Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Pumpkin Marinara Sauce

One thing that I don't do with my cooking, if you haven't noticed already, is cook with pasta.  There are two reasons: I am gluten-free and the calories aren't worth it.  Pasta, either gluten-free or not is about 200 calories per cup.  No nutritional value.  Luckily, Tony and I don't crave pasta at all.  That's [...]


Extended Illness and Maintaining Weight

It looks like I won't be up to full strength for a while.  The setback I am experiencing will take a month or more to heal.  It's pretty discouraging since I now face a very low level of activity for an extended period.  I don't want to gain weight while I'm resting.  I know my [...]

An non-standard version of Spanish Paella

I was inspired to try modifying a paella dish recently.  I was flipping through my Better Homes and Gardens recipe e-mail and came across their Pork and Butternut Squash Paella.  I thought, I love pork and butternut squash and both are healthy to begin with.  But I also wanted to challenge myself to use something [...]

Beef, Brown Rice and Mushroom Soup

Looking through my pile of recipes, this one caught my attention.  What's not to love about a soup with beef, brown rice and mushrooms?  The original recipe from Very Well uses some high sodium ingredients like canned mushrooms and reduced sodium beef broth.  Yep, reduced sodium beef broth is still too much sodium for a [...]