Category Archives: Tips

Carrot Salad and Cucumber soup – both are easy and low calorie

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 Post holiday weekend – and all that sugar fat and yummy stuff — sigh – today is back to watching what I put in my mouth day – and here is a truly fabulous low calorie carrot salad. One of … Continue reading

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Changing your favorite recipes into slow cooker recipes!

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 ALLRECIPES is a great website and I got this fabulous tip from them – here is the link: http://dish.allrecipes.com/recipes-tips-convert-slow-cooker/?prop26=whatscooking&prop25=5387083448&prop27=2017-01-19&did=121929-20170119&eaid=13631981&hid=3dd8bf9f54f4e4b1d93019915ccd0696fe74e136 If you have a favorite stovetop or oven recipe that you wish you could make in the slow cooker? If it … Continue reading

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Chicken Curry South African Style

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South Africans love curry. So do folks from the UK. South Africa has a large and prosperous Indian community ( you may recall that Gandhi lived there for a while). So curry is part of the normal menu in a … Continue reading

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Tips on how to keep mushrooms fresh from Cooking Light Magazine

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We love mushrooms of all kinds – my favorite way to cook them is with olive oil or lower calorie Pam olive oil spray, salt, sliced onions on a flat baking pan in the oven for 30 minutes. YUM! Here … Continue reading

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Chicken, Capers, Artichokes – easy tasty meal! Don’t overcook the chicken!

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This was a fast easy meal as long as you have all the ingredients – which I did! Chicken Breast Cutlets with Artichokes and Capers Ingredients 1 cup white flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste … Continue reading

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Low Calorie Diets – do they work?

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I have been reading about Low ( make that VERY low) calorie diets. The 5.2 diet in particular. They work. After a particularly heavy eating trip, I tried this out. It helped a lot. Eat only 500 calories for two … Continue reading

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Tip Hero is a great site to help with cooking and baking tips! Here is a great video and recipe ! Enjoy

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This is truly spectacular for those who eat meat. We do! INDIVIDUAL BEEF WELLINGTONS Serves 2 generously You’ll Need – Two 2 ½-to-3-inch-tall pieces beef tenderloin (filet mignon), about ¾ pound – 1 tablespoon vegetable oil – 3 tablespoons unsalted … Continue reading

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And a couple more tips from ALLRECIPES.COM – enjoy!

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 Here are the rest of the tips from ALLRECIPES.COM – (my last post had the first one about fresh baking powder etc) and I especially like the last one! ENJOY! Below is the reason why I bake – two little … Continue reading

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Baking better cakes! Try these tests – easy and quick!

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Here are my twin grandsons helping me bake last weekend. I love to bake. But my baking experiments are not always successful. I came across these hints in ALLRECIPES.COM and wanted to share them with you! 1. Make sure that … Continue reading

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A really healthy no calorie drink that costs very little to make – try it!

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Our three year old grandsons are getting cuter every day. And they love to go to the farmers market ( as well as to come to the Little Farm) . Last week they enjoyed face painting. This last weekend they … Continue reading

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