The Basics

Healthier Refried Beans

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Appetizers & Condiments, The Basics | Comments Off on Healthier Refried Beans

There’s something about Mexican refried beans that have me craving them often.  However,  most recipes and restaurant refried beans can be loaded with saturated fat.  I have cut the saturated fat and added extra flavor with roasted guajillo peppers and turkey peperoni.  This bean recipe can be used as a dip, filling for bean burritos or simply eaten along side rice.  Enjoy!


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Healthy Bánh mì – 320 Calories

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in Meat, Product Review, The Basics, Vegetables | 0 comments



I love me a good Bánh mì!  However, roasting the pork alone can be tedious and adds a ton of fat and calories.  My goal was to create an “everyday Bánh mì”  that was healthy but tasted great.

My personal favorite part of the Bánh mì are the pickled vegetables.  The mixture of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors marry perfectly with all the other components.  This Bánh mì replaces a lot of fatty components with flavor.  When you try this Bánh mì you will forget that it’s only 320 calories!


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Banana Blossom Preparation

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in The Basics, Uncategorized, Vegetables | 0 comments


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Yogurt Cheese!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Appetizers & Condiments, The Basics | 0 comments

You might be scratching your head right now.  Yogurt cheese?  Yes yogurt cheese!  Maybe you’re familiar with Greek yogurt.   It’s different than regular yogurt because of its thick and creamy texture.   Yogurt cheese takes Greek yogurt to the next level.  Yogurt cheese is the consistency of  cream cheese but with far fewer calories.  You can take this cheese anywhere on the sweet to savory scale.  Have yogurt cheese with some honey or preserves for something sweet, or spread it over a bagel adding lox for something more savory.

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