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Shrimp and Bok Choy Cabbage – easy, fast and low in calories!

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This dish comes together fast and is delicious and easy! Shrimp and Bok Choy Ingredients Onion chopped Garlic one clove minced Shrimp 10 per person Bok Choy Chopped Olive oil 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp of Black sesame seeds  Salt and … Continue reading

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Grilled Vegetables and Cambazola Cheese – OMG!!

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 Well it started off as a low calorie dinner but then I added the cheese and it went downhill from there – but SO delicious and well worth it. Tomorrow is another day after all!   Grilled Vegetables and Cambazola … Continue reading

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A gorgeous picture of our little family – all looking healthy and happy! Lucky us! And a great zucchini salad

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 Summers are wonderful in California – actually any time of year is great! And here is a super summer salad – no need to cook – light and easy to make – enjoy! Also a great picture of my son … Continue reading

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Shakshuka – a Middle Eastern dish that is delicious!

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Shakshuka is served in the Middle East especially in Israel – you can find it in the USA in many middle eastern restaurants. It is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between and with warmed fresh pita is divine! … Continue reading

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Making Ossobucco – yummy! And in the slow cooker it is a snap to make!

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 This is a really easy recipe for Osso-bucco using my Slow Cooker. Slow-Cooker Osso Buco Servings: 4 Bottom of Form Ingredients ·        1/2 cup all-purpose flour ·        Four 1-1/2- to 2-inch-thick veal shanks (about 2-1/2 lb.) ·        Kosher salt and freshly … Continue reading

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Lovely recipe ( healthy too) for Idaho Trout and Swiss Chard! YUM!

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Came across this recipe and tried it out. It was really divine. So easy and quick too. We grow our own garlic, rosemary, onions, swiss chard, thyme, etc etc – so it was easy to pull together. Just had to … Continue reading

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Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

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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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Stuffing – anytime not just for holidays!

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 I love stuffing. I must admit that I do not wait for holidays to make it – and I do take the short cuts that are offered – instant stuffing on the stove – but I add a bunch of … Continue reading

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Finding an easy fast comfort food dish that the whole family will LOVE! Here it is!

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 What is the kind of food that your family considers to be COMFORT FOOD? We have a number of dishes that come from our heritage in South Africa – and a few that we picked up  along the way. One … 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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There is nothing better than fresh ripe cherry tomatoes – picked from the vine!

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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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Rice – staple food for many peoples – and we love it too!

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Here is a really easy rice recipe. Saute one chopped onion and two chopped garlic cloves with one chopped red pepper and one chopped yellow pepper OR 1 cup of chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup of chopped chives – in … Continue reading

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A simple chicken recipe for the summer ( or any time actually!)

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Balsamic Chicken Breasts Ingredients 1/2 cup of Balsamic Vinegar 4 Chicken Breasts 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 4 tbsp Olive oil 2 garlic cloves Salt and pepper to taste 1 pint of cherry tomatoes cut in half ( you can see … Continue reading

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Wonderful times with the family

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We had a wonderful holiday with our family. Here are some pictures of the children of the family ( grandsons and grandnieces and grand nephews in the USA) without the family in other countries unfortunately. But we sent photos and … Continue reading

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

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

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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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Getting ready for a great 2016

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How are you preparing for a great 2016? More time with family? With friends? Doing exercise? Eating right? Sigh. So many resolutions. Small steps seem to work best – one day at a time? I always set such high standards … Continue reading

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A great side dish for all seasons – but especially when cherry tomatoes and asparagus are plentiful

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I love cherry tomatoes and this dish combines them with asparagus. Very good and fairly low calorie too! The kids were not crazy about it – but the adults loved it! Asparagus and Tomato Balsamic Side Dish Ingredients 1 pound … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken – easy when cooking with kids!

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Slow Cooker Chicken – sooooo easy! The children can help you make this – let them mix all the ingredients as instructed – and there is nothing for them to burn themselves on – as the slow cooker will heat … Continue reading

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