Smooth Operator…

CURRIED RED LENTIL SOUP When you’re in the mood for something decadent tasting but not a heavy meal, this will do just fine.  Silky smooth and slightly spicy, with an exotic bent that is luxurious and comforting, this soup takes no time at all.  I used chicken broth, but using vegetable broth makes it completely…

Pucker up…!

LEMON CUSTARD CREAM PIE This is such a gorgeous, summery dessert!  Tart, creamy, and light, but no one will ever guess it’s low sugar and not completely sinful.   A few fresh blueberries or blackberries folded into this would be absolutely delish! Cut calories even more by skipping the crust and serving in beautiful tall glasses!…

Appetizer cheesecake? MmmmHmmmm…

SAVORY SUN-DRIED TOMATO APPETIZER CHEESECAKE A little different…but when it comes to cheesecake anything is good!  This one will be a hit on your celebration tables, or at any potluck, BBQ, or picnic. For low-carb-hardly-any-calories serve with assorted cut veggies to dip.   The add-ins are really up to you.  Sub out the tomatoes for…

Hello, Lover!

RED VELVET WAFFLES Cream Cheese Whipped Cream “Frosting” Valentine’s Breakfast for a special someone?  Perfect.  Lazy Sunday morning for those you love all year?  Amazing gesture! These are gorgeous and have the familiar red velvet flavor that’s coveted.  A hint of cocoa, slightly sweet…and a fun deep red that makes them seem more work than…

Could it look more healthy?!

QUINOA CORN EDAMAME SALAD It is no secret that I love quinoa and eat it every chance I get!  This salad is a re-make and a new favorite of mine – very light, summery, and fresh.  The original had barley, but quinoa is so…NOW!  I also cut the amount of corn in half, and added…

Just one Oatmeal Cookie…no flour!

“JUST ONE” OATMEAL COOKIE Snack attack?  Urgent Sweet tooth?  Need a quick cup-of-coffee-partner?  Whatever the need or whenever it rises here’s a fast treat that won’t have you battling a full cookie jar!   If oatmeal isn’t your thing, you’ll find my “Just One” Peanut Butter Cookie HERE!  (And if you want a larger batch…ingredient…

How I do love you…!

QUINOA PUDDING Well, well!  I’ve been thinking about trying to do this for a long time and have found a new favorite!  Made with quinoa, this dish has a nuttiness and a little more “chew” than traditional rice pudding where the rice gets very soft.   I’ve given a simple vanilla recipe here, but made…

Spice-spice, baby!

PUMPKIN PIE SPICE There are few spice blends that I use more than Pumpkin Pie. It’s so good in everything – from my Pumpkin Protein Shake, to Greek-style yogurt, cheesecake, quick breads, spice cookies, sprinkled on oatmeal…the list goes on and on. The one that you can buy is good in a pinch…but nothing beats the…

If you love peanut butter like I love peanut butter…

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WOW.  This is one rich pie.  I made it into a PIE once, actually…since then I freeze it in slightly rounded 1/4 cup portions and stick it away for a frozen nap. (Out of sight, out of mind……  oh, who am I kidding?  I know it’s there, but it’s harder to binge…

Gotta Crunch?!

PUMPKIN-CRUNCH GRANOLA When I get to eat a sweet and satisfy a crunch with good-for-me complex carbs – that’s a good day!  This mix is everything you love a granola to be.  Slightly sweet, spicy, nutty, crunchy, nice-sized chunks, and lots of oats.   Oh, and it makes your house smell like Pumpkin Pie.  There’s…