When I was young, my Mom made stuffed peppers to fancy-up a dinner for company. I never once thought about how her great food got to the table asContinue reading...
Step away from the blue box. If you want macaroni & cheese, be a smart grown-up about it! This recipe is almost as easy to make as powdered-cheese versions, but it's way lighter AND way more satisfying.Continue reading...
Like Ben Franklin, my father’s farmer family enjoyed a diet that would have greatly concerned nutrition scientists in the 1970’s. They ateContinue reading...
Roasted artichoke bottoms stand in for English muffins in this quick yet elegant supper. Substitute roasted mushrooms for the pancetta for a vegetarian option. Serve with roasted new potatoes or a tossed salad.Continue reading...
Faux-frying -- coating items in egg substitute and ground-up Fiber One cereal, and then baking them until crispy -- is a classic HG technique. Give it a try with these amazing onion rings! FYI: You'll only need about 1/4 cup egg substitute to coat your rings, but using 1/2 cup makes it soooo much easier.Continue reading...
One of the great things about living in Houston is that we enjoy two full growing seasons for vegetables and herbs. Right now we are at the start of harvest time forContinue reading...
Think you need to add oil and eggs to your cake mix? Think again. Canned pure pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling) does the job for less fat... plus, it's packed with fiber! And the texture is like a delicious, cake-y brownie. Fool your friends and family with this swap.Continue reading...
We recently invited a group of friends over for an Argentinean style dinner. I tried several new recipes, but without a doubt the mostContinue reading...
Maximize your oats! By using twice as much liquid and cooking for twice as long as the traditional oatmeal method, it's possible to get an extra-large bowl of hot cereal out of an ordinary serving of oats. The Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze helps keep it creamy and flavorful for less than HALF the calories of fat-free dairy milk.Continue reading...
When I was a kid, ketchup was my sauce of choice. I knew that some of the foods we ate were cooked in sauces and others had them added at the table, but I was notContinue reading...
What's lower in carbs than a sweet potato but tastes just as awesome? Butternut squash! These are baked, not fried, to save even more fat and calories. Yes!Continue reading...
After city officials dyed the Chicago River a lovely emerald green, row after row of piping musicians and quick stepping dancersContinue reading...
Who says chicken salad needs to be loaded with creamy goo? This amazing recipe is lightly dressed and packed with fun ingredients, like broccoli cole slaw and mandarin oranges. A wonderful side dish or snack -- make a batch and munch.Continue reading...
The casseroles that my Mom and Grandmothers made for family events send me down a nostalgic trail of fond food memories. No family gathering was complete withoutContinue reading...
This guacamole has a very special secret ingredient... canned peas! Don't start making faces -- it totally works and requires less avocado. (You don't want to overdo it on fat, even the healthy kind.) Serve with baked chips or crunchy veggies, and dip away...Continue reading...
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