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“It’s My Birthday!”

Last Sunday marked my 27th birthday.  That’s right!  For the past 27 years this world has been graced with my precious presence walking its plush green grasses and cracked, rigid pavements… I’ll let you take a moment to marinate in the essence … Continue reading

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Smothered Pork Chops w/ Apples and Cheddar Cheese

Ingredients Nonstick Cooking Spray 1 large Red Onion, cut into ½-inch thick slices 3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 6 wedges each Salt & Pepper, to taste ½ cup Low-Fat, Low-Sodium Chicken Broth Four 4 oz … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored & thinly sliced 1 lb Sweet Potatoes, peeled & thinly sliced 1 TBS Fresh Ginger, grated 12 tsp Salt ¼ cup Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate, thawed ¼ cup Water 2 TBS Dark Brown … Continue reading

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Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients 8 oz Whole Wheat Fettuccine 1 TBS Butter 3 Garlic Cloves, minced 2 tsp Cornstarch Pinch of Ground Nutmeg ¾ cup Low-Fat, Low-Sodium Chicken Broth ¾ cup Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese ¾ cup 5% Greek Yogurt Salt & Freshly Ground … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus and Red Peppers

Ingredients 1 lb Asparagus, trimmed 1 Large Red Bell Pepper, cut into thick strips 1 TBS Lemon Juice 2 tsp Olive Oil ½ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes  Tsp Grated Lemon Zest Recipe Preheat oven to 400˚ F.  … Continue reading

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Ingredients 2 TBS Olive Oil 1 clove Garlic, minced 1 cup Dry Bread Crumbs 2/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 tsp Dried Basil Leaves ¼ tsp Black Pepper 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Halves Recipe Preheat oven to 350˚ F.  … Continue reading

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Jerk Turkey Slow Cooker Soup

Ingredients ¼ tsp Allspice ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper ½ tsp Ground Ginger ½ tsp Garlic Salt ½ tsp Black Pepper, divided 1 lb Boneless, SkinlessTurkeyBreast 1 Garlic Clove, minced 1 Medium Onion, chopped 14 ½ oz Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes w/ … Continue reading

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Lemony Green Beans with Parsley

Ingredients 2 tsp Olive Oil 1 lb green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch lengths 2 TBS water 1 TBS lemon juice 2 TBS chopped fresh parsley Recipe Heat oil in large non-stick skillet, over medium heat.  Add green beans … Continue reading

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I Think I Mean It This Time…

Anyone who diets, WLS patient or not, knows that once you’ve fallen off the wagon, it’s hard to get back on and, the longer you’ve been off, the harder it is to get on the straight and narrow.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Tortellini Vegetable Soup

Ingredients 2 TBS olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 small zucchini, diced 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced 5 ½ cups chicken stock 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 bay leaf 1 large can crushed tomatoes … Continue reading

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