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11/27/07 12:12 P

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my girls just made some awesome spaghetti sauce (seriously.) even if the base was just canned plain tomato sauce, lol.

it was 2 medium-sized cans of tomato sauce, a tsp of italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp of garlic powder, 1/8 tsp of cayenne powder (the not so hot version), a tsp of minced garlic, and 1/4 tsp of onion powder. mix it all in, warm it up on the stove, and right before serving mix 1/8 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper into it.

we used the whole wheat barilla pasta, and it complemented it rather well. (then again, I have a cold, so if someone tries this and thinks it's disgusting, maybe that's what's going on.)

 
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11/22/07 11:14 A

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Great idea! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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11/22/07 12:22 A

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I'VE GOT A CHALLENGE and its simple, easy, fun, yadda...

Add a complement to the bottom of at least one recipe a week.

We have a thing we do at Sparks Happy Losers on my team where they get a bling for each time they make a spark recipe which has driven a lot of us to dig around spark recipes and find stuff so we can claim a bling point for making the recipe.

I have gotten in to a habit of leaving a nice comment on about approx one recipe a week.

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11/7/07 1:41 P

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I have a recipe! I just made a yummy chicken (optional)vegetable soup the other day. This is a very hearty soup. You can add or delete any of the vegetables that's why I love it!
Ingredients:
1 lb chopped cooked chicken (optional)
vegetable broth or water. Enough to make it soupy
1 chopped onion
4 garlic cloves minced
1 chopped tomato
1 bunch of chopped cilantro
1 tbsp olive oil
3 small potatoes
2 chopped large carrots
1 squash sliced
2 ears of corn cut in half
1 tsp ground cumin (add more if you like)
1/4 or half of a chopped, seeded, chipotle chle for taste (I use the canned ones in adobo sauce)
Salt to taste
Add olive oil to large pot. Saute onions, garlic, and tomatoes. Just enough to make onions translucent. Add the water or vegetable broth. Add the vegetables that take a while to cook, (carrots, corn potatoes) add chicken. Mix and add the chipotle chile, cumin and salt. Let it come to a boil stirring occasionally). After it boils lower the heat and let it simmer for 15 min. Add the squash and cilantro. Let is simmer for another 15 min. Stirring occasionally. I serve it with tortillas and lime. It will certainly fulfill the servings for your daily vegetables!

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10/27/07 2:54 A

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This classic soup—comprised of vegetables, white beans, and pasta—is rich in fiber, vitamins, calcium and iron, and is immensely satisfying,” write the authors of The Diabetes Menu Cookbook. “It makes a delicious comfort-food supper when served with a salad of dark, leafy greens and Italian bread.”



Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, coarsely chopped


2 large celery ribs, coarsely chopped


2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped


2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced


3 cups vegetable broth


3 cups water


1 can (16 ounces) plum tomatoes, with liquid, coarsely chopped


2 Russet potatoes, peeled and diced


Pinch of dried oregano


Pinch of celery seeds


½ pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch slices


2 cups thinly sliced cabbage


1 (15-ounce) can cannellini or great northern beans, rinsed and drained


½ cup pennette, ditali, or other small tubular pasta


½ cup chopped fresh basil


¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese



Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots and garlic and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the broth, water, tomatoes, potatoes, oregano and celery seeds. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 10 minutes.
Add the green beans, cabbage, beans and pasta. Simmer, uncovered, over medium heat until the vegetables and pasta are tender, about 15 minutes. (The soup can be made several hours ahead of time. Reheat before serving, adding additional liquid if necessary.)
Stir in the basil and parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve with Parmesan cheese.


Nutrition Per Serving



6 servings per recipe

Calories: 251
% of calories from fat: 28
Fat: 8g
Sat. fat: 2g
Carbs: 36g
Fiber: 8g
Sugars: 9g
Cholesterol: 7mg
Protein: 10g
Sodium: 1,045mg

i think i might have put this in the wrong forum!

