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pandacrazy
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   Posted 4/16/2005 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi every one, here is my favorite chicken recipie. tongue
Garlicky Herbed Chicken
Serves 4
Calories 175
Total Fat 1.69g
Total carbohydrate 6.18 grams
 4 skinless chicken breast halves
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried thyme
6 cloves garlic
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle of beer
 
Salt and pepper chicken breast and broil them until golden brown.
 
Place the chicken in a slow cooker with the rosemary, sage, thyme, garlic and beer. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
 
I don't broil mine I just put them right in the slow cooker and I cook them longer than that. You can cook them all day or overnight if you want. I like to add some instant rice to the juice the last 10 minutes. It tastes really good with all the herbs. You can easily double it too if you want. I've found that a better brand of beer tastes better. I got the recipie off e-diets free news letter I get in my e-mail. Every one I've made this for loves it.

Post Edited By Moderator (Teri16) : 4/17/2005 3:25:25 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 4/16/2005 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   

here is my vorite Heart Health Chicken Broth Soup

 Fill a Pressure cooker with water covering a chicken ( Imuse Sanderson Chicken) no not Col.sanders but Sanderson Chicken  then i add a 1 Teasppon of Mrs dash table  blends seasonings 1 cup up onion finaley chopped 3-4 stalks of celery and  3 to 4 carots cut up too with the chicken and 2-3 cloves of garlic chopped up and 2 teaspoons of black pepper bring to a boil then after about 5-10 minutes  lower the temp and cook on low heat for about 30-45 minutes turn off the heat take ut the chicken and put in a bowl save the chicken for a leter meal then  let cool and skim off the fat. I put my broth in cannin jars and put in refigerator.

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   Posted 4/16/2005 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
 Spaghetti Squash recipie
 
1 3-4 pound Spaghetti squash cooked or steamed
1 can of no salt added tomatoes died or 4 C fresh tomatoes diced up
1 of each green,red,yellow bell pepper chopped finely
1 onion chopped finely
1/2 cup oif grated cheese I use soy but you can use what you want to use.
After cooking the squash  remove the inards by pulling it out with a fork and keep warm in microwave or stove then add a dab of oilve oil or sesame oil in a non stick skillet and add vegtables and cook then when done take out squash and put on top of squash and top with cheese.
I also top with soy meat too some nights.
Heidi
 
P.S. if using canned diced tomatoes please drain the juice :-)
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   Posted 4/16/2005 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Good going ya'll!! yeah Anyone who wants to join in here with Barb and Heidi, just put down a good ole family favorite, that you've made into something light and healthy!~or something that you've discovered along the way.
 
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   Posted 4/16/2005 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Those sound really good Heidi. Here is my home made chicken soup.
My own version of it.
It kind of depends on how much of it you want to make. I use boneless skinless chicken breast, low sodium broth or boulion, onions, carrots, celery, and bay leaves. I throw it all in the slow cooker and let it cook on high for like 4 hours then I take the chicken breast out and cut them up. I put the no yolk egg noodles in then too and let it cook for another hour or so. Sometimes I put instant brown rice instead of the noodles. I like to make that when I have a cold or sinus infection. It really does seem to help. I'll share some of my other soups later. Everyone loves to come over for my homemade soups. Barb

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   Posted 4/17/2005 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Oooh, I love that brown rice touch! :)  Teri
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   Posted 4/17/2005 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Barb, I didn't edit your recipe. :) I just added the word 'Recipes' to your title.
Thanks for starting this topic! Teri :)
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   Posted 4/18/2005 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I hadn't even noticed Teri. Goes to show how perceptive I am. lol Barb

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   Posted 4/18/2005 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Barb, I know that feeling. lol yeah
 
Heidi's spaghetti squash recipe is one she gave me a while back and I absolutely love it~thanks for reminding of that one, Heidi!
 
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   Posted 4/18/2005 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
smurf  Something that I really enjoy now is fruit!  Yummy yeah
 
I cut up some cantaloupe, a few grapes, perhaps some honey dew melon, or whatever you happen to enjoy.  I buy a low fat/or no fat blended strawberry yogurt and use that as a dip and I have a nice little luncheon that tastes wonderful!! tongue
 
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pandacrazy
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   Posted 4/21/2005 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Teri, that's one of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh fruit and veggies. My hubby has a garden he plants every year. I'm making a big batch of Garlicky chicken for supper tonight and then I'll have leftovers for tomorrow. I have to run down to the store for fresh florida sweet corn. It's my daughter's boyfriends favorite and since he got up early to come fix my car I think he deserves it.

