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Living In: Indiana, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am in the healthcare field and enjoy health, fitness and travel.
My favorite things to cook
I like simple recipes that are easy, low-cal, low-fat, low-sodium. Oh, and delicious. It sounds difficult, but is attainable. I try to make delicious recipes more healthy but modifying the ingredients without sacrificing the flavors/textures. My recipes are simple, and some may consider the foods that I eat to be not as savory as other food choices, but I would consider myself a big foodie and love to be creative and just have fun with it!
My cooking triumphs
Teaching others how to eat great foods that aren't detrimental to heart health or the waistline has been a life-long triumph for me. It's very rewarding seeing how others can change, prolong and enhance their lives by modifying their diet.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Baked Spaghetti Squash with Beef and Veggies
Wow! Great recipe. I halved & seeded my squash, then cooked in microwave at 13 mins, as previous reviewers suggested. I also added minced garlic, thinly sliced mushrooms and used 1c boca crumbles (0.5g fat, no cholesterol) and it tasted great. I bought Del Monte basil, garlic, oregano tomatoes & used the liquid in cooking the boca "meat" instead of adding the extra seasonings. Nonstick pan using no oils, except a spray of Pam Olive Oil. In addition, used Ragu No sugar added tomato & basil sauce to keep the mixture from being too dry. Ate it as-is & sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese. I also used extra on top of brown rice and both ways were great. This is a great recipe. Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 18, 2010
Groovy Green Smoothie
Good base for a fun recipe. Feel free to play with this recipe with whatever fruits that you have on hand. I have used different mixtures of strawberries, blueberries, mango, pineapple,half banana, etc. I also use nonfat vanilla yogurt (delicious) and skim milk or light vanilla soymilk. Add at least 2c of fresh spinach, you won't even taste the difference. Adding 1T of ground flaxseed provides even more health benefits than what is already there. Have fun with this recipe & enjoy :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2010
Homemade Dog Food
I just made this recipe for my dog who (for an unkown reason) did not eat much of his regular dog food for a day & half. It made me so happy to see that he absolutely loved this! I mixed it about half & half with his dry dog food and he loved it! I also boiled chicken breasts instead of the turkey. I will continue to use this recipe and modify it for different instances, but this is a great base to start off from. Thank you very much for adding this recipe. TIP: I put all finished ingredients in my food processor until minced texture.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2010

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