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Faster No Knead Bread

Faster No Knead Bread

You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make this fabulous bakery-style bread. It’s soft inside with a golden crispy crust. Even amateur bakers can make this – it’s foolproof.

Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Simple Whole Wheat Bread

(with egg) It takes just 90 minutes to make this easy, simple, one-rise homemade bread. This soft loaf is perfect for sandwiches, toast & the same recipe works for rolls too.

No Knead Crusty Rolls

No Knead Crusty Rolls

You can make crusty bakery-style rolls at home and it’s surprisingly easy. There is no kneading and almost no work at all. This recipe is foolproof.

No Knead Rye Bread

No Knead Rye Bread

Make your own rustic rye bread at home with no kneading at all. Use my faster method or start your dough overnight.

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

This is my Simple Whole Wheat Bread dough made into rolls. It’s an easy one-rise recipe and makes soft, delicious dinner rolls.

Christmas Wreath Bread

Christmas Wreath Bread

My show-stopping Christmas bread is a soft, slightly sweet egg bread filled with golden raisins and decorated with a light glaze and sprinkles. And it’s all made without butter!

Simple White Bread

Simple White Bread (with egg)

(with egg) This is a white bread version of my popular “simple whole wheat bread.” It’s also quick and easy with just one rise.

Easy Honey Wheat Bread

Easy Honey Wheat Bread

(no egg) Making healthy bread doesn’t get any simpler. This easy, soft, whole wheat loaf needs only one rise so it’s ready to eat in less than two hours.

Easy White Bread

Easy White Bread (no egg)

(no egg) You won’t find a faster recipe for an old fashioned soft white sandwich loaf. With just one rise, it’s ready to eat in less than 90 minutes.

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and gooey homemade cinnamon rolls will be on your table pronto with my easy one-rise recipe. You can even start them the night before and bake in the morning.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This healthier banana bread comes together quickly with my easy one bowl recipe using whole wheat flour, toasted nuts, dark chocolate chips, and no butter.

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

I’m calling this stunning loaf “Tunnels of Cinnamon” bread because the braids are filled with delicious tunnels of brown sugar & cinnamon. It’s a show stopper!

No Knead Olive Bread

No Knead Greek Olive Bread

This easy whole wheat crusty loaf uses Greek kalamata olives for a hearty, healthy, delicious bread. No knead bread is the easiest way ever to bake bread.

Multigrain No Knead Bread

Multigrain No Knead Bread

Anyone with a Dutch oven can bake this foolproof hearty loaf made with oats and whole wheat flour using the overnight method. It takes no work, just time.

No Knead Fruit and Nut Bread

No Knead Fruit & Nut Bread

My whole wheat fruit & nut bread, slightly sweet from a little added sugar and lots of raisins, makes a fabulous breakfast bread. It’s my faster no-knead easy recipe.

How To Make Croutons

Simple recipe for fresh homemade croutons made with big chunks of ciabatta bread, olive oil, salt & pepper. Start-to-finish: 25 minutes. (surprisingly easy!)

No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

It’s easy to make your own hearty, healthy whole grain bread. You’ll need a Dutch oven and it’s good to have oven gloves and an oven thermometer. No kneading!

Marble Loaf Cake

Marble Loaf Cake

There’s no butter in this lightly sweet marble loaf with a chocolate swirl. It’s made with extra light olive oil and makes a nice light dessert or something sweet with breakfast.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Spiced pumpkin muffins with toasted walnuts and dark chocolate chips are bursting with flavor and nutrients, like lots of vitamin A for beautiful skin. No mixer needed.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Light & lemony muffins with the antioxidant benefits of blueberries, made with whole wheat flour and extra light olive oil. My easy recipe takes just 30 minutes.

flatbread

Quick & Easy Flatbread

Make this soft & puffy flatbread in 30 minutes. It’s more like pita bread or naan and it smells and tastes amazing. There’s a whole wheat version too.

Simple Garlic Bread

It’s easy to make fresh garlic bread at home in less than 10 minutes. Bake under a broiler or in a toaster oven for a delicious golden top and crispy edges.

Flaxseed Muffins

A yummy, super healthy muffin made with olive oil, lots of fiber, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and the breast & prostate cancer protection of flaxseeds.

Poppy Seed Roll Macowiec

Poppy Seed Roll (Polish Makowiec)

A traditional sweet Polish holiday bread filled with poppy seeds, citrus peel, and almonds. The recipe is easier than you think. Make it once and you’ll be addicted!

Homemade Bread Crumbs

They’re healthier, they taste better, and they’re 100% whole wheat. See how to make your own bread crumbs, both dry and fresh, and seasoned ones, too. It’s quick and easy.

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

These amazing muffins have a sweet, crispy top and are moist & delicious inside with lots of apple. And the best part: They are 100% whole wheat and are made without butter.

