Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

This Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette is my re-creation of a delicious salad I had in Carmel at La Bicyclette, called Rouge Salad. It's such a wonderful combination of fresh, sweet, salt and creamy. I added chicken breasts for a complete meal! Very filling, yet light and fresh tasting!  This recipe is designed to make as a single serving so it's easier to count points. Just divide greens up into separate salad bowls or plates, then add the following ingredients to each ...

Citrus Vinaigrette

This healthy and tangy Citrus Vinaigrette is a delicious fresh tasting vinaigrette which you can use over any greens. I like to make it in a cruet so it's easier to shake.  It keeps for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator.  You can make it a creamy dressing by adding  a few tablespoons of non-fat Greek Yogurt.  It goes perfectly with my Chicken and Roasted Beet Salad. Just add a few tablespoons and what a delicious meal!

Delicious and Moist Instant Pot Chicken for Sandwiches, Salads, Etc.

I'm really a lover of chicken thighs because they are so moist. I've been eating them for years. However, when Weight Watchers changed to the Freestyle program this past December and chicken breasts became free points,  I decided I needed to figure out how to to love chicken breasts.  I think I've done it with these Delicious and Moist Instant Pot Chicken. Brine the Chicken First By brining the chicken breasts (or thighs) first, (preferably overnight), then cooking them in the Instant Pot, ...

Caribbean Black Bean Soup-Instant Pot

This recipe was in my cookbook Amy's Favorite Recipes published back in 2010 and I have adapted it for the Instant Pot. The original recipe came from my mother's Army wives group when they were stationed in Texas. It's perfect on a winter day and freezes very well. I often serve it with my 2 Smart Point Slider Buns.

Italian Pork Pot – Instant Pot

Here's a quick and easy recipe for Italian Pork and takes less than 30 minutes in the Instant Pot.

Slider Buns

Looking for a 2 pt slider bun? I often buy Franz Slider Buns and they are 2 points each, however sometimes I have trouble finding them. These actually taste much better! But who doesn't love fresh baked bread? If you have a bread maker, these are super easy, but even if you don't, I've included directions in the note section on how to do it by hand.  For the bread machine I use the "quick dough" cycle and take the dough out when it's done mixing. This recipe makes about 54 slider buns, don't ...

Spicy Chicken Sausage

Many recipes call for chicken sausage. I had a hard time finding it until I decided to make my own and found Emeril's recipe.  It's delicious and tastes so much better when you make your own. It really doesn't take that much prep time especially if you make a big batch and freeze for later.  I adapted it only slightly because it's good just the way it is.  If you don't like spicy sausage, feel free to cut back on the cayenne. It's more moist if you use chicken thighs but you can also use ...

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloins in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

  After my last trip Germany, I came back inspired to make Jagerschnitzel in a healthy way.  I didn't want to call it officially, "Jagerschnitzel," as it isn't as rich as the German version.  Normally the pork is breaded with bread crumbs and egg or flour and egg, but since I'm trying to keep the points down, I decided to cut this part out.  Because it's done in the Instant Pot, the pork turns out very tender and juicy.  Use thin pork chops and trim the fat.

Spicy Roasted Vegetables

These roasted veggies are so easy to make, take little time and keep you full all day! This is my "Go to," snack of choice.  You can experiment and add your own vegetables and spices. I make up a big batch on Sundays to have them throughout the week. You can also vary up the vegetables depending on what is in season. If you don't like them spicy, leave out the chipotle seasoning and jalapeño. I eat them alone as snacks, add them to salads along with some chicken for protein, and also use them ...

German Beef in Beer Roast

After my trip to revisit all the places I had lived in Germany last year, I came home and created this delicious and tender beef stew.  It's perfect for the fall season! This tastes best in the Instant Pot but you can also do it on the stove.