Posted in January 2012

Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

  Quinoa and Chickpea Salad From The Chew Serves 4 Salad: 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooked to package instructions (1/2 cup uncooked quinoa will yield approx 2 cups cooked) 3/4 cup chickpeas (drained and rinsed) 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup scallions (thinly sliced) Dressing: 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil juice of 1/2 lemon … Continue reading


Chili Serves 6 1lb (500g) extra lean ground beef 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tsp chili powder (more/less to taste) 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (more/less to taste) 2¬† cans no added salt tomato sauce (398ml each) 1 can tomato paste (156ml) 1 can diced … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal Adapted from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures 3 cups quick cooking oats 1/4 cup brown sugar (original recipe calls for 1/2 cup but I always reduce sugar wherever I can) 1 cup milk 2 tsp olive oil 2 eggs 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup natural peanut … Continue reading

Asian Ground Pork and Noodles

Asian Ground Pork and Noodles Serves 4 1 lb (500g) ground pork 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 1 large carrot, cut into match sticks 2 bunches baby bok choy, chopped 1 clove garlic 1/2 tsp fresh ginger 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 tsp oyster sauce 2 tbsp cornstarch 2 to … Continue reading

Easy Guacamole

Easy Guacamole Serves 2 1 ripe avocado 1 tbsp red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced Juice of 1/3 of a lemon or lime 1/4 cup tomatoes, chopped (seeds removed) salt and pepper, to taste Peel and core avocado; mash inside flesh in a small bowl. Squeeze juice of lemon or lime and stir … Continue reading


Lasagna Yield: One 9×11 pan 1 batch of traditional meatsauce 1 package of whole wheat fresh lasagna noodles (Olivieri) 1 cup of cottage cheese 1 egg 1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated 1 package of frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained of all water salt and pepper, to taste 1 package of italian¬†blend shredded cheese … Continue reading

Traditional Meatsauce

Traditional Meatsauce 1 package (454g) extra lean ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped 1 bell pepper (green, orange, yellow or red), chopped 1 zucchini, chopped 1 can (796ml) of diced tomatoes, no salt added 2 cans (298ml each) of tomato sauce, no salt added 1 can (156ml) of tomato paste 2 … Continue reading