Buttermilk Biscuits

It takes longer for the oven to heat up than it does to put together this simple, easy recipe for delicious homemade biscuits.

Egg Bread - Challah

Egg Bread

Your house will smell fantastic while this fragrant bread bakes. And it’s an easy one-rise recipe for a fabulous loaf that’s ready in two hours. I use it for my bread pudding.

Homemade Tortillas

From the first time I made these, I’ve never eaten store-bought tortillas since. You’ll need a rolling pin… and will power so you don’t eat them all at once.

Easter Bunny Buns

Easter Bunny Buns

Too cute! My bunny buns will make any meal a special event. They’re soft, fragrant, and delicious. Make them white or whole wheat.

Sesame Seed Breadsticks

If you like crunchy food like I do, you will love these crispy breadsticks coated with sesame seeds. Make with all purpose or bread flour or add whole wheat flour for fiber.

Easy Dinner Rolls

Easy Dinner Rolls

My easy recipe uses instant yeast, which eliminates the first rise so you’ll have fresh, soft and fragrant rolls in about an hour and a half. Make them plain or whole wheat.

English Muffins

Homemade nooks & crannies! The packaged ones will never compare to fresh, homemade English muffins. No oven – you make them on the stove top!

Bran Muffins

Bran Muffins

These old school muffins get that unique “bran muffin” flavor from molasses and all that fiber will do you a world of good.

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chicken-meatballs

Chicken Meatballs

Ground chicken breast makes delicious meatballs with just a few simple ingredients. For the softest meatballs, cook them right in the sauce.

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

It’s my never-fail recipe for easy baby back ribs. The tender, sweet meat falls right off the bone and they are just as good finished on the grill or in the oven.

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Imagine tender meat you can cut with a spoon and potatoes full of flavor… it’s one of the ultimate comfort foods. Homemade beef stew is easy to make – it just takes time.

Easy Pan Pizza

Foolproof, easy no-knead pan pizza with a golden crispy crust. This recipe works with any toppings of your choice. It’s the best deep-dish pizza you will ever have!

Chicken Pot Pie

This easy, healthy chicken pot pie from scratch only takes one hour start-to-finish. Rich & creamy filling, flaky crust, and no cream or butter anywhere!

Skinless Chicken Thighs & Fries

I love this moist chicken with seasoned potato wedges because it all cooks on one pan with no fuss. The chicken cooks on a broiler pan so the fat just rolls away.

orange sesasme chicken

Orange Sesame Chicken

This quick & easy stir fry cooks in less than 10 minutes. With fresh orange juice and fragrant sesame oil, it smells and tastes amazing. It’s one of my top ten favorites.

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

Canned salmon makes for a quick and healthy dinner when made into delicious patties with red pepper, parsley, onion, and fresh whole wheat bread crumbs.

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

I’m sharing my Polish heritage with a simple recipe for cabbage rolls stuffed with ground sirloin, rice & mushrooms – it’s one of my most treasured recipes.

Polish Pierogi

Polish Pierogi

It takes just a few ingredients to make healthy, traditional home-style Polish pierogi with a delicious potato-cream cheese filling. Serve boiled or lightly browned.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

For the leanest, softest meatballs I use ground sirloin and cook them right in the sauce. Make this family favorite Italian dinner, all from scratch, in about 1/2 an hour.

Quick & Easy Mac & Cheese

Quick Mac & Cheese

Twenty minutes! Four ingredients! That’s all it takes to make this creamy, delicious, low-fat mac & cheese made with 1% milk and reduced fat cheddar. Yummm!

Easy Meat Sauce

Simple Meat Sauce

You’ll barely have time to cook some spaghetti and make a salad with this quick and easy meat sauce using lean ground beef and canned tomatoes. It’s a kid-pleaser!

Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Recipes don’t get much easier than this. This is my own creation for a sweet and sticky barbeque sauce. I’ve never found a bottled sauce this good!

Dry Rub for BBQ Ribs

Making your own homemade dry rub is easy and takes five minutes. It’s what I use on my baby back ribs that everyone is making… and loving!

Fast Rice & Beans

Fast Rice & Beans

All you need is two cans and a box of rice, some onions and garlic, and you have a healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes – rice & beans with fire-roasted chiles.

Manicotti with Crepes

Manicotti

Tender melt-in-your-mouth manicotti are made with soft whole wheat crepes filled with three cheeses and topped with my quick & easy spaghetti sauce.

Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Start your side dish first because these easy cutlets take less than 20 minutes to make. Lean breaded chicken breast with parsley & fresh zest is cooked in a bit of olive oil.

simple broiled salmon

Simple Broiled Salmon

All you need is a lemon, some oil, and salt & pepper to make this delicious salmon – and there’s no cleanup! It’s the easiest, healthiest dinner you can make.

