Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ground Chicken Italian Sausage Cornmeal Patty

1 Bowl
1 Skillet or Dutch Oven
1 Splatter Screen
1 TBSP Roasted Garlic Oil
16 Ounces Ground Chicken Italian Sausage
1 TBSP Egg Whites
1 TBSP Onion Powder
1 TBSP Garlic Powder
2 TBSP Cornmeal
1/4 - 1/2 Cup Mince Onion

Mix All Items Together In Bowl And Set Aside
Heat Oil in Skillet Over Medium Heat
Add Meat Mixture And Cook Until Done

You Can Use This As The Base For a Pasta Sauce or Use AS Is Over Pasta & Add Sauce or You Can Use This As Your Meat On A Pizza. This Recipe Can Be Used For Meatballs As IS or Meatloaf With Adjustments In The Amount of Cornmeal. You Could Also Add This To A Soup With Kale or Add To An Okra Dish.

Sesame Lemon Garlic Steak Frittata With Tomatoes & Pecorino Romano Cheese

Prepare Sesame Lemon Garlic Steak With My Recipe Link Listed Below Here
After Your Sesame Lemon Garlic Steak Is Done Remove From Skillet, Put Into A Bowl And Set Aside
Wash & Dry Skillet Or Use A Second Skillet
If you prefer You Can Also Prepare Your Lemon Garlic Steak The Day Before, Refrigerate Overnight & Then Just Make Your Fritatta

Spray Skillet With Fat Free Cooking Spray
Pour 16 -20 Ounces of Egg Whites Into Skillet
Cook on Medium Heat Till Bottom Of Egg Whites Set
Sprinkle Some Garlic Granules Over Egg Whites
Sprinkle In 1 TBSP of Fresh Oregano Over Garlic & Egg Whites
Spread Your Cooked Steak Evenly On Top of Cooking Egg Whites & Spices
Spread 1 Cup Petite Diced Tomatoes Fresh or From A Can Without Added Salt Over Steak
Cook Until Done
Grate Fresh Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese Over The Top And Your Ready To Eat
Perfect For Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch
Optional: Add In Some Sliced Portabella Mushrooms With The Tomatoes

Egg Whites With Garlic Granules, Fresh Oregano & Steak Cooking

Petite Diced Tomatoes With No Salt Added Over Steak Cooking

Fresh Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese

Cut Into Quarters & Serve

Ready To Eat

Sesame Lemon Garlic Steak

1 Bowl
1 Skillet
1 Spoon for Stirring
1-2 TBSP Sesame Oil
1 Pound Boneless Ribeye Steak Cut Into Cubes
1/8 TSP Sea Salt & 1/4 TSP Ground Black Pepper
1 TBSP Minced Garlic
1 TBSP Sesame Seeds
1 TBSP Onion Powder
1 TBSP Oregano
1 TBSP Lemon Juice

Add Steak To Bowl, Massage With Sea Salt & Pepper
Leave Steak At Room Temperature In a Bowl for 20-30 Minutes

Heat Oil On Medium High Heat in Skillet
Add Steak
Add in Garlic, Sesame Seeds, Onion Powder, Oregano And Stir
Add In Lemon Juice And Stir
Cook Until Steak Is Done How You Like It


Serve Steak As Is, Serve Over a Salad, Over Brown Rice, Over Yukon Potatoes, In A Wrap, Add To A Soup, Use In Chili, Add Into a Frittata, Omelette or a Quiche.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chicken With A Sweet Chili Sesame Mole Sauce

1 Skillet
1 TBSP Roasted Garlic Oil
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
2 TBSP Sesame Seeds
1 TBSP Crushed Garlic
1 TBSP Cumin
1 TBSP Ground Cinnamon
1 TBSP Frontier Salt Free Chili Powder or other Salt Free Brand
2 TBSP Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
2 TBSP Franks Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce

Add Oil To Skillet & Heat On Medium High
Add Chicken,  Add All other Items And Cook Until Chicken Is Done

Amazing Multi-Grain Chips

This is the fifth flavor of bags of chips I received in my goodie box from Food Should Taste Good. These chips are the simply the best multi-grain chips that I have ever tasted. Now my new quest will be to see if I can find stores that carry there other 6 flavors.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Yukon Potato & Egg White Turkey Hash

