There are many different buzz words that explain this phenomenon: flexitarian, semi-vegetarian, and week day vegetarian; where you only eat meat on the week-ends. But anyway you want to say it, you are cutting back on the meat you eat. Some do it for health reasons, animal rights, the environment or all of the above!

Removing high fructose corn syrup and preservatives from our table.
This is my on-line recipe book with my adventures into finding healthy food for my family to eat....
Trying to cook more from scratch with less prepared foods.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Italian dressing

1/4 cup white vinegar
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup olive oil

Place all ingredients in to a bottle. Shake container to mix ingredients until sugar and salt have dissolved. Add oil and shake well to mix. Pour over salad and store remainder in the refrigerator.

This is so good!!! I thought that this can't be as good as the bottle, but this is so much better!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cream Cheese Frosting

3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (opp)

Combine confectioners' sugar, Neufchatel cheese, butter and vanilla. Beat until smooth, If wanted;  then stir in 1 cup chopped pecans. Spread on cooled cake.