Recipes I've Shared:

Unna’s Omelette

The standard red, green and white with cheddar

Zucchini Chicken Burgers

A chicken burger that stays moist! Experiment with seasonings for different versions.

Blueberry Abocado bread

Avocado replaces the normal fats and imparts a lovely flavour.

Muffin Tin Blueberry Popovers

Use milk to lower the fat— I only had half and half in the house

Mushroom Chicken Meatloaf

A savoury alternative to traditional meatloaf.

No Knead Potato Green Onion Bread

A heartier white bread that'll satisfy for longer - plus, it makes yummy sandwiches.

Fresh Greek Salad

A fresh taste explosion that's immensely satisfying.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies

double chocolate chip cookies that mimic fruit and nut bar - the nuttiness is from the multigrain flour - no nuts!

No Knead Sesame Hemp Grain Bread

This is of the "throw it together and forget it" variety of bread, usually cooked in a dutch oven, and instead sized for 2 loaf pans.

Oven Porcupines w/ Kale & Tomato

For added fibre and nutrients, sub brown rice, but expect it to need to cook for a little longer.

Cheater Knipfle

A quick version of the German hash.

Chickpea & Veggie Rogan Josh

An easy to make, easy to freeze, make ahead meal.

Traditional Yorkshire Puddings

The secret is to heat the oil in a 425 degree oven and then add the batter. Make sure the batter is at room temperature, I make the batter ahead of time and just let it rest on the counter until I've pulled out the roast, then raise the temp of the oven and have at it.

Minestra del Verdura al Pesto

A classic pureed italian soup made from whatever vegetables are on hand and finished with a spoonful of pestor.

peanut butter oat bran raisin muffins

I only had half and half in the house, but use yogurt, skim or nut milks instead and they come out beautifully.

Chicken Stuffing Stew

This has that rich, wonderful sweet/savoury combination of a good poultry stuffing, but it's packed with vegetables.

German Marble Cake

A traditional, heavy, dense cake that tastes better when it sits overnight. Serve with a beverage!

Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce

This is the original recipe, butter and all.

Scalloped Potato

The full fat version for special occasions.

Oatmeal to Go Cakes

Hearty oatmeal in a portable format with added Hemp

Honey Cornbread Muffins

It works just as well with skim milk.

Dijon Vinaigrette

The simplest things are often the best. Try on a salad with romaine, arugula, sliced pickles or pickled beans, baby steamed potato with chicken or pork.

Cabbage & Rice Soup

A warming and comforting hearty soup for a rainy day.

Red Curry Laksa

A low-fat, flavourful alternative to thai red curry in a restaurant. If you don't have fresh basil, fresh cilantro is also tasty here.

Ham, Sweet Potato & Corn Chowder

Hearty and delicious- add a dollop of sour cream for extra creaminess.

Lighter Cheese Lasagna - Vegetarian

The cottage cheese, parmesan and basil layer adds protein and great flavour to this lighter lasagna.

Scalloped Potatoes

The real deal for holiday meals.

Chewy Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

No eggs and relatively low fat make this a nice cookie choice. Plus there's fibre!

Cheese Sauce

Tops vegetables and mac 'n' cheese equally well.

Butternut Squash Soup

It's the simplest recipe, with the most delightful texture and just the right amount of creaminess and kick. (use half and half for less fat!)

Braised Cabbage, Bean & Potato Hash

It's delicious, and cooks wonderfully in a slow cooker.

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

A nice, light and spongey cake-- no need to buy a box! This makes one 8" round. For a two layer cake, double the recipe.

Sesame Soba Noodles with Tofu

Delicious -- even for non-tofu eaters!

Chickpea salad

A refreshing salad for anytime of year. Travels well for lunches!

Yam & Garlic Soup

This makes a massive batch - you'll need a turkey roasting pan to roast the veg and then an 18 L stock pot to puree. Makes a fantastic starter to holiday meals, or wonderful freezer lunches and fast dinners.

Multigrain Chicken Pot Pies

A healthier alternative to those frozen deals-- a couple hours in the kitchen and you have 10 meals in the freezer!

Spinach Jalepeno Dip

You can lighten this easily by using fat free sour cream and low-fat cheese. (Reduce the hot peppers though if you do!)

Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole

More of the german variety of cabbage rolls... and much, much easier.

Spiced Zucchini High Fibre Cookie

If you don't have a high-fibre cereal to add, use a grain mix or rolled oats.

Turkey Tetrazzini

The perfect use for leftover turkey! Yum.

Roasted Carrot & Garlic Soup

I often serve the roasted carrots (pre soup) with holiday dinners, but with the huge quantity of carrots I was gifted from a friends yard I thought - soup! (Freezes delightfully)


Bulked up with fresh veg, this makes a great fresh treat.

Green & Yellow Potato Salad

A brightly-coloured alternative to standard mayo-heavy potato salads. Bonus: the mustard and white wine vinegrette is terrific on green salads too!

Fresh Fat-free Tomato Salsa

It's addictive, and now I put it on everything for lots of extra yummy flavour. Try it with refried beans as a layer dip, too.

Refried Beans

From scratch! Try it and you'll never make it any other way again.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Another variation of a similar recipe already found here. This one reduces the amount of sugar and only makes 20 cookies.

Low Fat Coconut Rice

If you use the original So delicious (Dairy-Alternative) Coconut Milk, you can make a decent coconut milk with a nice subtle flavour.