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

This is the easiest and tastiest way I know to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I baste them with a sauce of fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic & herbs.

Veggie Mac & Cheese

Grown Up Mac & Cheese

My low fat mac & cheese has four vegetables built in but it doesn’t have to be for grownups. Call it rainbow mac & cheese for kids. Make it in 30 minutes!

Oven-Baked Chicken Parmesan

My crispy and tender oven-baked chicken parm is easy to make… and healthier, topped with part skim mozzarella. Make it with my quick & easy spaghetti sauce.

Creamy Chicken Asparagus Bowties

Creamy Chicken Asparagus Bow Ties

Rich and creamy but light and low fat, this is my version of alfredo sauce over lean chicken and healthy asparagus. This easy dish also works with broccoli.

Easy Tortilla Pie

Whole wheat tortillas become soft as butter in this easy casserole loaded with 2 kinds of beans and multi-colored peppers. Customize it either spicy or mild.

Jenny’s One Pan Chicken & Veggies

Here’s an easy way to make dinner in a pan that’s full of health-building veggies and lean chicken breast. It cooks in less than 30 minutes and look how pretty it is!

20-Minute Pizza Dough

Want homemade pizza? Have it now! This quick and easy pizza dough, made from scratch, is ready to use in less than twenty minutes.

Easy Baked Ziti

This easy casserole is my “lazy lasagne” made lean and healthy with ground sirloin and part skim cheeses. I promise you that everyone will ask for seconds.

Chicken & Peppers

Chicken & Peppers

This easy family dinner all cooks in one pan for easy cleanup. Lean chunks of chicken breast with antioxidant-rich multi-colored peppers – cooks in 30 minutes.

Best Meat Loaf Ever!

Best Meat Loaf Ever!

This may be the best meat loaf you’ve ever had and the healthiest, made with extra-lean beef and added vegetables – and it’s baked on a foil-lined sheet so there’s no cleanup.

Easy Chicken & Mushrooms

Lean chicken in creamy mushroom sauce cooks in 15 minutes and will disappear even faster. No butter – and probably no leftovers. Serve over rice or noodles.

Vegetable Lo Mein

Eat your healthy veggies in this easy lo mein side dish and you may never order takeout again. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork and it’s all you need for dinner.

Sardine Cakes

You’ll hardly notice the sardines in this potato patty flavored with green onions and parsley. Sardines are “health food in a can” full of minerals and omega 3s.

Vegetable Bean Pasta

Vegetable-Bean Pasta

Make this healthy meal in 20 minutes. Vegetarians will love this meatless dinner recipe with three vegetable superstars, all loaded with antioxidants.

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Start-to-finish: 45 minutes! Sweet & spicy bbq sauce on a crispy pizza with shredded chicken & onions – Yum! Make on a pizza stone or in a pan.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Only 5 ingredients to make a delicious sauce for your spaghetti & meatballs or chicken parm. Super easy with canned tomatoes. Cook for 15 minutes. Add basil. Done.

Easy Chicken Stew

Lean chicken breast with lots of health-building vegetables in a thick, low-fat, creamy sauce made without butter. This one-pan meal is ready in 40 minutes.

Red Beans & Brown Rice

A simple, heart-healthy meal full of cholesterol-lowering fiber and antioxidant-rich peppers. Using canned beans make this an easy one-pan supper.

Turkey Chili

Easy Turkey Chili

Need a super healthy, super easy dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes? My turkey chili is low fat, high fiber, and full of antioxidants. Everything in the pot. Cook. Eat.

Polish Hunter's Stew - Bigos

Polish Hunter’s Stew (Bigos)

This is Polish peasant food at its best. Sauerkraut, cabbage, mushrooms, beef, and pork are slow cooked for 2 hours for a hearty pot of comfort food.

Easy Pot Roast

Classic pot roast will bring everyone to the table for a family Sunday supper. This easy recipe produces richly browned meat that’s fork-tender and perfect vegetables.

Black Bean Quesadilla

Faster than a speeding Domino’s car, this healthy quesadilla takes just minutes to make, uses reduced fat cheese, calcium-rich black beans, and whole wheat tortillas.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Fresh pineapple makes a huge difference in this quick & easy, healthy stir fry. Different colored peppers mean a bigger variety of anti-aging benefits. Cooks in 10 minutes.

Pepperoni Pizza

If you like your pizza thin and crispy, this is the one to try. My healthier, low fat pizza has a crispy crust, and I’ll show you a trick for de-greasing the pepperoni.

Pork Tenderloin Dinner

Lean & inexpensive pork loin is marinated in lemon, garlic, mustard, and honey, browned and oven-roasted along with a huge pile of healthy colorful vegetables.

