I made this as an alternative to higher calorie pasta dishes. This is easy to do in the oven or the crockpot. If done in the crockpot, expect the eggplant to become very soft and almost melt away into the stew. Please follow all the directions to prep the eggplant or this will not turn out well.
A creamy cool pie without sugar - derived from a variety of similar receipes, but I intended to have a creamy filling while minimizing the taste artificial sweeteners can have. Cook time indicates time to chill.
These are made with fruit juice concentrate instead of other sweeteners. They are not going to turn out like a commerical bar, but that is not what I am trying to make. I am really after a healthy snack to throw in my purse, something that travels well and is not too sweet.
I am still tweaking this, so comments are appreciated.
I made this trying to lighten up a traditional meatloaf recipe. Be sure to finely chop the vegetables. You can go so far as to cook them and then put them in a food processor for a few pulses. It makes a real difference in the texture.
Modified from a higher sugar version found in Cooking Light. The original recipe called for raspberries, but I don't like straining out the seeds, so I'm making this version for strawberry and skipping that step. You can use other types of fruit. Be careful subbing in lower or nonfat diary as the texture will not be the same. Time indicated is for freezing.
This is an extremely basic recipe for whole wheat muffins. My version uses spenlda, but it can be made with the same amount of sugar. You can swap other fruit for the blueberries. I like chopped apples and some extra cinnamon or cranberries. I've found that freezing the fruit keeps it suspended in the batter so it doesn't all sink to the bottom of the muffin.
Modified from a Good Housekeeping recipe, it can be done with almost any combination of dried fruit and nuts. Whatever you have round: Dates, raisins, cranberries, apricots, cherries, pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc. Serve warm with a cinnamon spiced butter or lightly toasted and spread with cream cheese.
This recipe is for a simple sauce with mild Asian flavors that is made from things you probably keep in the fridge. I used ribs, but any cut will do. Prepare pork in the crock pot as indicated below or use whatever method you prefer for the cut of meat you have.
A traditional stuffing with basic flavors so that it can be a part of any meal. You can use any type of bread, but a strongly flavored bread will alter the resulting flavors. Works great in stuffed chicken breasts, zucchini, or pork chops, just stuff with raw mixture and bake.
Winter because it requires nearly no fresh ingredients so you can make it when you are snowed in or it is too gross to go out hunting for ingredients. Serve it cold with a splash of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar.
This is a slight modification of a salad I got the other day from a bagel shop near my work - Bagel Lovers Cafe. Their version has no meat, but includes mandarin oranges and a red wine vinaigrette which is too sweet for me, so I've changed it somewhat to be a great dinner salad I can make it at home.
This is a cozy, rustic variation on a crumble. Typical versions are made with apples or berries, but this is a nice way to use up some bananas. It has a much stonger banana flavor than many banana breads. The apple and raisins ensure there is still texture to the filling.