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Cherry Smoothie

For best results, use a high powered emulsifying blender such as a Blendtec or Vitamix.  You can adjust the thickness by adding more or less water. Ingredients 2 cups water 1 frozen banana 1 c frozen cherries 1/2 c plain yogurt 1 c fresh spinach Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend using the “juice” […]

Ranch Vegetable Dip

This dip taste just like ranch dressing with a thicker consistency, but without the added MSG and preservatives added to the “Hidden Valley Ranch” spice packet.  Plus, the ingredients are easy to find, and you can buy the low fat version to cut calories. Ingredients 16 oz. low fat sour cream 1 c mayonnaise 5 […]

Food Journal – December

December 1: Breakfast: Steel Cut Oatmeal with cranberry sauce Lunch:       Warm Crab Pasta, veggies and dip, cheese and salami and crackers Dinner:      Turkey soup December 2: Breakfast: Steel Cut Oatmeal with cranberry sauce Lunch:      Cream of Mushroom Ground Beef with rice. Dinner:     Turkey Potato Leek Soup December […]

Pecan Parsley Pesto

Pecan Parsley Pesto

Not a traditional pesto.  Pesto is usually made with basil and pine nuts.  This pesto is more budget friendly and tastes great. Ingredients 1 bunch parsley 2 cups pecans 2 c parmesan cheese 1 c olive oil 1 lemon – zest and juice 3 cloves of garlic   Place all ingredients into a food processor.  […]

Split Pea Soup with Ham

The secret to an amazing split pea soup is the stock.  Pea soup is best with a ham stock.  You can either make the stock separate by simmering a ham bone in 10 cups of water overnight, or you can place the bone directly into the soup and remove the bone before blending. Ingredients 8 […]

Turkey Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients 1 leek sliced thinly 1/2 small onion diced 2 carrots – diced 1 celery stalk chopped 5 potatoes cubed 1 cup turkey 1/2 c ham 4 cups turkey broth 1T garlic salt Salt and pepper to taste   Add all ingredients except salt and pepper into a soup pot.  Bring to boil.  Reduce heat […]