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Coconut Oil

Cooking with oil is best done with coconut oil. the properties in it are amazing compared to everyday oils like veggie oil and canola.

- Submitted by KATTE1221 5/12/2013 in Cooking | 2 Comments

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DON'T USE PAM!

I have found that pam and those other aerosol cooking sprays has butane in them! So instead I went to my kitchen store and brought a sprayer that you have to pump, put your olive oil or other favorite oils in there, pump then spray... much cleaner for your body and lets get away from those chemicals!

- Submitted by JGIRL5799 5/8/2013 in Cooking | 4 Comments

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Tomato paste papillottes

When a recipe requires some tomato paste it's usually the equivalent of two table spoons. What to do with what's left? I freeze it in aluminum foil papillottes containing each two table spoons. When I need some tomato paste I just take one papillotte.

- Submitted by AMBAAA 4/30/2013 in Cooking | 2 Comments

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Adding helpful kitchen aids to your Sparks grocery list

If you come across a handy kitchen aid you want to buy you can add it to the weekly shopping list.

Go to "My Nutrition" page,
"Add/Edit Extra Meal category",
In the pop-up "New Extra Meal Category" enter a word like "shops",
"Save settings",
which sends you back to "My Nutrition" page.

There is now a section for "shops"

Add kitchen aid under "Enter food not listed" then add it to the new "shops" section.

Press "Grocery List" and the new aid now appears under "Manually entered".

- Submitted by JUULEE 4/19/2013 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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SLOW COOKERS

I use a liner in my slow cooker to save time on cleaning it.

- Submitted by BASEBALLMOM29 4/12/2013 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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Pasta on the go

I cook a whole package of pasta and after removing the water, I put individual size servings in a ziplog bag. I add about 1 tablespoon of water each (to prevent dryness) and put them in the refrigerator. It stays fresh for about 3 days, and it freezes perfectly for about 2 weeks.

- Submitted by MARISOLNOBLES 4/6/2013 in Cooking | 2 Comments

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Easy Way To Poach Eggs

I LOVE poached eggs for breakfast and a fast and easy way to poach them is in the microwave. I get a bowl and fill it about 1/3 with water and heat it for 2 minute in the microwave. I then crack open two eggs into the water and microwave for another minute. Once done, I gently pour out excess water and then add salt and pepper to taste. YUM!

- Submitted by CMADELINE1 3/27/2013 in Cooking | 4 Comments

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Secret to peeling hard boiled eggs

emoticon Add at least one Tablespoon of baking soda to the water I boil my eggs in. Also stir your eggs occasionally as they begin to boil, this keeps the yolk in the middle. The baking soda always makes the egg shells come off easily. 90 calories and packed with protein, hard boiled eggs are a great snack too. emoticon

- Submitted by JAVAJENN 3/26/2013 in Cooking | 4 Comments

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Satisfying dessert

What I miss the most in low calorie diets is dessert. I cannot eat just one or two cookies. For 100 calories, I have a sixteen ounce root beer float. I use diet root beer and one-half cup (100 calories) of slow churned low fat vanilla ice cream. Mmmmmmm delicious and extremely satisfying!

- Submitted by CLEMENCE1116 3/20/2013 in Cooking | 6 Comments

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i sneak veggies in every meal!

I add spinach, broccoli, and zucchini to almost everything. Omelets, spaghetti, sometimes the family doesn't know:)

- Submitted by NIKKISCHROE 3/19/2013 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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