Nachos for Dinner

Nachos for Dinner

Nachos can be healthy… if you make them with the right ingredients. This healthy recipe uses reduced fat cheese, lot of veggies and beans, and seasoned ground sirloin.

Skinless Chicken Drumsticks

Skinless Chicken Drumsticks

You’ll forget these are skinless after marinating them in olive oil, citrus juices, and garlic. They’re oven roasted and delicious but you can use your own marinade too.

Main Dishes - 30 Minutes or Less

orange sesasme chicken

Orange Sesame Chicken

This quick & easy stir fry cooks in less than 10 minutes. With fresh orange juice and fragrant sesame oil, it smells and tastes amazing. It’s one of my top ten favorites.

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

Canned salmon makes for a quick and healthy dinner when made into delicious patties with red pepper, parsley, onion, and fresh whole wheat bread crumbs.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

For the leanest, softest meatballs I use ground sirloin and cook them right in the sauce. Make this family favorite Italian dinner, all from scratch, in about 1/2 an hour.

Quick & Easy Mac & Cheese

Quick Mac & Cheese

Twenty minutes! Four ingredients! That’s all it takes to make this creamy, delicious, low-fat mac & cheese made with 1% milk and reduced fat cheddar. Yummm!

Easy Meat Sauce

Simple Meat Sauce

You’ll barely have time to cook some spaghetti and make a salad with this quick and easy meat sauce using lean ground beef and canned tomatoes. It’s a kid-pleaser!

Fast Rice & Beans

Fast Rice & Beans

All you need is two cans and a box of rice, some onions and garlic, and you have a healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes – rice & beans with fire-roasted chiles.

Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Start your side dish first because these easy cutlets take less than 20 minutes to make. Lean breaded chicken breast with parsley & fresh zest is cooked in a bit of olive oil.

simple broiled salmon

Simple Broiled Salmon

All you need is a lemon, some oil, and salt & pepper to make this delicious salmon – and there’s no cleanup! It’s the easiest, healthiest dinner you can make.

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

This is the easiest and tastiest way I know to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I baste them with a sauce of fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic & herbs.

Veggie Mac & Cheese

Grown Up Mac & Cheese

My low fat mac & cheese has four vegetables built in but it doesn’t have to be for grownups. Call it rainbow mac & cheese for kids. Make it in 30 minutes!

Salmon Sandwich

Bye-bye, tuna! This whole grain salmon sandwich is healthy enough to have for dinner, and may be the easiest one you’ll ever make. It’s just salmon & light mayo.

Creamy Chicken Asparagus Bowties

Creamy Chicken Asparagus Bow Ties

Rich and creamy but light and low fat, this is my version of alfredo sauce over lean chicken and healthy asparagus. This easy dish also works with broccoli.

20-Minute Pizza Dough

Want homemade pizza? Have it now! This quick and easy pizza dough, made from scratch, is ready to use in less than twenty minutes.

Easy Chicken & Mushrooms

Lean chicken in creamy mushroom sauce cooks in 15 minutes and will disappear even faster. No butter – and probably no leftovers. Serve over rice or noodles.

Vegetable Lo Mein

Eat your healthy veggies in this easy lo mein side dish and you may never order takeout again. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork and it’s all you need for dinner.

Sardine Cakes

You’ll hardly notice the sardines in this potato patty flavored with green onions and parsley. Sardines are “health food in a can” full of minerals and omega 3s.

Vegetable Bean Pasta

Vegetable-Bean Pasta

Make this healthy meal in 20 minutes. Vegetarians will love this meatless dinner recipe with three vegetable superstars, all loaded with antioxidants.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Only 5 ingredients to make a delicious sauce for your spaghetti & meatballs or chicken parm. Super easy with canned tomatoes. Cook for 15 minutes. Add basil. Done.

Turkey Chili

Easy Turkey Chili

Need a super healthy, super easy dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes? My turkey chili is low fat, high fiber, and full of antioxidants. Everything in the pot. Cook. Eat.

Black Bean Quesadilla

Faster than a speeding Domino’s car, this healthy quesadilla takes just minutes to make, uses reduced fat cheese, calcium-rich black beans, and whole wheat tortillas.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Fresh pineapple makes a huge difference in this quick & easy, healthy stir fry. Different colored peppers mean a bigger variety of anti-aging benefits. Cooks in 10 minutes.

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Zupa Ziemniaczana

Zupa Ziemniaczana

It’s potato soup but my dad called it Zupa Kartoflana. Mine is a simple recipe that takes just 30 minutes. For the Polish experience, stir in some sour cream before serving.

Polish Chrusciki Angel Wings

Polish Chrusciki (Angel Wings)

These delicate Polish Christmas cookies are the only thing I deep fry but… wow! They simply melt in your mouth and make a stunning presentation.

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

I’m sharing my Polish heritage with a simple recipe for cabbage rolls stuffed with ground sirloin, rice & mushrooms – it’s one of my most treasured recipes.

