Homestyle Baked Potato

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Baked Potato

Ingredientswrks4me_terry_tested-11

  • 4-8 russet potatoes (with skins on)
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon(s) of sea salt or kosher salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Rinse and scrub the potatoes, then dry them with a towel
  3. Put oil and salt in a bowl along with the potatoes
  4. Place potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet and pierce each potato with a knife or fork to allow steam to vent
  5. Put them in the oven and cook for 1 hour testing to ensure they are tender
  6. Remove from oven and serve with your favourite toppings

Optional toppings

  • margarine or butter
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • cracked black pepper
  • fresh chives, minced
  • bacon pieces

Crunchy Apple Coleslaw

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Apple Cole Slaw

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  • 1/2 medium cabbage shredded
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 2 stalks of celery (diced)
  • 2-3 red apples diced
  • Lemon juice
  • Coleslaw dressing (your choice)

Directions

  1. Put apples in a large bowl and pour a little apple juice over them to avoid them turning brown
  2. Put in cabbage, carrot, celery
  3. Pour in coleslaw dressing and mix until creamy but not soggy

Serve and enjoy

 

 

Basmati Rice with Garam Masala

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Garam Masala Rice

Ingredientswrks4me_terry_tested-11

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium-size onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) garam masala
  • 1 salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 diced carrot (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. With a stove and oven safe pot, melt butter over medium heat on the stove
  3. Add the onions, garlic and garam masala and allow to cook 3 to 5 minutes, until onions are softened
  4. Add rice and stir until ingredients are well coats.
  5. Pour in vegetable stock and add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bring stock up to a boil.
  7. Cover and bake in the oven until the rice is tender about 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Let stand, covered for 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy

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Greek Style Healthy Bean Stew

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Healthly been stew

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  • 2 cups dried black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white or yellow diced (about 1½ cups)
  • 1/2 medium fennel bulb, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 stocks of celery (diced)
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large baby kale leaves or spring mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill

Preparation

  1. Put peas in a large pot and add enough water to cover by 2 inches and bring to a boil. Cook for about a minute or so and then turn off heat and allow to soak for an hour. Drain beans and set aside
  2. Add olive oil in a large pot. Add onion and fennel and cook until tender. Add garlic, black-eyed peas, carrots, celery tomato and tomato paste, salt and bay leaves. Stir well until tomato paste is well distributed.
  3. Add enough water to cover vegetables and bring to a boil
  4. Reduce head and simmer until peas are tender.
  5. Add baby kale or spring mix and dill. Remove bay leaves

Serve and enjoy

 

Greek Style Potato Salad

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Greek Potato Salad

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  • 3 pounds medium red potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon packed fresh oregano leaves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups leaf lettuce head chopped or fresh spring mix
  • 1/2 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 stock of celery (diced)
  • 5 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and sliced lengthwise (optional)

Preparation

  1. Prepare dressing by whisking oil, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper into a small bowl. Set aside
  2. Peel and quarter potatoes, then boil until tender and can be pierced with a fork. Drain water.
  3. While still hot add celery seeds and about half of dressing over potatoes
  4. Cool potatoes in refrigerator, then add remaining oil, lettuce, green onions, celery and lettuce or spring mix along with optional mint
  5. Serve with cooked eggs

Enjoy

 

Choco-Coconut Low Sugar Brownie Cookie

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  • 1 1/3 Cups Golden Crisco Shortening (325 ml)
  • 1 cup Splenda sugar substitute (250 ml)
  • 2 cups Splenda brown sugar substitute (see below)
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla  (15 ml)
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cups almond flour
  • 2 cups coconut flour
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa Powder (150 ml)
  • 1 tsp baking soda (5 ml)
  • 1 tsp salt (5 ml)
  • 1 cup milk or cashew milk
  • 1½ cups walnut pieces (375 ml)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (250 ml) (subsitute sugarless chocolate chips if you can)
  • 1/2 cup of shredding coconut

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°F

  1. COMBINE Golden Crisco, Splenda sugar, Splenda brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl and
  2. BEAT with electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute or until creamy.
  3. ADD beaten eggs
  4. COMBINE Almond and Coconut flours, cocoa, baking soda and salt. ADD to creamed mixture alternatively with milk, beating on low speed about 1 minute, or just until blended.
  5. STIR in with spoon, nuts,chocolate chips and coconut
  6. DROP dough by heaping spoonfuls (about 2 Tbsp for each cookie) on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. BAKE at 325°F for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies will still appear soft and moist when baked, but firm upon cooling. Cool 2 minutes.

Note: These cookies do not flatten out

How to make brown sugar with Splenda

  • 1 cup of Splenda
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 or 2 drops of extract of maple

Put Splenda, molasses and maple extract into a cup and mix together with a fork until well blended

 

 

Crunchy Jumble Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of Rice Krispies
  • 1 (6 oz) pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)

Directions

  1. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside
  2. Beat butter and sugar, add egg and vanilla, beat well
  3. Add dry ingredients. Mix until combined
  4. Stir in Rice Krispies and chocolate chips
  5. Drop by level measuring tbsp onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes

Remove and allow to cool

 

Garam Masala Garbanzo and Potatoes

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Ingredients

  • 1 can of Garbanzo Beans
  • 3 Peeled White Potatoes, cubed
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 2 medium Onions chopped or sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Garam Masala Seasoning
  • Water or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Cilantro or Parsley chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Milk or Cream (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat oil in skillet, add onions and stir fry until slightly brown
  2. Add potatoes and Garam Masala Seasoning, stir for 3 minutes until potatoes are coated
  3. Add the Garbanzo Beans, water or vegetable stock to just cover the vegetables
  4. Add coconut milk or cream, stir to mix all ingredients
  5. Cover and simmer over low heat until potatoes are cooked but not too soft
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  7. Garnish with cilantro or parsley and serve

Enjoy

Ricotta Meatballs

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wrks4me_terry_tested-11These Ricotta meatballs are so flavourful and tender. Serve over spaghetti. If you are on a Keto diet you can use spaghetti squash or zucchini squash sliced as spaghetti, cauliflower rice. You can also cut them when cooled and use them as a layer in lasagna.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (depends on how intense you like the flavour)
  • 1 cup frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain and chop
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs (I prefer Italian bread crumbs) Note: Eliminate if on a Keto diet
  • 1 (28 ounce) jar  of your favourite marinara sauce

Directions

  1. Saute onion in olive oil over medium heat until translucent. Add garlic into onion and gentle heat. Transfer onion mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add ground beef, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, spinach, egg, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper with onion mixture until almost combined; stir in bread crumbs and continue to mix until thoroughly blended.
  3. Roll into 1-inch meatballs (use about 2 tablespoons of mixture)
  4. Put 2 tablespoons olive oil into the skillet, and over medium heat and brown meatballs on all sides. Remove meatballs and drain on a paper towel
  5. Put meatballs back into the pan and pour marinara sauce over them and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, for about 30 minutes or no longer pink in the center.

Sensational Salmon

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wrks4me_terry_tested-11Ingredients
  • 1-3 salmon fillets, depending on size
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ⅛ cup water
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
Instructions
  1. Sensational Salmon 1Put your fresh salmon into a plastic bag along with all the ingredients, remove the air and seal it. Put the bag in the refrigerator and marinate for 3 hours.
  2. When ready to grill, put the salmon, skin side down into an aluminium foil baking tin, along with some marinate on top. Close the lid and grill for around 20 minutes or until done, then turn salmon over and grill the top. Remove the skin and grill for 1-2 minutes and serve.