Carrot Apple Raisin Slaw

I had some leftover apple sauce to use and this is the result which has me raving – truly much better tasting than the sum of the ingredients. Can use this slaw as a colorful side dish on your Thanksgiving table or just eat for dessert or a snack. It has a crunchy-chewy sweetness that […]

Tomato Slivers With Stilton and Grapes

This is a sort of combination appetizer/dessert/cheese course. The grapes go well with the stilton, which is nice and ripe, but their sweetness tends to overpower the tomatoes. Good excuse to eat the tomatoes first with some stilton, then later eat the grapes with a little more stilton. I can hear the Monty Python Spam […]

Decadent Desserts

Decadence has been out of style since the 90s boom years but a little self-indulgence now and then is what life should be about. Otherwise what is the point – work and sacrifice for their own sake – oh please! Decadent Dessert One 10 inch plate One cup SUGAR FREE vanilla or chocolate pudding, made […]

Fruit Gloop

Fruit gloop is what I call a metamucil or psyllium husk smoothie. If you’re in a hurry you can just mix metamucil and water and let it sit for about 10 minutes for the psyllium to absorb water and give it the thick gloopy texture. Adding fresh or canned fruit and blending allows a wide […]

Breakfast Banana Split aka No Waffling

On the weekend having the extra time to savor breakfast or brunch can work against a diet, but you can “go big” without the calories if you are careful. Here the fruit on hand was limited to some rather ripe bananas and a peach so the first idea was a banana split: and after taking […]

Cantaloupe and Blackberries

The blueberries in Fruits of Summer were subtly tart, but these blackberries were pucker factor nine! So I quickly added the allowed one teaspoon of sugar and we have a winner. Cantaloupe and Blackberries Half a cantaloupe cut in slices About 20 blackberries or raspberries or ollalieberries etc 1t sugar if needed Cut cantaloupe in […]

Strawberry Lovers’ Plate

Two strawberry posts the same weekend – ’tis the season. Strawberries and cream is probably only a neck behind Motherhood and Apple Pie in popularity and a tiny bit of extra preparation makes a special dish out of the merely delicious. Lovers of strawberries can make their own helping and fly solo while lovers who […]