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Mushroom and onion topper

This dish is inspired by Julia Child’s duxelles recipe (minced mushrooms sautéed in butter), first published in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol 1, at page 515. In place of the butter, with its 7 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon, we substitute light tasting olive oil. We still get the wonderful aroma of…

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All-purpose sauce

In the old days, before we knew heart disease was an issue in Wayne’s life, we topped our fresh, steamed vegetables with a little butter, a dash of lemon juice and Penzey’s seasonings (our favorite was Fox Point, which includes salt). It’s easy to cook great meals when you have no limitations, right? This easy…

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Vegetable Soup

Few things are more healthy than a bowl of vegetables. When they’re simmering in a flavorful soup, they make a great meal. This is an easy way to make a delicious homemade soup, with or without homemade broth (though we believe homemade makes this a better soup!). You can add cooked meat, if you want…

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Tomato Soup

When you start reading labels, you’ll find that most canned soups are off limits due to very high sodium content. Canned low-sodium soups are no match for homemade, which offers much more flavor and is made with ingredients you choose. Print Recipe Homemade Tomato Soup This soup is quick to make and is a much…

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Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

This recipe is completely customizable to include the vegetables you prefer and the meats you are permitted. When prepared as described, it contains only minimal amounts of sodium and saturated fat, and no starchy carbs or sugars. We eat it at least twice a week, sometimes more. Print Recipe Stir Fry A stir fry with…

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