SparkPeople The Spark Sisters Healthy Recipe Exchange Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14645 Hello Friends! This is a place where we can get healthy together and exchange recipes at the same time! Come and join us! We would love to have you here! SparkPeople The Spark Sisters Healthy Recipe Exchange Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14645 Who Is Still Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x55491705 Hello Friends! My name is Rose and I am your new team leader and I was just wondering who is still with the team? Please post here if you are still with us! I hope that you are! <em>220</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 20:29:58 EST Share Your Journey With Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x55491549 Hello Friends! This a place where you can share your journey with us so come on in the door is open! <em>247</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 20:11:49 EST I Remember When... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x55491529 Hello Friends! Just finish this: I remember when... <em>526</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 20:09:12 EST Today I am... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x55491513 Hello Friends! "Today I am" can be anything! <em>381</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 20:07:07 EST Do You Need Support And Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x55491464 Hello Friends! We are here when you need us! <em>220</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 20:00:46 EST What Did You Spin Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x55491352 Hello Friends! I got double 2's today! What did you get? <em>347</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:49:46 EST Where Are You From http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x55491258 Hello Friends! Share with us! Where are you from? <em>652</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:40:16 EST Water Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27218x14645x55491242 Hello Friends! How much water did you drink today? <em>274</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:38:01 EST My Weekly Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27218x14645x55491223 Hello Friends! Yes, You are in the right place to weigh-in! So come on in! <em>192</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:36:04 EST Word Association http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27219x14645x55491160 Hello Friends! I love this game! <em>381</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:28:15 EST Cookbooks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x55491063 Hello Friends! What are some of your favorite cookbooks? <em>496</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:17:16 EST Send A Goodie, Attach A Recipe, And Receive One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x55491035 Hello Friends! I know that I love to receive a recipe from a friend but to get a goodie with it is tops! Here you can send a goodie and include a recipe with it! <em>551</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:15:19 EST Share A Healthy Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x55490984 Hello Friends! Come on in and share a recipe with us! <em>370</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:09:32 EST If You Use SparkRecipes, Read This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x45656693 I posted the following on the SP message boards under the topic "Diet and Nutrition". <BR> The message is titled "Many Errors In Calculating Shared Recipes": <BR> <BR> "I'm getting a bit frustrated looking at the SparkRecipes. Many wonderful looking recipes... but many errors in calculating the nutritional value of a given recipe. My knowledge of calorie content in food is good enough to catch the big mistakes, but why is this happening? <BR> <BR> To check and see if a recipe or recipe ing... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:30:33 EST What is your favorite holiday recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x45598240 I go for the sweet potato casserole. I substitue the brown sugar with sugar free maple sugar and use light butter. Soooooooooooo good. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:10:01 EST What are you Thankful for this Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x45217414 What are you Thankful for this Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> I know this is cliché' but I'm thankful for my family, church and country. <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:33:57 EST Recipes that are not my own http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x42559495 What are you suppose to do if you have a recipe that's not your own and you need to track it..example I've been thinking about making muffins from a recipe I got from dlife. com ? Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:21:23 EST Meat loaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x41128056 I have a problem with meat loaf. My recipe is very basic and we like it that way. I use crushed crackers, eggs and tomato soup. My problem is when I take it out of the pan, it leaves the bottom of the loaf in the pan. I have tried greasing the bottom of the pan before and that did not help.I just love cold meat loaf sandwiches the next day. <BR> Joan Sun, 10 Apr 2011 09:34:47 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x39481725 Hi, I am coming back to Spark People after a break. I also love to cook and bake. I need to improve the quality of my cooking and baking. I am 31, married, and have a 2 and 4 year old. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 07:41:10 EST stuff that squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x38057189 I heard a fun interview on NPR about stuffing pumpkins and it sounded so fun that I pulled up the article. Instead of pumpkins, I found little sweet pudding squashes that are delish when stuffed with all kinds of good things. I used whole wheat bread, leeks, celery, apples, nuts, a little condensed milk, oodles of spice... It made 2 big servings and was so beautiful when I took it out of the oven that I took a picture. Sun, 21 Nov 2010 20:17:00 EST Slow cooker help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x37523881 For my office Halloween party I bought a big bag of frozen ravioli I was going to put in the slow cooker. My question is should I thaw it first?? Or will frozen be fine? <BR> <BR> Thanks - OTG Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:28:08 EST AZ Native American http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x37451127 Hello there. I am a 40 year single mother of three. I have joined this team to shift my cooking from unhealthy to the healthy side of life. I'm doing it for me as well as my children. I have grown up eating very unhealthy in every way, but never knew any difference. Now that I'm older and realize what that unhealthy diet is doing to me, my family and my people, I want to make a change. I hope to find a lot of quick, delicious recipes to share with my family. Please send some my way. Thank you... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:54:57 EST What is your favorite soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x37327112 Its soup weather and I want to try some new soups. I love my Chicken Noodle Soup and I just saw this soup here on Spark. <BR> <BR> <BR> Cabbage Vegetable Soup <BR> <BR> 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes <BR> 1 medium onion, diced <BR> 3 stalks celery, diced <BR> 3 medium carrots, diced <BR> 1 head cabbage, shredded <BR> 1 14.5 oz can green beans <BR> 1 12 oz can sweet yellow corn <BR> 1 15 oz can pinto beans <BR> soy ground "beef" (optional, not included in nutritional information) <BR> <BR>... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:03:07 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x37154933 My name is Sammy, I'm married to a wonderful man, we got married in October of 2009. He is an active duty marine, he just got back from his 3rd and last deployment. We live in Southern California on Camp Pendleton. We just had our first baby, a beautiful little boy in August. I'm looking to become more healthy and lose the baby weight i gained (and then some). Having a 2 month old doesn't leave me a lot of time to work out, so i would love to find new ways to work out with my son. I'm interes... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 19:11:16 EST Is this the right place? I've got some new foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x36439927 Eggplant <BR> Brocorabi - or something like that <BR> and Quinoa <BR> <BR> <BR> Advice? cooking tips? Good recipes for them? <BR> <BR> TY! Thu, 2 Sep 2010 11:11:32 EST A Picky Eater http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x36332926 I'm 22, married to a wonderful man (26) and I have 2 dogs (Nemo and Buddy, both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Nemo though is mixed with a Sh*tzu). I live in an apartment downtown in a very busy city. I'm 165 pounds. I consider my ideal weight to be about 130. I used to be fairly fit when I was younger, I did a lot of team sports. Unfortunately, I don't have any friends and I'm not big on joining strangers for a game of basketball or tennis. My husband has Cerebral Palsy and he has ver... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 12:31:23 EST Your Dream Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x36318235 Hi, my name is Jackie and I have just become the team leader for this team. I need your help. What do you want this team to do for you? I need all the ideas I can get. Just post them here and introduce yourself as well. <BR> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:03:13 EST New Cook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x36225731 Hi! I just got married and we got so many things for the kitchen (some I don't even know how to use - like casserole dishes). Combine that with my guilty love of Julie & Julia and now I'm a wannabe cook. So I thought I'd join this team so I can learn new recipes and get support not just as I lose weight but as I learn how to cook... wish me luck! Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:41:31 EST Aussie in Greece http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x36219293 I"ve spend most of my life dieting, losing and regaining. I'm now in my 50s and really need to stop this yo-yoing. I hope you can help me. My main issues are portion control, emotional eating/drinking, and that I love to cook. <BR> I've lived in Greece for nearly 30 years. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 07:51:55 EST Have you heard of Spanish Almonds? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x35570579 One of the ladies in my office brought in Spanish Almonds. They were delicious! They taste like a cross between a pistachio and macadamia nut. Have you ever heard of them? She said they were supposed to be good for us, but didn't have the container - she brought them in a ziploc bag. <BR> <BR> Any comments? Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:02:22 EST Sweet Potato Recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x34772952 Does anyone have a good low-cal recipe using sweet potatoes? Sun, 13 Jun 2010 14:07:56 EST Left-over ham http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x33211545 So my aunt sent me home yesterday with a TON of left over ham. Anyone have any good recipes I could use the ham in? I already am going to make scalloped potatoes with ham, but I need a few more ideas. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 5 Apr 2010 11:14:09 EST Ingredient Substitution Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x33048257 I have a recipe that calls for seedless Raspberry preserves, but I am not a have of raspberry and I already have strawberry jelly in my fridge. Do you think it would be OK to substitute the jelly for the preserves? Mon, 29 Mar 2010 11:59:04 EST New Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x32750909 I made a chicken recipe thath was in the SparkRecipes called Mango BBQ Chicken, but changed mango to peach and it was excellent just thought I would share! Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:45:49 EST Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x32703642 I am sure you guys have some ideas of something that you can make and freeze. I would like some ideas. My mom and I have been talking about getting together one weekend and making some casseroles or something to freeze and splitting them. But we don't really know any good healthy recipes to fix. Does anyone have any ideas? I bought some ground turkey that is in the freezer, so I've got that on hand. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:17:54 EST Help please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x32382856 So I have the potion control down! I need healthy recipes! <BR> Easy at that! I have a 1 year old! So fast easy and inexpensive is GREAT. I do no like beans! I love pasta whole grain of course. I love chicken. I love shrimp. Garlic. Olive oil. Salad. ect. Thanks in advance! Tue, 2 Mar 2010 16:56:36 EST Hi i'm Kristin... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x32077711 I joined sparkpeople to help me lose weight, i've tried everything and nothing seems to work. I hope this is the answer to my prayers. =) Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:17:50 EST Boneless Skinless Chicken Thigh Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x32076737 Does anyone have a really good recipe for boneless, skinless chicken thighs? <BR> <BR> I buy them more often then I should simply because I find them to be the most affordable and my husband loves them. I make the effort to cut off the excess fat so at least its a bit healthier. But I'm running out of ideas. I typically stew them with stewed tomatoes, capers, zucchini, mushrooms, garlic, onions and some other things; or I will cut them up and make a stir-fry, and various other ways. But ... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:45:44 EST Food For Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x31713978 Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. <BR> <BR> -Les Brown <em>248</em> Fri, 5 Feb 2010 09:51:51 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x31428774 Hi, I'm Lorrie and I joined this team to hopefully get and share healthy recipes. I like to cook, have used Sparkpeople recipes, Cooking Light and others. I enjoy taking "unhealthy" recipes and trying to re do them. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:58:44 EST Grapple anyone ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x31422884 Grapple anyone? <BR> <BR> What's a grapple? Imagine the sweet distinctive flavor of Concord grapes combined with the crispness of a fresh, juicy Washington Extra Fancy apple. <BR> <BR> This variety of the apple is an absoultely delicious change of pace from your commmon ordinary apple. You have got to try them. <BR> <BR> Grâpple® brand apples begin either as Washington Extra Fancy Gala or Fuji Apples, depending upon the season. These "premium apples" are the ones that take on the grape... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:56:45 EST Cooking Light- Fresh Food Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x31262472 I was wondering if anyone has tried this recipe book? Cooking Light - Fresh Food Fast. I was wondering if it would be a good buy. I looked at it and liked how most of the recipes had pictures. I find it hard to cook something without a picture. Any other cook book suggestions? Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:08:26 EST New and looking for help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x30849570 Morning, <BR> I am new here and just starting to work my through this site, love it, but a bit mystical, lol. <BR> I have started by journey eating healthy, and I do like salads, but most of the salad dressing I use has things in them that aren't good for you. <BR> I am looking for some good salad dressing recipes or something to put on salads to spice them up to the taste buds. Can anyone out there help me? <BR> K Thu, 7 Jan 2010 07:42:37 EST New here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x30136525 Hello. My name is Kimberly. I joined Spark a while ago but then became inactive (read lazy). Like most people on Spark, I am trying to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. I'm 38 years old and have two daughters (11 & 12) and a husband who is currently contracting in Afghanistan. My goal is to be back down to 105-110 by the time he gets back for vacation next May. I started out at 155 back in the beginning of November and I'm currently 139. I'm working with a personal trainer and track... Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:04:01 EST Today I am thankful for .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x29900738 Tis the season for well wishes and good cheer. I know we are all thankful for many things in our life so lets try to name at least one per day. <BR> <BR> Today I am thankful for my friends on SP Sun, 22 Nov 2009 12:41:52 EST Hi~my very first message here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x29056198 I'm happy to be a part of this wonderful, supportive community!! Hope you're all having a great day !! <BR> Tue, 13 Oct 2009 20:57:34 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x28240211 Hello! I'm new to this team, but not to Spark. I actually want to introduce myself and extend an invitation to the members of this team to my CLEAN EATS RECIPES team. I thought members here would be interested as GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE! LOL! <BR> My team's focus is eating clean food (no processed foods such as white sugar or flour, chemicals, preservatives, etc) and exchanging recipes. There is a team cookbook that contains only healthy food and ingredients and the recipes are shared among ... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 15:54:43 EST Eating Out - What Do You Think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x28013990 I love to eat out, but I have no will power when I do and then I get depressed and frustrated and continue to beat myself up when I get home. So, I have decided to give myself permission to have any thing I want when I go out to eat, but there are conditions, 1. - it has to be a set down at the restaurant meal, no fast food runs or home delivery foods. 2. - No all you can eat places and my son gets any brought home left-overs for supper or lunch the next day. 3. - No alcohol or sugary drin... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:51:12 EST Planning your meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x27783218 I'm not a meal planner I decide that morning what I'm making for dinner that night, I take the meat out of the freezer and head out the door to work. Those who can create a menu for the week I envy, I've tried doing it but it's just not me. I find it hard to stick to. Anyone else like me? Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:12:17 EST I tried something new tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x27770917 It's not a recipe since I just used stuff I had, every fajita recipe I had required things I didn't have so I did my own. <BR> <BR> I cut up last nights roast chicken left overs into strips <BR> First I sauteed redpeppers,onions,mushrooms in olive oil with soy sauce little bit of honey with ginger and garlic powder for seasonings <BR> Then in a seperate fry pan I heated up the chicken in a little bit of low sodium chicken stock just to moisten it up meanwhile I had flour tortilla's warming i... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 19:44:59 EST what do you need for long trip? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x27069506 hi team, i am planning to travel by car, it will be more than 18 hours of driving.. <BR> what do you think i might need for the trip? Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:24:55 EST Same Old Green Beans and Broccoli http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26993584 Help! Our garden is exploding with green beans and broccoli right now. Unfortunately I seem to be stuck in a rut with the same old recipes. Anyone have some quick healthy recipes for one or both? Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:42:49 EST welcome new/old team leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x26992593 hi team, i want you to welcome FITJO0825, she started this team, and now she is here with us again, <BR> <BR> welcome back JOSIE!! Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:02:35 EST What little things do you do ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26855952 What little things do you do to cut calories or get you into the mood to exercise. I love mayo on certain sandwiches that I just can't give up so I use the Lite mayo and measure the amount I use... everytime. I usually just smear on half of the serving but that is all it takes, and this is so satisfying to me. I don't feel deprived. What do you do that may help others? Wed, 8 Jul 2009 11:37:16 EST motivation room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26831067 hi team, <BR> if you need motivation, or you know some one who does... post the name so we can visit the page or blog and motivate you, him or her <BR> now let's go to ladybud2, she is back and needs all of us to be there. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2207384 </link> Tue, 7 Jul 2009 11:49:51 EST 30 food women must try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26830325 i read this, wanted to share... <BR> i tryed 8 of them <BR> <link>style.uk.msn.com/wellbeing/healthyea<BR>ting/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=14291409 </link> Tue, 7 Jul 2009 11:24:57 EST kitchen tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26788030 here we can share food and kitchen tips, <BR> i will start, <BR> flavour your oil. i tried it with garlic and herbs <BR> smash 2 garlic cloves with the side of the knife, to release the aroma, then put them in the oil, i use dark glass bottles. <BR> use the oil for dressing your healthy salad, very yummy <BR> i sometimes have it with cheese or labneh, when i want to increase my fat intake. <BR> Sun, 5 Jul 2009 17:40:36 EST how do you feel today? in one word or emotion:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26771343 <em>244</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2009 17:29:48 EST What do you look like after a workout?