Polish Pierogi

Polish Pierogi

It takes just a few ingredients to make healthy, traditional home-style Polish pierogi with a delicious potato-cream cheese filling. Serve boiled or lightly browned.

Polish Potato Pancakes

Polish Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes don’t have to be greasy… or hard to make. My simple, easy recipe uses a food processor and there is a trick that I use that makes these the best ever.

Pączki (Polish Doughnuts)

Pączki (Polish Doughnuts)

Traditional Polish pączki are fried but with my healthy recipe they are oven-baked, then filled with jam or my favorite: homemade custard. They are smaczny!

Polish Hunter's Stew - Bigos

Polish Hunter’s Stew (Bigos)

This is Polish peasant food at its best. Sauerkraut, cabbage, mushrooms, beef, and pork are slow cooked for 2 hours for a hearty pot of comfort food.

Beet & Cabbage Borscht

Borscht may be better than chicken soup for recovering from a cold or dehydration. I always devour this complex and delicious soup full of health building minerals.

Poppy Seed Roll Macowiec

Poppy Seed Roll (Polish Makowiec)

A traditional sweet Polish holiday bread filled with poppy seeds, citrus peel, and almonds. The recipe is easier than you think. Make it once and you’ll be addicted!

Potato Gnocchic

Potato Gnocchi (Polish Kluski)

There’s no place you can buy gnocchi as good as homemade. It only takes three ingredients to make the most tender dumplings, great with any sauce.

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Buttermilk Spice Cake

Buttermilk Spice Cake

This light one-bowl easy butter-less cake has a reduced fat cream cheese frosting and is really good made with part whole wheat pastry flour.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

No one will guess there’s a vegetable in this moist, healthier chocolate cake made with extra light olive oil and fresh grated zucchini.

Easy One Bowl Coconut Cake

Easy One Bowl Coconut Cake

This variation on my easy yellow cake is just as simple. It’s a coconut lover’s dream, topped with a coconut cream cheese frosting and it’s all made without butter.

tapioca-pudding

Tapioca Pudding

Light and fluffy tapioca pudding will take you back to your childhood. This old fashioned comfort food is easy to make using low fat milk.

high fiber cookies

High Fiber Cookies

There’s lots of fiber and no butter in this crispy oatmeal cookie made with oats, bran cereal, 100% whole grains, figs, and dark chocolate chips.

Butterscotch Pudding

Homemade Butterscotch Pudding

Homemade pudding is surprisingly easy to make, and quick. My easy butterscotch pudding takes just ten minutes to make and tastes a lot richer than you think.

One Bowl Lemon Brownies

One Bowl Lemon Brownies

Everyone is loving this easy recipe. One bowl. No mixer. No butter. Use all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour – it’s a super easy recipe with minimal cleanup.

Polish Chrusciki Angel Wings

Polish Chrusciki (Angel Wings)

These delicate Polish Christmas cookies are the only thing I deep fry but… wow! They simply melt in your mouth and make a stunning presentation.

Strawberry Cake

This is a special occasion cake best made when strawberries are in season. It’s my healthier white cake with fresh strawberries and real whipped cream frosting. OMG!

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

They call it pie but com’on – it’s a cake. This luscious dessert is made entirely without butter, even the creamy custard filling. It tastes just like a chocolate éclair.

Christmas Pecan Balls

Christmas Pecan Balls (Snowballs)

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these beautiful holiday cookies. Everything in one bowl, mix, refrigerate, shape, and bake. Everyone will ask for the recipe!

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

This is intense. You start with a 70% cacao dark chocolate bar and add even more cocoa for a fudgy brownie with lots of flavor… but no butter. Easy recipe.

Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake

It’s the easiest cake recipe ever. One bowl, no mixer, no eggs, no butter except the frosting. For a totally butter-free cake with a butter-free glaze, see Baking Without Butter.

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

With this simple recipe everything goes in one bowl for a faster, healthier cake. It’s low in sugar and made without butter. Try it with my 2-minute frosting.

2-Minute Chocolate Frosting

It only takes two tablespoons of butter and two minutes to make this impossibly easy and delicious chocolate frosting. Try it on my easy yellow cake.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s why you will LOVE this easy recipe: One bowl. No flour. No butter. No mixer. No shaping. It’s the easiest cookies you will ever make. And beyond delicious!

Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie

There is no butter anywhere in my healthier homemade deep dish apple pie. The crust is made with olive oil and the filling uses 9 cups of apples.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Brownies

These healthier chocolate brownies have no butter! My quick & easy recipe uses olive oil, yogurt, whole wheat flour, toasted nuts & dark chocolate.

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

What an easy recipe! Only four ingredients into a bowl, mix, and bake. Then dip into melted dark chocolate. I make them for parties and we always run out.