Here's a fruit salad I made for Easter and everyone loved it.
1 can appricot pie filling
1can drained mandarin oranges
1 pound of strawberries sliced
3 kiwi fruit cut up
2 nectarines cut up
2 bananas

soak the strawberries and bananas in the left over orange juice and then drain them before mixing with the other fruit. It's about 170 calories for a 1/2 cup serving. Have a good night. Talk to you later. Barb

pandacrazy
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   Posted 4/25/2005 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's a fruit salad I got off the the e-diets newsletter. I've actually done this myself with the soy based yogurt. You can use one of the flavored ones for a really nice flavor.

Quick Fruit Salad
By varying the fruit a bit, this salad can work for all seasons. Passion fruit make a great addition if they are available. In the summer, add lots of fresh berries and melons. In the winter, try adding dried cranberries or apricots.
Serves 4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Calories: 102.54
Calories from Fat: N/A
Total Fat: 0.84 g
Saturated Fat: N/A
Cholesterol: N/A
Sodium: N/A
Total Carbohydrate: 21.47 g
Dietary Fiber: N/A
Sugars: N/A
Protein: 2.27 g
Vitamin A: N/A
Vitamin C: N/A


Ingredients
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 large orange, peeled, sectioned, and cut into bite-size
0.5 cup seedless grapes
1 nectarine, pitted and chopped
0.25 cup fresh orange juice
6 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt


Directions
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the apple, orange, grapes and nectarine. If using a passion fruit, spoon out the flesh and chop.
2. Pour enough fresh juice to coat and prevent oxidation. Toss and refrigerate.
3. Serve with dollop of low-fat yogurt.

Here's another fruit salad that I made up myself that is really yummy. Take a can of drained mandarine oranges, raisins, cinnamon and lemon or lime yogurt and mix it together. It makes a nice sweet treat that is good for you. Hope you enjoy them. Barb

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   Posted 4/25/2005 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I love easy to cook meals these days, since I'm gone all afternoon and don't have a long time to spend on
cooking. yeah
 
I have a pasta dish that you can make in record time!
 
Boil any type of pasta that you like, and the last 5-7 minutes add frozen vegetables, green beans, carrots, peppers, onions, asparagus, or any type you'd like.  Drain the mixture and add Olive Oil which is heart healthy and mix all together!  If you'd like a more garlicky flavor, use olive oil in a separate pan and cook minced garlic about 30 seconds on a medium heat and add the garlic to the drained mixture.  Serve as a main meal, or a side dish.  As a main meal, just add a salad!
 
Enjoy Eating!!  Teri tongue
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   Posted 4/25/2005 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds really good Teri. I was thinking you could add some cooked chichen to it also. I found a mixed vegitable frozen from fresh like brand that has sweet soy beans in it that would be really good in that. I'll have to try that. I like the garlic idea. Barb

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   Posted 4/25/2005 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Ooooor, you could add a bit of parmesan cheese grated over the finished product! :) I love that! Teri
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   Posted 4/26/2005 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I like that idea too. I'll have to try it that way too. Here is a chicken one that I made up myself.

1 28 oz can Dei Fratelli chopped italian tomatoes (tomatoes, herbs, olive oil)
4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
Small up summer squash

put chicken in the bottom of a bakeing dish along with squash and pour the tomatoes over it all. Sprinkle the top with paremsan cheese and bake on 450 for an hour or until chicken is no longer pink. You can put it over noodles or brown rice if you want too. It's really easy and tastes great.

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   Posted 4/26/2005 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful, Barb!! yeah
 
Come on ya'll just jump right on in and add some of your heart healthy favorites here! tongue
 
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   Posted 5/2/2005 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Oooh, what great recipes! I have a good Cuban dish that I got from the show 'Weiging In.' Chef Juan Carols created this. He lowered the fat and calories. He also has that show, 'Calorie Commando' in which he takes traditional reicpes and recreates them to be lower fat and lower calories. It's called Chicken Asopa and it was incredibly good! You can make it hotter than what I did. I'm kind of a bland girl, lol. But I hope someone enjoys.

Chicken Asopa

The original recipe uses bacon and sausage, and it is so good. I think this is Cuban in origin (possibly from Puerto Rico?) It is fairly inexpensive to make, too. I put it over brown rice or long-grained white rice that I make using low sodium/low fat chicken stock and/or water (1/2 and 1/2). Sometimes I add a 1/4 cup or so of frozen peas to the rice, but I think that fresh would be really good. Makes about 4 servings or more. I also make it without the bacon and love this.