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26578757 When I was a 9th grader I had athletics during 7th period and there were 8 periods in a day. Our coach would make us run a mile outside every Tuesday and Thursday. Now I'm not the prettiest sight after a workout, so it was humiliating. I would walk through the halls for my last class with bright red cheeks, sweat dripping down my back and face, and my hair pulled back(plus we smelled like outside). I would leave the locker room late or take alternate routes just to avoid certain people. <BR>... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:44:12 EST Applebee's salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26502933 Would anyone know the nutrtional values for Applebee's grilled chicken spinach salad? It had 5 Weight Watchers points; the lowest I could find on the menu. Mon, 22 Jun 2009 17:29:25 EST Team Map http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26473395 On another team page I asked how a person gets listed on a team map (button at bottom of team page) and LEAKAY59 was able to answer it. I thought I would repeat the information here so others can get listed too. It would help find each other if we want work out buddies, etc. Don’t worry; it does not pinpoint your address/house on the map, only the zip code area and town. <BR> <BR> Go to My Tools, Start. Under your name there's a link to Account/Email Preferences. Go the Community tab, and t... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 13:27:43 EST what's in your fridge?? GAME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x26443634 we all get to the point asking, what am i going to cook today or tomorrow, this will help us, let's have fun <BR> ok this is the way we will play this game,, <BR> member enters things in fridge, let's say i have carrots, broccoli, and chicken <BR> next member will say you can make a stir fry, or a veggie,chicken soup... something like this and not forgetting to tell what's in second member fridge so next member suggest a meal,, got it?? <BR> i hope it's all clear <BR> let's play <em>244</em> ... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 20:03:37 EST Challanges, are you with or against http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x26378735 hi all, <BR> i think we can add a weekly challange, do you agree?? <BR> i need the agreement of min. 7 members in 1 week. <BR> please make sure you reply if you agree Wed, 17 Jun 2009 08:14:48 EST Share your favorite summer time recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26210362 This is one of my favorite salads to make for the summer. I substitute cilantro for the mint. <BR> <BR> Mandarin Black Bean Salad <BR> <BR> 2 Cups mandarin orange segments, well drained <BR> 1 Cup black beans, rinsed and drained <BR> 3/4 Cup diced jicama <BR> 2 Tablespoons chopped red onion <BR> 2 Tablespoons shredded fresh mint leaves <BR> <BR> Stir orange segments, black beans, jicama, red onion, 1/4 tsp salt and mint leaves together in a large bowl. let stand until ready to serve, ... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:12:45 EST Salt Substitute http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26200310 So I'm being very careful with my salt intake after noticing my weight loss was directly impacted by my sodium intake. Well I made a tamale casserole tonight and because the sodium in it was so high I left out the salt all together saving me a ton of sodium but I think it would have been tastier with it. My question is for you all what substitutes if any do you use to lower your sodium and not skimp on the taste? Tue, 9 Jun 2009 21:05:54 EST June and July Birthdays and Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x26180771 here is a way to keep connection between team members and congratulate members on their Birthdays and Anniversary, share yours here Tue, 9 Jun 2009 07:57:29 EST 5 things you thnak god and be grateful for. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x26179023 to boost your motivation, and remember that you have many things to be grateful for and thank god Tue, 9 Jun 2009 05:27:38 EST what do you recommend from SPARKREC PES.COM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x26179014 here we can share what we like or tried from spark recipes, please don't forget to refer to recipe writer Tue, 9 Jun 2009 05:24:49 EST what do you recommend from SPARKREC PES.COM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x26179008 i have no idea hoe this topic duplicated, don't reply Tue, 9 Jun 2009 05:23:20 EST Share Your Today Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x26046466 hey team, let's motivate each others by sharing our new ideas or workout habits, <BR> What was your workout for today? <BR> <BR> mine was a Karete class, <BR> day 6 of SP NEW YOU BOOT CAMP video (good upper body workout) Wed, 3 Jun 2009 17:32:37 EST Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x26045399 hey team, let's share our views about healthy snacks, the ones that add good nutrients to your food, NOT EMPTY CALORIES <BR> for me i LOVE snacking with 1 oz of almonds <BR> let me know what is yours Wed, 3 Jun 2009 16:45:15 EST low carb/low-ish fat meatloaf ..ALMOST there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x25953476 I'm putting the recipe below. It turned out delicious and held together well, only interesting bit being that I had to drain it after I pulled it from the oven. Something to do with not having the usual oats to absorb the liquids I guess? <BR> Anybody have ideas about this besides putting oats back in? Partly browning the meat so I can drain it then...broiling part of the time, something? I don't mind draining as long as I'm just cooking alone, but for guests it'd just look weird... <BR> ... Sun, 31 May 2009 16:58:55 EST smoothie help needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x25930619 does anyone have a smoothie recipe that they really enjoy that may be a bit healthier than most? Sat, 30 May 2009 16:16:13 EST lunch packing blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x25881557 tired of eating cottage cheese and pineapple, or same old sandwich for lunch. i need to pack my lunch and don't have much time to prepare anything special due to work hours and schedules. PLEASE HELP ME!! Thu, 28 May 2009 13:44:01 EST Hello from Illinois http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x25829429 This sounds like an interesting team! I am beginning my journey with SP again, and am in hopes that by joining a few teams, I will be able to keep my motivation up. <BR> <BR> I really enjoy new recipes, and I like to see how healthy I can make them. It will be nice to have others who share this goal. I look forward to sharing and learning. <BR> <BR> Keep the pot boiling! <BR> <BR> Cindy Tue, 26 May 2009 16:38:02 EST help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x24418875 This is not about food, it's about coffee. My coffee is not great tasting anymore, it taste bitter and just not good like what you get at restaurants or diners, I tried to clean the coffee maker with Vinegar (run through) but it still taste bad, can anyone help me with this? thanks. Sat, 4 Apr 2009 07:27:12 EST SUGGESTION BOX!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x24179814 Since this is YOUR forum I would like to open this thread and I am asking for suggestions for recipes that you would like to see. <BR> <BR> I am trying to pick a weekly theme and I am choosing things that I like. NOW IT IS YOUR TURN. What ingredient, ethnic group, type (soups, stews, casseroles,) would you like. <BR> <BR> SUGGESTIONS PLEASE--- Post them to this thread. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Sherry Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:45:06 EST Welcome New Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x23857634 Our forum is starting to grow and I want to use this space to welcome new members. <BR> <BR> So, let me be the first to welcome you and when you get a chance, let us know a little about yourself. What are your likes and dislikes, etc? <BR> <BR> Sherry Mon, 16 Mar 2009 18:48:22 EST Protein bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x23809139 Does anyone have any good, low calorie protien bar recipes they would be willing to share? Sun, 15 Mar 2009 09:30:37 EST team picture recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x23809110 Hi!! <BR> I saw the team picture, and my mouth started to water? what is it and does anyone have the recipe? it looks yummy!!! Sun, 15 Mar 2009 09:29:37 EST SEAFOOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x23669843 South of the Boarder Shrimp *** <BR> <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 6 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 cup chili sauce <BR> 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons horseradish -- creamy style <BR> 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce <BR> 2 pounds shrimp -- peeled and cooked. <BR> <BR> 2 cups cooked brown rice <BR> <BR> Combine all ingredients, except shrimp, in a bowl. Mix until well blended. Serve with shrimp. <BR> <BR> <BR> Per Serving: 243 Calories; 3g Fat (11.9% calories from fat); 32g Protein... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 14:03:29 EST COOKING FOR TWO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x23527310 Pineapple-Teriyaki Chicken *** <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 2 <BR> 1/4 cup teriyaki baste and glaze -- or sauce <BR> 3 tablespoons pineapple chunks in water <BR> 1/2 tablespoon lime juice <BR> pinch garlic powder <BR> pinch cayenne <BR> 1/2 tablespoon fresh cilantro -- chopped <BR> 2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves <BR> 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper <BR> 1/4 teaspo... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 21:08:11 EST Recipes for One or Two people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x23522879 Does anyone have a team to join for recipes for 1-2 people? <em>4</em> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 18:12:06 EST SPICES, SPICE BLENDS & SEASONINGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x23515042 Stir-Fry Seasoning Mix *** <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 16 <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup Wyler's Sodium Free Chicken instant Boullion <BR> 3 tablespoons cornstarch <BR> 2 tablespoons sugar <BR> 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes <BR> 2 tablespoons granulated garlic <BR> 2 teaspoons dried parsley <BR> 1/2 teaspoon ginger <BR> 1/4 teaspoon cayenne <BR> <BR> In a small bowl, stir bouillon granules, cornstarch, sugar... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 13:23:29 EST Looking for vrggies and fruit with Calcium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x23322709 Thanks to all who help. I to increase my calcium intake, without many calories or fat. Fri, 27 Feb 2009 19:13:36 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x23144272 I love to try new healthy recipes! I hope I can find something here! Sun, 22 Feb 2009 13:14:07 EST THIS WEEK'S RECIPE TOPIC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x22929478 This week I want to conentrate on VEGETABLE recipes. We all need to add more vegetables to our daily intake and salads and steamed vegetables can get boring and then be eliminate them for our diet. I hope to add some interesting and different ways to serve up our daily vegetables. <BR> <BR> Please, if you have a good low calorie recipes for a vegetable dish that you like to serve, share it with us and post it under the VEGETABLE catagory. The more recipes we have the more chances there ar... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 15:15:28 EST Recipe topic for week of February 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x22698760 This week I will be posting recipes using a crock pot or slow cooker. <BR> <BR> I would like to know what specific types of recipes you would like to see. <BR> <BR> Remember, you can post any recipes on this thread or any other thread. Just because it is the topic I picked does no mean that other recipes are not welcome. <BR> <BR> We love to see now people posting to our forum. <BR> <BR> Sherry Sun, 8 Feb 2009 09:39:21 EST THANK YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x22510996 Thank you to those that have recently posted recipes. It is nice to try new things. I thank you and so do your team members. <BR> <BR> It would be nice to see something from some other team members. <BR> <BR> Have a great day <BR> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 12:43:27 EST Chinese New Years Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x22243875 Chinese New Year starts tomorrow. It is the year of the OX. <BR> <BR> I have some recipes for Chinese food that is healthy and under 300 calories a serving. I will be posting them today under the category ASIAN (Chinese, Japanese, Thai, etc.). <BR> <BR> Look for them and tell me what you think. Also, I sure would like to try a few new recipes for all of you. <BR> <BR> I have posted -6- new recipes today. Sun, 25 Jan 2009 16:30:37 EST APPETIZERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x22003050 Picnic Taco Nachos <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 10 <BR> <BR> 5 cups tortilla chipos <BR> 1 can black beans -- drained, rinsed and mashed <BR> 1 can chopped green chilies -- drained <BR> 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix <BR> 2 Roma tomatoes -- chopped <BR> 2 medium green onions -- thinly sliced <BR> 2 cups cheddar cheese, lowfat -- shredded <BR> <BR> Heat oven to 350 degrees... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 15:59:49 EST Recipes leading up to the Super Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21951027 For the next 2 weeks, I will be posting recipes for appetizers and other low cal snacks to help with our celebrating the super bowl. <BR> <BR> Please add your recipes so we have a large variety to choose from and not go off the deep end with the parties. Fri, 16 Jan 2009 20:38:52 EST SANDWICHES & WRAPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21905363 PITAS WITH TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE *** <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 6 <BR> <BR> 4 Western Bakery Pita <BR> 2 cloves garlic -- minced <BR> 1 cup part skim milk mozzarella cheese <BR> 4 Roma tomatoes -- thinly sliced <BR> 1/2 small red onion -- thinly sliced <BR> 1/2 green bell pepper -- julienned <BR> 4 large mushrooms -- thinly sliced <BR> pin... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:35:26 EST Welcome New Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21785248 I want to welcome all of our new members. <BR> <BR> Use this site to welcome new members. <BR> <BR> New member use the forum, tell us about yourself. We would like to get to know you and you can read about some of us. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the site. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 17:26:40 EST an ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21773533 Well i was just wondering if anyone has an ideas on cooking more healthier. I am a mother of four kids and I don't always have lots of time to cook. I just was wondering if anyone has an tips on quick yet healthy dinners? Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:34:43 EST What's for dinner tonight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21731124 This has been a popular topic in a Food forum I belong to and thought maybe we should try it here. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tonight I'm making chicken enchiladas, which I have posted under the Tex-Mex topic. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 12:02:00 EST RECIPE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21728169 Use this post to list any new recipe posts: <BR> <BR> 01/11/08---CHERRY CRISP <BR> 01/10/08---APPLE AND CREAM CHEESE ROLL-UPS <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 10:25:55 EST SUGGESTIONS, PELEASE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21656882 I have a very extensive collection of recipes and enjoy sharing them with all of you. But what I post is a recipe of my choosing. What I would like to do is post the kinds of recipes you are interested. Using the categories we now have listed let me know what you would like to see. <BR> <BR> Do you want more chicken, seafood, ethnic or etc. Just let me know and I will try to accomodate you. <BR> <BR> Also I would love to see some recipes from all of you, remember this is your Healthy Re... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:15:52 EST Healthy Recipes on a Budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21602866 I saw a thread yesterday but I cant remember where but someone was asking for recipes for healthy meals on a budget. I was goin thru some of my favorite websites and came across some recipes that look delicious and they are for ppl on a budget. I hope this helps. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.kraftfoods.com </link> click on the healthy living tab Wed, 7 Jan 2009 21:31:21 EST I DID IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21530752 Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> I was concerned that I might have gained weight over the holidays, but I got on the scale today and I lost 10 pounds in the last month giving me a total loss of 50 pounds. I now have only 90 more to go. I know that I can do it in 2009 with the support of my family, friends and my Lord. <BR> <BR> Good luck to you in 2009 and as always, keep in touch. <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR> <BR> Yvonne <BR> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 09:57:38 EST SOUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21416697 Nothing tastes better than a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day. Hope you enjoy this one. <BR> <BR> ASPARAGUS SOUP WITH PARMESAN *** <BR> <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 6 <BR> Categories: 10 carbs or less Asparagus <BR> Celery Cheese <BR> Onion Soup <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 teaspoon canola oil <BR> 1/2 cup onion -- small dice <BR> 1/2 cup celery -- diced <BR> 1 clove garlic -- min... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 11:44:27 EST Appetizers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21339795 Thanks to Judia62 we have a new category. Now lets see some others adding to it. <BR> <BR> WHITE BEAN DIP <BR> <BR> Yield: 4 servings <BR> Source: "Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies" <BR> Info: http://diabeticgourmet.com/book_archive/de <BR> tails/88.shtml <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> <BR> - Nonstick cooking spray <BR> - 1/2 cup chopped onions <BR> - 2 garlic cloves, minced <BR> - 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed <BR> - 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh sage <BR> ... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 08:31:42 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x21205820 This looks like a fun group. I love to cook. It makes it pretty easy when you get to see the nutritional info on these recipes. Thanks for being there!! <em>30</em> Sat, 27 Dec 2008 11:21:29 EST ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ------ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x20599662 Are you interested in having a cookie recipe exchange. We can all use something new and different to share with our friends and neighbors. <BR> <BR> If you are interested, let me know and I will start it off and also start off the category. <BR> <BR> Sherry Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:58:24 EST DECEMBER RECIPES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x20599599 OK now, Thanksgiving is over and now it is time to think ahead to Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanza. So let's all dig down in our recipe files and come up with some good recipes for the upcoming holiday season. <BR> <BR> I am in Chicago right now and will be returning home in the next couple of days. I will start posting some recipes I have for gifts from the heart. You know, the ones you make and give. Homemade is always better because it really comes from you. <BR> <BR> Sherry Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:56:19 EST Holiday Food Challenge - get rid of it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x20477964 We all know the holidays are rapidly approaching (since when did it become Nov 25th???). I normally bake lots of goodies for people. I used to make tons of cookies and other Christmas treasures (I was well-known for my Puppy Chow and it had become an expected and requested tradition at work) and distribute them to my co-workers (I worked in a busy ER where food never lasted long in the breakroom), neighbors, and local fire departments. It was tradition that I would bake these goodies and drop... Tue, 25 Nov 2008 07:18:19 EST Oxi clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x20453707 Ok, so the other day I was looking through one of my teams, and of course I can't remember which one it was. But I saw a post for a recipe for oxi clean. It had baking soda and peroxide. But I forgot to right down how much of each I needed. If anyone remembers this recipe could you please email me and let me know. I bought the stuff for it and want to try it, Thanks! <BR> Jennifer Mon, 24 Nov 2008 10:04:44 EST Ground Beef/Turkey or Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x20275673 BACON WRAPPED HAMBURGERS <BR> <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 6 <BR> <BR> Categories : 05 carbs or less Bacon <BR> Cheese Eggs <BR> Ground beef Main Dish <BR> Onion <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese <BR> 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese <BR> 1/2 cup chopped onion <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 tablespoon ketchup <BR> 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/8 teaspoon pepper <BR> 1 pound extra lean ground beef <BR> 6 slices bacon <BR> <BR> reheat a gri... Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:13:57 EST ASIAN (Chinese, Japanese, Thai, etc) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x20246476 Asian pork tenderloin * <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 4 <BR> <BR> 2 tablespoons sesame seeds <BR> 1 teaspoon ground coriander <BR> 1/8 teaspoon cayenne <BR> 1/8 teaspoon celery seed <BR> 1/2 teaspoon onion flakes <BR> 1/4 teaspoon cumin <BR> 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon <BR> 2 teaspoons sesame oil <BR> 1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin -- sliced in 4 portions <BR> <BR> Preheat the oven to 400 F. Light... Sun, 16 Nov 2008 10:32:50 EST GROUND BEEF/TURKE EY/CHICKEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x20087896 BACON WRAPPED HAMBURGERS <BR> <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 6 <BR> <BR> Categories : 05 carbs or less Bacon <BR> Cheese Eggs <BR> Ground beef Main Dish <BR> Onion <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese <BR> 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese <BR> 1/2 cup chopped onion <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 tablespoon ketchup <BR> 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/8 teaspoon pepper <BR> 1 pound extra lean ground beef <BR> 6 slices bacon <BR> <BR> reheat a gri... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 13:47:36 EST Appology http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19958642 I am sorry I have not been as active as I would like the past few days. I just started on some chemotherapy and have not been feeling up to snuff. Hope to feel better in a few days before the next one and could use your help. Please share your recipes. Wed, 5 Nov 2008 14:35:11 EST TLC DIET http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19797157 Dear Friends: <BR> <BR> I was just informed by my doctor that my triglycerides are over 600. She put me on a medication called Tricor and informed me that I needed to change my diet. I spoke to a nurse who advised me to go on the TLC Diet. I am doing well even though this requires me checking food labels more carefully then before. Please keep me in prayer. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any advice for me? Does anyone have any experience with this diet? <BR> <BR> Please keep me in praye... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 17:55:05 EST QUESTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19785267 This topic came because of a request by a new member.' <BR> <BR> Use this forum to ask questions about the recipes that are posted or about ingredients, etc. <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Oct 2008 10:34:52 EST Food/ingredient question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19766004 <BR> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:24:49 EST CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19722740 CHRISTIE1213 sent me a Spark Mail issuing this challenge and I think it is a great idea. Lets wee what this team can come up with. <BR> <BR> Tet your thinking caps on and PLEASE rise to the challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> Date: 10/28/2008 - 9:23 AM <BR> Subject: RE: New Format <BR> Message: Suggested challenge: <BR> <BR> Prepare 400 calorie (or less) evening meals for the next 14 days. <BR> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:57:37 EST ground turkey or ground beef-sloppy joe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19702958 Ok Hope this is an ok place to post this, but I have a recipe that is easy and I think fairly healthy, it is for sloppy joes <BR> <BR> 1-2 pounds of ground turkey or beef <BR> 1 can (small) of Campbell's chicken gumbo <BR> 1 can (small) of tomato soup <BR> 1 package of sloppy joe seasoning <BR> <BR> Brown burger and drain any grease. <BR> Add seasoning and soup mixes (NO water) to burger, stir and simmer! <BR> That's it! I love this recipe and so do my kids it is super easy. I usually don'... Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:36:52 EST FYI --- For Your Information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19627232 During the next couple of weeks I will be posting recipes for THANKSGIVING. These recipes will be Low Cal, Low Fat and Low Carb if possible. If there are any special recipes you are looking for please just ask for them here on this site and I will try to do my best to find something for you. <BR> <BR> Also, if you have any recipes that fit this category, please, please share them with us. <BR> <BR> Sherry Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:07:13 EST Recipe Commentary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19604784 Please post your comments on the different recipes you see and the ones you have tried here. This will help keep our categories for recipes specifically. <BR> <BR> Sherry Thu, 23 Oct 2008 21:37:10 EST POTATOES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19593790 Garlic Fries <BR> Elaine Magee , Cooking Light, SEPTEMBER 2007 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 4 teaspoons canola oil <BR> 3/4 teaspoon salt <BR> 3 pounds peeled baking potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips <BR> Cooking spray <BR> 2 tablespoons butter <BR> 8 garlic cloves, minced (about 5 teaspoons) <BR> 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley <BR> 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese <BR> <BR> <BR> Preparation <BR> Preheat oven to 400°. <BR> Combine first 3 ingredien... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 14:25:56 EST FRUIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19593525 STRAWBERRIES WITH BALSAMIC VINEGAR <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 2 <BR> 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar <BR> 3 packages Splenda -- miore if you like sweeter <BR> 1 teaspoon vanilla extract <BR> 2 cups strawberries <BR> 4 tablespoons Cool Whip Lite® <BR> mint leaves -- for garnish <BR> <BR> In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the strawberries. <BR> <BR> Place strawberries in a medium bowl and pour vinegar mixture over and gently mix. <BR> <BR> Refrigerate for at least ... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 14:16:55 EST BEVERAGES & SMOOTHIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19592251 hot toddy <BR> <BR> 1 oz (2 tablespoons) bourbon <BR> 1 tablespoon mild honey <BR> 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice <BR> 1/4 cup boiling-hot water <BR> <BR> Put bourbon, honey, and lemon juice in a 6-ounce mug. Top off with hot water and stir until honey is dissolved. <BR> <BR> Source: Empcurious.com Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:35:08 EST Getting On Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x19290547 Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Alicia. I just joined on October 4th and am enjoying the site so far. I love to be in the kitchen cooking. I have been married to my husband for 18 years and we have a 11 year old daughter and a 4 soon to be 5 year old son. I would love to have things I can cook that are healthier for us and that my picky son might eat, but then again can't expect much from him. Glad to be here with this group. Mon, 13 Oct 2008 10:31:56 EST CASSEROLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19252357 Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 8 <BR> <BR> Source: "A Sherry G. Original" <BR> Start to Finish Time: "0:45" <BR> T(Cook Time): "0:30" <BR> <BR> 2 cups water <BR> 2 cups instant rice -- uncooked <BR> 2 cans tuna -- drained <BR> 1 can 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup <BR> 1 can 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup <BR> 1/4 cup Smaart Balance -... Sat, 11 Oct 2008 19:52:45 EST New Category http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19195493 The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching. Why not share some of your favorite healthy holiday recipes with us. Thu, 9 Oct 2008 12:37:22 EST THANKSGIVING RECIPES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19195432 Cranberry Relish * <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 8 <BR> <BR> Categories: Cranberries Oranges <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 pound cranberries <BR> 4 Granny Smith apples -- cored and coarsely chopped <BR> 1 cup mandarin oranges -- drained <BR> 1/4 cup sugar <BR> 12 packets Splenda <BR> <BR> Wash cranberries <BR> <BR> Core apple. Do not peel. Chop. <BR> <BR> Chop the cranberries and orange. Add the sugar and S... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 12:35:13 EST How can I dress up a sweet potato? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19105502 I'm serving baked sweet potatoes with lean beef and a salad for dinner tonight... how should I dress them up? Any ideas would be great. Mon, 6 Oct 2008 18:27:27 EST GRAINS & LEGUMES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x19053457 Arminyan Plov (Armenian Pilaf) <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 10 <BR> Categories : 15 Carbs or less Onion garbanzo beans <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cups kasha -- (bulgar Wheat or buckwheat groats) <BR> 1 onion -- chopped <BR> 2 cloves garlic -- minced <BR> 1 tablespoon olive oil <BR> 2 cups chicken broth <BR> 1/4 cup slivered almonds <BR> 1 can garbanzo beans -- rinsed and... Sat, 4 Oct 2008 12:55:15 EST SPICE BLEND MIXES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x18908042 I like to make my own spice blends as they are much cheeper than store bought one and you can control the freshness. <BR> <BR> If you have some blends of your own. Please post them. <BR> <BR> CAJUN SEASONING <BR> <BR> 1 box salt <BR> 3T black pepper <BR> 2T garlic powder <BR> 1t onion powder <BR> 1t nutmeg <BR> 2T parsley flakes (crunched) <BR> 4T red pepper (ground) (cayenne) <BR> 2T chili powder <BR> <BR> Combine all ingredients; store in an airtight container. <BR> Mon, 29 Sep 2008 15:58:37 EST Pampered Chef Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x18899041 Here is a recipe that my kids love. <BR> You'll need: <BR> 1/3 C green pepper, chopped <BR> 1/3 C. onion, chopped <BR> 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced <BR> 1/3 C. pitted olives, sliced <BR> 1 jar (14 oz.) spaghetti sauce <BR> 1 garlic clove, pressed <BR> 3 pkgs. (7.5oz. ea.) refrigerated reduced calorie <BR> buttermilk biscuits <BR> 2 C. low fat shredded mozzarella cheese <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 400. Chop bell pepper and onion. Slice mushrooms and olives. In bowl combine ve... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:14:26 EST CLONED RECIPES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x18881279 I found this recipes somewhere on the net and reworked it to reduce calories and fat. Hope you like it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 4 <BR> <BR> Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method <BR> <BR> <BR> ***APRICOT SAUCE*** <BR> 1/2 cup chicken broth <BR> 1/2 cup Smuckers Sugar Free Apricot Preserves <BR> salt and pepper -- to taste <BR> <BR> ***TOMATO MIXTURE*** <BR> 1/2 pound Roma tomatoes -- cut in 1" pieces <BR> 8 basil... Sun, 28 Sep 2008 19:28:07 EST This or That http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x18809058 Just a fun game to get some activity going. Answer the question and post a new one for the next person. <BR> <BR> Example First Post: Chicken or Beef? <BR> <BR> Example Second Post: Chicken <BR> <BR> Chocolate or Vanilla? Thu, 25 Sep 2008 19:12:40 EST Hello...Hell o....Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x18776874 Hello everyone, <BR> I love to cook and bake. I use to sell pampered chef. I am always looking for kid friendly healthy recipes. I look forward to meeting everyone. Feel free to add me as a friend, I love meeting new people. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:46:39 EST REQUEST LINE---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x18668944 It looks like we are beginning to get some wonderful recipes from our team. Keep them coming. It really helps to be able to make those chicken breasts a different way. <BR> <BR> Now, I would like to start a request line for the team. If there is some type of recipe you are looking for, just put it out here and see if all these great cooks can come to your aid. <BR> <BR> Are you looking to make an ethnic meal and want a recipe from a particular part of the world, let us know and we will a... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 10:50:30 EST Let's get to know one another http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x18630143 Our little room has grown over the past couple of months and I think it would be nice to know a few little tidbits about one another. <BR> <BR> First Name: Sherry <BR> I live in: Arizona <BR> Marital status: Widow <BR> Children 4 <BR> Grandchildren: 9 <BR> Favorite food: Vegetables <BR> Favorite ethinic recipes: Middle Eastern <BR> Favorite color: blue <BR> <BR> You can add anything here that you would like to share Fri, 19 Sep 2008 17:02:43 EST SLOW COOKER (Crock pot) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x18625658 Beef and Mushroom soup * <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 12 <BR> <BR> Categories: Crock Pot, Beef, Mushrooms, Celery, Carrots <BR> Rice, Onions, Corn Cabbage green beans <BR> <BR> 1 pound mushrooms -- thinly sliced <BR> 1 cup sliced onions <BR> 3 carrots -- thinly sliced <BR> 1 cup celery -- thinly sliced <BR> 3/4 cup brown rice -- uncooked <BR> 3/4 cup frozen corn <BR>... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 14:10:52 EST 6 Foods to Boost Your Libido http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x18574743 This was on an email I got from Quality Health - I thought someone might find it interesting! <BR> <BR> These ordinary foods might have extraordinary effects on your love life. <BR> <BR> 1. Dark Chocolate. As if you needed another reason to eat chocolate. Indulge in the antioxidant-rich dark variety to experience the release of two chemicals: mood-boosting serotonin and phenylethylamine, a compound that mimics the brain chemistry of a person in love. No wonder a 2006 study published in the ... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 21:42:11 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x18500852 I am new to your group.... and I am always looking for new recipes. And trying to find healthy recipes that taste good sometimes can be a challenge for me... so I hope that I will have some good luck w/you guys. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Tami <em>88</em> Mon, 15 Sep 2008 15:34:32 EST Question... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x18311977 When you are cooking something in oil (yes, I know it's something that shouldn't be done, but for the rare occasion that I do). How do you know how much absorbs into the food? Let's say you put one cup of oil into a container. Obviously you are not eating the whole cup of oil. Is there a trick to knowing how much of the calories and what not you actually take in? Mon, 8 Sep 2008 14:33:14 EST SAUCES, DRESSINGS, GRAVIES, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x18130717 There didn't seem to be a topic to cover the pesto sauce I made tonight so I thought I'd start a new topic. <BR> <BR> Sauces, dressings, gravies, etc. should include sauces you put on veggies or pasta, dressings you put on salads or in birds, gravies you make from meat/poultry. Mon, 1 Sep 2008 17:58:41 EST Brown Bag Lunch and Snacks.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x17961042 I'm having a creative freeze as to healthy ideas to pack for my lunch and small snacks to have throughout the day. I was wondering if anyone was willing to share ideas... <BR> <BR> thanks ahead of time. Mon, 25 Aug 2008 19:26:15 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x17866323 I am new to the group, so I thought I would introduce myself. I am from Madison, Wisconsin and am struggling with eating healthy. I have tended to have an 'I cannot cook' mindset, which has not helped. I have searched the recipes on Spark for a while and realized that I have the potential to be able to cook, I just need a little guidance. I am hoping to find a little bit more of that from this group as well. <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Aug 2008 19:00:20 EST Adding a new Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x17817682 Im new here and can't figure out how to add my recipes to the SparkRecipes.com page, can anyone help me with this? thanks guys, hope you all are enjoying your day. Wed, 20 Aug 2008 02:25:58 EST hey :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x17809073 hey guys, im new to the group, just wanted to say a quick hello! i *love* cooking and finding new ways to reinvent fatty dishes into healthy ones. Tue, 19 Aug 2008 19:09:18 EST Glad I found this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x17287034 I have been wanting to share some of my recipes and can't figure out how to do it so happy to share them with you. Fri, 1 Aug 2008 15:17:21 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x17182942 I love to cook ,especially healthy recipes. I joined mid June, married 13yrs. tween child, Tue, 29 Jul 2008 18:28:21 EST BREADS - MUFFINS - QUICK BREADS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x17100866 CORN BREAD <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 12 <BR> <BR> Categories : 20 carbs or less <BR> <BR> Buttermilk, Egg Beaters <BR> Quick Bread, Splenda <BR> Whole Wheat Flour <BR> <BR> 1 cup yellow cornmeal <BR> 1/2 cup flour <BR> 1/2 cup whole wheat flour <BR> 6 tablespoons Splenda -- more if you like it sweeter <BR> 1 teaspoon baking powder <BR> 1 ... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 12:20:24 EST Can you bring a DESSERT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x17096389 Do you ever find yourself in the position where you're asked to bring a dessert to a party, picnic, meeting or church function and you're not even EATING them these days?? I found myself in that place on Friday night when we had a going-away party for my choir director. Here's a great recipe that an SP friend in one of my other groups shared. It may be a lifesaver for YOU too... it's good, it's beautiful and it's low cal/fat! Enjoy it!! <BR> <BR> A Trifle Tropical <BR> <BR> 3 Bananas <B... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 09:02:46 EST BREAKFAST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16906152 BROCCOLI & MUSHROOM FRITTATA * <BR> <BR> Serving Size : 4 <BR> Categories : 05 carbs or less <BR> Breakfast <BR> Brocolli, Cheese, <BR> Egg Beaters. mushrooms, <BR> Luncheon Onion <BR> <BR> <BR> PAM <BR> 1 cup mushrooms -- sliced <BR> 1/2 cup chopped onion <BR> 1 1/2 cups Egg Beaters® 99% egg substitute <BR> 2 tablespoons skim milk <BR> 1/2 red bell pepper -- julienned <BR> 1 cup broccoli -- thawed & cut in small pieces <BR> 4 ounces cheddar cheese, lowfat -- shredded <BR> 3/... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 14:52:36 EST Southwest - Summer Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16852075 YUM - YUM - YUM....... I am always telling my German Hubby that I should have married a Latino - Not just because they are fabulous looking but because the FOOD! I could eat Southwest - Spanish - Mexican food until I die! <BR> <BR> Here is my favorite dish so far this week. I also have it in my recipe book found on a link at my Sparkpage. <BR> <BR> ENJOY!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Black Bean Taco Salad <BR> <BR> Print Recipe <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> Dressing: <BR> 1/4 cup cho... Sat, 19 Jul 2008 14:36:39 EST A CHALLENGE for the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16849534 I am trying as hard as I can to increase the activity of this team. So I am issueing a challenge to all team members. <BR> <BR> Stop by and leave a recipe and post it under the specific threads that it falls into. <BR> <BR> Then stop by here and let us know the recipe and thread it is under. This will make it easier for us to find your specific recipe. If you want to share more, all the better. Sat, 19 Jul 2008 12:23:51 EST LOW CARB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16789842 AVOCADO PICO SALAD <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 6 <BR> Categories : 15 carbs or less Avocado <BR> Green Bell Pepper Jalapeno Peppers <BR> Lime juice Onion <BR> Salads Tomatoes <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 avocados <BR> 8 roma tomatoes -- chopped <BR> 1 cup chopped onion <BR> 1 cup chopped green bell... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:13:42 EST New Category http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16789798 I will be posting all new categories here and then put the category on the list. <BR> <BR> For today it is going to be <BR> <BR> LOW CARB <BR> <BR> All recipes posted to this site will be 20 carbs or less. <BR> <BR> Lets see some activity here. I can't possibly be one of the only ones posting here. I also need to have new ideas. Help your team. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:12:27 EST The Team Icon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16764182 Does anyone know what the Team Icon is and where the recipe can be found. It looks good! Wed, 16 Jul 2008 16:56:33 EST computer problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16725927 Sorry if I have been MIA. having problems getting mail from just Sparkpeople. I can send mail like this but cannot receive mail from them. just went in and changed my address hopping that will clear up the problem. <BR> <BR> Promis to catch up with postings. I sure could use some help from all of you right now. I would love to see some postings to our different threads till I get this problem resolved. <BR> <BR> Sherry Tue, 15 Jul 2008 14:05:04 EST In celebration of Bastille Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16610626 Monday, July 14th is Bastille day in France. I have posted this recipe. Any other French recipes out there. Add to the list. <BR> <BR> <BR> Classic Vichyssoise <BR> <BR> Serves 8 <BR> <BR> Cusine - French <BR> <BR> <BR> • 1 tablespoon butter <BR> • 3 leeks, bulb only, sliced into rings <BR> • 1 onion, sliced <BR> • 5 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced <BR> • salt and pepper to taste <BR> • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme <BR> • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram <BR> • 1 bay leaf <BR> • ... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:31:33 EST SOUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16610581 Classic Vichyssoise <BR> <BR> Serves 8 <BR> <BR> Cusine - French <BR> <BR> <BR> • 1 tablespoon butter <BR> • 3 leeks, bulb only, sliced into rings <BR> • 1 onion, sliced <BR> • 5 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced <BR> • salt and pepper to taste <BR> • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme <BR> • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram <BR> • 1 bay leaf <BR> • 5 cups chicken broth <BR> • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream <BR> <BR> 1. In a large stock pot melt butter over low heat. Add leeks and onion, cov... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:29:56 EST SALADS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16610258 Fattoush (Bread and Vegetable Salad) <BR> <BR> 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved <BR> 4 small pickling cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced 1/2 inch thick <BR> 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced <BR> 1 green bell pepper, cored, quartered, and thinly sliced <BR> 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped <BR> 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper <BR> 1 romaine lettuce heart, sliced 1/2 inch thick <BR> 3 cups thin Arab bread, crackl... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:19:28 EST Healthy (and yummy) Fruit Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x16564684 Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> FRUIT SALSA <BR> <BR> I found this recipe on a box of Nabisco Honey Maid Low Fat Honey Grahams. Most fruit salsas have jalapeño peppers in them. I was happily surprised to find one without them. <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup chopped red apples <BR> 1/4 cup chopped seedless green grapes <BR> 1/4 cup canned mandarin orange segments, <BR> drained, cut in half <BR> 1/4 cup chopped strawberries <BR> 2 Tbs. apricot preserves <BR> (I prefe... Thu, 10 Jul 2008 02:31:05 EST HELPFUL HINTS LIST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16527846 Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to <BR> pick the little 'stringy things' off of it. That's how the primates do it. <BR> <BR> (ok, they say some of us act like monkeys so why not peel our bananas the way they do. They must know something we don't) <BR> Wed, 9 Jul 2008 00:28:41 EST Helpful Hints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16527809 I am going to try a new forum here. Let me know if you like it. If you have any helpful hints, please feel free to add them to the list. Wed, 9 Jul 2008 00:26:44 EST ORIENTAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16430172 Posted by MARCIA1954 <BR> <BR> Chinese Green Bean <BR> <BR> 1 pound fresh green beans <BR> 1 tablespoons scallions, chopped <BR> 4 cloves garlic, pressed <BR> 6 thin ginger slices <BR> 3 tablespoons sesame oil <BR> 1 tablespoon sugar (splenda) <BR> 2 tablespoons soy sauce <BR> 1/4 cup water <BR> <BR> Boil beans 3 minutes. Drain and plunge into cold water. Drain. Saute scallions, garlic and ginger in hot oil for 1 minute. Add sugar and soy sauce, cooking until sugar dissolves. Add... Sat, 5 Jul 2008 18:22:16 EST Week of July 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16428602 Time for the seuggestions for the ethnic category for this week. <BR> <BR> First one with a suggestion will be the winner. So let me hear from you. <BR> <BR> Others will be added to a list. <BR> <BR> You don't need just me to add recipes to these collections. Everyone is welcome to add. That is one of the purposes of this group. Share a healthy recipe and help your teammates stay on track with some variety. Sat, 5 Jul 2008 16:45:25 EST Week of July 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16201443 Since we will be celebrating the birthday of the United States I felt it appropriate to dedicate this week to recipes for the holiday. <BR> <BR> I will use this forum to post the recipes each day. (I will post on Sunday recipes for up to July 3rd) as I will be out of town. <BR> <BR> I hope to see some shared recipes here. I really need some new ideas for the week. Fri, 27 Jun 2008 13:24:05 EST Some general info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x16197458 Someone on one of my other groups asked the question "if you were stocking your kitchen for the very first time, what would you put in it" <BR> <BR> This is a copy of what I posted. I know I left many things off but did this in a real hurry. <BR> <BR> Alright, now from the senior citizen here and living on a really fixed income. I buy and stock up on items when they are on sale so I have quite a variety in the pantry and freezer. (If the freeze broke it is one thing that would get replaced... Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:21:14 EST HEALTHY COOKIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x16182914 Kitchen Sink Cookies <BR> <BR> 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened <BR> 2 Tbs. canola oil <BR> 1/3 cup light brown sugar <BR> 1/4 cup applesauce <BR> 1 egg white <BR> 1 tsp. vanilla <BR> 2/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour <BR> 1/2 cup oatmeal <BR> 1/4 tsp. salt <BR> 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon <BR> 1/4 cup chopped dried cherries <BR> 1/4 cup chopped dried apricot <BR> 1/4 cup lightly toasted walnuts <BR> 2 oz. dark chocolate, cut into chunks <BR> Cooking spray <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 375 degrees ... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 22:21:25 EST Do you have........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16161624 Do you have a Spark friend from another group that you think would like to be a part of this team. Invite them to drop by and see what we are about. <BR> <BR> Maybe we can creat a bit of enthusiasm here. Lets get this team up and running. Thu, 26 Jun 2008 10:15:24 EST Suggestions needed for week of June 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16126118 We are half way through Mexican/TexMex week and I would like to have some suggestions for the up coming weeks. <BR> <BR> Do you wnat to stick to the idea of a week dedicated to a specifice cuisine or do you want a variet every day. Let me know. <BR> <BR> I would love to see some of you sharing your recipes. I too need new ideas for my meals. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Sherry Wed, 25 Jun 2008 09:30:28 EST INDIA/AFGHANI STAN/PAKISTAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16073277 Saturday, June 21, 2008 <BR> <BR> Fried Brown Rice (Afghanistan) <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 10 <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 cups brown rice <BR> 4 tablespoons oil <BR> 2 onions -- thinly sliced <BR> 1/2 cinnamon stick <BR> 1 bay leaf <BR> 6 whole cloves <BR> 2 teaspoons sugar <BR> salt -- to taste <BR> <BR> 1. Soak the rice for 15 minutes. Wash well and drain. <BR> 2. Heat the oil in a pot and fry the onions until brown. Add the cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves and mace, and sauté 5 minutes. Add t... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:01:01 EST GREEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16073229 June 19, 2008 <BR> <BR> Greek Lentil Soup <BR> <BR> <BR> Serving Size: 8 <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon olive oil <BR> 1 cup potato -- finely diced <BR> 2 carrots -- finely chopped <BR> 1 cup celery -- finely chopped <BR> 1 onions -- finely chopped <BR> 1 parsnip -- finely chopped <BR> 1 turnip -- finely chopped <BR> 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar <BR> 8 cups water <BR> 8 chicken bouillon cubes -- or granuals *** <BR> 3/4 cup lentils -- brown preferred <BR> 2 bay leaves <BR> 1/2 t... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 16:58:57 EST CARRIBIAN ISLANDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16064421 Monday, June 23, 2008 <BR> <BR> Jamaican-Spiced Chicken Thighs <BR> <BR> Serving Size 4 <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup chopped onion <BR> 3 packets Splenda <BR> 1/2 jalapeno pepper -- finely chopped <BR> 2 teaspoons cider vinegar <BR> 2 teaspoons soy sauce <BR> 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice <BR> 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme <BR> 1/2 teaspoon black pepper <BR> 1/4 teaspoon cayenne <BR> ... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 12:21:50 EST ITALIAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16064282 Monday, June 23, 2008 <BR> <BR> Italian Rice Salad <BR> <BR> My adaption of a Cooking Light recipe from May 2008 <BR> Serving Size 6 <BR> <BR> Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation <BR> 4 cups water <BR> 1 1/4 cups rice <BR> 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules <BR> vegetable oil spray <BR> 1 pound green beans -- cut diagonally in 1" pieces <BR> 1 yellow bell pepper -... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 12:17:41 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x16061966 Hi I'm new to the team, but all that I have read have me convinced that you guys are one of the best. Healthy eating is very important to me, unfortunately my body doesn't know it yet. I'm a mother of three and their all under ten. So if you guys have any kid friendly recipes let me know. Talk to you later! Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:06:31 EST AFRICA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16044204 Algerian Chicken Couscous <BR> <BR> This is my addaptation of a recipe I have been making for a long time. I am in love with the cooking of the Mediteranian. <BR> <BR> Serving Size 4 <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil <BR> 1 cup chopped onion <BR> 3 cloves garlic -- mincerd <BR> 1 teaspoon cumin <BR> 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon <BR> 1/2 teaspoon chili powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper <BR> 2 cups canned diced tomatoes -- with juice <BR> 1/2 cup chopped carrots <BR> 1 cup ch... Sun, 22 Jun 2008 18:33:31 EST Mexican/TexMex http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16044172 Sunday, June 22, 2008 <BR> <BR> Chipotle Chili <BR> <BR> Servings 8 to 10 <BR> <BR> 1/2 pound extra lean ground beef <BR> 1 cup chopped onion <BR> 1/4 cup celery -- finely chopped <BR> 1 green bell pepper -- finely chopped <BR> 1 red bell pepper -- finely chopped <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin <BR> 1 teaspoon chili powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon oregano <BR> 1 jalapeno pepper -- seeded and chopped <BR> 2 cans diced tomatoes -- undrained <BR> 1 can kidney beans -- rinsed and drained <BR>... Sun, 22 Jun 2008 18:32:12 EST PUT YOUR THINKING CAPS ON!