Pecorino Potatoes
1 Casserole Dish
1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 Yukon Gold Potatoes Washed & Sliced Into 1-2 Inch Strips. I Use A Vidalia Chop Wizzard
1/4 TSP Sea Salt
1 TBSP Crushed Rosemary
Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese For Topping Potatoes
Serving Plate

First Cook the Potatoes, Then Make The Egg Whites, See Below
Assemble All Items In Order In Casserole Dish
Bake 375 Degrees For 45 Minutes to an Hour or Until Potatoes Are Fork Tender

Remove And Grate Fresh Pecorino Cheese Over Your Potatoes

Poach Egg Whites in Microwave Using 2 Egg Poaching Cups or More

Cooked Egg Whites

Empty Egg Whites Onto Plate of Pecorino Potatoes & Top With Some Garlic Granules

Tear Up 3 Slices of Nitrate/Nitrite & MSG Free Smoked Turkey Breast And Place Onto Egg whites & Potatoes.
This way you do not have greasy fried hash.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

No Need To EVER Buy An Everything Bagel AGAIN. BUY THE WORKS CHIP!

Instead of tons of carbs, sodium, sugar in an Everything Bagel, Switch over to new delicious Food Should Taste SO Good "The Works" Tortilla Chips and you will be in chip haven. These chips have only 15 carbs compared to an everything bagel with 47 -56 carbs.You can eat these plain, with salsa, guacamole, a veggie dip or greek yogurt. Pete Lescoe the founder of Food Should Taste Good could not have picked a more perfect name for his company.

Banana Coconut Cocoa Coffee Bread

2 1/4 Cups Wholegrain Flour
1 TBSP Baking Powder
2 TBSP Ground Flax Seed
2 TBSP Natural Raw Wheat Germ
1 TBSP Ground Cinnamon
1/4 TSP Baking Soda
1/4 TSP Freshly Ground Nutmeg
1 TBSP Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2/3 Cup Splenda
1 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut Flakes For Batter, + 1/4 Cup More or Less For Sprinkling
2 Ripe Bananas Smashed
4 Oz Unsweetened Applesauce
1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
3 TBSP Egg Whites
6-8 Oz Plain Decaf Coffee Chilled Overnight
2/3 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
2 Bowls
1 Bread Loaf Pan
Parchment Paper

Preheat Oven to 350
Line Bread Loaf Pan With Parchment Paper Leaving Extra on Sides & Set Aside

Add Ripe Bananas Into 1st bowl And Smash
Add Applesauce, Egg Whites, Vanilla Extract, & Coconut Milk to 1st Milk And Mix To Blend
Add All Dry Items to 2nd Bowl & Whisk
Pour Wet Items Into Dry Item Bowl And Mix
Add in Coffee And Mix

Add Batter To Bread Loaf Pan Lined With Parchment Paper
Sprinkle Coconut Flakes Evenly Over Entire Loaf To Have Toasted Coconut on Your Bread
Freshly Grate Nutmeg On Top of The Coconut Flakes

Bake at 350 Till Fork or Knive Comes Out Dry Anywhere From 1 Hour to 1 And Half Hours

Ready To Bake

Remove The Whole Loaf By Grabbing the Side of The Parchment Paper. No Mess in Loaf Pan to Clean.
Cool 1-2 Hours Before Slicing
Freeze Extra Up to 3 Months

Quick Red Wine Cole Slaw

With the never ending heat wave in Illinois I am doing everything I can to avoid using my oven. I feel like using an oven would be an oxymoron while using an air conditioner to keep my 2 floor townhouse cool. Over the last 15 years with the increasing cost of electricity I have continued to move my thermostat up. Many of my friends during the summer keep their's set set between 73-75 while mine has been set at 78 or 80 since 2001. This year I had to drop mine to 77 as the temp and heat indices have been the hottest on record for Illinois. Of course when it is this hot outside most people simply resort to eating out, the drive thru, or very unhealthy frozen food to nuke in the microwave. Simply put, I do not have the finances to allow me to eat out that often or go to a drive-thru unless it is free or someone else is treating me. Having to watch all my calories, carbs, fat, sodium, & sugar for the rest of my life, means I do not buy unhealthy frozen foods.

