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Recipes I've Shared:

Annie's Make-yer-nose-run Mayo

This is a chipotle mayonnaise inspired by Kerby Lane Cafe, a local restaurant chain in Austin, TX. They serve their sweet potato fries with chipotle dipping sauce that makes you want to kiss your mother! While mine is not exactly the same, it still is a great sauce for sweet potatoes, fish, chicken, or you can just lick it off your fingers...

Annie's Primal Tuna Cakes

This is a modification of Skinny Tuna Cakes found on I liked the idea, but wanted to make it them a little more "Primal" for my lifestyle. I adjusted amounts so that there are enough to feed a family of 4 for dinner. Eventhough I did that, I honestly didn't expect my 4 and 6 year-old children to eat them...but they DID! You KNOW it's a dinner winner if the kids eat it! :)

Annie's Quinoa Porridge

We've gone primal, but just can't do without some kind of breakfast cereal! This has been our transition breakfast. I enjoy eating it with a dab of sour cream on it.

Annie's Primal Applepie muffins

These are an adaptation of oatmeal cupcakes found on green . They use no wheat flour and no sugar and my family gobbles 'em up!

Roasted Chicken, Cannelini & Asparagus

This is an adaptation of a recipe from Real Simple magazine. It's super delicious, and a great option for low-carb people.

Deep November Chicken Soup

This is a hearty, tomato-based chicken soup that calls for root vegtables to lend an earthy goodness. Experiment with the spices to adjust it to your preference for spiciness.

Primal Spaghetti Squash Casserole

My own variation of a recipe taken from website.

Hummus meatballs

I found that dried hummus mix, while disgusting when made into hummus, can be a tasty addition to meatballs! These can be jazzed up with more spices and sauces, but I kept the recipe plain as the "base recipe". Enjoy!

hummus meatballs

I found that dried hummus mix, while disgusting when made into hummus, can be a tasty addition to meatballs! These can be jazzed up with more spices and sauces, but I kept the recipe plain as the "base recipe". Enjoy!

Primal Chicken Soup w/Wild Rice & Quinoa

This chicken soup is made with homemade chicken broth that has not been defatted. It is super filling and super delicious!

Polka dot sausage skillet

This is just a little something I whipped up to eat over brown rice. Surprise surprise! It is easy and delicious, but obviously not for all the time with the high calorie count.

Sausage & Carmelized Onion Capellini Skillet

A quick skillet with a nice light flavor that is also layered and complex. Try with a side of steamed veggies...YUM!

Easy Peasy Chicken Tortellini Soup

This is a modification of a soup idea form Real SImple magazine, March 2011.

This could be made low-sodium by using low sodium chicken broth. This recipe could easily accommodate additional vegetables, as well.

Cherry Surprise Smoothie

A yummy treat! My toddlers love this smoothie and don't even know it's good for them!

The surprise is that it's got tofu and spinach in the list of ingredients, and sweetened with honey rather than white sugar.

To amp-up the fiber and omega-3 component, add 1/2 Tbsp. of ground flax seed.

Real Simple Buttermilk Dressing

Taken from the March 2011 Real Simple Magazine, with my low-fat modifications. Zesty and yummy!

Creamy Dreamy Pasta Bake

A modification of a casserole from The Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book. Great for cold winter days and easy peasy!

Annie's Low-fat Sweet Potato Muffins

This is a modification of an excellent Sweet Potato Muffin recipe shared by CAPATRIOT. This version is lower in fat and still sinfully delicious! Great for a breakfast on the go or as an after-dinner treat!

Oven Roasted Chicken with White Beans & Tomatoes

This is a modification of the recipe from Real Simple January 2011. It's easy to assemble, only dirties one dish, and makes your house smell great as it's cooking. The perfect Sunday dinner!

Cocoa Crispy Bars

I'm not pretending this is healthy! Just yummy. (Lifted off the cereal box)

One-crust Deep Dish Apple Pie

An easy apple pie with lots of zing!

(A modification of the recipe found in the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook)

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

This soup is thick and creamy, like pot pie filling but at a fraction of the fat and calories!

Slow-cooker Cajun-style Black Bean soup

This is a recipe taken from theFix It and Forget It Lightly cookbook. The only modification I have made was, instead of using a hamhock or lean ham, I substitute a ham bone and use the leftover ham in it. This change isn't reflected in the calorie count, since ham-bone isn't an ingredient option.

