Monday, October 29, 2012

Miracles of Bean Sprouts and Other Comfort Food

More crunchy, salty, tomato-y, sweet, butter-y, gooey and scrumptious things are possible with these.

Stand in for Snacks like potato chips, wheat crackers (may need some crispie thing-a--ma-jigs though for the wheat ones)

The next one is tricky, PEANUT BUTTER--mixed with 1 part diet margarine and two parts peanut butter--Trick One.
Trick Two--make meringue shells for soft white bread. Bake and split in half like hamburger buns--spread with the mixture. Salt the meringue but don't sweeten it before baking.

Trick Three:Microwave 1 1/2 CHEESE SINGLES on butter PAM microwave proof plate about one minute, let cool. This should be cracker-y and maybe a little chewy in the center-for plenty of crunch microwave another 20-30 seconds. JUMBO CHEESE Wafers. A LARGE cracker sensation for a dollop of peanut butter, even add fat free cream cheese and sugar free blackberry jam fruit spread, simply fruit type. ENJOY like HEAVEN.

One of the biggest treats of all, if you don't want to get fat, but would get fat if you eat, (much bread or starch or fat or sugar) is tomatoes. Fresh or not it is a pretty unlimited vegetable high in food value and cancer fighting chemicals. You should learn to eat them from the vine because this is one of the most gratifying and filling ways to enjoy them. Some low calorie Catalina type or blue cheese or French dressing and bacon chips make a meal. Tomato soup is great too.

Great Tomato Soup Recipe:

8 oz. can of tomato sauce
2 tsp. mustard
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt or favorite salt or to taste--1tsp. if using unsalted tomato sauce
2 pink spoons of sweet 'n low
(one packet)
large splash of Worcestershire sauce
dash of Tobasco

Heat and eat. (Created by me, upon the loss of my second husband when I was 31--I ate nothing else but this and the microwaved cheese singles with the gooey toppings mentioned above for probably years)

Try placing the bean sprouts under the canned diced tomatoes and melting some cheese on top, add a tsp. of salt and dash of sweetening, your choice for a quick skillet casserole for one.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Pumpkin Bars

Stirred on the stovetop a can of pumpkin thickened with cornstarch and water is comfort food that can be frozen too and sawed into serving size treats,

Large deep skillet
4 oz. corn starch
15-16 oz. pumpkin pureé
㌶ Water to fill pan, about 4 cups, even more if it is too thick.
Sweet 'n lo bulk 3 Tb.
1 Tb. salt
Cinnamon 1 tsp. or to taste
1 tsp. of vanilla-actually imparts a buttery flavor in this recipe
 Put into your MOUTH and SAVOR.

Add one cup of water to the corn starch, stir completely until thin white liquid forms.
Put other ingredients into the pan, stir the remaining water into the pumpkin until smooth and thinned.
Turn heat to low.
Add corn starch mixture.
Continue cooking while stirring alternating with a wire whisk and a large spoon and turn heat up to medium until it boils.
Stir one or two minutes.
Add vanilla.

That's it.
PUT INTO favorite dish to freeze, cool whip tubs can be used, divided plates intended for microwaving are good because the servings will already be divided, (the large piece in the dish gets sawed in half to make the recipe last longer). The cookie crumbs from the PB cookies elsewhere in this blog are crumbled on top before freezing.

You can also serve this warm as a pudding, it is thick and creamy, simply store it in something you can heat it up in as stoneware mugs, this will go in a microwave easily. Have a potholder ready to hold your mug handle.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Munch 'ems

I want you to season the Ranch Dressing to create this great dip.
Add some seasoned meat tenderizer, a couple of shakes to about 2 TBs. plus a pink spoon of sweet'n low.

Almost no carbs, plus some protein for hair, nails, skin and muscles.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Frozen Apple Treat

There is no scoop of ice cream in my version, but here is chocolate, apple and whipped topping, I substitute fat free cream cheese under the chocolate layer for the ice cream.
First the apple mixture that has been prepared like below
Softened fat free cream cheese
Pillsbury sugar-free frosting on top of this
Then Cool Whip non-dairy frozen topping

I am flipping for this dessert. I combined unsweetened applesauce, 23 oz. of it, with an equal part of water, 8 tablespoons of cornstarch, 2 tsps. of salt and about 1/2 cup equal to sugar sugar-free equivalent maybe Splenda which measures equally spoon by spoon. Then I thickened this while stirring over medium heat until boiling for a minute or so until slightly thickened, if it is not so thick it will be when it cools.

