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Quinoa Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Have you noticed? Everyone is talking about Quinoa now, so I got curious and decided to try it. Though claims have been made that Quinoa is a great replacement for rice, I wasn’t prepared to substitute it straight out for rice when making my favourite rice pudding. You see, I’m not a fan or tapioca pudding and Quinoa looks for-all-the-world like tapioca to me. Hence I searched for a brand new recipe; one I’d be more apt to love… of which here is my variation of Broccoli Cheese Casserole.
Bon appétit!

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Chicken Fried Rice – With Jasmine

I love to use leftovers up by creating new dishes, and had approximately 2 cups of Jasmine rice leftover from making rice pudding.

I especially love it when a new concoction turns out as well as this one did… What a WINNER HERE!

This is what I came up with:

Ingredients

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Decadent Diet Birthday Cake – Black Magic Cake

My girlfriend from grade school is on a diet and she’s doing spectacularly well so I don’t want to hinder her progress. But, it’s her birthday and we like to celebrate our birthdays with chocolate cake.

When we were kids, my mother decorated one of my birthday cakes on a budget… she used Smarties. From that day on, when invited to my birthday parties, my friends would always ask anxiously if my mother was making chocolate cake with Smarties on it, again this year. Thus a tradition got started.

Getting back to my girlfriends birthday cake, I had a choice… to make Pamela a chocolate cake that would only add temptation to break her progress (not a choice!)… or make her cupcakes instead.

Cupcakes won out because they can be frozen for later use… thus my title “Decadent Diet Birthday Cake.”

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The Salad Dressing You Should NEVER Eat — and my Alternative Super-Healthy Recipe

by Mike Geary – Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist
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Pulled Pork Tenderloin Sandwich – a Healthier Choice!

Speaking with a friend who toldpulled pork sadwich me about this recipe, I took her word for the fact that she said, “pulled pork tenderloin is to die for…” and decided to make this for a lunch when first impressions meant everything.

I purchased two pieces of frozen pork tenderloin that was on special at NoFrills for $2.99 a pound. Each piece was $1.99, so together they were just over a pound. I slightly defrosted both pieces in my microwave oven so that I could cut them in half, in order to fit them in my crock pot (slow cooker).

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Making Wienerschnitzel the easy way!

Lightly coated pork tenderloin medallions – this is a favourite of mine and SO easy to make. Great when cold too!

Ingredients:
One pork tenderloin
3/4 – 1 cup grape seed oil
3 sleeves of Premium unsalted crackers
4 egg
Salt & pepper (optional)
Homemade apple sauce

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Rescuing a Recipe Gone Bad…

Being only about 16 years of age at the time, my mother let me go ahead and mix up a BIG batch of Banana Bread… which I had done on several occasions. So much so that this recipe became one of my “specialties”… I loved to bake!

Having several mouths to feed and raising a rather large family on one income, my parents resorted to cost cutting measures such as purchasing things like every day baking products in bulk. My father re-modelled a cabinet to fit a small hallway just off the cooking kitchen. This cabinet had two large bins in it, one which held a large bag of flour, the other held a large bag of icing sugar and brown sugar. >> Continue reading

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No Need To Peel Potatoes Anymore…

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Kid Friendly Recipe For Zucchini – Curried Zucchini Soup

Friends introduced me to this yummy, easy to make homemade soup… >> Continue reading