Author Archives: Robin Strachan

Asian Eggplant-Chicken Stir Fry

I really like eggplant. I found a great recipe recently that looked healthy and relatively uncomplicated. The only trouble was that the recipe called for teriyaki sauce, which is high in sugar, so I made my own. This blog includes … Continue reading

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Breakfast Quinoa

Some mornings are oatmeal mornings, aren’t they? You just want something warm and creamy and comforting to get you on your way. The trouble is, oatmeal never sticks with me quite the way the nutrition experts say it will. I … Continue reading

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Barbacoa Beef in the Crock Pot

Recently, I tasted my first Brazilian barbeque, a savory, garlicky blend of seasonings that I loved. There are many recipes out there for Barbacoa Beef, but the day that I wanted to make it, I lacked a few of the … Continue reading

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A Low-Carb Version of Shepherd’s Pie

Today I’m making our usual Sunday family dinner, and Shepherd’s Pie is on the menu, along with a nice mixed greens salad with grape tomatoes. Shepherd’s Pie is traditionally made with whipped potatoes, light as air. I have discovered, however, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Salad Dressings

This week, I did a cooking demonstration for graduate healthcare students on the Glendale, Arizona campus of Midwestern University. We did “Sand Art” layered salads in a jar, a healthy soup found earlier on this blog (Carole Hannah’s Tuscan Vegetable … Continue reading

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Homemade Yogurt (Lebanese Laban)

When I was growing up, we had delightful Lebanese neighbors who taught my eager mom to make many of their favorite foods. One of our biggest family hits was “Laban,” which is Lebanese Yogurt. When I became an adult, I … Continue reading

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Eggplant-sagna

If you like Eggplant Parmesan and Lasagna, have I got a recipe for you. I call it Eggplant-sagna. Okay, so that’s a made-up word. It’s vegetarian, but you could just as easily make a meat sauce for it. The other … Continue reading

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Easy Flatbread Pizza

One of my fondest discoveries is the 90-calorie Fit and Active whole-grain flatbread wraps at ALDI. Of course, there are other similar options, too. Hungry Girl has sandwich wraps out now that I’ve found at Walmart. Not only are they … Continue reading

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Carole Hannah’s Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Today is one of those bitter cold days with significant snowfall, and I plan to play outside. I may snow-shoe or cross-country ski. When I get home, I’ll want to curl up under my favorite plush blanket and read to … Continue reading

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Parmesan Frico Cups

This Thanksgiving, dinner was hosted by my daughter, Liz, and her fiance, Ryan. She asked me to bring a salad and an appetizer. I thought I was getting off easy, so I decided to get adventurous with my appetizer. While … Continue reading

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