RED RASPBERRY SALAD

1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free raspberry gelatin1 cup boiling water1 small pkg frozen raspberries (without added sugar), thawed1/2 cup whipping cream1 small pkg (3-oz) cream cheese, softened1/2 tsp Splenda GranulatedChopped pecans for garnish, optional (but good for diabetics!) Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water; add the raspberries without draining.  Pour the mixture into an 8-inch loaf pan.  Refrigerate until …

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Pasta with Smoked Trout, Fennel, Leeks, & Dried Tomatoes

Smoked trout is rather expensive but a little bit goes a reasonably long way. Here it is mixed with some glamorous vegetables for quite a fancy pasta dish, but like most pasta dishes it is quick and easy enough for a week-night dinner. And yes, it’s pasta again. We do tend to live on the stuff. This is the time …

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GARDEN SOUP

2 cans beef or vegetable broth3 cups water2 large new red potatoes, scrubbed and chunked4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks3 medium zucchini, chunked1 large green bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped1 large onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, minced1 tsp salt1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper1/4 tsp oregano1/4 tsp basil In a large saucepan or a soup pot, combine all …

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PORK ROAST WITH CHERRY GLAZE

Note: Personally, as a diabetic, I do not add the extra cherry mixture to my plate when enjoying this roast. My recommendation is to use or not use based on your own blood sugar readings. Cherries do contain natural sugar. Approximately 5-lb pork loin roastsalt to tastefreshly ground black pepper to taste1 can cherry pie filling with Splenda2 tbsp slivered …

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Potato Benefits, Potato Varieties And Green Potatoes

Did you know that potatoes are good for you? Unfortunately, they have a reputation for being fattening. It’s true if you eat a lot of french fries from fast food restaurants and bags of potato chips. But, if you cook your own potatoes at home and don’t slather them with gobs of butter and sour cream you’ll be okay. I …

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RESTAURANT-STYLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DESSERT

 A friend had a dessert like this at a popular restaurant chain and asked me if I could make a sugar-free version for her. This is what I came up with and it is good, if I do say so! Chocolate Chip Cookies, recipe belowSugar-free ice cream or frozen yogurtSugar-free or low-sugar whipped cream or toppingSugar-free Chocolate chips for garnish …

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Turkish Broccoli & Carrot Salad

I’m getting a little addicted to garlic-yogurt sauce on vegetables, I have to say. We really liked this one. Carrots and broccoli go together so nicely, and look so pretty together, and the combination of garlicky yogurt and a zingy vinaigrette (is it a vinaigrette if you use lemon juice?) worked really well.  4 servings30 minutes prep time Make the …

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SQUASH SKILLET

Fresh squash and a tomato make a great, easy side dish! 2 medium yellow squash, unpeeled, sliced into rounds1 large zucchini, unpeeled, sliced into rounds1 tomato, cut into small wedges (do not seed as much of the nutritional value is in the seeds)1/2 tsp dried onion flakes1/4 tsp garlic powder (minced garlic would be better but I didn’t have any …

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COLORFUL BROCCOLI AND BELL PEPPERS WITH ORANGE SAUCE

3 to 3 1/2 cups broccoli florets1 small yellow bell pepper, cut into strips1 small red bell pepper, cut into strips1 tbsp butter2 tbsp finely chopped red onion1 garlic clove, minced1 1/2 tsp cornstarch2/3 cup fresh orange juice2 tsp Dijon mustard Cook the broccoli and bell pepper strips in a medium saucepan in a small amount of lightly salted boiling …

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