Crispy Oatmeal Choc. Chip Cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Choc. Chip Cookies

Big crispy crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with no white flour or butter, made even crunchier with toasted nuts.

dark chocolate almond clusters

Chocolate Almond Clusters

Two ingredients. Fifteen minutes. And you’ll never want a candy bar again. Heart-healthy dark chocolate with protein-rich almonds makes a healthy, crunchy, sweet treat.

Butter Tarts

Canadian Butter Tarts

Canadians (like me) love these! My tarts have a healthier and easier oil crust and a sweet, gooey filling. Make them in a tart pan or muffin pan.

Pączki (Polish Doughnuts)

Pączki (Polish Doughnuts)

Traditional Polish pączki are fried but with my healthy recipe they are oven-baked, then filled with jam or my favorite: homemade custard. They are smaczny!

crispy apple tart

Crispy Apple Tart

It looks impressive but it’s easy to make this lightly sweet, crispy apple tart with an apricot glaze. Make it for kids and call it an apple pizza!

Healthier Sugar Cookies

Healthier Christmas Sugar Cookies

One of my most treasured recipes, these sugar cookies have half the saturated fat – maybe that’s why it’s so easy to eat five! Cut into holiday shapes or use a cookie press.

Chocolate Pudding

People are loving my healthy, low-fat chocolate pudding, especially the video. This easy recipe takes just five minutes to make and tastes a lot richer than you think.

Pumpkin Pie Without Butter

Healthier Easier Pumpkin Pie

You can make a delicious pumpkin pie with low fat ingredients and no cream or butter anywhere. Mine has an easy oil crust and the filling is a breeze.

Pecan Pie Without Butter

Easy Pecan Pie

No fancy ingredients needed. My simple pecan pie is made with an easy, healthier, oil crust and the filling all goes into one bowl for a quick stir.

Lemon Coconut Cake

It’s a fresh lemon cake with a lemon curd filling and a fluffy 7-minute frosting sprinkled with coconut – and it’s all made without butter.

blueberry coffee cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

This buttermilk streusel coffee cake is moist and light and has tons of antioxidant-filled blueberries, which are known to support brain health.

Light as a Cloud Ricotta Cheesecake

My Italian style ricotta cheesecake has less fat and less calories but lots of flavor from fresh orange & lemon peel. It will melt in your mouth.

My Everyday Cookies

These are my go-to cookies because they’re 100% whole grain, made with whole wheat flour, oats, and olive oil… but no butter. They keep really well.

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

Less butter, less sugar, with… believe it or not… olive oil and whole wheat flour! It’s a delicious, soft and chewy cookie & one you’ll feel better about eating.

Marble Loaf Cake

Marble Loaf Cake

There’s no butter in this lightly sweet marble loaf with a chocolate swirl. It’s made with extra light olive oil and makes a nice light dessert or something sweet with breakfast.

Citrus Chiffon Cake

Old-fashioned chiffon cake is like angel cake only more moist because it contains oil. This light, airy cake is beautifully fragrant with orange & lemon zest.

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

It’s a show-stopping dessert and so much fun to make. Decorate this giant (healthier) sugar cookie with cream cheese, fresh fruit and an easy marmalade glaze. Wow!

Lemon Meringue Pie Without Butter

Lemon Meringue Pie

Billows of heavenly meringue piled on a luscious lemon curd. It’s the easiest and healthiest lemon pie with an oil crust and foolproof filling.

Black Forest Brownies

These are some seriously fudgy brownies. Canned dark sweet cherries send these moist and yummy bars into brownie heaven… without butter. Easy recipe.

Custard Pudding

This simple 4-ingredient recipe makes creamy, low fat, delicious custard to use as a filling or as a favorite dessert. Make this easy pudding in 15 minutes.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake

No one will guess what’s in this moist and delicious cake. My healthy recipe uses anitoxidant-rich sweet potato and very little butter. It’s my go-to chocolate cake.

Greek Walnut Cake

Greek karithopita is a sweet, moist walnut cake spiced with citrus peels, cinnamon, and cloves and infused with a sweet syrup. And it’s made with olive oil!

Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake

Light as a cloud, my ricotta and cream cheese pumpkin cheesecake uses all reduced fat ingredients for a healthier but rich tasting holiday dessert.

Healthier Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy healthy one-bowl recipe uses no eggs and canola or extra-light olive oil. The frosting has only 2 Tablespoons of butter. Moist, rich tasting, and easy to make.

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

It’s the perfect combination: fresh lemon and fresh blueberries for a moist and light cake made with minimal butter and maximum anti-aging blueberries.

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

If you love red velvet cupcakes, then have them… with my healthy recipe: No eggs – one bowl – easy cleanup – and only one tablespoon of butter. Super easy!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I bake a lot of cookies but these are the first to disappear. They have whole wheat flour and less sugar & butter than most. Use chocolate chips or dark chunks.

