Posted in DESSERTS, REDUCED-FAT RECIPES

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 – make it the meal! 

Makes 1-2 servings

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Posted in SOUPS, REDUCED-FAT RECIPES, GREEN

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 texture – whichever way you prefer. Maybe half and half? Tasty, satisfying and healthy too!

Makes 13-1/2 cups

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Strawberry Walnut Dressing

STRAWBERRY WALNUT DRESSING 

Fresh strawberries, dried apricots, walnuts, onion, fresh ginger and chia seeds. Crush, then smooth it all up in a blender to create a thick, yet light, fruity dressing for green or fruit salads! No added oil or sugar!

Makes approx. 1-3/4 cups

per 1/4 cup = Cal. 57, Fat 3.11g

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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!

Makes approx. 14 cups broth minus the noodles

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AFC Spicy Spam And Egg Salad – for sandwiches

AFC SPICY SPAM AND EGG SALAD – for sandwiches

We use Tofu Pups for the spam and Gulden’s Spicy Brown Mustard in place of the traditional veggie mayo. Two types of tofu plus celery, scallion, green pepper with curry, fennel, garlic and cilantro! Nice!

Makes 5 cups

1/2 c. serving = 45.5 calories, 2.1 grams fat

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CHILILESS CHILI

CHILILESS CHILI

This is one mean meaty chili. Low fat, but you wouldn’t know it by the fatty chew of the beefless ground. Gardein nailed it. So what if we leave out the chilis. It stands on its own with garlic, coriander and fennel in a green pepper, onion and mushroom tomato sauce.

Makes 12-1/2 c.

Per 1/2 cup serving: 72.08 calories and 0.6 grams fat

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Tomato Corn Curry Rice

TOMATO CORN CURRY RICE

Ever wonder what to do with fresh corn-on–the-cob besides eating it straight from the cob? I did, and this tomato corn curry rice is what I came up with. Super simple. Super tasty. Light and refreshing!

Makes 8 cups rice and 6 cups tomato corn

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Veg Chicken And Red Rice Soup

VEG CHICKEN AND RED RICE SOUP

Wow where do I begin? What started out as a simple few item soup for Lilly Belle turned into an extravaganza high-end fit for a Princess soup for the ages! Or the aged! We all are in the same process of aging. Once you’re here, a minute, hour, week, year it’s the same for everybody. That’s my common ground with you all today!

Enjoy vicariously while Lilly and I savor this delicacy! Thick and Hearty delicacy – even better! Gluten-free.

Makes 20-1/2 cups

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Potato Mushroom Chowder

POTATO MUSHROOM CHOWDER

Lightly creamy, savory, low fat but who would know? Cheesy flavors and textures. Tastes like corn chowder without the corn. Chowder doesn’t require a thickener, but if you want one, go easy with it. You don’t want to mask any of those beautiful flavors!

Makes 9 cups

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Broccoli Red Fried Rice And Quinoa

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BROCCOLI RED FRIED RICE AND QUINOA

Ever  taste juicy fried grains? This is it! What a chew! Reduced fat too! Less than one teaspoon fat per one cup serving!

Steve’s on a fried rice kick, so thought I’d rearrange the foundation of fried rice by using quinoa plus red rice which functions as the meat. Success! He added a fresh ginger stick topper and smoky ketchup! Yup! His way!

Makes 9 cups

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Asian Barbecue Bean Soup

ASIAN BARBECUE BEAN SOUP

Can a barbecue bean soup really be Asian? Tastes like Asian to me. Maybe it’s the sesame oil. Maybe it’s the fresh garlic and ginger. Maybe it’s the barbecue in the beans. Maybe it’s all the ingredients combined. Steve picked out the ingredients and I made the soup per his request. He ate a quart of it over toasted bagel croutons. Guess he liked it. I loved it. I had the last cup this morning for breakfast. That’s when I knew why he ate so much. I would have done the same if there had been more!

Makes 5 cups

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Posted in LUNCH, PLANT MEATS, REDUCED-FAT RECIPES, SANDWICHES & SPREADS

Smart Dog Roll-Ups

SMART DOG ROLL-UPS

This is one of my favorite lunches when I’m working at home. It doesn’t take long, it’s easy and it satisfies all my taste buds!

Makes as many as you want, but I only have 1 Jumbo veg dog cut in half to make 2 roll-ups

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Bottled Salad Dressing – cut cost and fat

REDUCED FAT SALAD

This is how I extend the more expensive bottled salad dressings, while reducing the fat on my green salads.

Follow Your Heart makes good vegan Caesar and vegan Bleu Cheese salad dressings. Steve and I both like them.

What I do is drizzle half of one or the other onto my green salad, then add a fat-free creamy dressing – Kraft Fat Free Thousand Island works well here. I reduce cost and fat.

Steve will drizzle Catalina or Russian as the main dressing, then drizzle a little creamy Caesar or Bleu on top of his green salads.

