHETTA”

SHARON’S FAT-FREE STOVE-TOP BEANS AND FRANKS

SHARON’S FAT-FREE STOVE-TOP BEANS AND FRANKS Animal-free hot dog slices sauteed with charred onion, then cooked in a Balsamic, brown sugar and garlic marinade. Mixed with canned baked beans, pinto beans and soy bacon bits. Nobody would notice the absence of fat. Rich and delicious! Makes 5-1/2 cups

TOMATO ONION SALAD DRESSING

TOMATO ONION SALAD DRESSING Just a tiny bit of oil brings the pureed solids to a happy place for the palate! The olive juice, ground fennel and liquid smoke help bring out the richness of the tomato, while the onion and garlic create a surprisingly fresh flavor quality, making one think it’s a fresh tomatoContinue reading “TOMATO ONION SALAD DRESSING”

MARINATED TOMATOES AND FRESH HERBS

MARINATED TOMATOES AND FRESH HERBS Even when cooking with oils, fresh herbs rarely flavor a sauce as much as we think they should. Dried herbs are always needed in addition to the fresh. We usually add the fresh right at the end of cooking time for best result, but even then, the flavor effect isContinue reading “MARINATED TOMATOES AND FRESH HERBS”

MARINATED PLANT MEAT

MARINATED PLANT MEAT Field Roast Frankfurter ovals marinated in a sweet sour Pineapple Mustard marinade 1-3 days. I made hot sandwiches out of mine: One on a Steak & Sausage sub bun and the second on spinach flatbread – each a little different but each equally tasty and satisfying! Take a look. Serves 4-6

FAT-FREE CARAMELIZED PEPPERS AND ONIONS

FAT-FREE CARAMELIZED PEPPERS AND ONIONS We go through a process when sautéing without oil. It’s easy to caramelize if you follow the steps required. Expect perfection the first time! Makes 4 side dishes or 4-6 sandwiches

GOLDEN CAESAR SALAD

GOLDEN CAESAR SALAD Now get ready for something different, okay? We’re going beyond the fat, which means there is a world out there that hasn’t been seen yet – not by me anyway – and judging by all I’ve read, not by anybody else either. So get ready to be wowed. Don’t be looking forContinue reading “GOLDEN CAESAR SALAD”

GOLDEN CAESAR SALAD DRESSING

GOLDEN CAESAR SALAD DRESSING Not too thick, not too thin, dresses greens very well. New flavors, new textures. All different, all good. We’re going beyond the fat and discovering an equally worthy way to enjoy our salads! Caesar would be proud! Low-fat! Makes 2-1/3 cups

THE GREEN STOGIE

THE GREEN STOGIE Impress your guests. Or bring your Green Stogies to a cook-out! Jumbo veggie hot dog wrapped in cooked collard green leaf (hot or cold doesn’t matter) spread with mustard. Looks like a Stogie! Served in a potato bread hot dog bun spread with dill pickle relish and a stream of ketchup. Top allContinue reading “THE GREEN STOGIE”

How to Maximize Broccoli’s Cancer-Fighting Potential

Broccoli has been widely studied for its many health effects, and research shows that it may reduce risk for many common diseases like arthritis, cancer, and more. By Dr. Mercola Vegetables offer a wide range of health benefits, but some seem to have greater potential to ward off disease than others. Broccoli falls into this category, havingContinue reading “How to Maximize Broccoli’s Cancer-Fighting Potential”

15 MINUTE COLLARD GREENS

15 MINUTE COLLARD GREENS Not everything we eat is a recipe containing several foods and methods. Sometimes plain, by itself, with nothing else is just as good. Try these collard greens and see if you agree! Serves 1

ROASTED CARROT SNACK

ROASTED CARROT SNACK A soft chip that satisfies. If serving guests, sprinkle with fresh grind sea salt and black pepper, smoked paprika and maple sugar. If serving yourself, as a mid-day or evening snack, eat plain. They’re delicious either way! Makes 1 heaping cup – enough for 1-4 guests or for yourself as a snackContinue reading “ROASTED CARROT SNACK”