Winter Savory Recipes from The Garden Deli

My friend Nancy back it was asking everybody on Facebook ways to use her winter savory in her garden. I searched the best sources and found this wonderful site called The Garden Deli. 

The butter bean recipe here from the Garden Deli looks so delectable and the Savory sounds like it’s something I might want to try and grow here in the dusty, windy town of Las Vegas, NV. 

Compiled by Paulette Motzko on

Monday April 24th 2017 at 2:57 p.m.

Product Review: Ready Pac Foods: Kale Cranberry Pecan Salad with Country Dijon Dressing

Ready Pac Complete Salad Kit with Kale Cranberry Pecan is outstanding. 

It has fresh kale, sweet julienned  carrots and broccoli, tiny red shredded cabbage, candied pecans, dried cranberries, herb-toasted bread crumbs, and a delectable Country Dijon Dressing.

The cranberries and the krutons come separately packaged, so you can add it when you serve it after drizzling some of the dressing on. You can take this with you easily put it in a mixing bowl as a part of your lunch or part of your dinner.

There are two 2 cup servings in the bag and each serving has 

200 calories

15 grams fat

2 grams sat fat

0 trans fat

10 milligrams cholesterol

230 milligrams sodium

17 grams carbohydrate

3 grams dietary fiber

11 grams sugars

3 grams protein

KaLe is so high in antioxidants as well as broccoli and carrots and vitamin A.

This is a quick, beautiful, delicious and heart healthy salad I will surely buy again. 

By buying salad kids like this one it gives me ideas on how I can come by and fresh and Innovative ingredients in new ways.

Image photographed and product review by

Written and compiled by 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko, 

PLM Studios

Copyright April 2017.

In progress folks….

5:02 p.m.

Polly’s Gluten-Free Cinnamon Pancakes

1 cup Bisquick gluten free pancake and baking mix

1 cup nonfat milk

One tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or olive oil

One fourth cup egg substitute

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 to 2 tablespoons Torani sugar-free vanilla flavoring syrup

Mix all ingredients well until a clumps are mixed throughout. Bisquick gluten free pancake and baking mix is made from rice flour, which has a much lighter texture than whole wheat flour. It’s looks like a fine, white powder when you pour it out.

I didn’t add any fat to the pan at all but I used and Gotham steel Skillet, which doesn’t require you to use any fat whatsoever. As a matter of fact, they actually tell you to not use nonstick spray with it or you’ll ruin the pan.

I spread some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter light spread on top of the pancakes and I drizzled a little bit of corn syrup with pure vanilla on the cakes. You can use honey or pure maple syrup if you like though.

This is my first attempt at any kind of gluten free baking. I’m not saying I’m going to be going gluten-free but I wanted to explore it and see what it was like and what cooking with other grains or like other than wheat.

I cooked these in my new Gotham Steel skillet with no fat whatsoever and I couldn’t believe how they didn’t stick! It’s pretty incredible! 

Written and compiled by 

Paulette Motzko on April 15th 2017 at 11:38 a.m.

Nutrition analysis:

66 calories  per pancake and makes 10 small cakes