LEMON YOGURT CAKE

LEMON YOGURT CAKE

NOTES:  Easy to assemble and to bake.  Light and lemony.  For a change try it with orange instead of lemon.  Good with or without the glaze.  Think of it as a pound cake so perfect for a morning coffee or afternoon tea or for a special dessert.   You can top with fruit, whipped cream or ice cream.  Chocolate sauce works too.  A winner from Ina Garten – the Barefoot Contessa.

For cooking instructions click below:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-yogurt-cake-recipe

CREPES

crepes

Yield: 17 to 22 crepes
NOTES: The batter is very easy to put together but it can take a few tries to figure out how to cook the crepes.  Don’t give up!  Do a trial run first.  Use a thin spatula to turn the crepe and use the recommended quantity of batter – it looks like too little but it will work.  And make sure the top is dry before flipping.  Love the recipe because you can make it plain, savory or sweet.  Crepes are so versatile and can keep in refrigerator or freezer to pull out whenever you need.  With the crepes already made they can make a quick delicious dessert.  Check out the Berry Sauce recipe below – goes great with these crepes, either plain or the sweet version.  You can either fill the crepes or pour the fruit over 2 folded crepes.  If it strikes your fancy, you can top it off with whipped cream or ice cream.

For cooking instructions click below:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/crepes-recipe

NOTES: This is a quick, easy, and versatile fruit sauce.  The recipe is for berries but use any combination of seasonal fruits. Goes great with crepes (check out Alton Brown’s crepe recipe above), ice cream, on a slice of pound cake or wherever your imagination leads.  We suggest you taste the sauce before serving – you may want to add more sugar, or perhaps add cinnamon, even vanilla.

For cooking instructions click below:
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/berry-filled-cinnamon-crepes

TUSCAN-STYLE TUNA SALAD

TUSCAN-STYLE TUNA SALAD

199 calories per serving (serving size – 1 cup)
Makes 4 servings
Tags: tuna fish, tomatoes, beans
NOTES: If you like tuna, it is definitely worth making.  So simple to prepare!  It’s also one of those dishes you can make ahead of time and refrigerate before serving.  Note that there is no mayonnaise which is a traditional ingredient in most tuna salads.  One taste and you will see that this tuna salad is delicious without it and the calories.  You may also substitute ripe regular tomatoes, chopped, for the cherry tomatoes.  Put a scoop of the salad on a bed of lettuce or make a sandwich. You will also find that a cup of this is a generous serving.

For cooking instructions click below:
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/248919/tuscan-style-tuna-salad/

GARBANZO (CHICKPEA) SALAD WITH AVOCADO AND TUNA FISH

GARBANZO (CHICKPEA) SALAD WITH AVOCADO AND TUNA FISH

Serves 2 – 4 people, depending on portion size
Tags: garbanzos/chickpeas, tuna fish, tomatoes, avocado
NOTES:  A really great salad….a different twist for tuna. This salad is healthy and refreshing and a tasty source of fiber.  It has multiple uses, as a salad on a bed of lettuce or greens, or can be scooped up with a cracker as an appetizer or a filler for a pita bread sandwich.  The dressing adds a moistness and really brings all the ingredients together.   Good texture, good taste and easy to make….

For cooking instructions click below:

https://www.laylita.com/recipes/garbanzo-or-chickpea-salad-with-avocado-and-tuna-fish/

CHEESY MEAT LOAF MINIS

CHEESY MEAT LOAF MINIS

Calories 254 per loaf
Makes 6 servings – 6 loaves
NOTES: This recipe says less than 300 calories but tastes like much more with that lovely cheese in there and is quite filling.  Add the easy garlic mashed potatoes from this site and/or a simple vegetable and you have a delicious, satisfying meal.  Perfect for when you are watching your calories and when you aren’t.   If you follow the instructions and make it into the individual loaves you have built-in portion control.  Can prep everything in the morning and then just put in the oven in the evening. A winner from Cooking Light.

For cooking instructions click below:

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cheesy-meat-loaf-minis