Pour this mixture into freezer dishes, I like square divided dishes so the pieces are in square frozen serving pieces. Eat a parfait cup of it already, like in a margarita glass. Top the unfrozen mixture with protein cookie crumbs. Freeze solid. Something like this image before the toppings, there is no cinnamon, only the cream cheese flavor, but it is great.

After it is ready or frozen, ice with fat free cream cheese, sugar free chocolate Pillsbury cake frosting and a little whipped topping. This is a tasteful ice cream bar with a twang of summer with the apple edge to it.

Something like this image before toppings. Just make rectangular pieces or whatever shape is handiest for you and dollop with toppings.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baked Burgers

2 very thinly pressed 2 oz patties of beef
pepper generous sprinkle
salt moderate sprinkle
seasoned salt to taste

Fresh or frozen meat
pepper and salt the first side of the meat
turn over and add the seasoned salt

Place on an oven proof dish
Bake twenty.
Do some house work while you wait.

One absorbent paper towel.
350 ℉

Serve wrapped in lettuce with tomato, ketchup, mayo, onion rings and mustard.
Salt the outside of the lettuce wrap -- quick and low carb.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Orange Sherbert

4 oz. ice water
! small banana quartered and frozen
1/4 tsp. orange unsweetened koolaid
1 tb frozen pineapple juice concentrate
3/8 tsp sweet n low bulk
3-4 ice cubes
Blend in a regular blender if you don't have anything else.

Very yummy!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Garlic Pepper Dip

1/4 cup or 4 Tb low calorie salad dressing
1/4 tsp. seasoned meat tenderizer
4-5 turns of pepper and garlic seasoning from a McCormick pepper mill-in the seasoning section next to salt and other spices
2 pink spoons of sweet and low bulk (1/8 tsp. ea.) The pink spoon is equivalent to 1/8th tsp.
2 Tb evaporated milk

Mix thoroughly.
Chill and keep refrigerated until serving.
I had mine with chi-chicharrón.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fantasy Cherry Soft Serve

1 cup ice water
1 small banana frozen and quartered
1 tsp bulk sweet and low
1/4 tsp - 3/8 tsp cherry drink mix powder w/no sugar added
1 TB frozen sugar free pineapple juice concentrate
5 or more regular size ice cubes

Combine first five ingredients plus four ice cubes.
Add final ice cube.
Add a few tablespoons of ice water or another piece of ice to get soft serve consistency if needed.

Eat alone or share with up to four people (including yourself).
Perfect with a tall spoon for eating right away.
Could be put in a cone.
The mixture should be about this color by just adding the right amount of powdered koolaide and quite thick similar to a DQ cone that will make slight mounds.

Friday, January 20, 2012


These are not that bad for jodhpurs, huh?
If you look like you are dressed for polo in regular leggings, although, it can be discouraging.
I tried to do hundreds of leg lifts as a teenager:
A.Make that thousands.
B.That made me gain an inch of something, I guess muscle but it looks like fat to me.
C.That exercise did not work.

To avoid suspense, we'll get on with a better alternative. I have had luck lifting and toning the thighs and other areas with barbells.
A.I didn't think that was that hard either.
B.The measurements did not get larger!

I like to do 10 to twenty repetitions of lifting to the shoulder or at least the waist and about fifty to eighty pounds.

The End.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Boyfriend Sundae

Butter Pecan Ice Cream--sugar free
Chocolate Syrup--sugar free Hershey's
Caramel Sauce--again sugar free caramels that 'r melted or if you can find a dietetic caramel or butterscotch, preferably caramel

Cookie--Here we make a chocolate chip:

Once Upon A Time
one cup buttermilk dry form from Sego
sweet 'n lo bulk to equal 2/3 cup sugar
one stick margarine
one whole egg -large
2 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp salt-iodized
sugar free chocolate chocolate chips or chopped dove chocolates about one cup or 3 oz.
sugar free white chocolate chopped about 2 oz.

If you would like you could add slivered almonds or English walnuts, no strong nuts, about .5 cup.

Mix the butter, egg, sweet 'n low, soda and salt, add buttermilk powder, then add chocolates.

Drop onto wax paper lined baking sheet.
Bake 7-11 minutes depending on chewy or firm-shortbread-y desire, the chewy one takes a shorter time.
Makes at least thirty cookies, probably makes 40 or 50.

Diabetic Friendly

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