1 16 Oz. Package of Cole Slaw
6 Oz Red-wine & Olive Oil Vinaigrette Dressing
1 Container

Empty Cole Slaw Into Container
Pour Dressing In
Mix And Store In Refrigerator For 3 Hours or Overnight

Excellent Whey Protein

In all fairness I am a long time customer of Swanson. I started there Vitamins first by catalog and then on the web. In the 80's I used Spirutein Vanilla for my protein powder, then I switched in 1995 after my Thyroid Cancer to Biochem's Natural Whey Protein Powder. I had finished my last container of biochem whey protein powder and when I looked at the current prices I knew I needed a serious change. I did research for a few months before I decided that the Swanson Whey Protein Pwoder Vanilla Flavor would be the most cost-efficient for me. I added this to my most recent vitamin order last week and I had my new Swanson Whey Protein Powder in 3 days. With the never ending heat wave we have been having in Illinois I have not felt much like eating so I rely on whey protein powder to make my breakfast, or lunch or dinner or a before or after smoothie. I use 1 cup of Unsweetened, or Vanilla Soymilk, 1 scoop of whey protein powder, a banana or peach, some ground flaxseed, and ice in my Vitamix and my meal is made.

Amazing Lotion

I have been using reusable bags for a while. Target saves me 5 Cents per bag and for those who shop at Whole Foods, you can get 10 cents per bag. My local health food store Fruitful Yield has a drawing everyday for those who bring in a reusable bag and fill out an entry form with your name and phone number. Last week they called me and I won a free lotion. The lotion is by a company called Now whose products I have used on & off for the last 30 years. This particular lotion I had nut used before so I was happy to win a product by a company I like. My skin felt amazing after just one use of this lotion, it was like being in a milk bath, the texture felt great, it smelled good and it worked really well, I used much less of this then I would many commercial and un-natural products.

This Men's Deodorant Not Just For Men

I have been using deodorant or antiperspirant for the last 35 years. I was taught to buy women's deodorant as a woman's scent is different from a man. Fast forward to 2011 and the deodorant and fragrance that I use are made for men. I have found that women's deodorant just does not work, also I do not want to use all the cancer and endocrine disruptor chemicals on my body. Tom's of Maine is almost as old as I am, there products to put it simply just work. Just because a product says men's does not meen a Woman can't use it.

Dairy-Free Treat You Should Never Buy!

I have been eating Non-Dairy deserts for the last 30 years and always liked them so I was very surprised when I purchased Rice Cream's Organic Vanilla that it was the worst desert I have ever eaten. Perhaps the little logo in red advertising new improved taste should have been a clue that I was not going to like it? I had liked it before so I did not think, that they could have changed it that much? Boy was I wrong, I am now very mad that I can't get my money back for how terrible this was. I am posting a PIC so you will not be fooled and buy it, run away if you see it and get something else!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hemp Chips = GREAT!

Although I have been using Hempz Shampoo, Conditioner, & Lotions for years, I have to admit, I was hesitant to try any Hemp foods for fear of not liking the food and not being able to get my money back if I bought food somewhere besides Trader Joe's.

One of the products I received in my goodie box from Food Should Taste Good was Hemp Chips. The Hemp Chips are made with Hemp & Blue Corn, I do not know the level of each ingredient Hemp VS Blue Corn. All I can say is that these Hemp Chips are GREAT! Perfect right out of the bag, no need to dip them into any condiment. If you want to choose something to dip the Hemp Chip into, I vote for Salsa or Spinach Artichoke Dip made with buttermilk.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pea Pesto Pecorino Potatoes

Follow my Recipe for Pesto With this Link Below
After making the pesto put in a container and set aside

1 Casserole Dish
1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 Yukon Gold Potatoes Washed & Sliced Into 1-2 Inch Strips. I Use A Vidalia Chop Wizzard
14.5 Oz. Can of No Salt Added Petite Diced Tomatoes
1/4 TSP Sea Salt
1 TBSP Crushed Rosemary
1 Package Smoked Turkey Breast Torn Into Bite Size Pieces
Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese For Topping
Pea Pesto Sauce

Assemble All Items In Order In Casserole Dish
Bake 375 Degrees For 45 Minutes to an Hour or Until Potatoes Are Fork Tender
Remove And Grate Fresh Pecorino Cheese Over Entire Dish
Add Pea Pesto Sauce, Mix And Serve

