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Mostly my recipes, with a few of the better SparkPeople ones added in as I eat them.

(124 Recipes) Created by DANJODEA

Recipes in this Collection

Whole Wheat Waffles
Very Good 4.3/5
(309 ratings)

A terrific way to start your day, much better than the frozen waffles you can find at the grocery store.

Submitted by JOGANRAY

Carbs: 38.8g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 5.4g | Protein: 11.1g | Calories: 216.3
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

THIS IS A RECIPE I FOUND IN EATING WELL MAGAZINE AND LIGHTENED UP BY USING EGG SUBSTITUTE INSTEAD OF EGGS.

Submitted by MFFNSLYR

Carbs: 26.5g | Fat: 6.3g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 33.8g | Calories: 293.4
Very Good 4.8/5
(4 ratings)

The panko crumbs give the chicken a crispier taste without the need to fry. The parchment paper eliminates the need for spray oils so the overall fat is reduced. These chicken tenders turned out very tasty and crispy!

Submitted by SHELLTHERUNNER

Carbs: 7g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 28.1g | Calories: 164.6
Good 3.0/5
(2 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Was in my old cookbook under DANODEA.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 19.9g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 8.4g | Calories: 121.5
Incredible! 5.0/5
(4 ratings)

This is a recipe modified from something I invented a long time ago, back when I did survival training. The original "recipe" was squirrel meat, browned on hot rocks, along with cattail roots, wild-grown carrots (probably an old farm), one mint leaf, some wild spices, and water. I'm sure there was some ash and flies in there somewhere; that's what you get when you make stew on rocks and an uncovered metal container over an open fire. Don't worry; this recipe doesn't contain anything gross.

SparkPeople doesn't have mint, cattail roots, or squirrel as ingredients. Since most of you don't live near wetlands with cattails and you can't buy squirrel meat anyway, I substituted a parsnip and a large (3/4 pound) potato for the cattails and beef chuck for the squirrel. You can use any meat you like. I've seen goat, lamb, and other red meats in stores; go wild!

Please comment, including how many servings you get (I guess-timated four cup-plus servings) and how well it tastes with different combinations of meat and spices. It isn't for everyone, but many will like it.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 24.8g | Fat: 7.5g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 24.4g | Calories: 266.3
(no ratings)

My family says this is the best beef stew they've ever eaten. It's an old-country recipe; although my ingredients say "1-inch cubes" I really mean cut them into bite-sized pieces. Any size is fine; you can make them more-or-less equal in size, or just cut them up as you will. The object is not to make a perfect stew but to have fun making it; the flavor will follow.

"It tastes better because I made it with love." Spongebob Squarepants.

An important idea: when you brown the meat some parts, and extra flour, will brown along with the meat. These scrapings add flavor to the stew. If you trimmed the meat well there will be almost no drippings, so it is "safe" to dump the cooked meat, scrapings and all, into the crock.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 22.3g | Fat: 10.8g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 19.3g | Calories: 263.1
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

Crock pot meals are great, aren't they? This tastes better and is much cheaper than buying chicken parm. in a restaurant, and without major effort. Add a salad to make a full meal.

Using raw chicken breasts, rinsed and patted dry, is really the time-saver for this recipe. Precooking the chicken works, but isn't much less time than just doing it the "normal" way.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 25.3g | Fat: 6.1g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 32.2g | Calories: 296.5
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

A very useful recipe for when you have a lot of left-over turkey or chicken (this recipe uses chicken) and you're tired of making soup. Note the cook time seems long because it's in a crock pot, which calls for two to four hours.

I used bagged or hand-selected vegetables. If you use canned, drain and rinse before adding to remove the excess salt. Unfortunately that will lose some of the vitamins; your call. If using frozen vegetables, warm them slightly in the microwave (a minute or so on High, right in the bag) so they don't freeze the other ingredients when you mix them in.

