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FARRO SALAD

I bought in the grocery store the faro salad in the salad bar.
Amazing!
The best ingredient was small pieces of DREID APPLES. So Yummy.
The recipe in the link below resemble the one I had. Mine had fewer ingredients. I'll ask to give me the ingredient's list of the faro salad. I hope they will.
The best ingredient was small pieces of DREID APPLES. So Yummy.
The ingredients I was able to see are red pepper, scallion, silvered almonds and dried apples.


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This one is also similar, but without the garbanzo beans.

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10/9/13 9:04 P

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Great Web Site

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10/3/13 8:50 P

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RECIPE # 1

2 bunches fresh broccoli
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup mayonnaise (or light mayonnaise)

Pre heat oven 400 degrees

Cook broccoli in microwave
Chop in food processor
Add the other 2 ingredients
Bake 20 minutes or until golden color

Done!

RECIPE # 2

ORANGE SOUP WITH A SHORT CUT

In a pot, put low sodium chicken broth, 1-2 peeled sweet potatoes (yams) and 2-3 carrots, peeled. Cook until soft.
Add small can of pure, solid, pumpkin can (or more) to the soup, mis well and cook a little longer.
Mash carrots and sweet potatoes in food processor or use hand blender and mash it in the pot.
Add spices (I like cinnamon and nutmeg)

Done!





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9/16/13 9:55 P

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SWEET POTATO ORANGE GINGER SOUP
Very Easy to make
Makes 6 servings
2 Points Plus per serving

From an excellent cookbook "Dietitians of Canada" by Mary Sue Waisman MSc, RD
I like all their three cookbooks.

Usually, when I'm served a sweet potato soup or butternut soup in a restaurant, it is delicious because there is real cream in it and a lot of it.

This recipe is delicious without the heavy cream. The Carbs are the GOOD ones, therefore make you feel fuller for a longer period of time.
I know we'll eat it all fall and winter times. Actually, all year long.

Notes!
1. 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and white pepper, makes the soup spicy. You may want to try less, and taste before you add more spice.
2. I added 1 TBS. Splenda brown sugar Blend and also ground cinnamon to taste.
3. I didn't cut everything thinly because it went to the food processor anyway.

INGREDIENTS

1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 cups thinly sliced peeled sweet potato
2 tablespoons ginger marmalade, chopped
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional. I eliminated the salt)
1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon (or to taste. my addition)
1 tablespoon Splenda Brown sugar Blend (my addition)

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large pot, combine red onion, sweet potato, marmalade and broth: Bring to a boil over medium- high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until sweet potato is fork-tender.

2. Working in batches, transfer soup to food processor (or use immersion blender in pot) and puree until smooth.

3. Return soup to pot and place over low heat. Stir in the orange zest, orange juice, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt (if using): Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes to blend the flavors.

Nutrients per serving

Calories: 94
Fat: 0.2 g
Saturated fat: 0.0 g
Sodium (410 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 3 g
Calcium: 37 mg
Iron: 0.5 mg

To make this soup vegetarian or Vegan soup, switch from chicken broth to vegetable broth.






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Tater Tots Casserole Simple and inexpensive
A little different from the recipe we have. Worth the try!


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7/19/10 2:13 P

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HEALTHY & TASTY RAW CAULIFLOWER SALAD

A friend made this salad for a party and we liked it a lot.
It was crunchy. I'll keep making it.
Here is the recipe

INGREDIENTS

Small Cauliflower or half of a large one, sliced in the food processor
Fresh baby dill, chopped fine in the food processor ( As much as you like, to your taste ( I LOVE dill, so I use a lot)

DRESSING
2 - 3 tablespoons light Mayonnaise (Trader Joe's has a good one)
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
2 - 3 tablespoons sour cream, light or regular
Juice from one lemon
One teaspoon of Dijon Mustard (I'll use honey mustard from Rothchield farms)
Sliced almonds, toasted lightly in a pan, for decoration on top of the salad (to your taste and to how many points/ calories you're willing to "spend")
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

1. Slice the cauliflower with the same one you slice cabbage in your food processor.
2. Mix all the ingredients, except some sliced toasted almonds to decorate on top of the salad.
3. Refrigerate.

Yummy!


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We made this salad. emoticon Great results!
This is a very filling salad and great to take to parties/lunches...etc... and for us and also for company at home.

I have only one slicer blade for the food processor.
It was very easy to slice the cauliflower with the slicer (especially because my husband did it...smile...)
It makes unified slices and looks very pretty with the chopped fine fresh baby dill (cut with a knife)
The almonds added a good crunch. I used raw almonds because that's what we eat, but I'll get from Trader Joe's their silvered roasted almonds.
I'll NOT use the S blade!
We decided to add 2 extra tablespoons of light sour cream. Good idea.
The cauliflower was about medium size.
We like this salad and will definitely continue to make it.
It's a good solution for times when we are hungry. This salad will hold well in the refrigerator.





