LATER SALADS

As long as you don’t apply the salad dressing, salads can be made ahead and saved for later. Simply assemble the salad minus the dressing, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate till ready to dress and eat. We often do this. Sometimes we don’t want a salad now, but know we’ll want one later, whileContinue reading “LATER SALADS”

Stuffed Cabbage With Sauerkraut Beans Greens

STUFFED CABBAGE WITH SAUERKRAUT BEANS GREENS A simple dish using few ingredients that tastes like it took hours to cook. Eat plain or serve with a salad or fresh cooked carrots! Applesauce also works! These frozen turnip greens were good – saves a lot of prep time too! Sauerkraut doesn’t always have to be eatenContinue reading “Stuffed Cabbage With Sauerkraut Beans Greens”

Escarole Mandarin Orange Salad

ESCAROLE MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD Transforming bottled dressings, by adding low fat or no fat ingredients to extend the yield, while lowering the fat content, into a beautiful new creation without losing its familiarity! Then we drizzle it over an equally beautiful salad ingredient combination! Make as much dressing and as many salads as you want

Parsley Escarole Soup

PARSLEY ESCAROLE DIET SOUP It’s the freshest tasting cooked soup on the planet! Loads of parsley and cilantro with escarole. Carrots and onion and a bunch of stewed tomatoes, cooked with spices for only 30 minutes, then pureed in the blender till the solids become mealy, in other words they don’t disappear. Sounds like aContinue reading “Parsley Escarole Soup”

Spinach Potato Skillet

SPINACH POTATO SKILLET Easy to make, low fat skillet supper with lots of spinach, peas, celery with pan-fried potato slices, grape tomatoes in a simple garlic mustard glaze!

Veggie Steam Pot

VEGGIE STEAM POT Fresh steamed baby carrots, green cabbage, green beans, broccoli buds, asparagus. This is a snack for me throughout the day – a few days. No seasoning, no oil, just plain veggies. It satisfies my hunger, it’s not addicting and I feel like I’m doing something healthy for myself. It’s not a fat-packerContinue reading “Veggie Steam Pot”

Spinach With Everything

Steve and I both like greens, but unlike other foods, that we make sure we have on hand or at least replenish when finished, greens don’t fit into our lives in the same way. Sure we like salads and we eat a lot of them, especially Steve. But again, we haven’t made an effort toContinue reading “Spinach With Everything”

Matcha Quinoa Jasmine Rice

MATCHA QUINOA JASMINE RICE Jasmine rice and Toasted Quinoa make a great texture match. I’m using it often lately. What you add later is up to you. This time we start with Matcha Green Tea Powder to flavor the grains. Then we top each serving with Tomato Mushroom Sauce followed by a very traditional friedContinue reading “Matcha Quinoa Jasmine Rice”

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”

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

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”

Is Green A Rainbow Color?

So the green thing. I woke up wondering if I ate only green foods could I be healthy and lose the fat quicker? I also wondered why it was so important to the government who makes food policies for the populace, that we eat the colors of food that appear in the rainbow. It’s likeContinue reading “Is Green A Rainbow Color?”

Dandelion Coleslaw

  DANDELION COLESLAW A beautiful looking, feeling, tasting coleslaw from start to finish. I’ll bet you never had a dandelion green coleslaw. Well, there’s no time better than now – if you can locate the greens of course. I eat this salad as the whole meal. Winner Winner Dandelion Dinner! I love it! Steve too!Continue reading “Dandelion Coleslaw”

‘WE GOT THE GREENS’ Hooked on Heinen’s

Yes siree. Quite by accident I happened upon them at Heinen’s grocery store in Rocky River. Steve’s Hooked on Heinen’s ever since they opened their big extravaganza grocery downtown. Well, this is in the opposite direction, so often on one of our days off we’ll take a bus ride out to Rocky River and checkContinue reading “‘WE GOT THE GREENS’ Hooked on Heinen’s”

Chlorophyll Is What The Green Is All About

I lifted my five-week deadline for the GREEN DIET, since it didn’t produce any weight loss in that amount of time. Green, green and more green, or green with everything, is believably more healthy, but there are some down sides when considering leafy greens. 1 – they spoil quickly when fresh 2 – you loseContinue reading “Chlorophyll Is What The Green Is All About”

My Dandelion Green Experience

I wanted to try some dandelion greens, since my mother loved them and once a year when visiting her New Hampshire family, they’d pick dandelions fresh and cook them up for all to enjoy. She looked forward to that every year. I bought a bunch at the local market – small bunches they were –Continue reading “My Dandelion Green Experience”

Saffron Pickle Juice Dressing/Sauce Over Brussel Sprouts

SAFFRON PICKLE JUICE DRESSING/Sauce Save your pickle juice! Then make this delectable runny yolky textured dressing for salads and vegetables of all types! Cold or hot. There’s only 3.5 grams of fat in the entire amount! For home or restaurant. Everybody has leftover pickle juice. This is how you use it. YES. Makes 3-3/4 cups

Green Soup – Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)

GREEN SOUP – WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP (WRS) Unlike most of my other soups, this one has more solids than broth by design. I want the fiber. It’s a simple soup, flavored simply but effectively. Bland could come to mind, but again that was by design. Soothing is what I feel when enjoying the simplicity. ItContinue reading “Green Soup – Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)”

