A lower sodium corned beef and vegetables

I asked my coworker if there was any recipe she would like me to transform. The first thing she said was corned beef. At first I bawked at the idea. Corned beef is a cured meat. There was no way to make that low sodium. Then I actually took a look around. I ran into [...]

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Texas Spicy Black Bean and Lentil Chowder

I decided to switch it up and do a soup. Not just any boring soup. Soup can sometimes be boring. I think even chili can be boring. However, when I ran across this recipe for Texas Black Bean Chowder from Better Homes and Gardens, this was a nice shake up of the boring soup game. [...]

Cauliflower Carbonara

I decided to go back and try another pasta dish.  I was intrigued by a recipe from Epicurious for Cauliflower Carbonara.  Carbonara is that pasta sauce made by emulsifying eggs and bacon fat along with a healthy dose of cheese.  All things good.  However, a little unhealthy, and I'm not talking about the eggs.  It's [...]

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 [...]