Fresh Composed Nicoise Salad

This isn’t so much a recipe as it is maximizing wonderful fresh ingredients and using them in inventive ways.  2-1/2 cup (about 4 oz) steamed fresh green beans Six grape tomatoes 6 Black olives, Kalamata or American style or pick your choice That’s 5 oz of black and white fingerling potatoes chopped and cooked in…

Asian Sesame Ginger Slaw

All you need are two basic ingredients and a gallon-sized Ziplock freezer bag for this.  Take your choice of slaw mix – I chose Dole Shreds which consists of shredded romaine lettuce.  Then I added a few tablespoons of Paul Newman‘s Sesame ginger reduced–fat dressing which only has 35 calories per 2 tablespoons and is…

Polly’s Cool Summer Raspberry Spritzer

All you do is take some raspberry Torani sugar–free syrup (or you can use the regular one), put one or two tablespoons of the Torani syrup in an ice filled goblet or glass and then fill the rest with either Pellegrino or Perrier-,as I used here.  It depends on if you like Italian better if you…

Gluten-free Pizza with Cremini Mushrooms, Kale, and Onion

1 package Bob‘s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust, prepared as directed. (I used about 3/4 of the dough in 1 12 inch pizza and have some dough left in the fridge to make a cute personal pan one. I cut up the pizza in 1/8 th inch slices and put lemon quart size freezer…

Curried Mixed Dhal with Gingered Red Rice, Barley and Rye Berries

Recipe by Paulette Le Pore Motzko Photography & Digital Photo Arts by Paulette L. Motzko, PLM Studios, Las Vegas, NV.  Copyright 2017. The finished dish above served with mixed vegetables and steamed broccoli. You’ll have to make three different things to make this dish, but you’ll have healthy leftovers to reheat through the week. Curried Ginger…

Miss Polly’s Flavor Packed Vegetarian 13 Bean Chili or Soup

1-1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill 13 bean soup mix soaked overnight 1 lb ground turkey browned and drained or you can make it vegetarian like I did, increasing the liquid- using vegetarian stock. When you make the soup version, you can also add things like kale and sliced zucchini to the soup. Even quinoa that’s been…

Greek Style Frittata-With Spinach Feta Cheese and Kale

2 cups egg substitute or 8 eggs 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove minced garlic about 1/4 teaspoon  4 cups a mixture of spinach, kale and arugula. I used Market Side brand in the produce section at Walmart. 4 slices smoked turkey, optional Mrs. Dash Italian Seasoning 1/3 cup feta cheese Mix all the ingredients…

Baked Falafel Using a Copper Chef Bake Instead of Fry Pan

Just make the Amisa-brand organic gluten-free falafel mix just as it says on the box, and instead of frying in a fry pan, bake in a 375-degree oven for 10 minutes in a Copper Chef brand bake instead of fry pan as I call it. Look at how they’re doing and then gently turn them…