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Recipes I've Shared:

Bread - No Knead

Just tried this YouTube No-Knead Bread. Made a few adjustments. Instead of just white flour, replaced 2 of the 3 cups of flour with whole wheat flour, increased the amount of yeast and reduced the salt.

Turkey Black Bean Burgers

Ground Turkey mixed with Black Beans and Rotel Lime & Cilantro Tomatoes.

Lima Beans

Lima Beans simply cooked

Turkey Thai Sour Curry Meatballs

Ground Turkey mixed with Thai Sour Curry Paste.

Turkey Mexican Meatballs

Easy meatballs that can be frozen for later use.


Potato pancakes for St. Patrick's Day.

Turkey Chili without Beans

Organic Ground White Turkey Chili without beans.

Waffles made from Arrowhead Mills Organic Sprouted Grain

I'm trying to find and use sprouted flours in my cooking because it's suppose to be easier on the digestive system.

Pecan Pie

Recipe is from a Texan friend who gave it to me in exchange for a large bag of Pecans over 30 years ago.

Pie Dough

Pie Dough recipe

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie recipe from the Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin

Pumpkin Rolls with Spelt Flour

I took a pumpkin rolls recipe from Bon Appetit, Nov 1990 & modified it. Instead of using regular flour, I substituted Sprouted Organic Spelt & Spring Wheat flour.

Oatmeal Baked with Apple & Berries

Found the above recipe from Whole Foods. Modified it using Greek Yogurt, using fresh Blueberries instead of frozen mixed berries because I had them on hand, with a bit of dried to make up the amount and left out the salt.

Menudo (Tripe) Soup

Hearty filling soup. Great for a late night snack or for the morning after.

Waffles Made with Whole Wheat FLour & Steelcut Oatmeal

I took my traditional waffle recipe and made some changes to make them healthier. Instead of using just white flour, I exchanged some of the white for whole wheat and added some cooked steelcut oatmeal. I also eliminated the salt, since the baking powder already has salt.

Chili made with Beef & Turkey

Ground Beef and Ground Turkey Breast browned together and then combined with garlic, onions, Cumin Powder and Chili Powder.

Shrimp in Coconut Curry

Easy Coconut Curry Shrimp that can be put together quickly.

Very Good (1 rating)
Flank Steak with Mexican Spices Cooked in a Crock Pot

This is a Flank Steak slow cooked in a Crock Pot or if no Crock Pot, can be slow cooked in the oven. You can eat as is after cooking or shred it and use as a topping on a large salad, which is what I do.

Lime Juice Vinaigrette

This is the Vinaigrette that I use for my Crock Pot/Oven Cooked Mexican Spiced Flank Steak Salad.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake with a nut crust. Simple, easy and healthy.

Blueberry Yogurt Cream Custard

This is actually a Whole Foods Blueberry Sour Cream Pie that I've modified by exchanging the Sour Cream for Non-Fat Greek Yogurt and making it as a custard by excluding the the pie crust called for in the original recipe. This cuts carbs & calories. Per the original recipe, change up the flavor by adding 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon or 1 tsp lemon zest.

Beet Greens with Onions & Garlic

Onions and garlic stir fried with beet greens.

Cookies, Sugar

An old Gourmet recipe that I've adjusted slightly. I eliminated the salt and increased the Vanilla Extract slightly.

Meatloaf (4oz/serving)

Meatloaf using organic ground meat.

Irish Soda Bread without Raisins & Salt

This version as stated in the title, is made without Raisins and Salt. The salt comes from the large amount of Baking powder already in the recipe. Because I have friends who don't like Raisins in their baked goods, I make one without the Raisins.

Biscuits, Baking Powder

Easy to make biscuits. These are roll out biscuits. If you want to make them into drop biscuits, just increase the milk by 1/3 Cup and drop by teaspoonful onto a baking sheet

Lentil Soup (Low Salt)

To cut the salt content I mixed Tasty Bite Madras Lentils with Healthy Valley Organic No Salt Added Lentils and 1 cup of water.

Broccoli Roasted in Oven (4 oz/serving)

Quick & easy. Eat as is or add to your favorite salad.

Scones with Dried Blueberries

A scone recipe that I've reworked to lower the salt and calories.

Potatoes, Sweet Spicey Scalloped

This is a modified Baked Sweet Potato with spices and without cheese or milk. I cannot eat cheese, so just bake without the cheese and milk.

Beans (Pinto) with Bush's Grillin Texas Ranchero Pinto

1 lb of Dry Pinto Beans cooked and then mixed with Bush's Grillin Texas Ranchero Pinto Beans to reduce the sodium content per serving.

