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A great tasty way to use lots of zucchini.
Made with fresh eggs from down the road; local, organic and so good!
Simple and delicious.
A traditional dish perfect for chilly autumn days. Easy to make and lovely to eat.
Potato pancakes made a delicious supper topped with homemade applesauce, grated cheddar cheese, and sour cream. You can add grated carrot or sweet potato with the regular potato for a nice twist. Omit the onion, or substitute some green onions or chives or parsley - this is versatile.
Very easy and very delicious. True comfort food. Use sushi , arborio, or regular short grain rice. Any cheese will work, such as Monterey Jack or Parmesan. Any diced or shredded vegetables could be added with the green onions at the first stage.
The coffee gives an interesting flavour, but orange or apple juice, tea, sherry, wine, or plain water may be substituted.
Bill's eggplant recipe.
An Alice Waters recipe.
An Alice Waters recipe. As always, use the best possible ingredients and eat a small portion.
Alice Water's recipe. I agree with Queen Alice that food should always be made from the finest ingredients. If you want to stay slim and healthy, eat the best food in moderation.
This is a Lee Bailey recipe. I used buttermilk which gives a very tender crumb.
Nice made with fresh corn cut from the cob.
A pure cookie of simple wholesome ingredients. Have just one piece as a treat.
This is the Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe from Lee Bailey's Country Desserts, 1988. I made smaller cookies than his recipe suggests so there are fewer calories to a serving. Makes 48 cookies.
Perfect for the end of summer when fresh tomatoes and zucchini are plentiful.
Substitute melted butter instead of the canola oil if you wish, and increase the brown sugar up to 3 tablespoons for a sweeter, richer pancake. The nutmeg is a lovely addition but may be omitted.
Tuck a sliver of apricot into each muffin before baking to give extra flavour
From the Canadian Living Summertime Cookbook Special 1983. Serve in smaller slices if you want a lower calorie count. The advantage of this flavourful cake is that it does not need ice cream or whipped cream to make it tasty, just serve it as is, or put some fresh blueberries on the side, and / or a slice of fresh orange.
Substitute types of cheese, or omit if you wish.
This is an easy, delicious dish. The chicken and rice compliment each other very well. Use well trimmed chicken thighs for the best flavour, but substitute chicken breasts if you wish. Serve with a Garden Salad (see recipe).
This quick and easy dish is lovely made with garden fresh tomatoes.
From The Wednesday Chef blog http://www.thewednesdaychef.com/the_wednes
This is my own recipe. It is very gingery! You can omit the powdered ginger if you want a more modest ginger flavour.
Delicious with Tandoori Chicken. From the Canadian Living Summer Cookbook Special 1983, page 36. This issue is a classic with many wonderful recipes.
Florence Fabricant's Thick Tomato-Bread Soup, Catalan-Style found on http://www.thewednesdaychef.com/the_wednes
I used orzo pasta instead
Drain the yogurt first to make it nice and thick.
Grilled, rather than cooked in a traditional tandoor. Delicious with Saffron rice.
These are delicious mashed potatoes, especially when made with Yukon Gold potatoes. Whip them with an electric mixer for fluffy potatoes.
Because the berries are essentially uncooked, this pie is particularly fresh and luscious tasting.
I do not know what is Irish about this recipe, but it was so named when given to me. To reduce calories and fat, make it a deep dish apple pie using only half the pastry. See instructions for details.
Original from the Joy of Cooking. Makes 18 small biscuits aor 8 sugar scones.
A variation on an Anne Lindsay recipe.
Recipe from the Bob's Red Mill package for Cracked Wheat Whole Grain Bulgur.
This is an easy and delicious cake that gets even moister the next day. The trick is not to over bake. Bake it in a bundt or tube pan for a cake presentation, or in 24 muffin tins for cupcakes.
A delightfully refreshing salad, so good when made with summer fresh carrots that are sweet and crisp. This is a large recipe - make it with just one pound of carrots and half a cucumber for a family dinner.
These lovely simple scones are from Alice Waters' "The Art of Simple Food". As with any food, the secret is not to diminish the quality of the ingredients, but rather to eat small portions. Less is more!
Delicious: buttery and lemony, and gritty from the cornmeal. Serve with fresh peaches or other fruit and a dollop of whipped cream or low fat yogurt. A small slice is enough.
This is one of the best zucchini dishes ever. Use water or vegetable stock and leave out the chicken to make it vegan.
Nice for lunch or supper, warm or cold. And it uses lots of zucchini!
Not low calorie, but made with healthy canola oil. Eat in thin slices. It keeps well.
I love this cake for the simplicity of its ingredients and its wonderful chewy texture. Eat it in thin slices and then the calorie and fat count is low. It keeps well, and improves after sitting a day or two.
From "Slim and Healthy Mediterranean Cooking" by Judith Wills, published in 1992. Recommended to use waxy, not floury potatoes, and to serve the puree with crusty bread and a green salad for a vegetarian meal. Serves 6 as a side dish and 4 as a main meal.
This salad is best when made in July with new potatoes and fresh local green onions.
This is a low fat, delicious summer dinner. Serve with jasmine rice and stir fried broccoli.
From Anne Lindsay's recipe for Jamaican Jerk Chicken in "Anne Lindsay's Light Cooking".
From "Anne Lindsay's Light Kitchen" by Anne Lindsay, published in 1994. Use as a light salad dressing, or as a salsa.
Fresh ingredients make this nice summer supper.
Cook these individually in a round, nonstick Belgian waffle maker and they will turn out perfectly every time.
The sweetness of the currants and balsamic deal with the bitterness of the kale, and the result is delicious.
The most intense jam flavour that you will ever enjoy! You need to be on the West Coast of Canada or United States to pick these wild at the end of July.
The secret to this delicious pudding is the precooked jasmine rice that you use leftover from the previous day.
Small and spicy, these are delicious with Tomato Salsa and steamed rice.
Make this as hot and spicy as you wish. This version is quite mild.
This is a very easy icing this is low fat and not too sweet. Because it is made with sweetened condensed milk it does not call for sugar.
Nice for a summer supper with Chive and Cheddar biscuits.
Use a very light hand when mixing, patting the dough, and cutting the biscuits to keep them light and fluffy. Serve hot from the oven. Makes 18 biscuits of 2 inch diameter.
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Best quality ingredients, well cooked and served in modest amounts.