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Recipes I've Shared:

Alton Brown's Whiskey Glazed Cabbage

I saw this on AB's Facebook page & wanted to give it a try. He says, "This St. Patrick’s day, serve this side with corned beef or you can do what I do – eat it straight out of the pan and wash it down with more whiskey."

Very Good (1 rating)
Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This is a LCHF remake of Pure Wow's recipe.

Healthy Pizza Cauliflower Crust

This is a variation from Eating Bird food. It's gluten free & a great way to add vegetables to your diet.

Drunk Shrimp Diablo

More deliciousness from the Beeroness

Stout & Sriracha BBQ Sauce

This is a re-vamp of a recipe from the Beeroness

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

Revamp of a recipe from the website Domestic Fits.

Saturday's Spicy Mayo

I love the spicy mayo at sushi restaurants, but know it's not the lowest in calories. This uses light mayo to cut calories & while it's not low cal, it's better.

Wednesday Whimper Chicken (slow cooker)

I made this one Wednesday that wasn't going well. Pretty simple & you can use it a base for other dishes, put in burritos, or even serve on a bed or vegetables or rice.

Slow cooker spiced lentils with pumpkin

This is a re-make of a wonderful stove top recipe (
ail.asp?recipe=292988). I ended up substituting spices as I didn't have turmeric or cumin, but did have garam masala powder. Slow cooker/crock pot works well in my tiny kitchen.

Di's Delicious Brunch Oatmeal Casserole

My wonderful friend served this for brunch one Sunday & it was amazing! You can use any berries. This a remake of a gluten free recipe from Urban Nester which was in turn a re-make from Inspired Taste.

Kaos black beans Muddled (crock pot style)

This is the remake of a friends recipe I tried one rainy spring day. I made substitutions based on what I had in the house. These beans make a good base for recipes calling for canned beans or are tasty on their own. We add cheese & salsa sometimes...

Kaos black beans (slow cooker style)

This was the recipe a friend gave me when I asked for ideas on FB one rainy afternoon.

Lazy Day Lentils & Sausage

This is a remake of recipe I found in Spark. I liked the ideas but lacked over half of the ingredients. When I found myself changing everything but the tap water, I decided to just enter a new recipe...

Tuna Noodle Surprise

The surprise is how much flavor and how few calories are in this dish. The tuna works nicely with these noodles. I prefer angel hair myself as I find the others too squishy.

Trader Joe's Louisiana Style Greens & Sausage (revised)

This is the recipe from the back of the TJ's southern style greens. I replaced the onion with garlic & Andouille sausage with Lite Kielbasa as it's what I had at the moment. I also left it up to individuals to add the hot sauce of their choice...

YumYum Spice Nut Muffins

This is a remake of a great recipe from Hungry Girl. My local stores don't have the size cake mix she uses (original recipe calls for 18.25 oz cake mix, I could only find 15.25). I also altered mix flavor & added nuts for a little extra protein & fiber.

Guilt free angel hair pasta with Creamy Marinara

This is great when you are hungry but don't have many calories left!

Maa di dal (Black lentils)

This is adapted from the cookbook, The Indian Slow Cooker.I had to adapt it to fit what spices I had on hand. I'm not sure what lentils I actually used...the bag just said lentils. I hope the nutrition facts are correct, there is no entry for dried lentils, cooked. I estimated 1/2c dry lentils=1c cooked.

Guiness slow cooker lamb stew

Remake of a beef stew I like to make for St. Patrick's Day. I simplified the recipe a bit to save on time & calories.

Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Treat

This feels like a dessert to me & works well as a comfort food.

Vegetable Curry

This is very similar to Chef Meg's Veg Curry, but with a few changes.

Fiesta Oven Omelet

I wanted to make an oven omelet; but didn't want to go to the store first. This was the result.

Pork and Apple Burgers

This is a recipe from the Special K Challenge. I use spiced cider to make the sauce as I enjoy the spices. They suggest making it a meal by adding a green salad & roasted potatoes. I also like cabbage or sweet potatoes.

Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich

This is pretty much the recipe from the Special K challenge. I subbed Laughing Cow Blue cheese for regular blue cheese as it's lower in calories. Changing the Laughing Cow flavor is fun & changes the taste easily. Garlic & herb is also good with roast beef.

Nicole's "I'm Making Your Holiday Meal, Stop Bugging Me!" Breakfast Strata

This is a good dish to make the night before & bake in the morning while making the holiday dinner. Feeds the family & keeps them out of the kitchen (& out of your hair). It's a holiday dish & not low cal, but can be easily adjusted.

Instant Pumpkin Pie in a Bowl (for breakfast!)

It was cold & rainy and I was dreaming of pumpkin pie. This was my quick & lazy solution.

Pho for two

I love Pho but am never sure how many calories are in the restaurant soup. This is the next best thing.

HungryGirlfredo TexMex Style

This is a version of Hungry Girl's Pasta Alfredo. I changed a couple of ingredients but the basic recipe is hers. The longest part of the prep is preparing the noodles. It will not replace a traditional Alfredo sauce but does allow you to enjoy a plate of pasta for under 120 calories!

Incredible! (1 rating)
HG Baked Kale Chips

This is my adaptation of the Hungry Girl Baked Kale. I like to experiment with the different spices. You can cut out sodium by using a no salt spice blend (I love Mrs. Dash's chipotle blend), but some days I crave the salt...

HG Oops Asian Slaw

This is my version of Hungry Girl's Crunchy Sassy Chinese Slaw. I bought the wrong size broccoli slaw & had different dressing...Also the guys in the house don't like water chesnuts.

Very Good (1 rating)
HG Pumpkin Fettuccine

This is my version of Hungry Girl's Totally PUMPin' Fettuccine. I use the angel hair shaped Shirataki pasta as I like the texture best on it (the fettuccine is too squishy for my tastes). Her recipe calls for light soymilk but I don't usually have that about the house. Subbing that doesn't change the stats much so it's what ever tastes best to you. As always, changing the flavour of the Laughing Cow cheese is fun!

HG Alternative! Not a Tofu Shirataki lover? No problem! Make our Totally PUMPin' Fettuccine with 1 cup cooked whole wheat pasta instead! Here are the stats for that version:

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 265 calories, 3g fat, 614mg sodium, 51g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 12g protein -- POINTS® value 5*

HG Tuna Casserole

This is pretty much the Hungry Girl tuna casserole. I change it occasionally depending on what I have around the house.
If you don't like the taste (or texture) of the Shirataki noodles you can sub whole wheat pasta (use 1 cup cooked noodles for each package of noodles). If you use whole wheat spaghetti, the calorie count per serving will be about 278 calories per serving.

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Lazy cookbook
I hate the kitchen in my apartment! I used to like cooking but I've gotten lazy (now that I have a toddler) so these are quick cook recipes or recipes that look like they could be quick. I haven't tried all, but they look good...
Warmin' my belly
Special K Challenge
game nights
Hungry Girl Inspired
I've been enjoying Hungry Girl's low cal takes on fatty comfort food. This is a collection of member entered versions of her recipes. Check out her website for videos & extra tips.
GF hopefully tasty
slow cooker possibilities
more work but worth it
shake it up