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Cut rich salad dressings with water

I love rich blue cheese dressing but I mix equal parts water with dressing. You still get the rich flavor of a full bodied dressing AND it spreads much more evenly over a salad so you get the delicious taste with every bite.

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Roasted seeds and nuts

If seeds and nuts are roasted their flavour gets more distinct. Instead of buying them, roast them yourself. Just add them to a frying pan WITH NO FAT and carefully heat them, once they start to turn brown, remove pan from heat and put the seeds and nuts into an airtight container.

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Creating a Non- Stick Pan

I just remembered the old method used by my Great-Grandma Ba-aaji.She'd grease her hot Iron skillet,using an Onion cut in half to smear 1 tsp.of Oil or Ghee all over it.She'd then fry the Indian Rice pancakes(Aamboli/Dhirdi) by spreading the Batter with the back of an Iron Ladle.

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A Cure for Snacking While Cooking

Chew gum while you cook. You won't be able to nibble as you prepare a meal if you have a piece of gum in your mouth.

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Chicken broth ice cubes

After a chicken dinner, put the carcass into a saucepan, and cover with water. Add leftover gravy. Slice an onion into it, if you like. Gently boil til the bones just fall apart. Cool, skim fat, pour the broth into ice cube trays. Freeze. Break the trays into a freezer bag. Broth cubes!

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Quick Scrambled Egg Recipe

A quick, easy. go-to breakfast:
4 egg whites
1 wedge Laughing Cow Lite Cheese
Salsa

Cook egg whites until almost done. Add cheese and salsa. Continue cooking until eggs are set and cheese melts. About 118 cals (depending on how much salsa you use).

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COOKING

LOVE IT, HATE CLEANING AFTER!

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Beef

I just discovered that if fat on a piece of beef is tinged w/yellow, it usually indicates the stear is grass-fed.

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Do you snack during meal preparation?

Usually by the end of my day, I'm so hungry that it's all I can do to not consume a meal's worth of (albeit healthy) snacks while I'm cooking. I have discovered that chewing a piece of sugarless gum while I'm cooking keeps my mouth occupied and my hunger under control until it's time to eat dinner.

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Grill every week!

It's spring - time to grill food. I fill the grill with chicken or salmon and vege's: onions, red & green peppers, corn, whatever you like. Make extra of the protein to use in salads or sandwiches or spreads or whatever. Enjoy!

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