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Recipes I've Shared:

Banana Raisin Muffins (modified)

This is our modified version of a SP recipe we found that had been reprinted with permission by Seattle County Public Health. It's VERY quick to throw together, and a very 'clean' recipe, plus they're DELICIOUS! :)

Quick Bean Burgers

Adapted from the Happy Herbivore

Green Chile Stew

Tasty on it's own or in a burrito - vegan stew, completely free of animal products.

Quick Veggie Burgers

Much easier than the other recipes my hubby's tried since we gave up meat, and these stick together better, too! This recipe is from "Everyday Happy Herbivore".

Tomato, corn & barley salad

Recipe courtesy REDBOOK magazine, August 2010.
We use bottled dressing instead of making our own.
*** This stuff is DELISH!!! ***

Winter Minestrone

Recipe from Giada de Laurentis, with some modifications based on what I had on hand and what ingredients I could actually get my hands on in this sprawling metropolis of Deming, NM. (Having since gone vegetarian, I omitted the original pancetta/bacon).

Double chocolate cookies

My daughter made these at a Girl Scouts "Chocolate Challenge" and really liked them, so we tried them at home! YUM!

Double chocolate cookies

My daughter made these at a Girl Scouts "Chocolate Challenge" and really liked them, so we tried them at home! YUM!

Alton Brown's vanilla wafers

This recipe is from the "Good Eats" episode about Banana Pudding. *Alton used a tsp. dough scooper and made 70 cookies. I could only find a TB scooper, and got 28 cookies.*

Strawberry cream cheese Frosting

This makes a huge amount - you could try to halve it to make less, but I always forget to use fewer strawberries and end up with too much liquid from the puree!

Dirty Brown Rice (Rachael Ray)

This is from the March 2010 edition of Ray's "Everyday" magazine, where she shared a bunch of recipes, all utilizing whole grains. (I modified some amounts when I cooked it.)

Mushroom Barley Pilaf

This is from Alex Jamieson's book, "The Great American Detox Diet". The original called for vegetable stock, as she's a vegetarian. We prefer to use chicken broth for flavor.

(BTW, an interesting fact: If you are not familiar with her, Alex is now the wife of Morgan Spurlock, the documentarian who did the movie "Super Size Me". She watched in horror as her then-boyfriend's health deteriorated alarmingly during the 30 days during which he ate only McDonald's. As soon as the filming was done, Alex treated Morgan with the "detox diet" in her book to return him to health. However, it's not really a diet that's being advocated in her book - it's more of an "antidiet", a return to eating whole, healthful foods.)

Low-Fat Banana Bread

This recipe is my slightly-modified version from Nick Malgieri's cookbook, "How to Bake". It is simple & delicious!

Anthony's CHILI

This is my husband's own chili recipe - I just made it myself for the first time tonight! Yummy!

Split Pea & Ham soup

This is an old recipe from Emeril Lagasse, off the Foodtv.com website. It is my husband's all-time favorite soup.

Chicken Lemon Stew

Variation of recipe found on Food Network website.

Lean, Mean Meatloaf

This is slightly modified from a recipe provided in the Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine. They have replaced the traditional ketchup topping with red pepper puree, and used oats instead of breadcrumbs for a binder. This one's a hit in our family, even with the kids.

Blueberry Muffins (Nick Malgieri)

This recipe is from the book, "How to Bake" by Nick Malgieri. These muffins are absolutely fantastic, although definitely not a "diet" food. They are still good cool or reheated, but they are truly HEAVENLY when served straight from the oven.


Very Good (1 rating)
Quaker chicken barley chili

This is from the back of the Quaker Medium Barley box. I haven't made it yet, but it sounds good, so that's what is for dinner tonight! When I entered the ingredients I'd be using, the nutrition data came up slightly different that what the box suggests the recipe will be. I'll be using reduced sodium versions of the tomatoes, broth, and corn.

Dave Lieberman's Black Bean Soup (modified)

This is a great, thick & hearty soup. I prefer to use an immersion blender once it's done cooking to blend for a more even consistency. We've omitted the bacon from the original as we're now vegetarian.

Giada De Laurentiis' Beef w/ Barley Soup

This soup was originally supposed to be with lentils, but since I don't like them, my lovely husband was nice enough to substitute barley instead. It makes ALOT and it's very hearty.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Alton Brown's pancakes

16 servings @ 1/4 c. batter for each pancake