Tag Archives: grandma cooking

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

 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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Failed Cobb Salad Pizza recipe from Cooking Light – looks good but tasted bad! Plus adorable pics of our twins!

 I tried a really fun looking recipe from Cooking Light and it was a disaster. So I am sharing it with you. The good news was that same weekend our grandson twins had a hip hop concert  – so adorable … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Quinoa and Couscous Chicken Casserole in the Slow Cooker

 Slow cookers seemed to be made for cooking beans, tomatoes, rice or quinoa or grains of any kind. I made this gluten free for a young friend who was going to be visiting and it came out so well that … Continue reading

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Had no electricity for a few hours – ohh my -we are SO dependent on the grid!

 For a few hours yesterday ( with all the bad storms in California) we were without electricity. OH MY we are so dependent on the grid – scary how vulnerable we are to sabotage and what damage it could do … Continue reading

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Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

This is the perfect low calorie filling comfort food for cold wintry evenings. I have modified a recipe that is often prepared on Friday afternoons and left to cook in the slow cooker through Saturday lunch until ready to serve. … Continue reading

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Turkey Meatballs with a twist

Our farm manager share his recipe for Turkey Meatballs and frankly, they are the best I have EVER tasted! Max Arteaga is a really great cook – makes a terrific Paella and more! Here is one of his best! This … Continue reading

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Apples and Cinnamon – what a great combination! Any time of year!

This recipe started out very high in calories but with the substitute unsweetened apple sauce it is still delicious and lower in total calories. Apple Cinnamon Cake 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

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There is nothing better than fresh ripe cherry tomatoes – picked from the vine!

Here are just a few of the amazing cherry tomatoes we are presently enjoying from The Little Farm. Take off the stems, cut in half and toss with a little balsamic, olive oil and chives – then drizzle on some … Continue reading

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Ground turkey – boring? Not with this amazing recipe!

Turkey Meatballs and Little Farm Tomato Sauce Ingredients 1 small onion, grated 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 large egg 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs 3 tablespoons ketchup 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/4 cup grated Pecorino … Continue reading

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A delicious Salvadorean, Mexican, Bolivian and Argentinian treat! Enjoy!

Two of our Little Farm Staff, and four of our extended part time staff come from El Salvador. They introduced us to the most delicious of all treats – ALFAJORES~ You will love these – and they are not difficult … Continue reading

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Chef John from ALL RECIPES has a great Peanut Curry Chicken – but high in calories!

This is a really terrific recipe but very high in calories. So be warned! It is directly from Chef John, from the site ALL RECIPES Chef John’s Peanut Curry Chicken Ingredients 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste 2 … Continue reading

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A great idea to make two soups out of one

Some time ago I shared with you a super Cauliflower Butternut Squash Soup that I made.  I have included that recipe again here in case you didn’t see it. The cauliflower makes the soup seem creamy which it is not. It is pretty … Continue reading

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BBQ’s and Steaks – a great marinade from the Southern USA

Grilled Sirloin in Bourbon Marinade Recipe I must confess that I love meat – and so do most of our family. We like marinading meat as well as bbq’s ( who doesn’t?). This is a good recipe for any kind … Continue reading

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Chicken Olives Capers and the Slow Cooker

We just finished a truly delicious dinner – and here is the easy recipe for you. Chicken with Olives Capers and Couscous Ingredients 2 (14.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained 1 1/2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth, divided 1 onion, … Continue reading

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Low Calorie Mash – mashed cauliflower that is! Served with smoked chicken and salad – yum!

Yes it doesn’t sound so great but it tastes amazing! Truly! Give it  a try! Ingredients: 1 cauliflower 1 TBSP of Oil ( canola or olive) 1 medium sized onion 1 large garlic clove 2 -4 TBSP of non fat … Continue reading

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Persimmons are so tasty any style! They are weighing down our trees right now – and we love them! And a super family photo

Persimmons are great in fruit salad, eaten on their own, in persimmon pudding or persimmon bread. Here is a great recipe – enjoy Persimmon Pudding Ingredients Ripe persimmons enough  to make two cups of pulp 3 cups of milk 1.5 … Continue reading

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Egg Drop Soup – sooo easy and yummy – light too

I love noodles – of all kind. And chicken soup is soothing – still cannot find proof that it helps ( empirical proof that is) – just the goodness of the way I feel when I eat it! And that … Continue reading

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A new way to do Cauliflower and Broccoli – so that kids will LOVE them!

These tend not to be favorite vegetables although when they are cooked as below – they become really delightful and our grandsons love them! Give it a try! I have included some lower calorie options for you below – after … Continue reading

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Apple Mincemeat Crumble – a very English dessert

Apple and mincemeat crumble (4- 6)  This is an English Recipe from my sister so I have kept the UK measurements and put the USA ones next to them. Ingredients: 500 g sliced cooking apples  ( 1.1 lbs) 150 g … Continue reading

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Apologies for not posting for a month – been a VERY busy time – Cooking with kids – Banana Cream Pie – SOOO easy!

I love bananas – we grow them on the Little farm – above is our farm manager with a large bunch just last week – and I love pie. This is the easiest dessert I have ever made. Enjoy!   … Continue reading

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