KRAFT FAT FREE THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING






 

Posted in GUAR GUM, REDUCED-FAT RECIPES, SALADS & DRESSINGS, THRIVE ALGAE OIL

CREAMY HERB AND SPICE VINAIGRETTE

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AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS ©

AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS ©

Okay, this is super easy once you make the rice, and that’s easy too! No-bake burgers. Form the patties, put them between wax paper in a covered container and refrigerate till ready to use. I made 1 batch; next time I’d make 2 batches. Really good texture and flavor. Easy as all get out!

Makes 10 burgers

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WILD PUMPKIN SEED RICE

WILD PUMPKIN SEED RICE

A simple, nutritious and tasty rice dish made with white and wild rice with a pumpkin seed crumble add. Seasoned with turmeric, mustard and rosemary – a little sweet, a little sour and a little vegan yeast to give a hint of cheese. Garnished with fresh tarragon leaves!

Makes 12 cups

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Posted in DESSERTS, ENER-G EGG REPLACER POWDER, GUAR GUM, MONK FRUIT, REDUCED-FAT RECIPES, ZERO CALORIE SWEETENERS

HEALTHY ROCKS

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HEALTHY ROCKS

This is my health cookie. Lots of good stuff, but also tastes good. It’s different, but that’s what we’re about on this site. Different flavors and textures than we’re accustomed to. Orange, dark chocolate, oats, espresso, smoke, Balsamic vinegar and sweet spice are the feature ingredients!

Makes approx. 7 doz.

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veg COCKTAIL MAYO

veg COCKTAIL MAYO

Use as a creamy dipping sauce for veggies and/or chips, or for pan-fried veg hot dog bites, or as a condiment on plant burgers, on veg hot dogs in buns, all kinds of sandwiches and subs! So easy, so delicious. Why wait for somebody else to manufacture a sauce you can readily make in the kitchen at a lower cost? Winner Winner Vegan Dinner!

Makes 1 cup

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PLANT MEAT PATE

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PLANT MEAT PATE

You can say it tastes like any animal you like. It’s still plant meat, and that’s the way hundreds of millions of people all over the globe prefer their meat – from a plant! Enjoy the brilliance of plants that provide what they were intended to provide – nourishment and pleasure!

Makes 2-1/4 cups

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

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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

pumpernickel bread croutons

chopped fresh basil

extra virgin olive oil and Balsamic vinegar plus choice of bottled dressing

STEVE'S ALL U CAN EAT SALAD FOR SHARON'S BIRTHDAY 2

All good!






 

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SHARON’S DIRT BROTH

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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

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GINGER GARLIC TOMATO REBOOT

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GINGER GARLIC TOMATO REBOOT

Fat-free medicine. It’s super hot from the garlic and ginger, so you need the bread or some other carbohydrate to chew it with. Any bread will do. I also like it with Russian black bread. Do not serve this to guests. It’s personal.

Makes 3-1/2 cups

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GYPTIAN RICE

GYPTIAN RICE

White and wild rices, cashews and raisins seasoned with garlic, saffron and mint. Served with orange zest, and a maple syrup and extra virgin olive oil drizzle! Takes me someplace I haven’t been before and I like it. Steve loves it. Elegant, he remarked. And delicious! Mostly fat-free!

Makes 14 cups

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RED VELVET SOUP

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RED VELVET SOUP

Wow. Nice. Nice. Nice. Restaurant friendly! Mostly fat-free! Who would of thought that lima beans and beets could taste so good?

Makes 4-1/4 cups

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GIMME LEAN SAUSAGE AND TOMATO

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GIMME LEAN SAUSAGE AND TOMATO

A plant meat and veggie saute. Tastier and more satisfying than the animal counterpart! No leap needed here. Low-fat too!

Makes 6-1/2 cups

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LOW FAT MUSTARD MAYO

Mix whole grain mustard with plain yogurt to desired consistency. Use as you would regular mayonnaise.

There is 1 gram of fat in 1 cup of yogurt, so this is really low fat. Tastes great on a sandwich.

If you want a dessert, then top with a spoonful of your favorite fruit preserves. I like orange marmalade.

Use whatever type of mustard you like as long as it’s thick. Prepared yellow mustard does not work well here, since Silk yogurt is also fairly thin. The whole grain mustard works best.






 

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DARK HORSE RUSSIAN DRESSING

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DARK HORSE RUSSIAN DRESSING

Complex, exquisite. Full-bodied. Smoky with cranberry, cocoa, red wine and orange undertones. This salad dressing is like a fine wine. Serve for special occasions! Low-Fat!

Makes about 2-3/4 cups

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CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS

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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

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TOMATO SANDWICH FOR STEVE

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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 to the sandwich, then we spread only one half of the bread with the veg mayo, and not much either.

It worked out perfectly. I did one sandwich on toasted French baguette  (that was his breakfast) then the other on toasted pretzel sub roll (that was his lunch).

A little fresh grind black pepper finished it off with style. So simple. So delicious!

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Is this the most perfect tomato or what? All summer I waited for a tomato like this and at the end of summer I finally got it.

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TOMATO ONION SALAD DRESSING