Archive for November, 2012

Fast and Easy Broccoli Slaw

Dear Reader’s

As a change from the usual tossed salad for dinner, I decided to prepare broccoli slaw.  Bought a 12 ounce bag of Marketside Broccoli Slaw from Wal-Mart and proceeded to “doctor it up” with a few extra ingredients.  Used  a recipe for Coleslaw Dressing I found on Epicurious.com.  Here are the results.  (My husband really enjoyed it!)

Fast and Easy Broccoli Slaw

1 – 12 oz. pkg. Marketside Broccoli Slaw

3 tablespoons sunflower seeds

4 tablespoons dried cranberries


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons apple-cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

In small bowl combine dressing ingredients.  Combine dressing with broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries.  Mix thoroughly and refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.

Enjoy and

Keep smilin’!

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Low-Fat Pasta Dish

Dear Readers,

Came across this dish when sorting through my collecion of recipes.  It looked interesting so I decided to prepare it.  Can’t give anyone credit for it because I copied it onto a scrap of paper with no title but with the note that it contained 231 calories and 4 grams of fat in each serving.  Had it for dinner last night and even though the ingredients are simple, it was quite tasty.  I’d like to share it with you.

Low-Fat Pasta Dish

8 ounces linguine

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced

2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

1.  Cook linguine and drain.

2.  In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil.  Saute onion and garlic about 3 minutes.

3.  Stir in tomatoes, zucchini, vinegar and salt; cook, stirring as needed, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.  Stir in linguine; cook, tossing constantly until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.  Top with cheese.  Makes 4 servings.

Enjoy and

Keep smilin’!

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