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Very Good 4.6/5
(10 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: TEst microwave for best setting and time. Lowest on mine only warmed the mix. At 3, I could cut the cooking time to 20 min.

Submitted by EAGLES17

Carbs: 2.2g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 8.3g | Calories: 52.9
(no ratings)

Fresh herbs intensify flavor. (1 tbsp freshly chopped herb equals 1 tsp dried). Enjoy this recipe developed by Wendy Turnbull taken from her book gems of gluten-free baking.

Submitted by BENSON37

Carbs: 14.7g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 105.8
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

A traditional italian recipe made healthier by turkey bacon and more convenient by frozen peas. Simple, rich, and delish! When we're splurging, we make this with real bacon, fresh peas, and serve it with Farfalle (butterfly) pasta. When we're "being good", we serve it with whole grain pasta. The "pasta water" mentioned in the recipe is just a scoop of the water being used to boil the pasta (it has startch to thicken the sauce and a bit of salt, so it's a great way to give yourself a bit more sauce but with less calories and heaviness than if you add more olive oil). There is less liquid than with the normal recipe because we're using a less fat-filled bacon. Still, it tastes pretty good!

Submitted by ANNIEMNM

Carbs: 13.6g | Fat: 13.1g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 12.8g | Calories: 234
Caramelized Onions
Very Good 4.4/5
(45 ratings)

Learn how to make caramelized onions to add flavor to any dish, from soups and sandwiches to stews and dips.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 26.4
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Very Good 4.0/5
(2 ratings)

great way to cook liver, easy and very tasty!

Submitted by LUCYBROWN5

Carbs: 9.7g | Fat: 9.7g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 25.2g | Calories: 230.5
White Sauce
(no ratings)

Can be used with several dishes

Submitted by LIZZY63

Carbs: 7.6g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 7.8g | Calories: 103.9
Parmesan Tuna Patties (low fat, low carb)
Very Good 4.5/5
(91 ratings)

These are fast and tasty. If desired, top with a bit of marinara, mustard, etc. This makes 4 small patties, so I usually double the recipe for my family.

Submitted by IMSHERRY7

Carbs: 1.8g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 13.8g | Calories: 105.4
Sticky Chicken
Very Good 4.2/5
(512 ratings)

This roasted chicken gets its sticky coating from the juices it releases while being baked.

Carbs: 5.6g | Fat: 6.7g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 43.2g | Calories: 263.9
Very Good 4.0/5
(548 ratings)

A healthy and filling middle eastern dip! Eat it as an appetizer or snack with some pita. Why buy your hummus ready made from the store, when you can make it yourself?

Submitted by GRANT_ME_WINGS

Carbs: 9.4g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 3.1g | Calories: 69.3
Basic Grain Cookery - Amaranth
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

Amaranth is full of high quality protein and is high in fiber. It can be used in applications similar to polenta as once cooled it will hold together. Makes about 1 cup cooked.

Submitted by JO_JO_BA

Carbs: 45.3g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 9.3g | Protein: 10.6g | Calories: 253
Taco Seasoning
Very Good 4.2/5
(200 ratings)

Ditch those packets from the supermarket, and whip up a batch of this simple, tasty taco seasoning!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 6.2g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 38.1
Homemade Peanut Butter
Very Good 4.3/5
(124 ratings)

Making homemade peanut butter is easy, as long as you have a good blender or food processor.

Carbs: 7.9g | Fat: 19.9g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 8.6g | Calories: 229
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