With Fresh Grated Cheese

With Pea Pesto Sauce

Pasta Sauce For Pizza

Growing up I was always taught to make Pizza using canned or bottled Pizza Sauce. I have been a grown up for a while and I recently decided that I am no longer using pizza sauce for pizza. After all the base for pizza sauce has always been tomatoes and tomato paste and spices. There ha never been a huge selection of pizza sauces to choose from at the grocery store but there is a plethora of pasta sauces to choose from. My last 20 pizzas have all been made with pasta sauce. This is just one of many pasta sauces I have used to make pizza with.

Kashi Pita Crisps Disappoints

As a longtime fan of Kashi and member of the Kashi Community I really wanted to like the New Kashi TLC Original 7 Grain with Sea Salt Pita Crisps Box that Kashi sent to me for free. They are All Natural and made with 10 Grams of Whole Grains so what is not to like?

The serving size is 11 crisps which equals 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, 180 mg sodium, 22g carbs, 5 fiber, 2g sugars and 3g of protein. For me 180mg is way too much sodium for 11 crackers. I typically like crackers with 55mg of sodium or less. I use crackers to put into low sodium soup so I do not want to add in more sodium from crackers. I also like to have hummus on crackers and there is just to much sodium. The one cracker buy itself tasted like a whole shaker of salt was put on one cracker, it was not pleasant. The texture of the cracker was very hard, tasted stale and I really did not like it.

They did not send me the other new flavor Zesty Salsa so I do not know if that one is just as bad or not?

Fruit & More

As a kid growing up more then forty years ago, I did not have a wide culinary palate when it came to fruits. I can remember eating bananas, oranges, applesauce, canned  fruit cocktail, canned pineapples, canned mandarin oranges, canned peaches, and strawberries on rare holidays. I can remember my grandparents and great aunt drinking prune juice and always trying to get me to have some, I vividly remember NOT liking it and saying I will never drink this or eat a prune. There was not much more that was available back then or perhaps the cost was the reason I was not exposed to much else growing up with a divorced mom?

It seems in the blink of an eye that my fruit culinary palate has expanded a great deal and I am continually seeing new types of fruits and fruit products in the store. In 2007 I had surgery and my Mom who moved in 2001 to Tucson, AZ came back to Illinois to stay at my house and take care of me for seven weeks. While my Mom was here she bought a container of Prunes and said I could have some if I wanted to? This made me recall my statement when I was younger about never eating one. Imagine my surprise when I read on the container that bite size prunes are dried plums, how did I not know this before? Perhaps it was because my grandfather never told me as a teenager when I would be at the grocery store with him and my grandmother shopping for plums that they are the same thing? I tried the prunes my Mom bought and I really liked them, I have been eating prunes since then. I have used prunes in my baking since then as well.

A few weeks ago I saw a coupon for prunes with some extras. The coupon was for Mariani Enhanced Wellness Plum Support made with Glucosamine, Vitamins B6, B12, E And Iron along with other Vitamins. Being allergic to Shellfish I can't take the traditional form of Glucosamine so I was very happy to find out they use a vegetable source. As a prune lover of the last few years I was excited to try a product with all these added supplements and see if it works. I have been eating these everyday and the amount on the package indicates it is about 10% of the daily amount for Glucosamine and my joints are feeling better. The taste is not any different then other dried pitted prunes, but the texture is, the texture on these is much better. This is a great way to get some extra fiber& potassium  into your diet by having 3-4 a day and keeping your GI tract working well.

"It's A Chip And It's A Cracker Too!" All In One....

I have certainly had my share of chips and crackers in the last 40+ years and have always found the taste and textures to be quite different. Today for the first time I can say I have just eaten one that combines both, to be honest I did not even know that this was a possibility in the food world?

Perhaps it is the week long heat wave that we have been having in Illinois or perhaps I am just having a good old fashioned craving for snack foods with some salt? As a rule I avoid salt as much as possible, I buy No Salt Added Products, ones with very low salt or products with no salt, even all my spice seasonings are salt free except for one.

