44 Recipes Created by ANDICOONS
I just wanted to put my sparkrecipes in one place for friends to access. I'm a calorie counter, and a portion controller. So some of these may be 'indulgent' but they're at least 'counted'.
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I cook simple dinners, and this is no exception. It's not dark or crusty like some blackened chicken but it has a heavy cajun flavor with a little bit of herbs like blackened chicken does. Shown here in picture with 1/4 chicken breast done cajun style but not 'blackened'Submitted by ANDICOONS
I've been making Spaghetti from a jar since i was 7, but recently we learned to jazz it up and it tastes amazing!Submitted by ANDICOONS
With so few calories you'll be surprised how filling this is. If your pantry is nearly bare, you're hungry and you only have a couple of minutes to make something, this is the recipe. It's very low in calories, but quite filling. Every restaurant has their own version of EggDrop soup, mine is thin, with asian flavor and very simple. You could also add corn (rinse first if canned).Submitted by ANDICOONS
I threw this together adlibing seasoning with the basic tahini to garbanzo ratio from the joy of cooking. This is so easy. And so cheap, for $1 i can buy 6 pita loafs and 78Cents I can get a can of garbanzo beans. It's a great pick me up before or after an aerobic workout. It also makes for a great snack, or even a very low calorie lunch or dinner. Once you try homemade hummus you will NEVER shell out $3 for prepackaged again.Submitted by ANDICOONS
I had the munchies one night, and a bare pantry. I threw together this crispy tortilla snack and I find it quite tasty, and easy to make. Would make a good garnish instead of croutons for a salad. Could possibly be used with dips or spreads (hadn't tried that yet). I generally eat them in place of chips. And serve at parties.Submitted by ANDICOONS
This is what I what i usually make when guests come over. I get rave reviews. Submitted by ANDICOONS
A simple vegetable dish, that tastes so delicious. Grilling is the key ingredient to add that smokey flavor. Also i read recently that adding small amounts of healthy fats helps to better absorb the beneficial vitamins of vegetables, like zucchini.Submitted by ANDICOONS
Using Jerk Chicken using another recipe (bottled marinade), Jerk Salad Dressing (another recipe), Mandarin oranges and fresh baby spinach, this is a spicy slightly sweet treat that's good on the waistline. This would also taste great with dried cranberries, and toasted almond slices.Submitted by ANDICOONS
Cookbook creator says: This was rated as 'bad' by people who never tried the recipe -- because it isn't low calorie. (i'm not a magician-- cheese and meat have fat in them). I'm asked for this recipe every time I make it -- if you're looking for a tasty cheese dip give it a try, the important thing is portion control.
A standard weekend meal. I LOVE this dinner with Milk, and Apples (maybe you would too). This recipe calls for lean beef (actually the beef i use is a little leaner than indicated but it works really well with ground lean chicken or turkey, the taco seasoning masks the taste anyway, also plain yogurt instead of sour cream works)Submitted by ANDICOONS
I'm trying to come up with my own mustard vinegarette that's similar to Outback's which is slightly sweet, slightly thick, and has herbs in it along with a warm mustard taste. This recipe is a work in progressSubmitted by ANDICOONS