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Wheat Germ muffins

Tasty, nutritious

Red Beans and Rice

Slow cooking, flavorful

Homemade granola

Easy and delicious

Spicy Lentils with bacon

This was supposed to be a soup but I left it in the oven and almost all the liquids evaporated. It turned out great!

Tuna salad

Simple, tuna and egg salad

Bang Bang sauce

Peanut sauce for bang bang chicken. Just add poached chicken.

Bison chili

We made this outdoors in a Dutch oven on the campfire.

Kabocha squash soup

Recipe for Vitamix

Kimchi seafood tofu soup

Spicy and warming and nutritious!

Breakfast smoothie by Emmy

Get started with a healthy dose of vitamins and fiber.

Turkish lentil soup

Nutritious soup. Great for fall and winter.

Lighter chicken and dumplings

Flavorful and delicious. Inspired by Cooks Illustrated.

Fried rice

Great way to empty the refrigerator. This fried rice is heavy in veggies, lighter on rice.

Ma Po Tofu

Deliciously spicy and authentic

Cardamom Breakfast Quinoa

Easy and flavorful and slightly sweet

Tuna Casserole (Eating Well's)

Adapted from


Cook's Illustrated recipe

Saag Paneer

Adapted from Cooks' Illustrated.


A little taste of Louisiana...

Pumpkin ginersnaps

A great fall treat

Kabocha ricotta gnocchi

Light and fluffy gnocchi made with nutritious kabocha squash.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Turkey lasagna with beet greens & swiss chard

Great way to use beet greens and swiss chard from the garden

Natchitoches Meat Pies (baked)

John Folse-inspired, traditional Natchitoches meat pie. I made them small for appetizer-sized bites.

Clam Chowder - Manhattan Style

Keeping it lean and tasty

Butternut squash puree - sweet and savory

A deliciously easy squash recipe adapted from Tasting Table's Butternut Squash recipe from Vera in Chicago.

Molasses cookies - full of flavor

Delicious cookie based on Cook's Illustrated. Adjustments made to reduce calorie count.

Spanish lentil and mushrooms

Sherry adds a Spanish flavor to this healthful dish

Emmy's turkey chili

Turkey chili made with vegetable broth

Emmy's vegetable broth

Low-salt and full of flavor

Bacon and Beans soup

Deliciously light and flavorful soup

White beans with kale and chorizo

Delicious and nutritious side dish

Shrimp and sausage gumbo - lite yet flavorful

Great gumbo without the heavy calories found in roux-based recipes.

Quinn Family Crispy Buckeyes

Buckeye cookies with rice crispies inside!

Pink bean chilli (serving = 1 cup)

Pink bean chilli with a little kick!

Trader Joe's Gingerbread cakeballs

Trader Joe's mix made into cake balls

Trader Joe's Gingerbread cakeballs

Trader Joe's mix made into cake balls

Egg muffin with green chiles

Make-ahead egg muffins for breakfast on the go!

New York-Style Crumb Cake Muffins

Cook's Illustrated crumb cake recipe.

Emmy's pesto

just a quick pesto

Thai Chicken Soup - Cooks Illustrated

Based on Cooks Illustrated recipe.

Pizza - Mushroom & Olive

A wonderful pizza, especially when grilled on a pizza stone.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Turkey and pinto bean chili with fire roasted chiles and peppers

Roasting fresh chilies and peppers adds a special smoky warmth to this healthy and hearty chili.

Pinto Beans - Spicy

Spicy pinto bean mixture

Very Good (1 rating)
Grits with Goat cheese

Quick and lighter calorie twist to traditional cheese grits

Thai-style Asparagus with Chiles, Garlic, & Basil

Delicious and refreshing salad with rich Thai flavors. Cook's Illustrated recipe

Greek-style turkey gyro patties

Want the taste of authentic gyros without the calories and fuss of a rotisserie pit? Try these!

Truroots bean trio + more lentils

Enhanced the original Truroots recipe with more lentils and seasonings.

Lean apple

Low calorie apple treat to get the taste of apple crisps without the calories and load of sugar and calories. Please note: This is not a juicy apple dessert.

Turnip Galette

Adapted from Saveur magazine recipe.

Spaghetti sauce with lots of summer veggies

Vitamin-packed spaghetti sauce recipe used for spaghetti squash spaghetti.

Lentil chili

Spicy lentil chili. Great alone or try mixing it with scrambled eggs.

Spicy lentil taco filling

Totally tasty taco filling without meat. Seriously? There's no meat? This recipe does not include the taco shell. Use a taco shell or tortilla... or for a healthier alternative use lettuce leaves as your "shell." This recipe was adapted from Epicurious' Spiced Lentil Taco recipe. It's also a double batched recipe.

Sliced fish in wine sauce

Delicious low-calorie Chinese dish.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Peach Crisp - delicious, low cal and fast!

Craving dessert but watching calories. This 10-minute, stove-top dessert delivers sweet, rich flavors with low calories and easy cooking!

Quick Superfood Smoothie

Quick shot of superfoods for a great afternoon pick-me-up.

Cornmeal Crusted Pizza

Emeril Lagasse's Food Network recipe. Great to make on the grill on a pizza stone. Use veggie toppings for a lower-calorie treat.

Mexican Eggs

A lighter version of the traditional casserole. Great paired with a salad for a light lunch or dinner.

Cornmeal Pancakes With Vanilla

Quick way to get cornbread done for chili

Grilled vegetables with dab of pesto

A little pesto goes a long way when the veggies taste good already!

Thai-style chicken with basil

Delicious adaptation of Cook's Illustrated recipe. It is high in sodium due to the fish sauce, so be careful. Low calorie, though! Serve with a small serving of rice.

Just a tad of chocolate frosting

This is just enough to put a slight smear of chocolate frosting onto about 20 cupcakes

Moist Chocolate Expresso cupcake

Cupcake with no oil or butter. Can it come out moist? Yes, it can.

Sushi rice (1 cup servings)

Mixture of brown and white rice. Minimal sugar

Broccoli slaw with Tzatziki sauce

Quick mix of slaw and a low-cal sauce

Roasted vegetable lasagne

No noodles in this lasagne but it's packed with layers of healthy, low-calorie vegetables.

Gluten-lite, cornmeal muffins

Traditional cornmeal muffins with a few healthful changes:
Original recipes call for 1 cup of flour. I altered the recipe to incorporate 1/3 cup almond meal and 2/3 cups flour.
Soy milk was used instead of regular milk.

Very Good (1 rating)
Spinach, Mushroom, Tomato saute

Quick and low calorie