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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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Leftovers – some creative ideas with Basmati Rice

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When we first got married 46 years ago, and especially living on frugal means in Canada for a year and then during our first years in the USA, we made do with lots of leftovers – and some of the … Continue reading

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Fava Beans – have you ever tried them? Very high in protein and delicious

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Fava beans ( also known as Broad Bean) are  a pain to prepare since they have TWO skins – the green one that grows on the outside and then the skin that surrounds the actual bean.  They are a species … Continue reading

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