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Reduced Calorie Tartar Sauce

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Full-fat tartar sauce has 100 or more calories per tablespoon. My original tartar sauce recipe made with reduced fat mayonnaise has about 95 calories per 2 tablespoon serving. The number of calories can be reduced even further by replacing half of the mayonnaise with low-fat (2% fat) Greek or natural ...

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Red Enchilada Sauce

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Prepared enchilada sauces are convenient, but can have numerous additives and a lot of sodium per serving. One-quarter cup (60 ml) serving of one national brand has 350 mg of sodium. With that much sodium, a Mexican entree can exceed 1,000 mg of sodium per serving especially when using flour ...

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Chocolate Nut Clusters

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You can make homemade chocolate nut clusters in minutes with only two ingredients; chocolate and nuts. By making your own, you are not limited to peanut and almond clusters. You can use any nut or a combination of nuts. You also control whether to make them with more chocolate or ...

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Chocolate Sausage & Meatballs

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I obtained this simple recipe from my cousin in-law, Anna, while visiting relatives living in northern Italy. She served a chocolate sausage for dessert made using crushed cookies. Having celiac disease, she couldn’t eat the sausage. That made me think about Nestle’s chocolate bar with crisp rice. I modified the ...

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Caramelized Onions

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Restaurants can charge a premium for a side of caramelized onions. Caramelization, brings out the natural sugars in onions, converting pungent, sulfurous onions into a melt in your mouth, sweet delicacy. The same is done by roasting garlic. Cooking not only makes many foods more digestible, but also more flavorful. ...

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Cranberry and Almond Couscous

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Couscous is coarsely ground semolina wheat the same wheat used to make many dried pastas. Unlike pasta that can take 10 or more minutes to cook, couscous is ready in about 3 to 5 minutes. Cooking couscous is similar to cooking quinoa or rice. Couscous is added to seasoned boiling ...

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Lemon Chicken Soup with Noodles

30 Minute Chicken Soup

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30 Minute Chicken Soup is a tasty alternative to high sodium canned chicken soups that can be more broth than vegetables and chicken. You can make it with or without noodles or rice. Omitting the noodles and rice reduces cooking time and total carbohydrates. The flavor comes from herbs and, ...

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Basic Pizza Sauce


Basic Pizza Sauce is a simple, low fat, pizza sauce recipe for two 12″ to 14″ pizzas. Adjust all seasonings to taste.

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Fried Mortadella (bologna) & Sautéed Onions Sandwich

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Bologna is one on America’s favorite cold cuts. Then someone decided to fry a slice of bologna for a hot sandwich. The rest, as they say, is history. Bologna is an Americanized version of mortadella, an Italian cured sausage originating in Bologna, Italy. Their are two main differences between mortadella ...

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Spicy Middle Eastern Style Chicken

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For thousands of years, spices were used to preserve foods and make ingredients past their use by date palatable especially in hot climates. These properties made some spices worth more than their weight in gold. When you compare the cuisines of warm versus cool climates, you’ll find cooler climates (northern Europe ...

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