Cherry Chocolate Chip High Fibre Muffin

I used fresh cherries and milk chocolate chips, but the basic recipe can accommodate whatever fruit you like and the chocolate isn't necessary... but does make a nice treat! These muffins are fairly heavy and dense, not like store-bought cakey muffins at all.

Blue Cheese Dressing

A lighter homemade version without that weird chemically flavour of shelf stable product.

Very Good (1 rating)
Lemon Curd II

This version is much more stable.

German Marble Cookies

Cake cookies in the perfect size for portion control. You'll be tempted to eat these warm... but they really do taste better cooled completely and allowed to sit for several hours, even overnight.

For an elegant dessert, place sugar-dusted cookie on a plate and serve with a scoop of raspberry sherbet.

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

The easiest soup ever... but one of the most satisfying too!

Tomato Minestrone

Nothing like my Nonna used to make, but tasty as anything!

Classic Coleslaw

Use light mayo for reduced fat

Chipotle Ceasar Dressing

With a splash of red wine vinegar and a little heat. Serving size is per 2 tbsp of dressing.

Giant Choc Chip Cookies

They're chewy the first day and then decreasingly so over the next few.

Ham & Egg Pie

My mother used to make this, so its a nostalgia thing.

Creamy Fresh Asparagus Soup

No really-- you'll never go back to something in or from a can.

Spinach and Artichoke Soup

The combination in a dip is addictive-- but this is healthier and better balanced for a meal! To make it truly vegetarian, substitute a veg-based stock.

Cauliflower Gorgonzola Soup

A light creamy appearance with plenty of flavour!

Lemon Meringues

In the absence of Lemon Meringue Pie.... there's lemon meringues that'll fill the void.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Singapore Fried Vermicelli

With chicken! And whatever vegetables I had. Traditionally it would have onion, green onion, bean sprouts, bbq pork and shrimp. But you know, this is tastey too.

Incredible! (1 rating)
German Plum Cake

It took ages to find this recipe again... my grandmother used to make it for us when the crates of black prune plums would show up in late summer.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Like mom used to make.

Balsamic Tomato Salad

I serve this as a tomato salad, so you feel you can eat more of it-- but it works really well as a bruschetta too. Try serving up a healthy portion with a slice of bread on the side to sop up the lovely dressing.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Super Veggie Beef Bean Chili

I'm a firm believer that the more that goes into the chili pot-- the better it is for you! Especially in fall after a day spent in the chill doing yard work. Try serving it with baked tortilla chips, some shredded cheddar sprinkled on top and a dollop of sour cream. Yum. And it freezes like a dream.

Almond Soy Chai

A dairy-free chai with fennel to aid digestion. Great as a morning alternative to coffee.

Vegetable Frittata

Good morning food to keep you balanced and able to beat cravings all day long. Complete it with a slice of heavy-on-the-fibre toast smeared with low-sugar fruit spread.

Folk Fest Granola Bars

I'm headed into the crowd on the hill for 4 sunny days... and I wanted some healthier fare to get me through. I think this might work!

Potato and Green Bean Stew

Simple and fresh from the mid-summer garden... if you want truly vegetarian, substitute veg stock for the beef.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Honey Cornmeal Muffin

Very light and sweet

Lemon Shortbread

They do spread out-- so be sure to leave room on the pan

Butter Chicken II

In the quest to get closer to what they serve at my local Indian buffet... here's the next. (By the way, the first is very good, just not the same.)

Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

This can be made lower fat and calories by substituting skim milk and low-fat condensed milk... and it'll be just as tasty!

Spinach and Artichoke (Crack) Dip

Worth the splurge in every way....

Very Good (1 rating)
Cilantro Tzatziki

This has the freshest of flavours without any cucumber. Nutrition info is per tbsp.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Low-fat Lemon Cupcake

The not-so-fully-leaded version

Lemon Cupcakes

The fully-leaded version

Beet Cupcakes and Frosting

Whole wheat and beets... so while they're not technically healthy, at least you can feel better about your treat!

Chicken Meatballs

A chicken variety for lower fat.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Roasted Ratatouille

The oven version-- so you can go about your day while its cooking.

Lemon Curd

Foolproof! I found this on the web.. so kudos to Fine Cooking for this one.

Puffed Wheat Squares

Chocolatey goodness-- for more coating, use only 6 cups of the puffed wheat.

Chai Krispie Squares

The adult version of the original treat...

Creamy Dill New Potatoes

It's a ukrainian thing-- and it's good!

Italian Style Beans

Use whatever beans you have, I like fava, and if you don't have fresh, just use half the amount dried and soak overnight.

Mushroom Risotto-style Barley

You can make a risotto-style dish out of barley! More flavour. More fibre. Mmmm... good!

Cioppino (Fish Stew)

Tomato-based tastiness that won't disappoint! Serve with garlic toast for a great meal.

Gnocchi with Roquefort

A version of Gnocchi Gorgonzola.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Butter Chicken

A little closer to something authentic.

Rosemary Bacon Goat Cheese Pizza + Dough

Trust me, it's worth the effort.

Shephard's Pie Quebec-Style

Full of fat, flavour and guaranteed to satisfy on the coldest day.

Baked Potato Soup

All the flavour of a baked potato - in a satisfying meal soup


A fresh version with no oils.

4H Banana Bread

Apparently this used to be a 4H recipe (with white flour). It's just great like this though.

Eggplant & Zucchini Parmesan

A baked variety with extra veg.

Penne Puttanesca

spicey, saltey and oh, so good.

Very Good (1 rating)

Slightly lower fat version

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