Slow-Cooker Green Chile Chicken Stew

This is a modification of a recipe found in Fix-it and Forget-it Cookbook. Delicious with cornbread or warm tortillas!

Fruit -Nut Clusters on the Double-quick

A slightly healthier version of the peanut clusters recipe I found in my cookbook.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Just Good Cole Slaw

This is a re-working of the cole slaw recipe from SHELLPRO, because hers was just the dressing. This one includes my variations in the dressing, plus the actual cabbage and carrots that I think make a really good cole slaw.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Even-More-SImple Chicken Salad

This is a quick chicken salad great for sandwiches or on top of lettuce.

Rustic Garbanzo Soup

A simple soup with lots of flavor, made in the slow cooker.

Stolen Chicken Corn Casserole

This recipe is a modification of a recipe I got out of a Publix weekly flyer. It is super easy to assemble, since it's almost all canned stuff. It has a slight kick to it, and SO yummy and filling! This also refrigerates really well, so it's great to take to work the next day for lunch.

One Leg Chicken Soup

Simple ingredients combine to make a delicious classic.

Food Storage Pizza

This pizza is created with food items that can be kept in food storage. The sprouted wheat must be started 2 days ahead.

South Carolina Mustard BBQ pork

If you've never had southern BBQ, this is your chance to make it! I was given this recipe by a woman native to Columbia, South Carolina, and her cooking never fails!
NOTE: this is really more of a treat than a staple, given the high fat content. But a little bit goes a LONG way as a topping for baked potatoes or rice.

meatball bonanza

these meatballs could be made more lowfat by cutting the sausage in half, increasing the spinach, using all-wheat bread crumbs, and using 3 egg whites instead of 2 beaten eggs.

Very Good (1 rating)
French Toast Casserole

From Cooks' Illustrated Cook & Bake Cookbook. Delish!

Easy Pesto Ham Pizza

We love pizza, but hate making the dough, so this is a great compromise for us.

Creamy Barley & Kale

This is an adaptation of a Real SImple recipe from Feb. of 2010. It calls for more ordinary ingredients (cheaper, too!) The dried tomatoes used in this are home-dried, NOt soaked in Olive oil, which may allow for lower fat than listed in the nutritional information.

Cranberry Jello Delite

This is a delicious side to pork loin, turkey, or roast chicken. For those who love cranberries but find the canned sauce too sweet, you will love this one!

Incredible! (1 rating)
Squash 'n' Sausage Pasta sauce

This is a very hearty sauce: feel free to add more vegetables or substitute what's growing in your own garden this summer!

Annie's Low-sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are for Moms who want to give their kids cookies without feeling so guilty about it! They are higher in whole grains and healthy fats, lower in sugar than most other recipes call for, and still delicious!

Annie's Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This is VERY yummy for winter, with much less work than enchiladas. The leftovers are also great as a take-to-work lunch for the next day!

I didn't do these things in my calculations, but using fat-free, low-sodium cream of mushroom soup and low-sodium tomatoes would make this even healthier!

Annie's Swedish meatballs w/egg noodles & spinach

This is a pretty quick dinner to fix, great for a chilly winter's evening! If you can't get spinach, kale or swiss chard would work equally well.

To make this lower in fat, choose NO YOLKS egg noodles, or another low-fat pasta alternative.

Annie's Chicken & Rice PLUS

This is a yummy one-dish dinner that makes clean-up a snap!

To make this even lower in fat and sodium, use 98% fat free cream of celery, and use low-sodium versions of both kinds of soup. Also, you can always cut the chicken in more pieces and add more rice & vegetables to stretch this dish to feed more people.

Annie's Roasted Root Medley

Great for a cold winter day! This dish is a favorite because, through the long roasting process, the sweet potato get s all carmelized on the bottom...YUM!

I don't add any salt to this dish, but a little bit of garlic salt would probably be called for.

Light berry pancakes

These are a favorite that I've tried to "healthy up" while keeping it easy to make.

Whole Wheat Peach Molasses Muffins

These muffins could have a different fruit substituted easily: cranberries, other types of berries, apples, etc. The spices might just need to be adjusted!

These muffins are hearty and delicious with cream cheese! I feed them to my toddler, because they are a healthy alternative to store-bought muffins or muffin mixes, and he loves them!

Annie's Tangy Egg Salad

This egg salad tastes a little like deviled eggs to me, and is a great filler for a pita, or equally delish on crackers!