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4 Things I Do Every Day For Better Health & Wellness

4 Things I Do Every Day For Better Health & Wellness

Living with chronic illness means some days I struggle just to get out of bed, brush my teeth and put on clean pj’s.  Some days’ are just hard.  Fortunately through life style and diet changes and some prescription medications I am able to better manage […]

Bread Machine Honey Oat Bread

Bread Machine Honey Oat Bread

Nothing tastes better than fresh, homemade bread straight from the oven, right?  But, who has the time or patience to make it from scratch?  For years I used to make all of our bread by hand.  I would make four to six loaves at one […]

Where’s The Meat No Beef Patties

Where’s The Meat No Beef Patties

After creating my meatless ground meat recipe that is vegan, soy-free, nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free, I loved it so much that I decided to use that recipe to create new ones that call for a traditional ground meat.

This recipe is the BOMB when it comes to ground “meat” patties.  It taste great.  It holds it’s shape well.  It has a good chew and bite to it and is the closest thing I have tasted to replicated ground meat.  Does it taste like beef?  NO, it’s not beef so it doesn’t taste like beef.   But, if you are looking for a meatless burger this fits the bill for BB Q’s, quick lunches or dinners, Salisbury steaks, meat loaf, hot dogs and more!  This also freezes well.

Where’s The Meat No Beef Burger

First you will need to assemble all the ingredients in a bowl to make One recipe of meatless ground meat , then follow the instructions below:


Follow the directions in that recipe to make the patties.  After boiling the patties, drain and discard the liquid.  Put a frying pan on medium high heat and add some oil or spray with non-stick spray (I use the spray).  Brown the patties on both sides in the skillet until they are a light golden brown.

Serve on hamburger buns with your choice of fixings like lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions, pickles.

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Where’s The Meat No Beef Crumbles

Where’s The Meat No Beef Crumbles

I have been on a healthier eating journey for four years since having my gall bladder removed that caused me to have digestive issues.  One of the first things to go out of my diet was beef and ground beef.  I simply could not (and […]

Best Banana Green Smoothie

Best Banana Green Smoothie

Best Banana Green Smoothie2 ripe bananas, peeled1/2 cup frozen broccoli2 tbsp. powdered peanut butter (or regular)1/3 cup rolled oats1-2 tbsp. honey1 cup milk1 tsp. vanilla Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend until smooth and creamy.  Serve and enjoy! Love life and be well,

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

Nothing tastes as good as a fresh, hot, homemade pizza!  Friday nights are pizza night at our house.  We ditched the fast-food pizza years ago and started saving money and our health by making it at home.

Homemade pizza is not hard to make.  I can made a large and small pizza from scratch, start to finish, in just under an hour, about the same amount of time it would take to call and order a delivery pizza.  The best part about making your own pizza, aside from saving money and the health benefits, is you get to choose what kind of toppings you want and how much of them you want to add….at no additional cost 😀.

First you need to preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Next, mix up your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl:  flour, instant yeast, and salt.  I don’t add oil to my crust.  It keeps it nice and light and fat-free.

Next add the water and mix it into the dry ingredients until it forms a soft dough (I didn’t get a picture of this).  Start with 3/4 a cup.   If the mixture is too dry keep adding warm water a little bit at a time until the dough is soft and comes together.

Then you want to decide how many pizza you are making.  I make a large pizza for my husband and a small pizza for me.  This gives us plenty of left overs. To make two medium pizzas, divide the dough in half.  To make one large thick crust pizza don’t divide the dough.  To make two large pizzas you will need to double the recipe.  You get the idea.  Just play around with how thick or thin you want your crust and how many pizzas you want to make and divide your dough accordingly.

Roll out the dough on a well floured surface until it is big enough to fit the pizza pans.  We like our dough at “hand-tossed” thickness, so I don’t let it rise.  If you like fuller dough, let it rise for about 30 minutes or so.

Now you want to top it with some sauce.  I make my own pizza sauce, but you can use store-bought as well.

Top your pizza with what ever kind of toppings you like.  Tonight we had supreme pizzas.  I like turkey pepperoni, olives, onions, mushrooms and my homemade cheese.  My husband likes regular pepperoni, olives, mushrooms and cooked hamburger.  We almost always have left over cooked hamburger from taco night.  Use those left overs!

Bake your pizzas in a hot oven at 425 degrees.  My husband’s pizza gets cooked for 30 minutes and mine for 15.  So, I put his in first and 15 minutes later mine goes in.  That way they get done at the same time.  After the pizzas are cooked, remove them from the oven, slice them and enjoy!

Homemade Pizza
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. instant yeast
1 tsp. salt
3/4 to 1 1/2 cups warm water
pizza sauce, homemade or store-bought
cheese and toppings of your choice

For the sauce:  1 6 oz. can tomato paste, 1/4 tsp each garlic and onion powder, 2 tbsp. dried Italian seasonings.  Whisk the tomato paste with two cans(measure in the tomato paste can) of water.  Whisk in remaining ingredients.  Spread on pizza dough.

First you need to preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Next, mix up your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl:  flour, instant yeast, and salt.  Add the water and mix it into the dry ingredients until it forms a soft dough.  Start with 3/4 a cup.   If the mixture is too dry keep adding warm water a little bit at a time until the dough is soft and comes together.

Decide how many pizzas you are making and divide your dough accordingly.  Roll out the dough to a thickness that you like and large enough to fit your pizza pan(s). We like our dough at “hand-tossed” thickness, so I don’t let it rise.  If you like fuller dough, let it rise for about 30 minutes or so.

Spread pizza sauce on the dough.  Add your favorite toppings.  Bake at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes.  Keep an eye on it and cook it until the crust is as brown as you like and the cheese and toppings are cooked as much as you want.

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Lentil And Rice Vegetable Stew

Lentil And Rice Vegetable Stew

Here is a great recipe for a simple and delicious stew that is easy to put together, quick to cook and tasty to eat! Here is what you’ll need: 1/2 cup dry lentils 1/2 cup brown rice 1/2 cup plain soy tvp 1 cup baby […]

Black Bean Taco Salad

Black Bean Taco Salad

My new favorite Mexican dish is taco salad made with homemade baked corn tortilla chips, salsa and vegan cheese sauce.  I usually have all the ingredients on hand and the chips, salsa and cheese already made and ready to go, because we like to have […]

Homemade Low-Fat Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

Homemade Low-Fat Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

On taco nights at my house we love having chips and homemade salsa.  These chips are super easy to make, low-fat and have no added oil.  All you need to make these tasty chips is corn tortillas and salt.

Stack about eight tortillas on a cutting board and cut them into triangles with a pizza cutter.  Sprinkle them liberally with salt.  Place the chips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.  Don’t over cook them or they will burn.  They become crisp as they cool.  Store in an air tight container.

Serve with easy homemade salsa or cheese dip.

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Quick And Easy Salsa From Food Storage

Quick And Easy Salsa From Food Storage

Wednesday nights are always taco/Mexican nights at my house.  Our main dish varies from week to week but we always have homemade baked corn tortilla chips and homemade salsa. In the summer months you may want to use fresh vegetables for this recipe, especially if […]