All posts in "Mains"

Crispy Crust Paleo Potato Pastry Quiche

Paleo or Not? Although potatoes are not strictly paleo, there have been many indications that paleolithic man did eat roots and tubors. Potatoes are a whole food, and they do not require much processing. This dish has a limited amount of potato, and they take the place of highly processed, fat filled pastry. Although I rarely serve […]


160 Calorie Wild Fish Poached in Lime Consomme With Wilted Baby Spinach

Very Low Calorie This giant portion is for one person and is only 160 calories without the olive oil.  There are a minuscule 100 calories in a 4oz portion of Dover Sole, but you can use whatever fish you enjoy.  From start to finish this will only take you 20 minutes to prepare.  The only […]


Salmon and Spinach Cauliflower Potato Burgers

Healthy but Comfort Food I was trying to think of a healthy dish for my husband and I to take camping with us. I want something special and a treat, but not too far off our dairy free, low calorie diet. We are training for a hike to the top of Rabbit Peak, in Anzo […]


Apple and Walnut Burgers

This is a vegetarian alternative to my Turkey Burgers with Horseradish Aioli. I was a vegetarian for many years, but I conceded to cook turkey and chicken for my husband for the past few years. Until I found a beak!! Yes, a turkey beak in my burger! A real life beak, belonging to a turkey that […]


Fresh Spring Rolls with Wasabi Ginger Dipping Sauce

On the Go I was trying to find a healthy dish to take to my daughter’s volleyball tournaments. We have to be there for the entire day, so I take a picnic with me and make it into a little party. It’s not so easy to find a low calorie, easily transportable dish that doesn’t […]


Easy Poached Cod with Zucchini Spaghetti

This filling but light dish, is an amazing 200 calories. For a 6oz portion of Cod, there are a mere 148 calories. The remaining vegetables and slither of butter, barely add up to 50 calories. So Easy This is by far the easiest way I have found to cook fish.  Just throw everything on parchment […]


Eat All You Want Soup

Keep Something Ready To Go In Order to keep the calories low during the week, I make a low calorie soup that I can eat when I want.  Just throw it all in the crock pot or in a pan on the stove, and let it cook. It’s very easy and doesn’t take much time […]


Potato Dauphinoise

The Arrival I was looking for  dish to feed my father when he arrives with my, hansom, humorous brother from England ( 36 and single ladies ).  It’s going to be 8pm when they finally land at my door, so I didn’t want a heavy meal or something too strongly flavored. Fish has to be […]


Moroccan Potato Curry

One Pot Wonder An easy to make, mildly spiced,  low calorie, healthy, vegan, one pot dish. Make enough to freeze for another day. You can also add spinach for extra nutrition. Eggplant, part of the deadly nightshade family, along with avocado, potato and tomato, is a close relative of tobacco and dates back to 544.  […]


Almond Crust Cheesecake with Cherry Sherry Topping

  The Visit My Father, a retired architect, is coming from England to stay with us for a while. He is one of the few remaining, truly original, old school chaps with unique oddities and an endearing level of eccentricity. Not so ‘strange’ by American standards to be thought of as crazy, but enough to […]


Eggplant Pizzas

Not Ratatouille I was looking for a recipe in which to use my beautiful eggplants. I had decided to make an Italian ratatouille dish, but then I had the bright idea of using sliced eggplant as a pizza base. Deadly Nightshade Eggplant, from the nightshade family, was first grown in the wilds of India in […]


Sugar Free Pina Colada

Weekend Away at Home We were discussing going away for a mini break for the 3 day weekend, and wanted to find somewhere with a private and quiet pool.  We found a place in Palm Springs with small pools right next to the rooms, but on our last trip, were disturbed by a drunken, squealing […]


Low Calorie Turkey Meatloaf

Husband loves meatloaf.   We have been on a strict diet of fruits, nuts, beans and veggies for 3 weeks.  Now he is pumping iron and needs a protein fix.  He has been doing so well, I wanted to reward him with something he loves, but make it healthy as well as delicious. Nut Roast […]


Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

A highly nutritious alternative to cheesy, high calorie, high fat, Alfredo sauce.  Serve over spaghetti squash or pasta or steamed vegetables.  I had mine over steamed broccoli, carrots and french beans.  Perfect.   You can also make this vegan by using almond milk. Nutritional yeast has a cheesy taste and can be added to the sauce […]


Potato and Pea Stuffed Flatbread

This is an Afghani Bolani served at parties or gatherings and usually shallow fried and served with a spicy sauce. I baked them to lower the calories and make them healthier.  You can fill these little pockets with anything that takes your fancy, but I used potato, peas and cauliflower. You can also make them […]

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