Amy Lawrence

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Amy Lawrence is passionate about good food and Weight Watchers. She has combined her talents and love of cooking to produce delicious healthy recipes which include Smart Points to help her followers stay on track. A military brat who has lived all over the U.S and Germany is an example for women who have had many successful careers in life, including special ed teacher, tea room owner, cookbook author, and publisher.

Posts by Amy Lawrence 157 results

Instant Pot Kalua Pig

I've been making this Instant Pot Kalua Pig for many years but it's even better in my Instant Pot.  This is my "Go To," recipe when I need a recipe that makes a lot, pleases everyone, and is easy and quick to make. It does take about 70 minutes in the Instant Pot, but the prep time is almost nothing. What to do with leftover Kalua Pig/Kalua Pork? This is one of the recipes in my recipe trilogy series.  Whenever we have a family get together, I make this dish because you ...

Tomatillo Green Salsa

I've been making this tomatillo salsa for years. It was in one of my previous cookbooks, Entertaining with Amy (definitely not a smart point friendly cookbook and thus the reason I ended up joining Weight Watchers).  It's great with chips, over enchiladas, and in my Chipotle Cilantro Dressing. It's mild but you can make it hotter if you use this as a base and add 1-2 finely chopped chipotle peppers (look at far salsa in background, it's a little redder in color-that's the Spicy Tomatillo ...

Chipotle Cilantro Dressing

This recipe goes along with my series recipes. Make the Tomatillo Green Salsa, use it for salsa and chips, save some for this dressing. Make the homemade Chipotle seasoning, use it to rub on chicken/steak/seafood before grilling as well as this dressing.

Crispy Air Fried/Baked Egg Rolls

I'm very excited to bring you my Crispy Air Fried Chicken Egg Rolls! In one of my previous cookbooks (non smart point friendly) Amy's Favorites, there is a recipe called Colonel Culling's Yaki Mandu (Korean Egg Rolls). My father was stationed in Korea for about 18 months when I was young and when he came back he made these wonderful egg rolls.  Later when I was writing, Amy's Favorites, I realized I'm not sure how Korean they really were as they had Monterey Jack Cheese. Needless to say, ...

Thai Pork Pizza

My Thai Pork Pizza is a unique combination of my Homemade Hoisin Sauce, my Kalua Pork, fresh ginger, onions, garlic, cilantro and cabbage. These pizzas make up very quickly if you have the pizza dough in the freezer and the Kalua pork already made. You can also use cooked chicken in place of the pork. This recipe is for 4 but you could easily do it for more or less people. The secret ingredient in this recipe is the homemade hoisin sauce. Why do I have two pizza dough recipes listed? O...

Pork Carnitas – Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Directions

I just love Pork Carnitas! These are a more healthier version than traditional but they still taste great! They do take a bit of prep time and marinating time but they do cook fairly fast in the Instant Pot, so be sure and make a full batch (you can always freeze the leftovers). I usually buy a 15 lb pork shoulder from Costco and cut it into 3 (5 lb.) portions. I freeze two portions for later for more Instant Pot Pork Carnitas or for Kalua Pig. Also be sure and use fresh oranges and limes in ...

Scrumptious Turkey Sliders – Really!

To tell you the truth, I'm originally wasn't a big fan of ground turkey burgers.  However, when you add a bunch of spices to dress it up,  a thin slice of smoked gouda and top it off with my Jalapeño Cream, these Scrumptious Turkey Sliders are fabulous! I like them even better than traditional beef sliders. See what you think! 0 smart points per slider (3 pts if you pair it with a Slider Bun, 1/4 oz of gouda cheese and 1 t. Jalapeño cream). Serve it with a salad ...