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 […]

Supersteak Tomato Stuffed With Tuna Salad

These supersteak tomatoes we got from a friend are 4 inches across. I used one on yesterday’s fish, and here is another stuffed with tuna salad. Tuna Salad 2 x 6oz cans white tuna 1 stalk celery sliced thin 1/4 onion chopped fine 1/4 carrot grated fine 4T light mayo salt + pepper salad 1 […]

Baked Fish With Fresh Tomatoes, Herbs and a Parmesan Crust

Now that our tomatoes are ripe and we receive yet more from friends and neighbors we needed a recipe that uses fresh tomatoes in a cooked dish since you cannot eat salad for every meal and expect to make Labor Day with your sanity intact. However it only took one humongous beefsteak to cover three […]

Thai Green Curry Over Spaghetti Squash

Thai and Chinese food are among my favorites but do not fit into a 1500 calorie diet unless you are careful in your choices (avoid sweet and sour or breaded entrees) and substitute a low calorie vegetable such as spaghetti squash for the rice or noodles. Curry is an ideal topping for spaghetti squash since […]

Creamy Cauliflower Cheese With Green Chillies

A little light sour cram and a bit of grated cheese makes a wonderfully creamy cauliflower cheese out of cauliflower “rice” that goes beautifully with fish. Creamy Cauliflower Cheese With Green Chillies 1 cauliflower prepared as cauliflower “rice” (see link above) 1/2 cup light sour cream 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese – the stronger […]

Crookneck Squash Boats With Tomatoes, Basil and Blue Cheese

This is just a variation on the zucchini strips in the previous post. Crookneck squash make cute boats filled with anything – here some Bolognese meat sauce – served with tomatoes, basil and blue cheese. Crookneck Squash Boats With Tomatoes, Basil and Blue Cheese Per serving – squash boats: 1 crookneck squash 1 medium zucchini […]

Cajun Garlic Zucchini Strips

These are inspired by some wonderful garlic zucchini I had at one of the Greek Islands restaurants west of Chicago many years ago, although I think those may have been fried or even batter-fried – yeow! By contrast, there are almost no calories in these, just a spray of PAM or a teaspoon of oil. […]

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 […]

Chili With Spaghetti Squash

Chili is not on most diets, but my beloved wife made a huge pot of chili and then left town for the week leaving me and my diet to figure out what to do with it. I had some with salad at lunch and here I found that it goes very well with spaghetti squash. […]

Hot And Sour Chinese Eggplant

This was one of my favorite lunch dishes at Chef Chen’s in Santa Clara – and here is a low calorie version that loses nothing except the sugar and most of the oil. Hot And Sour Chinese Eggplant 6 small Chinese eggplant or 3 bigger ones, cubed or sliced 3T soy sauce 2T red wine […]