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.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Healthy switch

Pinerest pin  took me to Better Homes and Garden Easy Healthy Recipe Substitutions .  Where I found some healthy switch for healthier eating.

Marshmallow Creme, Not butter.
Use in something sweet recipe cause the marshmallow cream will make it sweet. Marshmallow creme has no fat or cholesterol unlike butter.

But for dark colored foods like brown bread or brownies use baby prunes.

For sour cream sub equal parts low-fat yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese.  Or as I have done before I sub half of the sour cream with the cottage cheese.   Ok I was just a little short of the sour cream.. best for dips.  Blend the cottage cheese before using.  Or use low-fat yogurt for sauces or baked goods.  I use greek yogurt for sour cream on my potatoes!!

Evaporated skim milk instead of heavy cream. You lose fat and calories but keep the smoothness. Best for custards or desserts.  Wonder if it will work for soups??  Alfredo sauce... 


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dragon Seasoning

So this is a mix of the seasoning salt recipes I have found and a mix of the Dragon salt recipes.  I don't use dill so of course I will leave that out.
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes(for heat)
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ginger