‘A Watched Pot Never Boils’

Distraction makes it boil faster, or so it seems. Watch your weight and see how long it takes to lose it. Look away and poof it’s gone before you know it? When I was a kid, I’d stay up till Mom got home from work, greeting her with a familiar face, a cup of coffee,Continue reading “‘A Watched Pot Never Boils’”

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Apple Cranberry Black Bean Salsa

APPLE CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA It’s Thanksgiving or any other holiday, so why not ratchet up your old favorites with a twist of new? Cranberry and apple in salsa?  Why not? Take this dip with you to any gathering. Volunteer for the dip detail. You will change people’s taste buds forever. From now on theyContinue reading “Apple Cranberry Black Bean Salsa”

Baby Lentil Matcha Green Tea Soup fat free

BABY LENTIL MATCHA GREEN TEA SOUP w/gravy option – fat free A simple lentil soup with complex seasoning profiles and a Green Matcha Tea boost! Nutrient dense and fat free walks this keeper all the way to the animal-free food bank! Apple cider and carrot juice, smoked paprika and curry are a few of theContinue reading “Baby Lentil Matcha Green Tea Soup fat free”

FANTA Orange Soda Salad Dressing

FANTA ORANGE SODA SALAD DRESSING fat free with sun-dried tomato, garlic and fresh orange – fat-free. A refreshing change in the way you dress your salads! Makes 6 cups

ROASTED YAM STEAKS

  ROASTED YAM STEAKS – fat free Tired of the same old mashed yams? Or the cubed and roasted style? Me too. Steve doesn’t like the texture. So what do I do with yams on sale? Try something new. Yam steaks! Pour the SMOKY CRANBERRY ORANGE GRAVY over, top with some pine nuts and aContinue reading “ROASTED YAM STEAKS”

Smoky Cranberry Orange Gravy fat free

SMOKY CRANBERRY ORANGE GRAVY fat free If you’re looking for something different and familiar this is it! Plus you combine the cranberry and gravy into one dish, saving time and money. Did I mention how off-the-planet exciting cranberries can be when you recognize their potential? They’re just waiting to be explored! Makes 3 cups

Saffron Apricot Walnut Pockets

SAFFRON APRICOT WALNUT POCKETS  These little pockets look like they took a while to make, but they didn’t. Complexity is the impression; simplicity is the reality! Wonderfully rich bites. The perfect dessert to savor with tea, coffee or wine!  Makes as many as you want

Baked Apples With Quinoa Apple Pine Nut Stuffing low fat

  BAKED APPLES WITH QUINOA APPLE PINE NUT STUFFING low fat If you don’t want to do the apples, that’s just as fine. Serve stuffing from stove-top as is. Perfect either way! However, the apples do add a festive touch to a festive holiday! And they’re easier than pie to make! Serves 6  

Smoked Almond Garlic Green Beans

SMOKED ALMOND GARLIC GREEN BEANS Not your typical green beans almondine. Better. Easy to make. I could make a main dish out of these beans and feel like I had a complete meal. Yet they go well with other main dishes, especially holiday ones. If you’re serving a crowd, this is a perfect side dishContinue reading “Smoked Almond Garlic Green Beans”

FOOD IS NOT AN ANTIDOTE FOR FATIGUE

When you’re tired, eating will not make you less tired, no matter what you eat. We often think we’re tired because we need to eat when it’s often eating that makes us tired. We want energy, so instinctively think more fuel in the tank will provide that. If your tank is full, and you’re stillContinue reading “FOOD IS NOT AN ANTIDOTE FOR FATIGUE”

What Can STUCK Do For You?

PEOPLE LOVE TO CROSS BRIDGES Even if it’s a bridge to nowhere, no one cares; they want to see what nowhere looks like. Blame our adventurous animal nature to seek beyond what we can see to find what we need to survive or better yet to thrive. We like the anticipation of not knowing whatContinue reading “What Can STUCK Do For You?”

Gluten-Free Quinoa Apple Pine Nut Stuffing low fat

QUINOA APPLE PINE NUT STUFFING low fat This is my gluten-free, bread-free, animal-free, low-fat stuffing. It’s made stove-top, so you don’t take up room in the oven while roasting veggies, plant-meat roasts etc. How can nutrient-dense tastes so good? Because you know who engineered it that way! Makes almost 7 cups

COWARDS EAT COWS. WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?

People want you to do what they’re doing. It makes them feel more comfortable if you’re as fat as they are, or at least if you’re dining out together, that you eat as much as they do. Or eat the same kinds of food. Or drink the same drinks. Smoke the same cigarettes, wear theContinue reading “COWARDS EAT COWS. WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?”

28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge Revisited (2 months out of sight)

Back in June of 2018 (this past Spring), I mused about how much weight, if any, I could lose by eliminating all alcohol from my daily consumption of calories. Although when I was doing the Rapid Fat-Loss diet my calorie count was reasonable, I did wonder if I eliminated the empty calories, would I shedContinue reading “28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge Revisited (2 months out of sight)”

Eliminate 2 Phrases From Your Vocabulary

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful “Your language shapes the way you approach your goals. … 1. Swap ‘but’ for ‘and’ You might be tempted to say, “I want to go to the movies, but I have work to do.” Instead, Roth suggests saying, “I wantContinue reading “Eliminate 2 Phrases From Your Vocabulary”

Asparagus And Edamame Fried Rice

ASPARAGUS AND EDAMAME FRIED RICE Red and white rice pan-fried with red onion and celery. Mixed with RED FORK Asparagus Skillet Sauce, then tossed with asparagus and edamame. Served with a Smoky Russian Dressing! Makes 9-1/2 cups

Winter Tomatoes Got You Down?

Why worry about the high price of winter tomatoes and unripened, flavorless choices, when grapes are on sale. That’s right, substitute grapes for tomatoes in any salad. It’s a nice switch from the traditional tomatoes that we seem to add to every salad we make, just because it’s a salad. Even Lilly Belle says yes!Continue reading “Winter Tomatoes Got You Down?”

Smoky Russian Dressing low-fat

SMOKY RUSSIAN DRESSING low-fat Steve likes bottled dressing and sometimes so do I. Wishbone Russian is one of them. To reduce the calories this time, I add a low calorie unsweetened Almondmilk by Blue Diamond (Almond Breeze), a few drops of liquid smoke, a little garlic powder, salt, then whisk till smooth. Perfect! I loveContinue reading “Smoky Russian Dressing low-fat”

Collards In Mustard Cider Sauce fat-free

COLLARDS IN MUSTARD CIDER SAUCE fat-free There aren’t many sauces you can make fat-free that will stand up against the fatted version. This is one of them. All added flavors and textures compliment the greens and vice versa. I just happened to have cider on hand, because it’s Fall in America where I happily live.Continue reading “Collards In Mustard Cider Sauce fat-free”