I finished my last 10 Food Should Taste Good Olive chips Thursday night at dinner with some plain hummus and maybe my internal snack radar just keeps looking at those other 4 Free packages of Food Should Taste Good that were sent to me and is saying open me and try another flavor?

Well the wait is over, I opened my package of Food Should Taste Good Blue Corn All Natural Chips made with Organic Blue Corn, Quinoa, Flax, Sunflower, and sesame Seeds, Soy, Brown Rice and counted out the 9 chips serving size to have as a snack along with 1 TBSP of mild salsa and some citrus slices. Usually after I eat my afternoon snack I will stop, wait 2-3 hours and then eat dinner. Today my will power was broken and I just had to have more of these AMAZINGLY HEALTHY Blue Corn All Natural Chips. These are great by themselves with salsa, guacamole, red pepper hummus, vegetable dip, and bruschetta. Use as a base for nachos, add to a sandwich, in a salad, or omelette, crush into soup. These are vegan, gluten-free, kosher, low sodium, good source of fiber, etc.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pea Pesto Sauce

1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
12 Oz Package of Frozen Peapods
1/4 Cup Cubed Onion
1/4 Cup Cubed Red Bell Pepper
1/4 Cup Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese Made With 100% Sheep's Milk
12 Pistachios
1 TBSP Roasted Garlic
1 Vitamix, Blender, or Food Processor

You Could Make These With Broccoli or Cauliflower, This is Perfect On Pasta, Potatoes, or a Sandwich.
All Items In The Order Listed Above And Blend Until All Items Are Blended
Follow Your Machine's Manual

Olive Gluten Free Tortilla Chip That TASTES GREAT!

In my last seven 8 years of eating a plethora of Gluten Free foods I have tried many foods that simply do not taste good. While reading an add in one of my health Magazines I saw an add for snacks from a company called Food Should Taste Good and it prompted me to find out all about the company and what they make. I found the website and they have a large selection of flavors of Gluten Free Snacks. I contacted them about trying there products, I received a prompt email reply about which 5 of their eleven flavors I would like to try. Within a few days I received 5 full size packages free via UPS. This is the 1st one I decided to try and see how it compares to non-gluten free snack chips. Take it from me after 8 years of Gluten Free Chips and my neighbor who has never had a Gluten Free chip in his life you can't tell the difference and they are great. I counted out the serving size which is 10 chips and dipped them into 2 TBSP of Classic Flavored Humus. If I was not a disciplined eater, the whole bag would be eaten in one serving. These would be just as good in salsa, or as the base for Nachos, crumbled into a salad, in a sandwich or in an egg dish. I have 4 more flavors of there snacks to try. I never eat more then the serving size in one sitting, so you will have to wait for my thoughts on those.

Coconut Water Sorbet You MUST TRY!

With the hot weather temps and high humidity that I experience in Illinois it decreases my appetitie for high calorie foods, and sometimes just even eating seems like a major chore.When it comes to desert I typically just eat some fruit, I have never been a big sweets person, my weakness has always been for foods with salts (pretzels, potato crisps, popcorn, nuts, etc)

With the roller coaster of being diagnosed with Insulin Resistance in 2009 and spending 10 months on Metformin a Type II Diabetes Drug and following a Low Glycemic Diet it really changed my entire approach to everything I eat, how much I eat, when I eat, what I eat, when I exercise, etc. Of course this changed when I gained back all the weight I lost in 2009 after a 6 month exercise layoff mandated by my doctors. This required me to re-lose the weight again in 2010. Fast forward to 2011 and I have not gained the weight back and have managed to lose some more. Before I would try to not buy any item if there was more then 10 grams of sugar per serving in anything. Now I allow myself to buy something a few times a year with a little more and just eat much less then the serving size. Of course if a product has more sugar, I would not buy it if there was too much fat, calories and sodium as well. I have avoided having sorbet for years because they are all usually loaded with 23-35 grams of sugar per serving or more.

