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Recipes I've Shared:
Simple, colourful tart and slightly sweet cole slaw.
Very simple lasagna.
These cookies melt in your mouth.
My Nana's recipe. Probably genuine Scottish shortbread.
My take on a fresh mid-east salad.
Seasonings listed are not calculated with nutrition information.
Classic, delicious. From Quaker.
Chicken breasts and whole wheat pasta plus sauce in an easy casserole. Very low fat and salt.
Healthy raw veggie slaw
Dress with cranberry sauce or your favorite slaw dressing.
Whatever veggies you have; Baby bok choy and/or bean sprouts would be nice too.
Adapted from a pinterest recipe; less butter and lower fat milk/cream.
Delicious, fluffy chocolate mousse. This recipe does NOT have raw eggs! Food safety!
Delicious with any stir fry; chicken, vegetable, tofu etc. Make ahead and freeze portions if you like.
Lots of textures and very high in vitamins and minerals.
This is so pretty! Sweet, tart and crunchy, YUM!
sweet and tart and fresh
Recipe by my maple-loving daughter.
Adapted from averiecooks.com recipe.
I changed spices but very little else.
Very high protein and fiber.
Easily made vegan with vegan cheese or maybe top with breadcrumbs instead
Delicious and healthy way to use a little kale. No parmesan in this recipe but add to your dish if you like.
From pinterest recipe but I halved oil, added veg bouillon. Original calls for fresh thyme which I did not have.
Great way to use up extra green onions! Try hot or cold.
This cake is easy to make, uses lots of rhubarb and is delicious.
Described as French Rhubarb Cake, from "My Kitchen In The Rockies" on Pinterest.
Made with my homemade roasted curry powder
Very aromatic and delicious!
My first time using and eating kohlrabi. This is a delicious and hearty salad!
Lemon, poppy seed and maple
adapted from a spark recipe that had incorrect measurements, also changed seasoning to my taste and added onions
Nice fresh salad with early summer produce.
Easy to make, delicious and pretty.
Easy mini quiches, no cream, great hot or cold
Very rich, aromatic and delicious
Fresh and sweet, so good my daughter asked me to make it into popsicles!
Trying this for a healthy meatless tortilla or quesadilla filling.
Great for picnic or potluck.
Lots of veggies!
Very easy and quick to make and they look fancy
Easy dinner, good on toasted hamburger buns with your choice of veggies or salad.
Delicious over rice or rice noodles.
Easy to make and easy to change quantities; equal parts each ingredient plus a little celery seed which is optional.
Easy dessert, made with packaged crescent roll dough.
Chinese style Beef and Broccoli with sauce. Mostly cooked in instant pot.
Easy and pretty
Delicious macaroni casserole with a pretty yellow colour,
simple dressing, makes about 90 mls so 1 serving is 5 mls 1 tsp
Hearty, healthy salad.
Cook in Instant pot or on stovetop.
Delicious treat for dessert
Made with puff pastry and leftover poultry, these are delicious and decadent.
They freeze nicely.
Excellent on salads or for a tiny sweet snack.
I add carrots for colour and sweetness, and they look similar to cheese.
Delicious but very fatty, just for a treat or party.
Easy to make!
May not be low calorie but this is an amazing dessert.
Slightly adapted from an old Betty Crocker cookbook
No cream and only a little low-fat cheese makes these healthier.
Slightly adapted from Canadian Beef website
Tasty and very nutritious!
A nice simple, clear soup with a little spice.
May add green beans, zucchini, water chestnuts and/or broccoli.
Not healthy just cookies
Satisfies my craving for hearty pasta.
My daughter made some changes but got most of this recipe from here: http://springvegan.com/vegan-pancit-bihon/
Lovely little ice cream sandwiches for those cravings.
In strawberry season who can resist?
"All things in moderation" I make sure to share this pie!
White flour, vegan.
Good for sweet or savoury fillings.
Less sugar than usual. I freeze 1/8c (2Tbsp) portions for wraps and sandwiches.
Trying green garlic for the first time and wanting to use my fresh Ontario asparagus, I came up with this.
Serve on a graham cracker or tea biscuit, or as a frosting on carrot, bran or other muffins.
Taken from pie recipe by spark user MELISSABRENNAN
Simple addition to barbecue dinner
Delicious, healthy and meat-free alternative.
My daughter makes this and told me how. Pretty and fresh-tasting cold dish that's nice to share.
Beautiful, colourful and fresh tasting, this was my first foray into the mysterious world of quinoa.
Adapted to vegan from an Old Cooking Light recipe.
Because sometimes you just gotta have a muffin.
My mom, who was not Italian, used to make this version.
I love to cook with pumpkin in the fall or any time. "Orange Soup" is creamy without cream, almost fat-free, and with the lentils it provides a little protein too. Good hot or chilled.
What is stew without dumplings!
Delicious comfort food especially on a winter's day.
Serve with tea biscuits OR top with dumplings.
("Dumplings for stew" recipe submitted also by Mcniffer)
Sweet and sticky.
Delicious with grilled veggies (peppers, onions mushrooms and tomatoes) and baked potatoes.
Also really nice cold leftover, sliced in a pita with your favorite veggies or condiments.
Not very healthy (high salt, carbs) but I had to count it!
Best with hummus and pita bread.
half home-made, healthy and delicious
Large batch so there's lots to freeze for later.
Slightly adapted from Betty Crocker. This recipe was vegan without any changes!
May also use fat-free sour cream or plain yogourt.
4 generous servings of 1/4 lb beef each (or divide into 8ths for .5 serving if you want a smaller amt).
This was made to have with spaghetti squash, and served with steamed spinach.
I barbecue these on med-low flame in a veggie basket. Check and stir (turn) every few minutes. My favorite combo is with baked potato and pork tenderloin.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs plus lots of veggies and no pineapple.
Good for pot-luck.
My mix, copied from one I bought; I love it on salad.
These are the proportions I ended up with, when I bought stuff bulk.
I usually prepare two at a time, then keep one in the fridge to cook later.
Inspired by take-out from Greek On Wheels, adapted to my taste.
chicken thighs with sweet peppers, onion, and tomatoes, seasoned as you like.
Lots of veggies and optional meat; serve with tortillas, taco shells, brown rice or pasta, and grated cheese if desired.
Filled my crock pot, measurements to follow.
Beef and Tomato based, very easy and quick.
Add other chopped vegetables if you like, ie carrots, celery, red and green peppers and zucchini.