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10/24/07 10:49 P

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I do not like Boca Burgers, but the crumbles (think ground beef) are really good. The chicken products are good, too.

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10/24/07 8:40 P

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You know, I really like the idea of using different kinds of nuts! I could mix walnuts or pecans in with the macadamia nuts...this way I can use less macadamians and still have that nutty flavor throughout!

Thanks sparkies! ^_^

Edited by: EVIE13 at: 10/24/2007 (20:42)

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10/24/07 4:33 P

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Kitty, I am not big on the soy thing but I do like the Boca Bergers and some soy milks...like 8th Continent (light) Soy MIlk Vanilla flavor...very tasty. With the crumbled Boca Berger you add seasons just like you would beef or any other meat....

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ELMOTOO's Photo ELMOTOO Posts: 156
10/24/07 3:29 P

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perhaps use a lot less nuts & chop them small for good distribution?

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they taste ok...like a veggie burger :) I have not tried the green chili yet Kitten...I will soon though !

Edited by: DARK_KITTY at: 10/24/2007 (14:30)
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10/24/07 2:27 P

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What do they taste like??
Maybe a veggie burger?? Not sure what they taste like either
Can you tell I am a BIG meat and potato person! lol
GINGER did you try the Green Chili??

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DARK_KITTY's Photo DARK_KITTY Posts: 16,387
10/24/07 2:24 P

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Boca is a brand of Soy burger or soy meat...a meat sub

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KITTYKAT3527's Photo KITTYKAT3527 Posts: 653
10/24/07 2:04 P

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Sorry for sounding so DUMB! but what is a Boca Burger??

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You are quite welcome.

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Thanks Nan ! and Kitty

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NANINBOCA's Photo NANINBOCA Posts: 221
10/24/07 1:50 P

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KittyKat3527

Lettuce Taco sounds great....How about trying the Boca Burger meatless crumbled instead of real beef....you will save on cals. and fat that way too.!!!! That is what I use when I make regular Tacos.

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Are we going with a recipes that everybody tries and says if they like it or not??
I have one

Lettece Tacos

Extra lean ground beef
Iceberg Lettece
Tomatos
Lowfat Cheese
Olives
Lowfat Sour cream
Salsa
Pickles (yes pickles)

Cook ground beef in pan will brown and then put some salsa in the ground beef and mix. Cut up the cheese, olives, tomatos and pickles. Tear away the leafs of lettece.
Take lettece leaf and add all the ingrediants in (yes pickles) there good you will be suprised!!

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This Team already rocks Carol !

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WHY NOT TRY PECANS OR WALNUTS? I KNOW IT IS NOT MACADAMIA'S BUT IT IS A GOOD NUT TASTE IN BAKED GOODS. I HAVE STARTED A NEW THREAD ON THIS TOPIC LETS SEE WHAT Y'ALL CAN COME UP WITH HERE. CHECK IT OUT AND LETS HAVE FUN WITH THE TOPIC. HAVE A GOOD DAY. GETTO140 I USED ONE OF THE IDEAS THAT I HAD TOLD YOU ABOUT AND NOW LETS SEE HOW IT GOES. I WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH MORE. WE WANT TO MAKE THIS TEAM ROCK!!!!!!!

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10/23/07 11:35 P

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Evie-what about making them with cashews? Totally different flavor, but sort of the same kind of crunch. Just a thought. I'm afraid there probably just isn't any substitute for macadamia nuts!

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I'm trying to make macadamian nut cookies, but those nuts are 27 grams of fat per ounce! So how about a challenge that involves making a fattening recipe less fattening and more healthy?

And if anyone has any ideas about my mac-nut cookies, let me know! ^_^


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How about if we make 1 SP recipe/wk & report back here how we liked it & why/why not?

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Some have expressed an interest in starting challenges for this team, so here is a place to do that.

A team challenge doesn't have to do with cooking, but it should be something to do with what Sparkpeople is all about which is changing our lifestyles to be healthy. I can't wait to see what shows up here!

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