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1/27/10 6:20 A

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492 Low-Cost Healthy Recipes.
Full Nutrition Information is provided for each recipe.
Enjoy!


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10/21/09 8:12 A

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INEXPENSIVE LENTILS AND BURGUL PILAF WITH LAMB (OR BEEF)

I made this recipe two days ago and it was fantastic!!! It will definitely be a recipe I'll use over and over.

Notes!
1. I like it with lamb. Great flavor. it can also be done with beef. I will try it with turkey too, but I'm not sure it will taste as good as with the lamb.
2. Pine nuts are so delicious but very expensive. This recipe requires 3 ounces. I would recomend using less pine nuts, if you prefer, rather than using almonds, for instance.
Feel free to experiment with different nuts and let us know the results.
Actually, the recipe makes very large quantity, many meals for the whole week. that means that although we use expensive pine nuts, it's still very inexpensive for the total dollar amount per week. You get many meals out of this recipe.
3. Combining the wohle-grains and legums provides FULL protein. The addition of the lamb is extra protein.
4. Great for company too.
5. Easy to make
6. You need to find the most coarse burgul (# 4 in middle eastern food stores)
7. Do not soak the burgul in water before cooking

Ingredients

1 cup green lentils, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes (I forgot to do it and it still turned well)
1/2 cup oil (I used 2 tablesponns olive oil)
2 large onions, chopped fine (I used sweet onions, chopped in the food processor)
10 ounces ground lamb (or ground beef)
2 cups coarse (# 4) burgul
2 tomatoes, chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
Hot paprika to taste
3 1/2 chicken broth or boiled water (I used low sodium chicken stock)
1 cup chopped parsley (next time I'll use more. Loved it)
3 ounces roasted pine nuts (I roasted them with a drop of oil over the stove)

Directions

1. Rinse the lentils, cover them with water, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmered covered until the lentils are soft but still firm (not mushy). Drain the water out.
2. In a wide and flat pot,add the olive oil and saute the onions until golden color (not burned).
Add the ground lamb and saute while stirring, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the burgul, lentils and tomatoes, salt pepper and two paprikas and stir.
Add the chicken broth, bring to a boil, and cook on medium heat for 20 minutes.
Take off heat. Wait 10 minutes, and then add to the pot the pasley and pine nuts.

Serve with vegetable salad.

I'll make this recipe often. Like it so much!!!




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Recipes ideas for thrifty families

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Frugal recipe index


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9/22/09 6:48 P

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Stretch a Buck Turkey and Bean Burrito Burgers
Rachel Ray

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Meals on a budget by Coach Nicole


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Healthy Hillbilly Housewife RECIPES on a budget

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Dieting on a budget
Diet Exchanges and full nutrition information are provided


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4/14/08 2:54 P

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Courtesy of Cecile

Lentil brown rice pilaf
One serving of original recipe = 1 cup = 3 points.

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a dutch oven spray with pam add a TBS. olive oil.
Saute 1 cup brown basmati rice for about 7 minutes.
Add 1 cup lentils, 4 garlic cloves, minced, 3 slices fresh peeled ginger (about 1/4 " thick), 1 cinnamon stick and 2 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth.
Add 1-2 tsp. of thai red curry paste.
Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve curry paste.
Take off the heat, cover and bake about one hour in the oven.

Now comes the exciting part!
You can add all sorts of stuff to this recipe to increase the fiber: Chopped onions, vegetables, ademame, raisins, sliced apples,... just use your imagination.....

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Mimi's notes after making Cecile's recipe for the first time:

Absolutely wonderful dish. I loved it.

1. I suated 1 large sliced onion together with the olive oil and brown rice at the beginning.
2. At the same time I cooked in water 1/2 a cauliflower, 16 ounces bag of frozen broad(fava) beans, and 5 sliced carrots, for 5 minutes, until half done. I drained the water.
3. I added 1 teaspoon garam masala spice. Wonderful.
4. Because I added many extra vegetables and legums, I used 32 ounces (4 cups) low sodium chicken broth instead of 2 1/2 cups.
5. I used BASMATTI brown rice instead of regular brown rice.
6. This is extremely economical, very inexpensive dish that taste so wonderful!
It has full protein in it due to the combination of grains and legums.
7. I intend to add adamame (frozen soy beans), 1/2 cup of raisins and on sliced apple next time.
8. I baked it in Pyrex glass container - 17"x11"x3", and it was full all the way to the top when done.


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You're more than welcome to add your own healthy recipes on a budget

Number of servings
Size of one serving (example: 1 cup)
WW Flex points per serving
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Or nutrition information
are appreciated !

TO HEALTH!

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