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Recipes I've Shared:

Avocado Ranch Dressing

Amount produced will depend on size of avocado. Add a bit of water if it is too thick.

Quinoa and Kale Patties

Makes 10 patties. Serve 2 for a main course (360 calories) or 1 for a side dish or hamburger substitute (180 calories).

Very Good (1 rating)
MAKEOVER: Easy Berry Cobbler

A makeover of LYSAX13 Easy Berry Cobbler (based on a Weight Watcher recipe). Using sugar free cake mix and cutting in half. This has half the calories (approximately 150 compared to 217).

Easy-Does-It Black Bean Soup

With tomato and sweet onion garnish. But I substitute pico di gallo.

Greek Tomato Salad

Best at room temperature. Serve alone or over spring greens. Serves 4 as a side or first course.

Easy-Does-It Painted Rooster

This simple dish is extremely easy to prepate, and makes a nice, light change. It is very inexpensive. This meal often eaten for breakfast in Central America.

Easy-Does-It Salisbury Steak

With garlic mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy.

Easy-Does-It Herbed Chicken

With spicy roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables.

The roasted potato recipe below is for those who like hot spicy food. To tone it down, just reduce or eliminate the hot oil.

Green Soup with Southern Greens

This is based on the Basic Green Soup from NPR's "The Splendid Table" by Anna Thomas. Where she uses yellow onion and chard, I substitute Vidalia onion and southern greens like turnips or collards. She garnishes with a swirl of olive oil while I use a dollop of fat-free Greek yogurt mixed with garlic powder.

Low-Fat Spicy Fiesta Ranch Dressing

A slimmed down version of my favorite spicy ranch dressing. The serving size is 1/4 cup, because I used this on a dinner sized salad. The normal serving size is 1 to 2 tablespoons, which is 75 to 150 calories. So at a calorie count of 105.2 calories for serving size of 4 tablespoons this recipe saves nearly 200 calories!

Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach, Zucchini and Peas

This is a make-over version of a dish featured in one of the Recipe articles recently. It came from Bryn Mooth's "Writes 4 Food" blog. I substituted whole grains and low-fat cheeses and oils and changed from white Harvati-style cheese to Cheddar or Colby.

Crab cucumber Bites

From Taste of Home ~ Healthy Cooking (December-January 2012)

Diabetic Exchange ~ 3 servings are free exchanges

Jessie's Curry Stuffed Eggs

I've been making these forever. For a party, I top them with capers to be festive.

Basic Savory Mushroom Mix

Make a bunch. Freeze flat. Add to meat or veggies.
The Savory Veggie Spice Powder recipe can be found at

Sour Cream Mushroom Mix

Cook ahead and freeze. Then use as needed.

Basic Ground Beef Make-Ahead

A basic mixture to combine with various ingredients for different meals. Seperate into 4 individual servings and freeze flat for quick use.

Jessie's Chicken Fajitas

This recipe calculates higher because the ingredients provided by the program are wierd. And I use lowfat tortillas.

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

10 Protein-Packed Snacks
Easy-Does-It Diet
Make your own frozen dinners, 6 meals at a time.