Salted Lemon Edamame

Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) packages frozen edamame, in shell1/2 tablespoon salt1/4 tablespoon pepper1 lemons, juice of1 lemons, sliced Directions: Boil or microwave the edamame according to the package directions.Combine with the salt and pepper and the juice of 1 lemon.Serve with the lemon slices as garnish. Servings: 2-3 Time preparation: 2 min. Time total:...

Strawberry Ricotta Porridge

Ingredients: 5/8 cup oats2 tablespoons light ricotta cheese1 tablespoon Splenda granular1 pinch salt250 g strawberries, mashed1/2 cup skim milk, you could use soy milk also Directions: heat strawberries mashed in pot with splenda, stir until heated.add oats and salt and boil. if the contents become too dry, add some hot water and keep stirring...

Lightened up Eggplant ( Aubergine) Rollatini

Ingredients: 2 medium eggplants ( about 2 1/4 lbs. total)salt1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese1 egg yolks1/8 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper1 (12 ounce) jars roasted red peppers, drained1 1/2 cups prepared low-fat marinara sauce2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese Directions: Trim tops and bottoms from eggplant....

Okra Orange Surprise

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ( I use olive)1 (16 ounce) packages frozen okra1 teaspoon prepared grated fresh ginger ( bottled)2 tablespoons japanese sodium-free shoyu ( or soy sauce, if you’re not on a low sodium diet)1 teaspoon lemon zest1/2 cup orange juice2 tablespoons honey Directions: Heat the oil in a frying pan and...

Eggless Pancakes

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons baking powder1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 teaspoon salt2 cups milk or 2 cups soymilk1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt or 1/2 cup soy yogurt1 dash cinnamon (optional) Directions: Lightly mix all ingredients in a fairly large bowl; leave 5-10 minutes to rise. Its important only to mix...

Vegetable Soup With Corn Dumplings

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil3 cups finely chopped onions1/8 teaspoon ground cloves4 garlic cloves, minced2 bay leaves3 cups water3 (16 ounce) cans vegetable broth1 1/2 cups sweet potatoes, diced and peeled1 (16 ounce) cans navy beans, rinsed and drained1 (16 ounce) cans diced tomatoes2 cups frosen whole kernel corn, thawed2 cups sliced zucchini or...

Kidney Bean Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups canned kidney beans1/2 cup diced pickles ( sweet or dill relish works well)1 medium onions, chopped3 eggs, hard-boiled and sliced1/2 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pepper1/2 cup mayonnaise Directions: Drain beans well.Mix together beans, pickles, onion, eggs and seasonings.Gently blend in the mayo. Servings: 4-6 Time preparation: 15 min. Time total: 30 min....

Basil-Lemon Gimlets

Ingredients: 16 fresh basil leaves4 tablespoons simple syrup10 ounces vodka1 lemons, juice of8 ice cubes Directions: In a cocktail shaker, muddle 8 of the basil leaves with 2 tbls of the simple syrup (simple syrup is equal parts of water and sugar, heated until sugar disolves then chilled).Add 5 oz of the vodka, half...