GREEN TOFU CHOP

GREEN TOFU CHOP You can use this simple, semi-raw, green tofu chop as an appetizer spread for crackers, a salad in a lettuce cup or as a spread on a sandwich or hot dog bun with a  mustard squirt and dusted with smoked paprika. I also mix it with salad greens and a semi-sweet vinaigretteContinue reading “GREEN TOFU CHOP”

ASPARAGUS SOUP – essentially fat-free

ASPARAGUS SOUP Lots of asparagus go into the simple making of this delectably rich and arrogant talk of the town. All asparagus all the time! Make your taste buds talk green! Makes 8 cups

Two Way Granny Smith Apple Dessert

TWO WAY GRANNY SMITH APPLE DESSERT Apple sauce with fresh apple cubes. Dusted with pumpkin seed snow, cinnamon, brown sugar. Drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with pink Himalayan salt. Sweet, tart, crunchy, smooth, creamy – it has it all. Low-fat, except for the negligible amount in the pumpkin seed snow! Don’t wait for dessert –Continue reading “Two Way Granny Smith Apple Dessert”

MOTT’S Granny Smith Applesauce = DIET FOOD

A six-pack of unsweetened granny smith applesauce = DIET FOOD to me. 3.9 oz. per container = 23.4 ounces for the whole six-pack. That’s a lot. You could eat all six containers and still only be at 300 calories plus no fat. I don’t know why I don’t buy applesauce more often, because I reallyContinue reading “MOTT’S Granny Smith Applesauce = DIET FOOD”

Broccoli Curry Ramen Broth

BROCCOLI CURRY RAMEN BROTH  Lots of broccoli processed with a store-bought IMAGINE brand Ramen Broth till fine-textured. Combined with water, pink Himalayan salt, a drizzle of extra virgin olive and mild sesame seed oil. Add some mellow miso, curry, coriander, mustard and garlic. Serve as is, or re-blend after it’s cooked for a creamier textureContinue reading “Broccoli Curry Ramen Broth”

FAT-LOSS GOAL – DAY 33

8/7/2018  TUESDAY Day 33   FAT-LOSS GOAL Had I set a specific number of pounds I wanted or expected to lose, it wouldn’t have been an experiment as I indicated in my first post regarding the AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET. Perhaps I should have defined rapid. Maybe I did. I better go back and check.Continue reading “FAT-LOSS GOAL – DAY 33”

Mushroom Miso Noodle Bowl

MUSHROOM MISO NOODLE BOWL Three kinds of mushroom sauteed with green cabbage, red pepper, garlic, scallion and ginger. Combined with spinach in a broth flavored with white wine miso, rosemary and smoked paprika! Ladled over thin linguini. Garnish with radish, scallion and drizzles of extra virgin olive oil and sesame oil. A culinary pleasure! MakesContinue reading “Mushroom Miso Noodle Bowl”

Escarole And Napa Cabbage Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)

ESCAROLE AND NAPA CABBAGE WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP (WRS) Rosemary, garlic, mustard and coriander flavor this Napa cabbage and escarole soup along with parsnip, onion, carrot and turnip. It doesn’t take long to decide if you like it!  Makes 28 cups

AFC Greens And Beans Cabbage Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)

AFC GREENS AND BEANS CABBAGE WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP ( WRS) Some of us would prefer some options for the Weight Reduction Soup (WRS). When we tire of one soup, there’s another style, just as tasty and effective in weight control, to peak the interest of our palate! This WRS does that! Makes 38 cups

Weight Reduction Soup (WRS) Program

WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP (WRS) FAT-FREE CABBAGE SOUP  This is my new favorite soup. I love everything about it. It’s simple, easy, doesn’t cost much and it makes a ton. This will be Steve’s and my lunch for the week. Today, for lunch he had 5 cups. This soup is definitely a keeper! I’m going toContinue reading “Weight Reduction Soup (WRS) Program”

SPINACH TOMATO LINGUINI BOWL

SPINACH TOMATO LINGUINI BOWL Cooked linguini mixed with fresh spinach, tomatoes, sweet onion, Kalamata olives, sweet mini peppers, and carrot ribbons. Tossed with a reduced fat Herb and Spice Vinaigrette! Mostly raw! Makes 16 cups

JUST PLAIN IS JUST FINE WITH ME

Once every week or two after going grocery shopping, I prep the fresh vegetables I’m going to be eating like snacks. This week it was brussel sprouts, broccoli (including the trimmed and sliced stems into rounds), spinach, green beans, asparagus and corn. I just eat them plain. Nothing on them. Same thing with the cornContinue reading “JUST PLAIN IS JUST FINE WITH ME”

Steve’s all U Can Eat Salad For Sharon’s Birthday

Well, I do like salad, especially when it’s one of Steve’s all u can eats! Happy Birthday to me! No calorie worries today. Ingredients: chopped hearts of romaine lettuce tomatoes orange wedges sliced sweet onion sliced radishes sliced Japanese cucumber diced green pepper sliced celery soy bacon bits mixed nut crumbles fresh ginger sticks pumpernickelContinue reading “Steve’s all U Can Eat Salad For Sharon’s Birthday”

SHARON’S DIRT BROTH

SHARON’S DIRT BROTH The animal-free chef’s answer to Bone Broth! Instead of cannibalizing an animal to cure what ails me, I go to the soil and the salt of the earth! The best feel good broth I’ve ever had. Before – During – After. Makes 35 cups

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

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”

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