Category Archives: Recipes

Honey Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame

We’re well in to spring,  and most of us are thinking about whether we’re in shape for bathing suit season!  I try to eat healthy all year ’round,  but it seems like springtime brings with it tons of healthy,  lighter recipes. Especially if you’ve recently had your kitchen remodeled,  you probably want to spend more time cooking.  My clients find that a new kitchen is much more conducive to cooking,  even after a long day. If you like salmon, this recipe from Food Network is a winner. The natural richness of salmon and it’s high amount of Omega-3’s makes it…

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Easter is Approaching – Time to Boil the Eggs!

Coloring eggs for Easter was always a favorite activity when my children were little.  From what I can tell, that tradition lives on. I just ran across a video on AllRecipes.com that tells you how to boil eggs so they come out perfect every time, and the shells don’t stick when you peel them.  So aggravating when you’re trying to make egg salad! Basically, you put the eggs in a pot and cover with water an inch above the eggs.  Put the pot on high heat until the water comes to a rolling boil.  Then cover the pot and turn off…

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A Healthy Meal: Baked Tilapia

When the news broke that Paula Deen has Type 2 Diabetes, her son Bobby had already begun filming his “Not My Mama’s Recipes”  shows.   Bobby is on a quest to duplicate Paula’s tasty recipes,  but with far less fat and calories.  Here’s his 5 star recipe for Baked Tilapia: Bobby’s Baked Tilapia Recipe courtesy The Deen Brothers Prep Time:  10 min Cook Time:  12 min Level:  Easy Serves:  4 servings Ingredients Butter cooking spray 4 (6 to 8-ounce) tilapia fillets Salt and freshly cracked black pepper 1 lime, finely grated zest and juice 2 tablespoons butter Directions Preheat oven to…

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Guacamole is a healthy and yummy snack

I like Mexican food, but on the mild side.  I started making guacamole regularly when I realized that avocadoes are really good for you.  I make a quick,  easy and mild version. First I mash up one whole avocado.  Then I add a heaping tablespoon of my favorite salsa,  some lime juice – maybe a teaspoon,  a few shakes of garlic powder,  onion powder and sea salt.  Mix them all together,  and that’s it! I enjoy this guacamole with blue corn tortilla chips,  but I’ve also used other healthier crackers that are higher in fiber and lower in fat.  It makes…

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Homemade Soup to Warm up the Winter

I love having hot soup in the winter time!  It takes off that chill that’s sometimes hard to get rid of.  Even though it has been a fairly mild winter around here, it’s certainly not summer! When I was younger, I learned how to make soups with leftovers from the week.  I would start with a base of onions, carrots and celery, sauteed until soft, and then add a little flour for thickening.  Once that’s smooth and bubbly, I would add broth – beef, chicken or vegetable, depending on what meat was leftover.  I’d add some of my favorite herbs –…

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Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake

Here’s a healthier version of Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake from Nicole Cormier – perfect for the holidays! “This recipe is a great treat to bring to events. It can turn into a beautiful masterpiece and be decorated for the holiday season. I began sharing this find at workshops, then at social gatherings. It’s been a hit ever since. Ingredients: Box of spice cake mix 1 can of pumpkin 2 apples In a large bowl, mix spice cake mix with a can of pumpkin. Add ½ cup water and apple slices, then mix until smooth.  Follow directions on box to bake….

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My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

I can’t resist giving in to sugar cravings during the holidays!  I’ve been making these Chocolate Crinkles since I was a kid with my mom.  Please enjoy. Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt confectioner’s sugar Mix oil, melted chocolate and sugar.  Blend in eggs one at a time.  Add vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Chill for several hours.  Using a small ice creat scoop, drop dough into confectioner’s sugar.  Place 2″ apart on a greased baking…

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