2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken cut into bite size pieces;
3 tablespoons olive oil (any type);
1/4 teaspoon black pepper;
1 tsp. paprika;
1/8 teaspoon salt or salt substitute;
1 ounce of Canadian bacon, chopped;
1 medium onion, chopped;
1 clove of garlic, chopped;
1/2 medium or 1 small bell pepper, any color (I prefer red bell pepper for sweetness);
1 small can low sodium, chopped tomatoes, or one fresh, medium tomato chopped;
1 small lean turkey sausage, chopped (the hot kind brings in some added spiciness for those who like their food hotter.);
1/4 cup chopped green or black olives (I rinse mine to get some of the sodium out)

Prep time is about 10-15 minutes. Total time about 40-45 minutes to make in its entirety.

Toss and coat chicken with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, pepper, paprika, and salt/substitute. Brown chicken in a skillet over medium-high heat. When browned, remove chicken from pan. Sautee bacon and sausage in same pan until almost done, barely pink inside. Set that aside, too, after draining on absorbant toweling. Heat remaining oil in the same pan on medium-high, and sautee the rest of the ingredients until vegetables are just tender, or to your liking. At this time, I add the chicken, bacon and sausage back in. Cover, and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until sausage is no longer pink inside and all is heated through. I add the tomatoes at the end of this process so as to not overcook them, and just to heat them. You can let it go a little longer, but the vegetables will get very soft.

Serve over your favorite rice for a wholesome, healthy, and flavorful complete meal. I am guessing that brown rice might be more healthful than minute rice. Grins.


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Post Edited (Kathlyn1950) : 5/2/2005 1:42:04 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 5/3/2005 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
How about using Turkey Sausage in Place of other more fat filled sausages?  I use them in cooking for the rest of my family when making gumbo, or jambalya along with chicken breasts and sometimes throwing in some shrimp for a treat!  yeah   I also use brown rice, which my whole family is starting to enjoy more than ever-I guess it does get to be a habit when you eat healthier. tongue
 
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   Posted 5/3/2005 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathlyn, that Chicken Asopa sounds really good!! yeah Keep 'em coming! :)
 
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   Posted 5/4/2005 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
BarbT, where are you?! Hope you are doing okay?

Big Hugs from Texas, Teri :)
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   Posted 5/7/2005 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Teri, I have a great way to cook Salmon. We get the wild salmon with the skin on it. Soak a handful of hickory wood chips in water for about 20 minutes. Throw them on the coals right before you put the fish on. Put garlic powder on the fish before cooking and put slices of lemon on it. Place it on the grill skin side down and cook it for 20-30 minutes. It should flake easy in the middle of the piece of fish when done. It's the only way we eat salmon now. Enjoy. Barb

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   Posted 5/8/2005 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Barb, that sounds absolutely wonderful!! I will definitely try this one, as salmon is a big big favorite of mine~thank you!

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   Posted 5/8/2005 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
It has become a big favorite with my hubby and me over the last year. His brother was the one that introduced us to cooking with woodchips. It has become our favorite fish now. Oh I just thought of another fish dish that my friend makes.

Cook tilapia filets according to directions and then top with homemade salsa made with fresh cilantro, tomatoes and red onions. Make sure you use red onion because it is milder flavor. It is so good and really makes for something different with the fish.

Here's one for tuna. Take water packed tuna and drain it. I don't use canned any more. I use the packets of tuna. They taste so much better. Take 3oz of tuna and mix a teaspoon of olive oil with it. Spread it on wheat bread and top with tomatoes. Lettuce is good too and a little fat free mayo if you like. It's very yummy with the olive oil. It gives it a unique flavor. Let me know how you like these. Barb

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   Posted 5/11/2005 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Here's another favorite of mine! yeah

Any kind of mixed Fresh, or Frozen veggies,  sweet onions sliced extra thin & thin sliced Red pepper sauteed on top of stove for about 10 to 15 minutes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, adding garlic 2-3 cloves, (minced) for the last 30 seconds, or until you smell the garlic~I smell it already :)ummm...sprinkle with a turn or two of fresh ground pepper, salt (optional) and a bit of parmesan cheese and serve. 

Serve as a side dish.

Serve over pasta.

Serve over a chicken breast, or fish.

You just can't beat that~Yummy!!   Teri    tongue


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