Three Bean Stew

Monday afternoon I made some bean stew.  It was going to be chili but as I began cooking the things in the pot sort of took on a life of their own. Maybe it woman’s prerogative or just a wandering mind but I often start out making one thing only to watch it transform into a completely different meal as it…

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The Boring-Lunch Cure

Typical diet food has a reputation for looking boring.  Personally, I prefer to avoid food that either looks or tastes boring.  The adage that we first eat with our eyes influences my approach to all meals and snacks.  If my lunch is a Lean Cuisine I almost always transfer it to a plate and add a side salad and some…

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Low-Carb Slow Cooker Apple-Pork Roast with Cabbage

Slow-cooker apple-pork roast with cabbage is a satisfying, yet healthy, 1-pot comfort food. The leftovers can become a week of quick and easy meals. Recently Mike, my husband, and I had a little meeting of the minds. We both want to replace most of the starches on our dinner plate with hearty vegetables. We each realized that our bodies feel better…

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