I received a coupon from So Delicious for the So Delicious Coconut Water Sorbet which is available in Mango and Raspberry Flavors. I have been carrying around this coupon for a while and hoping to find a store that carries the product. Today was my lucky day, I found the Sorbet at The Fresh Market in Geneva, IL in both the Mango & Raspberry Flavors. The Raspberry has 24 grams of sugar for a 1/2 cup serving with 110 calories, along with 150 grams of sodium, 170 grams of potassium, 2 grams of fiber and 27 carbs. The net result is by eating only 1/4 cup of the sorbet the numbers are not as bad and can be included as a part of my overall days calories for a treat that can last me for 8 servings instead of 4. I figure if I am going to have a 1/4 cup of something with 12 grams of sugar it better be amazing! This product did not disappoint. To be fair if I did not have the coupon I would never have bought the product as it is too expensive for my fixed budget. That being said  I might have to just have a taste with a spoon to make this last as long  as possible.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kale Pizza

This recipe is in 4 Parts.
Make a Quick Kale Saute, Cook Ground Chicken Italian Sausage, Cook Paratha, Assemble Pizza


1 Cup of Kale that has been washed and then soaked overnight with 1/8 TSP Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1 TSP Minced Garlic
8 Sliced Grape Tomatoes
1 TBSP Roasted Garlic Oil
1 Skillet & 1 Bowl

Heat Oil in Skillet Medium High Heat
Add In Kale, Onion, Garlic, Tomatoes And Cook Until Kale is Wilted.

Remove & Pour Into A Bowl 
Set Aside

Use skillet from Kale, Cook Sausage
Remove From Cook top, Set Aside

Find These In Freezer At Your Local Indian Grocery Store. Cook 1 Whole Wheat Paratha In Skillet

Instead of Pizza Sauce Top With Pasta Sauce
I Used Classico Cabernet Marina With Herbs

Spread Pasta Sauce On Paratha

Add Kale Saute Over Pasta Sauce
Add Cooked Sausage Over Kale Saute

Fresh Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese

Quick Kale Saute

1 Cup of Kale that has been washed and then soaked overnight with 1/8 TSP Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1 TSP Minced Garlic
8 Sliced Grape Tomatoes
1 TBSP Roasted Garlic Oil
Pecorino Romano Cheese (Made With Only Sheep's Milk)
1 Skillet

Heat Oil in Skillet Medium High Heat
Add In Kale, Onion, Garlic, Tomatoes And Cook Until Kale is Wilted
For Some Extra Protein Grate Some Pecorino Romano Cheese On Top

You Can Eat This Plain or Serve This as a Topping for Pizza. See My Next Recipe For Kale Pizza

Perfect Poached Eggs or Egg Whites

Instead of a special pot, pan, bowl, ice, vinegar, and tools my Poached Eggs Are done all in one item in the Microwave. Just pour in the amount to the line, put cover on and Microwave and you have a poached egg or eggwhites in 1-2 minutes. See Below

These are Egg Cups

Perfectly cooked egg white.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Kale Soup in A Crockpot

1 Programmable 6 Quart Crockpot

  1. 1 Box 32 Ounces Very Low Sodium Chicken Stock (95MG or less per Cup)
  2. 3/4 of a Bunch of Kale Washed, Sliced & Soaked Overnight With 1/8 TSP Sea Salt
  3. 1 Package Carrots Washed, Peeled, Cubed
  4. 1 Package Celery Washed, & Sliced, Including Leaves
  5. 1/4 TSP Sea Salt
  6. 1 TSP Ground White Pepper
  7. 1 TBSP Garlic Granules
  8. 1 TBSP Lighthouse Freeze Dried Italian Seasoning
  9. 1 TBSP Frontier Salt Free All Purpose Seasoning
  10. 1/4 TSP Roasted Garlic Oil
  11. Enough Water To Cover Vegatables To 1 Inch Below Cover
1 Package Green Onions Washed & Cubed
8 Ounces Mushroom Washed, Drained, Sliced
2 TBSP Minced Garlic
8-10 Grape Tomatoes ( I Did not Have any Canned Tomatoes)

Add Items 1-11 Into Crockpot & Stir
Cover Crockpot And Cook on High For 6 Hours
Remove Cover & Add In The 3 Items Listed Below

1 Package Green Onions Washed & Cubed
8 Ounces Mushroom Washed, Drained, Sliced
2 TBSP Minced Garlic
Cover And Cook 2 Hours On Low
Remove Cover And Add In Tomatoes. Cook for 30 Minutes
Makes Enough for 7-10 Days For Just Me.

