This is another go-to dish which only takes less than half-an-hour to make. Yet, it won’t taste like a dish-in-a-rush. Believe me, I made few of those and regretted that if I had given it more time and respected the process it would have tasted better. But this recipe isn’t one of those.
I always keep in my cupboard few cans of cream of mushroom or chicken or celery soup for days like this that I don’t have much time to make it from scratch. I’m glad that nowadays these cream soups also come in low-sodium varieties.
For healthier option, you can get the ground beef on a ratio of 80%-20% or even 93%-7% lean vs. fat content. Also, you can choose to use gluten-free pasta or whole-wheat pasta to suit your diet. To substitute the cream, a mixture of cottage cheese (1 cup) and skim milk (1 cup) can be used; or a mixture of melted butter and skim milk with 1 cup each.
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What else is great besides the aroma of hot coffee in the morning? How about breakfast, yes? And breakfast isn’t breakfast without eggs, off course! Especially in my house, eggs are always part if not the main feature of our breakfast especially when I get the luxury to spend mornings at home on my days off.
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Vegan / Vegetarian
How can you not love chocolate cookies rolled in powdered sugar and baked until they’re perfectly chewy? How if we make a healthier version without the slightest change in taste and flavor? That would make it even perfect, right?
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This is my go-to dish whenever I want to make a quick and easy comforting dinner. Yes, I call this dish a comfort food because this recipe transforms the lowly hamburger patties into steaks simply by smothering them in very thick beef gravy topped with caramelized onions.
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Healing Food Series
This is the third of the series on Alkaline Food for Gouty Arthritis featuring Okra Nuggets. Besides being an alkaline food, this crunchy snacks are also very southern inspired especially with the use of cornmeal for dredging the okra pieces instead of a flour and cornstarch mixture.
Okra nuggets could be served as a side dish to BBQ Tofu Burger (another alkaline food featured on this series) or separately as appetizer. I personally don’t like the texture of okra when it comes down my throat but some people aren’t bothered by its texture. However, I love okra when mixed in a Gumbo recipe, just so yummy!
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Healing Food Series
This is the second part of the series on Alkaline Food for Gouty Arthritis. On the first part, Edamame And Squash on Rye Bruschetta, I quoted Herbs Info as it identified food items that could be included in the alkaline diet for people suffering from gouty arthritis. These items include: Rye bread, Tofu, Okra, Green soybeans (edamame), Carrots, Green leafy vegetables, Tomato, Red and yellow pepper, Pumpkin (or any squash), Green onion, Cucumber, Cabbage, Lettuce, Garlic, Dried seaweed, and Olive oil.”
For this recipe, I included the above highlighted items and also used the Edamame and Squash mixture as relish for the sandwich. I also tried to give the tofu a smoky-barbeque flavor by using mostly natural and organic ingredients.
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Healing Food Series
I started a new page titled, Healing Food on this blog and this recipe is first of its series on Alkaline Food for Gouty Arthritis.
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This is one of those days I wanted a sugar fix really bad but I don’t want to bake anything fancy or laborious. I want a quick sugar fix! So I thought of poke cake. I think this is the easiest cake recipe I’ve made so far. I just read the box instructions and wala! I got my sugar boost in a short time.
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I’m quite excited at my new kitchen equipment I got as gift– a Masterbuilt smoker! I’ve always wanted to have one so I can try different flavor-rubs and smoking recipes. So here’s my first attempt to smoke a whole chicken using Mesquite wood chips.
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This is one of my favorite recipes! I wasn’t born in the midwest but this dish makes me feel so at home in this part of the world. And since I used Carr Valley shredded cheddar cheese, one of Wisconsin’s finest cheeses, the flavor combination of baked potato and cheese is so rich in the palate yet very comforting.
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