Do you have a kitchen or cooking secret that saves time, calories or clean up?
I love minced garlic and crushed ginger and Mrs Dash seasonings for added flavor and no sodium
I like to sprinkle a few fresh chopped onions into many of my recipes. To save time, I cut up a whole onion and put the unused portion into a small container and put it in the refrigerator. When I need a little onion the next day, it's ready and so am I.
I love pasta, and make it frequently as it's a favorite in my household. The best part about my pasta however is my homemade sauce (and all the ooey gooey cheese!). I swap out the pasta with roasted eggplant or shirataki tofu noodles and have a very indulgent dinner for about 300 calories!
I try at least 1-2 new recipes every couple weeks. Sometimes it is something completely new and other times it is something that I have adapted to be more healthy. I don't even have the same meal more than once a month.
I live alone, so this is easier for me now than when my kids were still home & my husband was still alive.
I bulk cook whenever possible. Then, I package and freeze the remainders in single servings in zip-lock bags. So, when I make rice, I make a lot. Same with roasted chicken breasts. I cho...
Hearty Veggie Soup
1 tablespoon of broth or water
1 medium diced onion
1 red pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1cup chopped carrots
2 - 4 cups cabbage and greens ( I used turnip and collard greens )
1 small diced yellow squash
3 chopped roma tomatoes
I usually buy my chicken with the bones in -- whether it's chicken breasts, thighs or an entire roaster.
Then I toss any left over carcass in water to cook for about 4 hours. Delicious broth and occasionally pieces of meat as well that were just too difficult to pull off the bone.
If I on...
Need a healthy, natural, sweet, and usable substitute for cooking? IN place of eggs or anything else unecessary? Go the Vegan route and use bananas. It only takes one, mush up your ingredients w/ your hands and it makes it fun!!!!
In addition to sauteed carrots, onions and garlic I added 4 cups of fresh spinach and 1 cup of cooked butternut squash to the 8 cups of water and 1 pound of dried split peas when I made soup. Once cooked, the immersion blender mixed everything into the familiar look of split pea soup. Doing this add...
I love cooking and I always look for recipes in sparkpeople. I usually cook dishes that I can take leftovers for lunch the next day. My favorite recipes are slow cooking ones. I recently found crock pot liners that come right out after your food is ready leaving your crock pot spotless.