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I will definitely be putting them to use. Off to Florida. See you next week.

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and now you know... emoticon

They really are great for soups.

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I have some of those sitting in my pantry - brand new from my mother. I never thought of using them that way!

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I love those cups, I have a bunch myself and use them for my soups! Great minds think alike! emoticon

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Those were some I already had on my computer, so it was easy to just copy and paste! :) I love cooking...kind of my creative outlet...so I'll try to post more. I love these soups though, because they're all yummy, healthy, and freeze well, so I make up big batches and freeze them in those 2-cup ziploc containers with the lids that screw on.

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Wow, Heather! Thanks so much. They all sound great.



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Wow Heather, thanks for all the recipes!

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I LOVE using dried beans because they're so inexpensive and much lower in sodium than the canned variety. I use this same method to make black beans for all of my recipes that use them. If you're REALLY in a hurry, you can use a pressure cooker. Add sorted, rinsed beans, water (3 parts water to 1 part beans) and a Tbsp of oil to your pressure cooker. Add onions and garlic if desired. Cover and bring up to pressure, reduce heat and let it cook at pressure for 22-25 minutes. Cooked beans can be divided into small freezer bags and frozen for later use.

Easy Fat-Free “Refried” Beans

4 cups dried pinto beans
4-6 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
½ to 1 medium onion, minced
9 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Sort pinto beans WELL unless you want an impromptu trip to the dentist. They tend to have quite a few rocks mixed in with them.
2. Rinse beans and transfer to a crock pot. Add garlic, onion, and water. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours, or until beans are very tender.
3. Drain and reserve about 1 cup of water from the beans. Use an immersion (stick) blender to mash beans to a “refried” consistency, adding reserved liquid to desired consistency. If beans are still to thick, simply add a little hot water.
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


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Minestrone Soup – Heather Demars

3 T. olive oil
4 cloves garlic, pressed
2 onions, chopped
2 c. celery, chopped
5 carrots, sliced
4c. broth (2 c. vegetable and 2 c. beef, or any other combination)
4 c. tomato sauce
½ c. cooking sherry or red cooking wine (optional)
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can canelli or white beans, rinsed and drained
2 c. frozen cut green beans
2 c. fresh baby spinach (2 generous handfuls), rinsed
3 zucchinis, chopped
1 ½ t. dried oregano
1 ½ t. dried basil PLUS 1 ice cube portion of fresh basil (or just an extra 2 t. dried or to taste)
salt and pepper to taste (generous on the pepper)
1-2c. small seashell pasta
Parmesan cheese for topping

1. In a large stock pot, over medium-low heat, heat olive oil and saute garlic, onion, celery, and carrots, saute for several minutes until tender.

2. Add broth, water and tomato sauce, bring to boil, stirring frequently. If desired add red wine at this point. Reduce heat to low and add kidney beans, spinach leaves, zucchini, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer until all veggies are cooked to desired tenderness, adding the green beans when everything else is almost done.

3. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain water, rinse pasta, and set aside.


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Black Bean Vegetable Soup

1 T. canola or grape seed oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 carrots, chopped (optional)
2 large stalks celery, chopped (optional)
2 t. chili powder
1 t. cumin
4 c. vegetable or chicken broth
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 c. whole kernel corn (optional)
1/4 t. ground black pepper
10 oz. stewed tomatoes

1. In a large pot, heat oil over med-high heat. Sauté onion, carrots, garlic, and celery until softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Add chili powder and cumin and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
3. Add broth, 1 can black beans, corn, and black pepper. Bring to a boil.
4. Puree tomatoes and remaining can of black beans in blender till smooth. Add to pot.
5. Reduce heat, cover, simmer 10-15 minutes or till carrots are tender.
6. This freezes great! I cook up a huge batch and freeze it in the small disposable Tupperware...then I just pull one out for lunches. Yummy!


