Pierogies are very versatile as far as the filing goes and can be served as a main dish or as a side. Don't be afraid to experiment a little. As with all my recipes, I try to sneak in as much nutrition as possible and keep to my low or reduced fat goals without sacrificing taste. Just remember, a little can go a long way!
Breakfast Should be your most nutrition packed meal of the day. Oatmeal combined with protein powder, nuts and berries provides plenty of energy enhancing antioxidants to get you through a vigorous morning workout or day.
One of nature's finest creations: squash. Squash appeals to most pallets and pairs well with virtually every food category. I served this with a glass of Merlot, black seedless grapes and banana-walnut-cranberry bread--a heavenly combination. Enjoy!
Cooking fish doesn't need to be complicated. This is a simple way to make salmon (boneless, skinless) with no fuss or mess. I use the individually freeze wrapped portions. The sides of salad and potatoes are published in my other recipes. Serve hot. Enjoy!
Food should never be boring. Don't be afraid to try spices you wouldn't normally use in a dinner dish. And remember, a pinch of this and a pinch of that can go a long way as you will taste here. Enjoy!
I found these magical little beans . . . black beans in garlic sauce at a local Asian market. They are so good, they can turn any meal into an exotic affair. Check it out with my Cuban beef, chicken and Jamaican shrimp recipes. You'll love it! They are equally delectable! Enjoy!
Who doesn't love cashews? These lovely nuts are like no other. Their flavor is delicate and lost if cooked however. Be sure to add the cashews to this dish with all heat off at the very end when ready to serve. Simply scrumptious! Enjoy!
Remember my motto when cooking this dish or most any other: If you've got it, sneak it in! Were trying to eat a rainbow each and every day so if you have a variety of vegetables, use them. And, believe it or not you can't even taste a carrot when shredded nor spinach when it is cooked down. This recipe is delicious as is but feel free to improvise even more as you strive for reaching that rainbow!
At lunchtime today I was taking out my ingredients for a stir fry that I was intending to make tonight when creativity struck and I came up with this wonderful salad. It all began with my carrot curler that just arrived in the mail today moments earlier. I'm beginning to appreciate how really good cooking is also a really good work of art. Enjoy!
Have your recycling bin handy and know that the only "work" involved in this recipe is in the opening of cans (after your ground meat has fried). Chilli from a can? Yes, I know, it doesn't sound the greatest but I guarantee you it is, you'll see . . . giver her a try!
Grilling meat is easy. This recipe takes the "work" out of nutritional vegetable side dishes that accompany many picnics. This recipe can be prepared one to two hours ahead of time, placed in cooler and carried off to the park or backyard for later grilling. There's something about grilled vegetables that make them oh so good!