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Recipes I've Shared:

Pumpkin Cheesecake (Marianne's)

May not be low calorie but this is an amazing dessert.

Classic pumpkin pie

Slightly adapted from an old Betty Crocker cookbook

Asparagus mini quiches

No cream and only a little low-fat cheese makes these healthier.

Beef pot roast with mushrooms, crock pot

Slightly adapted from Canadian Beef website

Rapini with garlic and pine nuts

Tasty and very nutritious!

Chinese-Style Vegetable Soup

A nice simple, clear soup with a little spice.

Stir fry (vegan)

Easy!
May add green beans, zucchini, water chestnuts and/or broccoli.

Lasagna with beef sauce and spinach

Satisfies my craving for hearty pasta.

Stir Fry w/RiceNoodles- Vegan Pancit Bihon

My daughter made some changes but got most of this recipe from here: http://springvegan.com/vegan-pancit-bihon/

Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream Sandwich

Lovely little ice cream sandwiches for those cravings.

Rhubarb-Strawberry pie

In strawberry season who can resist?
"All things in moderation" I make sure to share this pie!

Pie crust (Five Roses standard, 2 crust recipe)

White flour, vegan.
Good for sweet or savoury fillings.

Cranberry sauce (16 x 2 Tbsp)

Less sugar than usual. I freeze 1/8c (2Tbsp) portions for wraps and sandwiches.

Spring Asparagus Pesto, Vegan

Trying green garlic for the first time and wanting to use my fresh Ontario asparagus, I came up with this.

Mango Cream Cheese Spread (per 1/8c or 2 Tbsp serving)

Serve on a graham cracker or tea biscuit, or as a frosting on carrot, bran or other muffins.

Rhubarb spread or sauce

Taken from pie recipe by spark user MELISSABRENNAN

Bbq grilled potatoes

Simple addition to barbecue dinner

Vegan pasta sauce

Delicious, healthy and meat-free alternative.

Veggie Pasta Salad

My daughter makes this and told me how. Pretty and fresh-tasting cold dish that's nice to share.

Lemon-Poppyseed Muffin

Adapted to vegan from an Old Cooking Light recipe.

Bran Muffins with Dates, low fat, vegan

Because sometimes you just gotta have a muffin.

Chicken Cacciatore

My mom, who was not Italian, used to make this version.

Autumn Orange Soup with lentils, vegan

I love to cook with pumpkin in the fall or any time. "Orange Soup" is creamy without cream, almost fat-free, and with the lentils it provides a little protein too. Good hot or chilled.

Dumplings for stew

What is stew without dumplings!

Beef Stew

Delicious comfort food especially on a winter's day.
Serve with tea biscuits OR top with dumplings.
("Dumplings for stew" recipe submitted also by Mcniffer)

Pork Tenderloin Souvlaki

Delicious with grilled veggies (peppers, onions mushrooms and tomatoes) and baked potatoes.
Also really nice cold leftover, sliced in a pita with your favorite veggies or condiments.

Classic Tuna Casserole (not the healthiest!)

Not very healthy (high salt, carbs) but I had to count it!

Fresh Tabouli

Best with hummus and pita bread.

Quick Veggie Pasta Sauce (Vegan)

half home-made, healthy and delicious

Banana Chocolate Cake, Vegan

Slightly adapted from Betty Crocker. This recipe was vegan without any changes!

Beef Stroganoff

May also use fat-free sour cream or plain yogourt.
4 generous servings of 1/4 lb beef each (or divide into 8ths for .5 serving if you want a smaller amt).


Incredible! (1 rating)
Monica's vegan Marinara Sauce

This was made to have with spaghetti squash, and served with steamed spinach.


Very Good (1 rating)
Barbecued Veggies

I barbecue these on med-low flame in a veggie basket. Check and stir (turn) every few minutes. My favorite combo is with baked potato and pork tenderloin.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Veggies

Sweet and Sour Meatballs plus lots of veggies and no pineapple.
Good for pot-luck.

nut & fruit trail mix

My mix, copied from one I bought; I love it on salad.
These are the proportions I ended up with, when I bought stuff bulk.

Veggie Pita Pizza

I usually prepare two at a time, then keep one in the fridge to cook later.

My new favorite salad

Inspired by take-out from Greek On Wheels, adapted to my taste.

chicken creole bake (thighs)

chicken thighs with sweet peppers, onion, and tomatoes, seasoned as you like.

Taco Crock-Pot Casserole

Lots of veggies and optional meat; serve with tortillas, taco shells, brown rice or pasta, and grated cheese if desired.
Filled my crock pot, measurements to follow.

Spaghetti Sauce- beef (per 1 cup)

Beef and Tomato based, very easy and quick.
Add other chopped vegetables if you like, ie carrots, celery, red and green peppers and zucchini.