fat free opinions on a food centric life

Favorite Recipes

Super Food:  Cannellini Beans and Roasted Garlic

Super Food: Cannellini Beans and Roasted Garlic

My mother has always been a master at stretching a dollar because she’s had lots of practice most of her life.  As a single mother of three children under the age of five by the time she was 25, she worked hard to put a […]

Shrimp and Vegetable Spring Rolls

Shrimp and Vegetable Spring Rolls

If you’re like I used to be, you try to get some exercise occasionally.  Actually, my efforts constituted more than trying for several years.  I rose before the sun at least four mornings a week on good weeks, stumbled into my car, and drove to […]

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

It’s only a matter of time once the hint of Fall teases me with cool afternoons that I start thinking of soup.  I’m not partial to any kind of soup in particular as long as it’s warm and satisfying.  Sometimes I long for a clear […]

3-Onion Leek Tart

3-Onion Leek Tart

Time has just flown by lately and with it, my opportunities to not only write as much as I have, but cook the way I’ve always enjoyed cooking — experimenting with new recipes.  Since coming back from Mexico, I’ve been mulling over an opportunity that […]

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup

I’ve had greens on my mind quite a bit lately, and so it was only a matter of time that a vegetable not classified as a “green” but which is very green would surface.  Spring has exploded here, and it’s difficult to avoid the beautiful […]