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16020272 OK, turnabout is fair play. For the past few days I have been posting a daily ETHNIC recipe. Now it is your turn, <BR> <BR> I need to know from what country or region you would like to see recipes from. I have a vast collection of recipes, mostly made over to fit my healthy eating. So if you want to see more, here is your chance to let me know. <BR> <BR> Sherry Sat, 21 Jun 2008 19:25:55 EST Reviw of African Chicken in Spicy Red Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x16004904 Ohh, this was an excellent dish. I made it for dinner tonight and it was awesome. I did omit the cloves (didn't have any) and added a little extra cilantro. I served it over brown rice. I also cut the chicken into 1.5" x 1.5" before throwing it in the sauce. Turned out excellent and DH has requested it to be on the Serve Again list. <BR> <BR> Just FYI, I served 3 men (2 had seconds), myself, and our 2 year old and we still had one serving left over. Next time, I will make a plain sauce... Sat, 21 Jun 2008 04:34:38 EST Ethnic Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x15922222 I thought I would crete a new topic. If most of you are like me, I am always looking for new and interesting things to add to my recipes. I will try almost anything once. I will try to post a new recipe each day from a different part of the world. Please feel free to add your own recipes, especially old family ones that have been handed down. If you need to see if it can be made over to a lower calorie and fat recipe, just ask and I will see what I can do for you. If you are interested ... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:18:53 EST This team has the potential ------ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x15805276 This team in my estimation has the potential to be one of the very best SP has to offer but it is one of the quietest. I am giving a wake up call and want to see how many of you out there will join me. <BR> <BR> To join me all you have to do is post 2 recipes to any of the groups out there and let us know what you posted. <BR> <BR> Looking for some great recipes. We all need to have new ones if we are to succeed with this journey to being healthy. Sat, 14 Jun 2008 12:00:52 EST slow cooker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x14408501 I have been really into using my slow cooker lately. Does anybody have any favorite low calorie recipes they'd like to share with me? I'm interested in anything you have- from sweet to savory. Thanks in advance!- Lissa <em>304</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2008 10:36:42 EST Hot toddy recipe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x14337120 Does anyone have a good hot toddy recipe? I really need one today! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 24 Apr 2008 16:32:16 EST veggie dishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x13617601 So, one of my new kicks is to add a vegetarian dish to our list for each week. So far my favs have been: <BR> <BR> Falafel <BR> <BR> 1 cup dried chickpeas <BR> 1/2 large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup) <BR> 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley <BR> 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro <BR> 1 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/2-1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper <BR> 4 cloves of garlic <BR> 1 teaspoon cumin <BR> 1 teaspoon baking powder <BR> 4-6 tablespoons flour <BR> Soybean or vegetable... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 23:03:03 EST New Love to Cook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x13512557 I love searching for new recipes and have started a special collection for my family. I have several from Light'n'Tasty magazines that have become favorites. They have a great web site (TasteofHome) <BR> Happy Cooking and Sharing <BR> Sat, 29 Mar 2008 15:52:37 EST help i need a recipe for a delicious roast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x13279694 i need help to create a healthy roast for myself and my fussy boyfriend who doesn't like onions, garlic or herbs. all the things i love. up until now i've been using a lot of olive oil and water to cook roasts in. please help ! x Thu, 20 Mar 2008 16:28:52 EST Breads and Biscuits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x13196120 Helen Boyle's Irish Soda Bread <BR> <BR> 3 cups all-purpose flour <BR> 1 cup raisins <BR> 1/4 cup sugar <BR> 1 tablespoon caraway seeds <BR> 2 teaspoons baking powder <BR> 1 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/2 teaspoon baking soda <BR> 1 1/2 cups nonfat buttermilk <BR> Vegetable cooking spray <BR> Preparation <BR> Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Add buttermilk; stir well until a dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 3 to 4 times. Pat dough ... Mon, 17 Mar 2008 18:14:10 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x12806779 My name is Irene. I am not new to SP. I am new to Healthy Recipe Room. I found this team on FLOWERFROGGIRL'S Spark Page. She is an asset to this team. I hope to find a few healthy recipes so I can change my every day same ol food idea's. I am sure I can find help here. <BR> Thanks for your help. <em>304</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 21:01:30 EST Magazine that gives the nutrition info we need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x12470635 I subscribe to Taste of Home Magazine. It is wonderful for recipes for two reasons. Firstly, it has wonderful recipes that anyone can use. Secondly, every recipe has nutritionm information and calories given. That's a real bonus for us that need to count our calories. I love it so much I even gave subscriptions to my daughter and daughter-in-law for Christmas. They love it too. <em>301</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2008 08:06:29 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x12193466 hi my name is julie i have three children and 5 grandchildren i hope to find a healther way of cooking i am a dibetic and hope to maybe one day to get off meds and not have to poke my fingers do you know what a gotta is well you dont know how you gonna do it but ya gotta well thats were i'm at now so here go's Mon, 11 Feb 2008 21:55:50 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x11779294 Hi, my name is Kelley and I am always looking for ideas for new, tasty and healthy recipes. I try to incorporate one new recipe each day just to mix up my menu. Tue, 29 Jan 2008 13:14:08 EST What's For Dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x11582662 FLOWERFROGGIRL has posted this as a huddle a few times and I think it should e a good ongoing discussion(this is a food group after all) <em>211</em> ! <BR> <BR> I'll go first- I'm keeping it light tonight because we kindof pigged out yesterday, so I'm going to make vegetarian chili with couscous and a salad:) Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:38:32 EST Breakfast Dishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x11562709 Place breakfast recipes here- pancakes, waffles, quiche, frittatas, etc, <em>4</em> Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:00:41 EST Anyone out there???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x11506894 I had to laugh when I checked out the post board and below, I felt like I was hogging the recipe additions and it looked like Roseyjosie was hogging the posts. <BR> I had a bit of a run last night with the recipes as I wanted to add them to my menu plans. <em>4</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2008 00:36:25 EST I started a fitness team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x10849695 If anybody would like to join me, I started a team to follow the Women's Health Magazine "Ultimate Fitness Challenge '08". It is a 6 month long program. You don't have to buy the magazine, you can get all of the workouts online at <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/fitplan </link> starting January 1st. The team is a place to chat with anyone else following the program and keep track of your progress. You can check it out by going to my SparkPage and clicking on the team link on my page:) Mon, 31 Dec 2007 20:40:54 EST If Anybody is Interested... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1828x14645x10817609 If you go to the link below, in January, they are posting a new recipe each day for a 100 calorie or less snack. So check it out if youre looking for some low-cal snack ideas:) <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipes/holidays/c<BR>alendar/0,30311,1695507,00.html </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2007 10:36:47 EST Introduce Youself Here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x10719346 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone:) My name is Josette, I'm from Michigan, and I love to cook! Most of the recipes that I make I get from Cooking Light, Weight Watchers, or are recipes I modified a bit off of the Food Network. So most of the recipes that I post come from one of those three sources. I hope everyone gives some a try and likes them, and post your own favorites too!!! Sun, 23 Dec 2007 13:47:18 EST Pasta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x10081385 Pasta recipes here:) <em>244</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2007 17:21:20 EST Posting Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14645x9217129 Hi and welcome to the group:) If you are posting a recipe, please post it in one of the categories in the general threads, that way there won't be a million separate threads for individual recipes, and everything can stay organized and easier to find. If you happen to know the nutritional info for your recipe, please post it. It makes it easier for those of us that are tracking calories or fat. If not, no big deal:) <BR> <BR> Feel free to start topics about anything non-recipe related also i... Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:45:38 EST Fruits & Veggies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x9216679 Put your favorite fruit/veggie side dish/salad recipes here <em>140</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:20:26 EST Sweets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x9216659 Healthy/light desserts here <em>177</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:18:59 EST Soup's On! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x9216625 Favorite soup recipes here <em>4</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:16:50 EST Fish and Seafood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x9216590 <em>14</em> Fish and seafood recipes here! Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:14:44 EST Beef http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x9216571 <em>117</em> Favorite beef recipes here! Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:13:44 EST Pork http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x9216561 Favorite pork recipes go here <em>211</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:12:55 EST Poultry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14645x9216528 <em>145</em> Put your favorite poultry recipes here! Sun, 30 Sep 2007 12:11:08 EST