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"To be mediocre when application and diligence would have netted superiority is an error akin to sin." – Spencer W. Kimball

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“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


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White Chicken Chili

2 cans white beans (can substitute one can for black beans), drained and rinsed
15 oz (one costco can, or equivalent amount) cooked white meat chicken
1 can diced tomatoes (the normal size...14 oz?)
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 can chopped green chilies
2 cloves garlic
1 can chicken broth
1 t. cumin
1t. oregano
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/4 - 1/2 t. chili powder

Top with:
chopped cilantro
low-fat sour cream
shredded cheese (low fat or, in moderation, full fat)

saute onion, pepper, garlic, and green chilies until onions and peppers are soft. DON'T let garlic burn...use medium heat.
Add all other ingredients and simmer 10 minutes. Top with sour cream, cheese, and cilantro.


-Heather

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Okay, here's the fish taco recipe! I know it looks like a lot of work, but it's really not! If you can't find mango for the salsa, just use more pineapple.


FISH TACOS WITH GINGER-LIME DRESSING AND MANGO SALSA

Ginger-Lime Dressing:
1/3 c. fat-free sour cream (I used the "Naturally Yours" brand)
1 T. freshly squeezed lime juice (I wouldn't use bottled stuff! I used two large limes and it was enough for the dressing, salsa, and fish)
1 t. freshly minced ginger
1/4 t. cumin
1 SMALL dash ground cayenne pepper
Salt to taste (I didn't measure, but probably 1/8-1/4 t.)
Mix all ingredients together, set aside or chill in refrigerator. This stuff tastes a bit strong and kind of bitter on its own, but it's amazing on the tacos!

Mango Salsa:
1 large mango, peeled and diced
1 c. diced fresh pineapple (If you can't find fresh, use two of the dole pineapple fruit cups...don't use canned pineapple because it holds on to it's metallic taste)
1 small ripe Hass avocado, diced
1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1-2 T. finely minced red onion
2 T. freshly chopped cilantro
1 T. fresh lime juice
Mix all ingredients together, set aside or chill in refrigerator

Fish:
4-5 Tilapia, Swai, or Mahi Mahi fillets (This was enough to serve two adults and two kids with a tiny bit left over...and Aaron eats a TON of fish!)
1 T. olive oil
1/2 t. ground cumin
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
3T fresh chopped cilantro
2T lime juice

-Rinse fish and pat dry with a paper towel. DON'T SKIP THIS STEP!!! Rinsing it cuts back on the fishy flavor, and drying it helps the fish to sear on the outside instead of boil.
-Spray a large pan with cooking spray and heat over med-low heat. Add next 7 ingredients (olive oil through cilantro) to the pan and sauté for a few minutes. Spread mixture evenly on bottom of pan.
-Add fish and season the top with salt and freshly ground pepper. Turn fish and try to coat evenly with the spices in the pan. Increase heat to medium to medium-high and cook till fish until it is done (no longer translucent). DO NOT OVER-COOK! Cut fish into large bite-sized pieces.
-Heat 8-10 soft corn tortillas. Spread a little of the ginger-lime dressing in each tortilla, top with fish, mango salsa, and a little more fresh cilantro.


-Heather

"To be mediocre when application and diligence would have netted superiority is an error akin to sin." – Spencer W. Kimball

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2/26/12 11:49 A

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Heather, that's funny. I'd love to try a fish dish but I just can't bring myself to spend the money on something I'm not sure about.

My husband and oldest son love fish...they always order it when we go out to eat because they can't get it at home.

So...if you post that fish taco recipe I'll try it :)

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I would love to have your fish taco recipe, Heather.

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Oh, Sally, you need to come to my house for fish tacos! My husband and his family (who all HATE fish) say it's one of their favorite meals! :) I'll try to post the recipe at some point.

And if you don't like the Kashi, I'll be excited for the FedEx guy! :)

-Heather

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Okay, you two talked me into it. I'll go buy some but if I hate it expect a package in the mail emoticon

Jen, that's probably a really good meal but I don't eat fish. Just don't like it. My parents did me no favors by not giving me a variety of foods to try and now I feel like I'm doing it to my boys too.

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Another recipe that we really enjoy that is very healthy for you is this recipe for cod with spinach and tomatoes:

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Increase the temperature to 350, not 300 as the recipe says.

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I'm not sure that I'd consider it a recipe really, but it is a really good combo!! :)

-Heather

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I like the GoLean Crunch, too, and would like to try your recipe.

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I agree...most of the Kashi stuff tastes bad to me too, but the GoLean Crunch actually borders on being too sweet for me. The yogurt helps to mellow that, and the strawberries just taste yummy with it!

