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How To Make a Healthy Pizza

Pizza can be diet friendly and filled to the rim with supreme body fuel.
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My Thai

Thai food is one of my favorite Asian cuisines and much healthier when made at home.

Thai Peanut Bowl

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The advantage of cooking Thai food at home is that you can control the amount of oil and sodium. Americans make the mistake of assuming that eating out at Asian restaurants is healthy. Quite the contrary! You should consider these dinners a splurge unless, of course, you order steamed vegetables and a dipping sauce on the side. THAT is the only way to insure you are eating a reasonable amount of calories with low fat content.

Remember, you aren’t in China, Japan, Vietnam or Thailand– you’re in America where Asian restaurants have “Americanized” the menu. That means huge portions, too much oil, and mega sodium!  Read more

“Ladles”- Sweet Potato and Cabbage Soup

Hit the jackpot on a winter's night with one of my absolute favorite soups EVER!

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A year ago my son gave me the Moosewood Restaurant cookbook, Simple Suppers, for Christmas. This recipe originated from this cookbook with a few tweaks and additions.

I urge you to try it even if you aren’t a huge fan of sweet potatoes or cabbage. This Indonesian flavored soup is savory (garlic and ginger root!), slightly spicy (cayenne!), bizarre (peanut butter!) and creamy (there’s NO cream!). Serve as a fancy shmancy fine dining course OR at halftime of the Super Bowl to sober up the crowd. Your guests will think they’re dreamin’!

Don’t be ashamed to lick your spoon- I did!

Sweet Potato and Cabbage Soup

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“Ladles”- Lentil and Sausage Gumbo

No better time than winter for one pot meals served with a ladle.

Shutterstock Ladle-Welcome to “Ladles”, an ongoing series of healthy soups, stewps and gumbos!

Hearty soups feed the soul. Cheating is encouraged! Nobody cares if you chopped all fresh, organic vegetables or threw in a generic brand of frozen peas and carrots.

Comfort food doesn’t have to be mac and cheese or mashed potatoes. Protein doesn’t have to be a slab of meat. One pot to wash and leftovers that taste even better the next day!

Lentil and Sausage Gumbo (animal friendly, of course)

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Pick Your Pocket- Fakin’ Bacon Pita Pizzas

Forgo the pocket for an extra crispy, thin pizza!

The pita pocket makes a delicious thin crust!

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Pick Your Pocket- Asian Tacos

How do you define a taco? Let me count the ways!

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Pick Your Pocket- No Noodle Spaghetti Pockets

Hearty Italian goodness loaded with low fat protein!

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Pick Your Pocket- Baby Fajita Piñatas

Prepare to lick your fingers when these smoky fajitas burst out the seams!

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Pick Your Pocket- Chick’n Salad Pita Toppers

Tune in every day this week and pick your favorite pocket and eat it too!

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Mistake-less Meals! Asian Noodle Bowls

There are no limits on creativity or taste when creating Asian style noodle bowls.

Integrate vegetables INTO the meal instead of always on the side.

Asian style noodle bowls are healthy, delicious, and require no planning. Precisely why our family loves them so much. There are no rules. Get creative and use proteins and vegetables you have on hand. Read more