Recipes

Pesto Stuffed Pork Loin

Watching what you eat DOESN’T have to mean you can only have bland boring food (that doesn’t even fill you). Whether you are counting calories or fat, my Pesto Stuffed Pork Loin is the answer. It is stuffed with my Healthy (No Oil) Pesto or you can use store bought pesto. Pork Loins are low inContinue reading “Pesto Stuffed Pork Loin”

FREE Homemade Stock from Scraps

The words “Free” and “Homemade” and “Scraps” usually don’t go together. “Free” could mean worthless, “Homemade” can be overwhelming, and “Scraps” mean trash. But you CAN make Free Homemade stock with ingredients you will have in your kitchen at some point, and it’s easy to make. The key to FREE is the scraps. Don’t throwContinue reading “FREE Homemade Stock from Scraps”

Air Fryer Cornish Hen

Air fried Cornish hen is crispy and flavorful. The flavor comes from brining and compound butter. No oil! Only spray oil needed.

Baked Blooming Onion

When I think blooming onion, I think CALORIES. Thousands of calories.  But it’s SO good. So I came up with a recipe that’s a fraction of the calories, and it’s delicious. My Baked Blooming Onion is sweet and spicy, without the oily aftertaste. With just a few ingredients you can make this recipe for aContinue reading “Baked Blooming Onion”

Salmon En Papillote

Salmon En Papillote, or Salmon in parchment paper, is the easiest and best tasting weeknight meal. And, it’s an easy clean up night too. This method of steaming the salmon in parchment paper creates a juicy and flaky piece of fish. This meal is easy to assemble and makes such a statement when you serveContinue reading “Salmon En Papillote”

Grilled Cauliflower Steak

Grilling up veggies sounds boring, right? But have you tried grilling up a Cauliflower Steak?  Cauliflower is a blank canvas begging for some flavor. It’s actually really easy, but impressive to serve. This is a low calorie, low fat (depending on your oil and topping choices), delicious veggie side that will be a staple inContinue reading “Grilled Cauliflower Steak”

Easy Homemade Butter

Homemade butter is easier than you think. And no, you don’t have to churn the butter. It takes only one ingredient and ta-da, butter. That mysterious ingredient is heavy cream. All you have to do is whip it into butter. Yep, that’s it. Here’s how it’s done. Pour a pint of heavy cream in aContinue reading “Easy Homemade Butter”

Baked Onion Rings

Onion rings is a delicious side to almost anything, but they can be greasy and heavy. My oven baked onion rings takes care of both of those issues because they are not fried, but give the same deliciousness. And best of all, you probably have all of the ingredients right in your pantry. With justContinue reading “Baked Onion Rings”

Egg Cloud

Here’s a fun way to make your morning eggs. An Egg Cloud is fluffy, light and airy. Eggs are so flavorful that you can eat them plain, or you can add more flavor with cheese, veggies, or herbs. I made these plain, but feel free to personalize yours. Servings: 2     Prep Time: 5Continue reading “Egg Cloud”

Taco Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti? Yes, you can have the occasional spaghetti dish using portion control. So if you’re going to have spaghetti, you might want to spice it up a bit. This is my low fat Taco Spaghetti Pie. I make homemade pasta once a week, and I try to make a different pasta dish every time. IContinue reading “Taco Spaghetti Pie”

Curry Chicken and Rice

Curry. I love to eat it at restaurants, but (and keep this between us)I’m a little intimidated to make it. Between the unfamiliar ingredients and the unbelievable silky taste, I thought this was a bit beyond my cooking skills – but Hubby asked me to make it, so I tried. Turns out, it’s not so scary,Continue reading “Curry Chicken and Rice”

Rack of Lamb

Presenting Rack of Lamb is SO impressive, but secretly it’s really easy. You can personalize your lamb with herbs and sauces. I’m not a fan of mint, but I love herbs. I used a ton of herbs from my garden, Dijon mustard, and extra virgin olive oil, to compliment the natural yummy taste of lamb.Continue reading “Rack of Lamb”

Salmon Wellingtons

Salmon is one of my favorite foods to cook and eat. I try to stay away from fatty foods, but salmon is the good kind of fat, which is good news! Cooked right, salmon is juicy and flaky. I love to Wellington mine (if I can use that term as a verb) for two reasons.Continue reading “Salmon Wellingtons”

Angel Bites

Watching your weigh doesn’t mean you can’t have dessert. A little bit of heaven every once in awhile is actually a good way to stay on your weight-loss course. If you deny your sweet tooth completely, you are more likely to go cray-cray on sugar and sweets, and make really bad decisions. Instead, try thisContinue reading “Angel Bites”

Smoked Salmon

Salmon is an impressive meal to serve, but it is SO easy to make. Salmon is meaty, fatty (good fat), and flavorful. You might even feel like you’re cheating on you diet. No worries, you not.  I add a bit of flair to my salmon just for that extra wow. 1 pound salmon (feeds 4)Continue reading “Smoked Salmon”

Chicken a l’Orange

I just love a big bright orange. Duck a l’Orange is one of my favs, but it’s comes at a calorie price. So I make lighter version of Chicken a l’Orange. It still takes decadent but with a LOT less fat, less sugar, and a LOT less calories. 1 tablespoon I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter 2-4Continue reading “Chicken a l’Orange”

Tri-fold Chicken

Tri-fold chicken…sounds so fancy, right?. Really, its just chicken over rice, but with a twist. It’s all about the presentation! Thin chicken breasts (one for each person) 1/2 cup flour Pinch salt and pepper 1-2 tablespoons dried italian season 1 teaspoon cumin (optional) 1 teaspoon cayenne (optional) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Cooking spray RiceContinue reading “Tri-fold Chicken”

Lighten Lo Mein

Lo Mein is one of my go-to meals when I want a easy but flavorful meal. It’s one of those meals you have all the ingredients (or you will after this recipe). It can be prepped early in the day, and then cook fast when it’s dinner time. The flavors build as you eat it,Continue reading “Lighten Lo Mein”

Skinny Mini Frittata

I love a frittata for breakfast. They are easy to make and you can add just about ANY veggie you have in the fridge. A frittata can be heavy and full of unnecessary fat, so I made my skinny-mini frittata for a healthy light breakfast. 1 tablespoon I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter 1/2 chopped onionContinue reading “Skinny Mini Frittata”

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