Serve With Crumbled Wheat Thin Crackers & Then Freshly Shredded Pecorino Romano Cheese on Top.
My Pecorino is Made From 100% Sheep's Milk. Despite my Allergy to Cow's Milk I do not have the same serious reaction to Sheep's Milk Cheese. I used my Extra Kale for my Sauteed Kale And Then a Kale Pizza.

Tofu Shirataki & Gardein Alfredo

1 Package Tofu Shirataki Noodles Prepared & Drained
14.5 Ounces Petite Diced Tomatoes Canned With No Salt Added or Fresh
1/4 Cup Mushroom or Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce (No More Then 6 Grams of Fat In Serving)
Saute 1 Gardein Chick'N Scallopini In Extra Virgin Oil, 1 TBSP Minced Garlic, 1 TBSP Lemon Juice

1 Large Bowl, 1 Skillet
Prepare Tofu Shirataki, Drain & Set Aside
Add 1 TBSP Extra Virgin Oil, 1 TBSP Minced Garlic, 1 TBSP Lemon Juice
Add in Gardein Chick'N Scallopini, Saute And Set Aside
Empty Tofu Shirataki into Bowl
Add In Gardein Mixture
Add in Tomatoes
Add in Alfredo Sauce, Mix & Serve

So Much Healthier & Easier To Make Then Real Spaghetti

Taste Even Better Then Real Chicken 
So Much Healthier, Quick To Make,
No Cholesterol

3 Yummy New Dairy, Soy, Gluten, & Casein Free Products

Being Allergic to Milk, Forces Me To, Continually Try to Find Substitutes For Dairy Items That I Can No Longer Enjoy. Last Month I Saw An Ad in My Martha Stewart Whole Living Body + Soul Magazine For 5 New Dairy Free Products From a Company Called Wayfare Foods And Their Website.

First I went to the company's website to find out if these products are sold locally, then I contacted my local health store Fruitful Yield to make sure they do indeed carry the products. Next I contacted the company directly and they sent me Free Coupons for 4 of their 5 Products along with a form to take to my local stores letting them know if they had the product I would buy it. They also sent me an entire stack of coupons to share with my friends as well as an email with 4 additional 75 Cent off coupons. I brought the stack of coupons with me to the Wellness Center I go to and the Fitness Trainers were thrilled to give them out. I wish they would have sent me a free coupon for the 5th product so I could do a complete review here.

All Wayfare Foods Products are Natural, Dairy, Soy, Gluten, & Casein Free. They are Vegan, Have No Trans Fats, No Hydrogenated Oils, No Cholesterol and are made with Whole Grain Oatmeal. All Products Must Be Used Within 10 Days of Opening. The products all have protein, fiber, & not too many carbs. Anyone who try's these in a blind tasting will never know they have no Dairy. Each product would be $3.67 if I did not have the Free Coupons. The spreads and sauces are all 8 Ounces. The Sour Cream was larger. I loved 3 of the products and did not like the 4th, if I had a coupon for the 5th I am pretty sure I would have loved that as well. Despite my not liking the 4th, I still think you should try the 4th and decide for yourself.

This is the best Hickory Cheddar Spread I Have EVER HAD. It has just the right texture for spreading on a cracker, bread or bagel, perfect for dipping a vegetable/chip into. This would be great in an omelette or on a baked potato. Not to much hickory flavor, not too salty, and a perfect taste.

Perfect Taste & Consistency for a Nacho Topping. Just the right texture for Dipping Chips/Vegetables Into. Great addition to add into Huevos Rancheros. Would be a nice zing for a Baked Potato. A small amount could be used to make a Mexican Piazza with. Great topping for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, floutas, etc.

Perfect Taste And Consistency to top Broccoli, Cauliflower or Potatoes with. Great in a omelette or as a pizza topping. Wonderful for Nachos or Cheese Fries. Very Creamy and not to salty.

Natural, Dairy, Soy, Gluten, &; Casein Free. They are Vegan, Have No Trans Fats, No Hydrogenated Oils, No Cholesterol and are made with Whole Grain Oatmeal. All Products Must Be Used Within 10 Days of Opening. This product has protein, fiber, &; not too many carbs. I did not like this product but some of you might, so please try it and share your comments with me here.

This is the website for the 5th product which is the Cheddar Spread that I did not try.