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Michele's Favorite Recipes

Michele's Favorite Recipes

Just a collection of recipes that I have made and love to cook.

(10 Recipes) Created by GIRLINBRAZIL

Recipes in this Collection

Vegetable Lentil Soup
Very Good 4.6/5
(7 ratings)

Fast, easy, great soup recipe that uses no meat. Great with garlic bread for dipping. Directions included for pressure cooker, crock pot, or regular soup pot!


Carbs: 8.9g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 2.6g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 48.2
Brazilian Baiao de Dois
Very Good 4.7/5
(3 ratings)

This is a typical noon-meal dish found all over Brazil. I make it the way many people do in the Northeast, especially in the state of Ceara. It's a poor man's dish that has been fancied up and served in many restaurants. I like to make it with no meat and serve it on our Meatless Mondays. I'm sharing my simple recipe and adding optional ways at the bottom to spice it up! Sprinkle a little ground cumin for some extra taste and add some chopped fresh cilantro on top before serving!


Carbs: 31.9g | Fat: 11.7g | Fiber: 6.3g | Protein: 17g | Calories: 290.5
Apple Ladders
(no ratings)

This is a delicious homemade pastry for holiday breakfasts or an afternoon tea. Don't like apples? Try mangoes, peaches, cherry pie filling. Works well with a variety of fruits. It's an adapted recipe from an old holiday cookbook called Treasury of Christmas Recipes by Crown Publishers. I added wheat germ for a more healthy family treat.


Carbs: 14.9g | Fat: 20.9g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 3.7g | Calories: 270.3
Simple Brazilian Black Bean Stew
(no ratings)

Every Brazilian cook has his or her own way to make Brazilian Feijoada. Every time it's a little different based on what's on hand. Years ago it was made by African slaves with whatever happened to come their way from the master's handouts. This is a very simplified version including only the meats my family likes. That way no one gets a pig's foot on their plate accidentally! It's best served over hot white rice, orange wedges on the side, fine sliced kale sauteed in butter with a little minced garlic, chopped tomatoes and onions with a splash of vinegar and lemon and a dash of salt, and if you can get it toasted mandioca meal (farinha).


Carbs: 28.9g | Fat: 25.8g | Fiber: 10g | Protein: 33.6g | Calories: 477.9
Cashew Nut and Sesame Seed Fried Okra
(no ratings)

Oh no, another fried okra recipe! Yes, but this one is different. It uses crushed cashew nuts (which if you can't buy locally, can be substituted) and toasted wheat germ and sesame seeds for added fiber. My boys all love it and it's eaten up every time I make it.


Carbs: 9.3g | Fat: 14.5g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 4.6g | Calories: 182.8
Cranberry Rocket Salad
(no ratings)

Super fast salad with arugula, sometimes known as rocket, fresh spinach, fresh chinese cabbage, and super healthy cranberry raisins is a perfect choice to accompany holiday meals. This is an adaptation of a recipe originally found on the back of a package of Ocean Spray CRaisins.


Carbs: 8.8g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 2.6g | Calories: 68.1
Secret Citrus Dressing
(no ratings)

This is a tangy salad dressing designed to go well with Cranberry Rocket Salad also found here on SparkRecipes.


Carbs: 1.5g | Fat: 19.3g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 176.9
Quinoa with Spinach and Feta Cheese
Very Good 4.4/5
(361 ratings)

Quinoa is similar to brown rice, with a higher protein content. This is a delicious side dish or light meal.

Submitted by SLIMKATIE

Carbs: 32.1g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 232.8
Mousse a la Banana
Very Good 4.1/5
(182 ratings)

This creamy dessert is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

Carbs: 17.9g | Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 4.6g | Calories: 98.9
Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Pumpkin Seed Crust
Very Good 4.1/5
(38 ratings)

This pie crust has a crunchy addition: pepitas, or shelled pumpkin seeds. They add a nice nutty flavor.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 24.6g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 4.8g | Calories: 168.1
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