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

This is a recipe based on Slow Cooker Jambalya by TAMI39. To get a better idea of calories & salt content, I have indicated the amounts of ingredients in measurable amounts mostly by weight and included the missing tomatoes and added some low sodium broth.

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

This is a recipe based on Slow Cooker Jambalya by TAMI39. To get a better idea of calories & salt content, I have indicated the amounts of ingredients in measurable amounts mostly by weight and included the missing tomatoes and added some low sodium broth.

Lamb Stir Fried with Onions

Boneless Lamb is thinly sliced and then cut into thin strips. The strips are marinated for about 10 minutes and then stir fried with vegetables.

Chile With Organic Ground Beef

Quick Chile made with Organic Ground Beef.

Salmon Oven Grilled (4ozs without skin/serving)

Skinless Salmon Fillet rubbed with Olive Oil and Ground Black Pepper and then oven grilled.

Hamburger With Organic Ground Beef

Lightly seasoned organic ground beef.

Pancake, Protein (1 serving)

A recipe from Tone It Up. Protein pancake with blueberries.

Lamb Hunan Style (4oz/serving)

Spiced up thinly sliced lamb with lots of sauce. Good over a bowl of rice.

Turkey Burger (Single Serving)

Low fat Ground Turkey burgers made with Ezekiel Cereal and veggies.

Hot Pot With Tofu, Shrimp, FIsh, Mussels, & Clams

A Seafood Hot Pot with veggies, Shrimp, Fish, Mussels, Clams, and Tofu in Chicken Broth

Shrimp Marinated in Lime Juice with Garlic & Cilantro (4oz of Shrimp/1 Serving)

Cooked shrimp is mixed with the crushed garlic, chopped cilantro and lime juice and left to marinate for about 1 hour.

Chicken in Coconut Lime Sauce

Isabel De Los Rios Recipe except I use boneless Chicken Thighs instead of chicken with bones and I eliminated the salt.

Red Kidney Beans Seasoned with Bush's Grillin Texas Ranchero Beans ( about 1 Cup/Serving)

Cooking some dry beans and then mixing with canned beans lowers salt content.

Black Bean Soup mixed with Bush's Grillin Black Bean Fiesta

Dry Black Bean Soup cooked & then mixed with Bush's Grillin Black Beans.

Muffins with Wheat Germ, Cranberries & Walnuts

Homemade muffins beat the store bought ones anytime. They contain lots of healthy ingredients.


Homemade Scones with Raisins and/or Cranberries

Broccoli and Onion Quiche

Modified Whole Foods recipe for Quick Broccoli & Onion Quiche I don't like cheese

Bok Choy Stir Fried

Baby Bok Choy Stir fried with garlic & onions.

Scones Made With Unsalted Butter, Walnuts & Raisins (12 Triangles)

Quick homemade scones made with walnuts, raisins & unsalted butter.

Garbanzo Beans (TastyBite Chunky) and Dried Garbanzo Beans Cooked Together

To cut down on salt, I cooked a one pound bag of dried garbanzo beans and then mixed it with TastyBite Chunky Chickpeas.

Beef Hamburger Soup with Black Soy Beans

Hamburger soup with Black Soy Beans and Veggies. No Corn or Potatoes.

Cauliflower with Indian Spice Mix

Cauliflower cooked with ginger, green chili pepper and plum tomatoes.

Garbanzo Beans (Low Salt) & TastyBite Chunky Chickpeas

Mixed to different types of Garbanzo Beans to bring down sodium and to add flavor to the plain ones

Very Good (2 ratings)
Chicken Thigh, Boneless Skinless Oven Roasted 4ozs

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs marinated with Crushed Garlic and Pepper Flavored Peanut Oil, then oven roasted.

Chicken Breast Skinless Grilled & Seasoned with Creole Seasoning 4ozs

Chicken Breast seasoned with Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning. Can be grilled on the stove top or over charcoal.

Lentil Soup

Thick lentil soup.

Broccoli & Thai Curry Paste (6 oz)

Broccoli stir fry with Thai Curry Paste.

Chillingsworth Pumpkin Rolls

This is a recipe that I originally got from Bon Appetit, November 1990 and modified it just slightly. I reduced the salt and oil and added pumpkin pie spices.

Chicken Thighs Grilled with Thai Green Curry Paste (4oz serving)

Simple and quick. Toss Chicken Thighs with Thai Green Curry Paste, let sit for a few minutes and then grill on stove top.

Cornbread Recipe Modified to Fit 10 inch Iron Skillet

The title explains it all. We like to cook our cornbread in an iron skillet, so modified the family recipe to fill a 10 inch Iron skillet.

