Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Vegetables are my secret way to stay trim. They are full of vitamins (not empty calories) and they keep you full throughout the day. Throw whatever vegetables you have on hand in a large roasting pan. Add a few tablespoons of oil, some balsamic or spice and roast in the oven. Also see my post on Roasted Vegetables – My Secret Way to Stay Trim.
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Garlic Scapes and Garlic Spears: Air Fried, Grilled and Roasted
It's Garlic Scape Season (also called Garlic Spears) here in the Northwest! My favorite time of year! Even my youngest son gets excited. I brought home 3 bunches today! They are available only a few weeks out of the year.
What are they?
Well for those of you who don't know about Garlic Scapes and believe me there are quite a few people who have never heard of them - they are the flower stalks that spring out of the garlic plant bulb. Farmers remove the bud in late June to encourage the ...
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!
Spicy Roasted Vegetables
These spicy roasted vegetables 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 ...
This salsa is so fresh! Make sure you get a good ripe mango for best taste. It's great over salad, with chips and my favorite is tucked away in a fish taco. Yum! I like to spice it up with an entire jalapeno but you may want to try it with 1/2 of one first.
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 ...
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough for Individual Pizzas
Note: I just came out with this new homemade thin crust pizza dough. While this whole wheat crust is good, the new one is fantastic, however, the new one does take a long time compared this one. The new one is more of a traditional pizza dough - chewy, yet crispy.
This Whole Wheat Pizza Dough is a quick and easy pizza dough recipe which I adapted to make it more smart point friendly. The reason the recipe quantity is on the larger side is because it's nice to have these in the fridge or ...
Lentil and Bean Chili-Instant Pot
Cozy up to the fire on a cold rainy day with a cup of this delicious Instant Pot Lentil and Bean Chili! Simple, yet filling. This is a perfect soup to serve for company. I let them add their own toppings. It appeals to everyone, including meat lovers, vegans and vegetarians. I love to serve it with my homemade focaccia. Because the chili is low in calories and points, you can serve it with a few pieces of luscious bread and a salad on the side and still stay within your point range. 1 ...