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Recipes I've Shared:

Roasted Pineapple

Eaten alone or topped, this dessert is decadent and comforting while not breaking the calorie bank

Low-fat Mashed Cauliflower

I was craving mashed cauliflower, but my post-Thanksgiving gut couldn't handle anything rich. I threw this together and didn't miss the butter!

Sweet and Savory Quinoa (Rice Cooker)

I threw this vegan dish together when I was craving comfort food the day after Thanksgiving (and thus couldn't handle anything truly rich). I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty and well rounded it turned out. I forgot the salt, and I didn't even miss it! I ate it with some mashed cauliflower. Yum!

Italian Chicken Salad with Grapes

I just threw this together with some leftovers, and I was thrilled with its tastiness! I used leftover slow cooker chicken, but rotisserie would be very yummy, or even grilled.

Lazy Katie's Barbeque Chicken

This slow-cooker recipe requires no forethought, almost no work and a big apetite. It's yummy! (Note about nutritional info: sodium and sugar content vary greatly among barbeque sauces.)

Katie's Quick Red Lentils

My husband doesn't even like lentils, but he likes these!

Enchilada Casserole

This recipe is perfect for a small to medium crockpot. You can multiply it for a larger crockpot.

Katie's Enchilada Sauce

I've snuck in some extra vegetables for extra goodness!

Sweet-Potato Waffle Fries

From Parents Magazine December 2008

Sweet & Sour (Veggie or Not) Hot Dogs

These are more like barbeque hot dogs than sweet & sour, but they taste good no matter what you call them!

Agave Cranberry Sauce

I substitute agave nectar for sugar in this tasty basic recipe.

Grandma Showalter's No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

These are more like fudge than cookies, which is fine by me!

Very Good (1 rating)
Katie's Simple Macaroni Salad

This salad can be made gluten free, vegan, or light.

Peanut Butter Bumper Balls

I had a craving and an urge to be creative. Need I say more? This recipe can be multiplied or divided very easily.

Savory Oatmeal

This side dish is a great replacement for store-bought stuffing. It cooks up quicker and is a lot healthier. This recipe is also wheat free and vegan, but you could add parmesan cheese if you desired.

Katie's Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

This is my favorite way to eat Brussels sprouts because it's tasty and it reminds me of a surprise anniversary trip to Seattle my husband planned (when I tried hot roasted chestnuts for the first time).

Katie's Curried Lentils

This pressure cooker recipe could be made on the stove, or adapted for the slow cooker. The recipe is also easy to modify or multiply!

Black Olive Bean Dip

For those of us who like to eat olives right out of the can.

Katie's Savory Vegetable Soup (Vegan)

This is a vegan treat that whips up in minutes

Better than Guacamole

This vegan dip is the perfect match for my avocado cravings but a touch lighter

Roasted Garlic Hummus with White Beans

This is a modification of hummus that makes it a little creamier.

High-Protein, High-Fiber Omelette

I didn't think this would have a lot of flavor when I made it, but I was pleasantly surprised! Boy, was it filling!

Cheesy Garlic Baked Thin Spaghetti

Side this with a salad and you have a low-calorie, super-filling meal.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Egg Casserole Florentine

This recipe is great for any meal! It's a big hit for potlucks (not to mention really easy!).

Sweet Potato Casserole

This family recipe is NOT low cal, but it's super yummy! I eat it instead of dessert!

Very Good (1 rating)
Fancy Grilled Cheese

Who says "Cheddar is Better?"

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Katie's Creations
These are my own creations!
Katie's Modifications
These are recipes I've borrowed and modified to our tastes and needs.