STRANGE FACT: using turkey instead of chicken makes the following changes to the nutritional information per serving:
- 1.5 times the fat (mostly mono- and polyunsaturated)
- 50 more calories
- 300 more grams of sodium (?)
- 2 more grams of sugar (?)
- 1.5 more grams of protein
and variations in vitamins and minerals.

Weird....

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 16.4g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 27.9g | Calories: 218
Very Good 4.5/5
(2 ratings)

An easy-to-make filling for pasta (such as ravioli, manicotti, or lasagna). This will stuff 16 small (2" square) ravioli or 8 large stuffed shells at 1 tbsp per ravioli. Make more for lasagna or other stuffed pasta.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 0.5g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 33.3
(no ratings)

This is a basic pasta recipe. It makes about 1/2 pound (230 grams) of pasta, or four 2-oz (56 g) servings.

Of course, make more batches if you need more pasta. Remember, pasta dough can be frozen after it's made. This is an old Italian recipe; because of that and the fact flour has slight differences in each batch "feel" is important. Practice until you figure out what works for you.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 21.9g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 5.7g | Calories: 120.3
(no ratings)

1) use 12 inch, flat-bladed metal skewers. Flat blades keep the food from spinning when you turn the kebab over.

2) Marinate beforehand with your favorite marinade, or baste while cooking. When you log the food, log the marinade (or basting sauce) separately.

3) Cook over medium heat. Medium-low works just as well but takes a couple of minutes longer. Do not cook higher than medium heat or you'll char the vegetables, and that char is bad for you (PAHs and acrylamide are not marinade ingredients).

4) If you use whole chickens for your breast meat, use the remainder as a soup base.

5) If you have extra vegetables, grill them. Sprinkle on a little garlic powder and Italian seasoning before grilling and serve as a side dish.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 12.1g | Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 22.7g | Calories: 151.4
(no ratings)

This turkey meatloaf features a home-made BBQ sauce and cooks on a bed of red potatoes.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 48.2g | Fat: 17.5g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 29.5g | Calories: 470.7
(no ratings)

Goya's 16-bean soup is bland on its own, so I added 6.5 ounces of yellowfin tuna and a bag of Thai stir-fry vegetables. This is a crockpot recipe, so the cooking time seems long, but the recipe is extraordinarily easy.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 27.7g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 15.4g | Protein: 14g | Calories: 119.7
Very Good 4.6/5
(5 ratings)

Simple garlic and herb green beans and tomatoes.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 8g | Fat: 6.3g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 87.7
(no ratings)

Although I don't mind eating tuna out of a can, it really needs some extra flavor. This one is lemon pepper; use another flavoring if you want.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 4.3g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 19.4g | Calories: 110.2
(no ratings)

Cooking potatoes on the grill is better than in the oven. Cook on any grill, indoors or out.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 25.2g | Fat: 7.1g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 3.1g | Calories: 173.8
(no ratings)

A simple way to grill zucchini. Works outside or inside, charcoal, gas, or electric.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 5.8g | Fat: 6.9g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 83.8
(no ratings)

While not the healthiest food on the planet, these burgers are much healthier than the 85% lean cheeseburgers you get at McDonald's... and taste a lot better, too.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 1.3g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 35.3g | Calories: 316.2
Incredible! 5.0/5
(3 ratings)

This is my regular pasta salad with 6 ounces of pepperoni and romano cheese. Pepperoni adds mostly fat, salt, and a little protein, so feel free to leave it out. I think it adds something extra to the flavor as long as it's consumed in moderation.

Any beans may be used in place of the pinto beans. See the basic pasta salad for a list.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 31.3g | Fat: 26.9g | Fiber: 8.3g | Protein: 14.8g | Calories: 414.6
(no ratings)

Very simple, four-item meal. Serve with vegetables of your choice. To reduce the sodium content, build your own BBQ sauce.

Submitted by DAN_ODEA

Carbs: 27.8g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 11.4g | Calories: 199.2
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