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3/11/11 11:14 A

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My daughter is becoming a good cook. I`m giving her my recipe book which I have on cd. I look forward to see what she does with the recipes or some of them.

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3/9/11 1:33 P

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Oh for mashed potatoes, I add 1/2 potatoes and 1/2 cauliflower or 1/2 celeriac (celery root). (Knobbly looking thing) and stock.
It really helps with the GI rating too.
Pumpkin, applesauce, zucchini or overripe pears regularly get tossed into all kinds of baked goods from pancakes, to muffins and I've even tried a pumpkin pastry. Tasty - but limited because of its texture.
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REALCAROL's Photo REALCAROL Posts: 5,869
2/22/11 3:26 P

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Carrots in cookies make a healthier snack.

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2/3/11 3:39 P

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I rarely leave a recipe as is. Very often it gets changed. Especially the amount of sugar.

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I brought some guar gum to thickened my own salad dressings and gravies. I think it has less calories that using flour in the gravy. The best gravy that I made I used some flour and some guar gum. Homemade lo-calorie salad dressings are usually thin and runny.... the guar gum thickened the dressing up a bit.

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3/16/09 2:05 P

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Instead of all the cream and butter in mashed potatoes, I use chicken stock, and an egg. They turn out light and fluffy! :)

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3/15/09 8:46 A

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When I make a rice dish, I will always add a combination of nuts (sliced almonds, pistachios, pine nuts) flax seeds, and last night I added both chia seeds and hemp seeds. The DH and kids love rice so it goes over well always and they are getting more nutrition than they need to know about.
Also add tumeric (which is supposed to be quite healthy) and I have added small amounts of assorted seaweed which I love, (but the kids tend to pick that out). Hope this gives you some new Ideas for stir frys w rice.

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3/13/09 4:43 A

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hello and emoticon like you i am always trying to think of ways to adapt.if i am cooking for my family then it is usually like you in adding more vegtables. as my older son is not alloud low fat milk products.i would then find ways of reducing the sugar contents,or for a cheese topping instead of totally cheese go half cheese and the other half a mixture of bread crumbs,seasam and nut to help cut the fat context.if i was making just for me it would be the usual swaps.low fat cheese,low fat milk.yogurt state cream,less sugar.half fat butter,half meat ,half lentil or beans etc.you get the idea.hope this helps.

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3/12/09 5:17 P

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I've been having fun adapting recipes to be lower calories and more nutritious lately. My best "hit" so far has been a veggie loaded lasagna.

Adding more veggies has worked the best over all so far for me.
Is anyone else having an successes they'd recommend? Or tips to share.

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