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Sounds good, Heather. I've tried all those Kashi things and I just think they taste like straw and dirt. Perhaps with the other stuff mixed in it tastes goo.

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I just shared this in the "Let's Chat" thread, but I thought I'd post it here too:

I have been LOVING this lately: 3/4 cup of Kashi GoLean Crunch cereal with 2/3 cups 1% milk, 1/3 cup of Kirkland or Fage brand plain, fat-free Greek yogurt (make sure it is a brand of Greek yogurt that is high in protein. I got the "Greek God's" brand, and it only had about 11 grams of protein per cup. Kirkland has about twice that), and 4 fresh strawberries, cut into chunks. Mix all of this together in a bowl for pure YUM! 280 calories, 4g fat, 44g carbs, 8g fiber, 20g protein, 188mg sodium.

-Heather

"To be mediocre when application and diligence would have netted superiority is an error akin to sin." – Spencer W. Kimball

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Thanks, Sally. I'll try it.

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Chicken and Noodles (this is the only recipe my husband will eat the healthier noodles instead of white...I buy the whole grain for this) Shoot, I entered it into the SparkRecipes but didn't share it.

Ingredients:
3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
6 cups water
2 cubes chicken broth
1 chopped onion
salt & pepper to taste
12 ounces of egg noodles

Preparation:
Place all ingredients except noodles in slow cooker. Set to low and cook for 6-8 hours.

When chicken is tender, remove and tear into pieces. Turn slow cooker up to high and add noodles and chicken. Cook until noodles are tender (about 20-30 minutes).





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Thanks Jen. I do live in a small town (real small)but I do have access to larger stores it's just a bit of a drive. I definitely want to try that salad so I'll be looking for poppy seeds everywhere I go til I find em.

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You can now buy greens like kale and collards already washed, cut and bagged ready to cook. They have them in the produce aisle of my local grocery stores.

Poppy seeds come in containers in the spice aisle (same jars as other herbs and spices).

When I say these things you have to realize that I live in the Washington DC area. Having grown up in the middle of nowhere in PA, I know that not all stores carry these things, but that is where to look.

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I really need to check out some of these recipes and add some of my own! Sally, you can find poppy seeds at most grocery stores. They're usually in with the spices, just like sesame seeds. Newman's poppy seed dressing is yummy, though not necessarily healthy.

-Heather

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This is a great idea! I'll add some later.

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Perhaps... Or maybe a bulk food store. I'm usually lazy and just buy poppy seed dressing already made.

Kale chips sound gross, but I like the vegetable in general and its packed full of fiber. You just have to make sure you wash it really well otherwise you'll be eating dirt, and then you might not like it. Happened to me once emoticon

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Amanda, that salad looks so good. Not sure where to find poppy seeds though. Do regular grocery stores carry them?

Jen, I tried kale once before ...kale chips and hated it but I'm thinking with that recipe you posted I might have to give it another go.

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I tried a new Spark kale dish last night and my husband I both loved it!. Very easy to make, too.

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This is one of my most favorite salads of all time. I could eat it anytime!

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Try it! I dare you! emoticon

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Sounds yummy, Jen, and I'm always looking for a new side dish.

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A friend shared a crustless apple "pie" with me that I really enjoy. I peel and slice up apples, add some raisins to the pot and cook with water until softened the way you prefer them. I season with cinnamon and splenda, but you can use whatever you enjoy.

My husband really likes this, too. We use it as a side dish, dessert or snack.

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Peanut Butter Mousse (I can't remember where I got this one)

1 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp Cool Whip Free

Mix together and enjoy.

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Love this idea! I'll post some soon.

-Heather

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This is a link to my recipe for shrimp creole. It is easy to make and my family loves it.

---Jen , Maryland

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Pizza Sauce:

1 can tomato paste
1 can of water (the empty tomato paste can)
1 clove minced garlic
1 tbsp Splenda

wisk together.

Sometimes I even dip my string cheese in this. My entire family loves this sauce.

**My sister uses the Italian flavored tomato paste and sometimes just adds Italian seasonings to the sauce**

Sally (EST)
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We all like to try new healthy recipes, if you have a favorite post it or a link to it here.

Thanks.

Sally (EST)
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