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(18 Recipes) Created by ELVISINTHEHOUSE

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Chili Spices
Very Good 4.6/5
(5 ratings)

Want to know the secret to great chili? Start with great spices--and skip the packets at the supermarket, which are full of sugar and salt. Make your own to save money and skip the salt.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.3g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 0.3g | Calories: 7.2
No Added Sugar Pumpkin-Apple Butter
Very Good 4.4/5
(29 ratings)

Try this over whole wheat toast with nut butter or to thicken fall soups. You won't believe we didn't add any sugar!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 20.6
Pickled Garden Vegetables
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

Pickling is a great way to extend the season. The basic pickling mix can be used for just about any vegetable.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 12.6g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 1.6g | Calories: 50.2
Pickled Beets
Very Good 4.0/5
(2 ratings)

Think you don't like beets? You'll love these tangy pickled ones!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3.8g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 15.2
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Vanilla Flavoring
Very Good 4.7/5
(71 ratings)

"Vanilla extract" usually isn't made with real vanilla. The good news is that it's really easy--and affordable--to make your own.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 0g | Calories: 10.7
Yummy BBQ Sauce
Very Good 4.8/5
(19 ratings)

I made this one day out of desperation. Forgot the BBQ sauce at the store.. but I am so glad that I did.

Submitted by JENN224

Carbs: 7.1g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 37.3
(no ratings)

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/recipes/molasses-drumsticks-with-soy.html

Submitted by YMI0625

Carbs: 9.1g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 1g | Calories: 40.9
Kitchen Basics: Vegetable Stock
Very Good 4.6/5
(24 ratings)

This veggie stock has a stronger, richer flavor than most.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 4.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 18.8
Kitchen Basics: Poached Chicken
Very Good 4.3/5
(19 ratings)

What's the secret to moist and flavorful chicken? Poaching it! Chicken breasts contain very little fat; this method keeps the meat from drying out.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.5g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 25.9g | Calories: 138.3
Avocado Cream
Very Good 4.1/5
(22 ratings)

Guacamole or sour cream? Sour cream or guacamole? Why choose? My avocado "cream" combines the flavor of both--with a boost of protein!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2.5g | Fat: 2.7g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 36.1
Mocha Mushroom Rub
Very Good 4.4/5
(14 ratings)

I love to use unsweetened cocoa powder in rubs for pork. It offers a great depth to the flavor.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 1g | Calories: 15
Mole Sauce
Very Good 4.0/5
(77 ratings)

This traditional Mexican sauce is spicy and goes well with Chef Meg's Cocoa-Crusted Pork Tenderloin.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 8.6g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 42.3
Very Good 4.7/5
(16 ratings)

This is the most basic of the spreads. You can find a variation of this recipe in almost any grocery store, but 95 percent of them are made with either olive oil or tahini (sesame paste), which pushes up the fat content. Your best bet is to take three minutes and make a batch on Sunday that will last you for the week.
From THE ENGINE 2 DIET by Rip Esselstyn. Copyright (c) 2009 by Rip Esselstyn. Used by permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 14.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 3.1g | Calories: 74.1
Very Good 4.7/5
(79 ratings)

Submitted by SLCOLMAN

Carbs: 7.6g | Fat: 2.9g | Fiber: 1.8g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 65.1
Traditional Hummus
Good 3.9/5
(23 ratings)

Start with this simple but flavorful recipe, then add in anything you'd like! Try it with fresh herbs like chives, cilantro, rosemary, or thyme.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 3.6g | Calories: 65.2
Cool-as-a-Cucumber Raita
Very Good 4.5/5
(24 ratings)

This creamy, tangy dip does double duty: with mint, it's a perfect pair with Greek fare; with coriander and cumin, it cools down spicy Indian curries.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 15.6
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Very Good 4.6/5
(13 ratings)

Chef Meg's homemade and natural ricotta cheese is easy to make and a fun project for someone who likes to cook.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.5g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 39.1
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