Chili Meat Only

We like our Chili without beans, so this is an all meat chili. To thicken the broth, we add Corn Masa at the end of the cooking. To serve, we cut a wedge of our Iron Skillet Cornbread in half and top it with the Chili.

Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas) Cooked with Chicken Broth (0.5cup/serving)

Dry Garbanzo Beans are cooked in water and some chicken broth to eat as is or for use in other recipes.

Scallops Pan Grilled

Quickly cook Scallops with crushed garlic and Pam for a low calorie meal.

Chicken Thighs Pan Grilled with Creole Seasoning

Highly seasoned Chicken Thighs pan grilled with Pam. Cooking a large quantity means leftovers for later eating or for use in salads.

Pancakes with Steelcut Oatmeal

A hearty breakfast of Pancakes made with cooked Steelcut Oatmeal

Cauliflower & Thai Curry Paste

Cauliflower quick stir fry with Thai Curry Paste.

Brussel Sprouts Oven Roasted (4ozs)

Brussels Sprouts roasted in your oven for eating as is or a tasty addition to your salad.

Chicken Fajita Meat Filling

This is a quick dinner when you're short on time. I keep this chicken fajita meat filling marinating in the frig during a week that I know will be busy. It cooks up quickly and is tasty.

Chicken Breast Skinless & Boneless Baked/Grilled

Simple preparation for a quick low calorie chicken meal

Chicken Breast, Oven Roasted Skinless Boneless

Skinless & Boneless Chicken Breast marinated with crushed garlic and peppered peanut oil

Chicken Cacciatore with Homemade Sauce

Easy put together chicken dinner.

Spaghetti Sauce Homemade with Hot Italian Sausage (3/4 Cup/Serving)

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce with Hot Italian Sausage. Made with my Homemade Basic Tomato Sauce.

Tomato Sauce Basic (1 Cup/Serving)

Homemade Basic Tomato Sauce.

Beef Hamburger Soup Without Potatoes

Ground Beef browned and cooked with frozen veggies to make thick vegetable beef soup.

Broccoli Stir Fry 5 oz Serving

Quick Broccoli stir fry for a quick veggie.

Very Good (14 ratings)
Beef Chuck Pot Roast in a Slow Cooker 6ozs of Meat with Broth & veggies

Beef Chuck Pot Roast in a Slow Cooker is easy and dinner is ready when you get home.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Muffaletta Sandwich New Orleans Style

A New Orleans Original Sandwich made on a round Italian Bread and stacked with Ham, Mortadella, Provolone & Swiss Cheeses and Italian Olive Salad.

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes good enough to serve to company!! No bread crumbs.

Tofu Burger with Burdock, Lotus Root & Carrot Mix

Fresh Extra Firm Crumbled Tofu mixed with Tofu Burger Mix and formed into Patties.

Tofu Burger with Mushroom Mix

Fresh Extra Firm Tofu crumbles and mixed with Mushroom Tofu Burger Patty Mix.

Broccoli, Asparagus & Mushrooms Oven Grilled

Broccoli, Asparagus & Mushrooms mixed with Olive Oil and then Oven Grilled.

Beans French Green Beans Stir Fried

French Green Beans lightly stir fried with Crushed Garlic & Soy Sauce.

Very Good (1 rating)
Beef Boneless Short Ribs BBQd (4oz/Serving)

Grilled Boneless Beef Short Ribs that have been marinated i a mixture of Crushed Garlic & Soy Sauce.

Watercress Stir Fry (1 Cup/Serving)

Watercress lightly stir fried.

Bean Sprouts Mung Stir Fry

Quick Mung Bean Sprouts stir fry.

Beef Tendon and Daikon Stew

Low calorie, but tasty meal

Chicken Livers Grilled

Grilled Chicken Livers marinated in soy sauce

Soup Chinese Seafood

Simple and quick seafood soup

Bacalao & Cowpea Soup

Simple soup for dinner.

Cauliflower Stir Fried (4.5 oz/128gm)

Quick and simple stir fried cauliflower

Shrimp Stuffed Crab Claws

Shrimp & Fish mixture wrapped around a crab claw and then deep fried.

Stir Fry Asparagus, Green Beans & Sliced Beef

Quick stir fry of vegetables with sliced beef

Snap Peas, Bamboo Shoots, Celery, & Onions Stir Fry

Mixed vegetables stir fried with a little salt & oil.

Chicken Gizzards, Grilled

Chicken Gizzards marinated in Lite Soy Sauce then oven baked/griled for 15 minutes.

Marie Callendar Cobb Salad

Large Salad with Hard boiled Egg, Bacon, Avocado, Grilled Chicken Breast & Romaine Lettuce. No Salad Dressing