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Author: inmyel

  MAPLE PECAN SALAD How do you pronounce “pecan”? pi-kän or pi-kan or pē-kan Maple Vinaigrette Dressing1/4 cup canola oil2 tbsp white wine vinegar2 tbsp maple syrup1 tsp Dijon mustard1/8 tsp saltSalad1 apple, cut into ½-inch cubes1 tsp lemon juice1/2 cup pecan halves8 cups mixed greens (or baby...

  CLASSIC SPINACH SALAD A favorite classic spinach salad is made with a warm bacon dressing. Bacon is cooked and used in the salad and the bacon fat in the dressing. I am not saying it doesn’t taste good but, yikes, the saturated fat is crazy...

MINESTRONE SOUP There are a whole lot of veggies in this soup! I usually double the amount of kidney beans for extra fiber and protein.  1 tsp vegetable oil1/2 cup chopped onion2 garlic cloves, minced1/2 cup chopped celery1/2 cup chopped carrots6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth1 cup...

Potato. Potahto. Does it really matter what type of potato you use in a recipe?  Up until a few years ago, I used Russet for baking and red for everything else. Why? I don’t know, I guess it was simply because I thought that it...

  CHICKEN VEGETABLE SOUP Are you eating enough vegetables? This Chicken Vegetable Soup recipe is packed with veggies and 1/6 of this recipe is only 190 calories. Make a double batch and freeze in portions for a healthy heat-and-eat meal.  3 tsp vegetable oil, divided1 lb boneless...

Many canned soups are very high in sodium. The can of Chicken Tortilla Soup that I used for comparison to a homemade version had about 1320mg sodium in a can.  (Who ever eats only half a can of soup?)  That is over half the recommended...

  Teriyaki Beef Teriyaki sauce goes well with beef, chicken and pork! The sodium level is a little on the high side but you can make homemade soy sauce (find it here) that can make a huge impact on the sodium content. And, the sugar content can...