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Author: inmyel

  CHICKEN SANTA FE STYLE SOUP 3 tsp vegetable oil, divided1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes2 cups chopped onion2 garlic cloves, minced4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (fat free)1 can (15oz) no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed1 can (28oz) no salt...

  GARDEN VEGETABLE SOUP 1 tsp vegetable oil1/2 cup chopped onions1 garlic clove, minced4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (fat free)1 can (28oz) no salt added diced tomatoes, not drained1 medium Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes1/2 cup chopped carrots1/2 cup chopped celery1 cup...

  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 broth (fat...

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 wouldn’t make...

Let’s talk about back ribs. I worked in the pork industry for a number of years but almost got fired in my first week. Why? Well my boss asked me how I cook my back ribs. I told him that I pre-boil them before grilling...

  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...