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Garden Fresh Rice

Garden Fresh Rice Fresh herbs, garlic and feta cheese are a winning combination in this impressive rice dish. Make this when you have fresh herbs from your garden. Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 cup white rice (I like using Jasmine) 2...

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Lemon Mousse Cheesecake

Lemon Mousse Cheesecake A great summer treat. Light and fluffy but still creamy. Perfect for the lemon lovers in the crowd.  I made this one for my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner and it was a big hit. servings: Makes 12...

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Bumbleberry Pie

Bumble Berry Pie This is a delicious pie to make in summer when fruit is plentiful. You can vary the fruit used, depending on what you have, but always start with the apple base. You can also use frozen fruit....

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What to do when your IBS Flares up

I find it interesting to note that, even when you have your condition stabilized and know what not to eat, sometimes you can be hit by a flare-up anyway.  I only say this because that is exactly what happened to...

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My Love Affair with Basil

To me, nothing says “summer” more than the scent of fresh basil.  I can’t resist running my hand over my plants, or rubbing a leaf between my fingers to scent the air with it’s delicious spicy scent.   Unfortunately,  basil isn’t...

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Introduction: What is IBS?

Well, I figure that it’s about time that I started on my IBS blog, since I have promised to share with you some recipes for IBS.  But before I get into recipes, I have to share some research and knowledge...

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Borscht

Borscht Traditional vegetable beet soup with a beef base. Rich red color and delicious taste! Ingredients 2 or 3 meaty beef bones 6 – 8 cups water 1 medium onion, quartered 2 cups tomato juice or a large can of...

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Beef Stroganoff

Can be made with either sliced beef steak or meatballs. Serve over rice or noodles. servings: Makes 4 servings prep time: 2 hr (includes marinating) total time: 3 hr Ingredients 2 pounds beef chuck roast or sirloin steak 1/3 cup...

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Pork Rub

Pork Rub:   1 ½ Tbsp Splenda Brown 2 tsp Garlic Powder 2 tsp Chili Powder ½ tsp Black Pepper  ½ tsp Oregano Leaves ½ tsp salt       Directions: Combine seasonings. Coat your pork chops evenly with the...

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Carrot & Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Today you get a two-for!! We are having grilled pork chops with my favorite rub, and sweet potato and carrot oven fries. Both are Yummy, and both fit in to a healthy eating plan, so both will go into my...

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Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

This is the easiest and quickest way to cook corn that you have ever tried.  If you have never done this, you will want to try it.  Way easier than boiling, and never gets burned like it might on the...

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Happy Canada Day!

This Canada Day Cake is super simple to make. Make your favorite cake in a 9×13 pan. Make a large batch of icing. Dye half of the icing red.  (Use the paste food color available at specialty cake decorating shops...

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Perfectly Seasoned Steak

Start with a good quality tender cut, such as strip loin or T-bone. It should be at least 1 inch and preferably 1 1/2 inches thick. Season each side with a few shakes of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, and...

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Dark Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Cake Combine in large bowl: 2 cups sugar 1 ¾ cups flour ¾ cup cocoa 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt Add: 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup strong black coffee ½...

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Loaded Baked Potato

So, you are cutting calories and you think you can’t enjoy that loaded baked potato anymore? Think again! Potatoes are a low fat food that is a good source of vitamins B and C, minerals potassium and magnesium, and fiber...

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Herb Garden

I love spring and summer when I can get outside and play in my garden.   The grass greens up, and the trees get their leaves, and the first flowers poke their heads up. Of course, we are almost at the...