Meringues

They’re fat-free – basically egg whites and sugar but they taste like cotton candy! Homemade meringues are incredibly easy (and cheap) to make.

Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Homemade biscotti takes a little work but dang it, these are good! They’re made with heart-healthy dark chocolate, whole wheat flour and fragrant toasted almonds.

Apple Pie Bars

Everybody loves apple desserts. This easy crust is made without shortening or butter, using heart-healthy olive oil. I call this a lazy apple pie.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

There’s something for everyone in this healthy cookie. It’s made with whole grains, oats, peanut butter, nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut, but no butter.

Cinnamon Apple Brownies

Cinnamon-Glazed Apple Brownies

Healthy, moist, whole wheat brownies made without butter or oil and spilling over with fresh apples and toasted nuts. Easy recipe – glaze is optional.

Baked Doughnuts

Doughnuts are back, baby! Doughnuts don’t have to be fried to taste good. Mine have no butter, no grease, and are so light they might just float away.

Anti-Aging Jelly

Some juices have enormous health benefits like blueberry, pomegranate, acai berry, even cranberry. Now you can have them for dessert.

Cinnamon Puffs

Is it a muffin? A doughnut? A cupcake? I don’t know! But it’s really, really, really good! The buttermilk batter makes these mouth-watering puffs moist and fluffy.

Bread Pudding

This old fashioned bread pudding is low fat and easy to make using 1% milk and just a pinch of nutmeg. It’s spectacular when made with my poppy seed egg bread.

Chocolate Chip Pizza

It’s my less-butter, less-sugar, whole wheat chocolate chip cookie made pizza-style and perfect for kids’ parties… or big people parties, too.

Oatmeal Snacking Cake

If you ever wanted to have cake for breakfast, this is the one. It’s not too sweet, has whole grains, eggs, and a beautiful crispy broiled coconut-pecan topping.

Rice Pudding

My easy recipe is low-fat, using 1% milk and Arborio or Calrose rice – both yummy. I could eat the whole bowl in one sitting, it’s that good!

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Light as a feather coffee cake topped with toasted nuts and streusel with dark chocolate chips, all made without butter. Serve warm.

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

Here’s my delicious, healthier carrot cake made with whole wheat flour & olive oil and no butter anywhere. Toasted pecans and crushed pineapple add so much flavor!

Baking Without Butter

Buttermilk Spice Cake

Buttermilk Spice Cake

This light one-bowl easy butter-less cake has a reduced fat cream cheese frosting and is really good made with part whole wheat pastry flour.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake – No Butter

This moist chocolate cake gets its lovely texture from grated fresh zucchini. Dust with powdered sugar or try the butter-free glaze from my Simple Chocolate Cake.

Easy One Bowl Coconut Cake

Easy One Bowl Coconut Cake

This variation on my easy yellow cake is just as simple. It’s a coconut lover’s dream, topped with a coconut cream cheese frosting and it’s all made without butter.

high fiber cookies

High Fiber Cookies

There’s lots of fiber and no butter in this crispy oatmeal cookie made with oats, bran cereal, 100% whole grains, figs, and dark chocolate chips.

One Bowl Lemon Brownies

One Bowl Lemon Brownies

Everyone is loving this easy recipe. One bowl. No mixer. No butter. Use all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour – it’s a super easy recipe with minimal cleanup.

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

They call it pie but com’on – it’s a cake. This luscious dessert is made entirely without butter, even the creamy custard filling. It tastes just like a chocolate éclair.

Christmas Wreath Bread

Christmas Wreath Bread

My show-stopping Christmas bread is a soft, slightly sweet egg bread filled with golden raisins and decorated with a light glaze and sprinkles. And it’s all made without butter!

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and gooey homemade cinnamon rolls will be on your table pronto with my easy one-rise recipe. You can even start them the night before and bake in the morning.

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

This is intense. You start with a 70% cacao dark chocolate bar and add even more cocoa for a fudgy brownie with lots of flavor… but no butter. Easy recipe.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This healthier banana bread comes together quickly with my easy one bowl recipe using whole wheat flour, toasted nuts, dark chocolate chips, and no butter.

Simple Chocolate Cake Without Butter

Simple Chocolate Cake Without Butter

This is the exact same recipe as my one bowl chocolate cake made without butter but I show how you can make a beautiful chocolate glaze without butter. Super easy.

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

I’m calling this stunning loaf “Tunnels of Cinnamon” bread because the braids are filled with delicious tunnels of brown sugar & cinnamon. It’s a show stopper!

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

With this simple recipe everything goes in one bowl for a faster, healthier cake. It’s low in sugar and made without butter. Try it with my 2-minute frosting.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s why you will LOVE this easy recipe: One bowl. No flour. No butter. No mixer. No shaping. It’s the easiest cookies you will ever make. And beyond delicious!

Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie

There is no butter anywhere in my healthier homemade deep dish apple pie. The crust is made with olive oil and the filling uses 9 cups of apples.

Giant Breakfast Cookies

Skip the bagel. With more than 4 grams of fiber per cookie, this is a cookie with a mission. But wait, there’s more: It’s made with heart-healthy olive oil too!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Brownies

These healthier chocolate brownies have no butter! My quick & easy recipe uses olive oil, yogurt, whole wheat flour, toasted nuts & dark chocolate.

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

What an easy recipe! Only four ingredients into a bowl, mix, and bake. Then dip into melted dark chocolate. I make them for parties and we always run out.

Crispy Oatmeal Choc. Chip Cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Choc. Chip Cookies

Big crispy crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with no white flour or butter, made even crunchier with toasted nuts.

Oatmeal-Banana Breakfast Brownies

It’s all the stuff you want for breakfast: whole grains, oats, bananas, walnuts, okay… a few chocolate chips! It’s a quick & easy recipe and uses no butter.

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Crispy Apple Tart

It looks impressive but it’s easy to make this lightly sweet, crispy apple tart with an apricot glaze. Make it for kids and call it an apple pizza!

Pumpkin Pie Without Butter

Healthier Easier Pumpkin Pie

You can make a delicious pumpkin pie with low fat ingredients and no cream or butter anywhere. Mine has an easy oil crust and the filling is a breeze.

Lemon Coconut Cake

It’s a fresh lemon cake with a lemon curd filling and a fluffy 7-minute frosting sprinkled with coconut – and it’s all made without butter.

blueberry coffee cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

This buttermilk streusel coffee cake is moist and light and has tons of antioxidant-filled blueberries, which are known to support brain health.

Light as a Cloud Ricotta Cheesecake

My Italian style ricotta cheesecake has less fat and less calories but lots of flavor from fresh orange & lemon peel. It will melt in your mouth.

My Everyday Cookies

These are my go-to cookies because they’re 100% whole grain, made with whole wheat flour, oats, and olive oil… but no butter. They keep really well.

Marble Loaf Cake

Marble Loaf Cake

There’s no butter in this lightly sweet marble loaf with a chocolate swirl. It’s made with extra light olive oil and makes a nice light dessert or something sweet with breakfast.

Citrus Chiffon Cake

Old-fashioned chiffon cake is like angel cake only more moist because it contains oil. This light, airy cake is beautifully fragrant with orange & lemon zest.

Lemon Meringue Pie Without Butter

Lemon Meringue Pie

Billows of heavenly meringue piled on a luscious lemon curd. It’s the easiest and healthiest lemon pie with an oil crust and foolproof filling.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Spiced pumpkin muffins with toasted walnuts and dark chocolate chips are bursting with flavor and nutrients, like lots of vitamin A for beautiful skin. No mixer needed.

Black Forest Brownies

These are some seriously fudgy brownies. Canned dark sweet cherries send these moist and yummy bars into brownie heaven… without butter. Easy recipe.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Light & lemony muffins with the antioxidant benefits of blueberries, made with whole wheat flour and extra light olive oil. My easy recipe takes just 30 minutes.

Flaxseed Muffins

A yummy, super healthy muffin made with olive oil, lots of fiber, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and the breast & prostate cancer protection of flaxseeds.

Greek Walnut Cake

Greek karithopita is a sweet, moist walnut cake spiced with citrus peels, cinnamon, and cloves and infused with a sweet syrup. And it’s made with olive oil!

Poppy Seed Roll Macowiec

Poppy Seed Roll (Polish Makowiec)

A traditional sweet Polish holiday bread filled with poppy seeds, citrus peel, and almonds. The recipe is easier than you think. Make it once and you’ll be addicted!

Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake

Light as a cloud, my ricotta and cream cheese pumpkin cheesecake uses all reduced fat ingredients for a healthier but rich tasting holiday dessert.

Pecan Pie No Butter

Pecan Pie Without Butter

Who needs butter when you can make a yummy pecan pie without it? Mine has an easy oil crust and a sweet filling made with a trans fat-free spread.

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

These amazing muffins have a sweet, crispy top and are moist & delicious inside with lots of apple. And the best part: They are 100% whole wheat and are made without butter.

Meringues

They’re fat-free – basically egg whites and sugar but they taste like cotton candy! Homemade meringues are incredibly easy (and cheap) to make.

Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Homemade biscotti takes a little work but dang it, these are good! They’re made with heart-healthy dark chocolate, whole wheat flour and fragrant toasted almonds.

Apple Pie Bars

Everybody loves apple desserts. This easy crust is made without shortening or butter, using heart-healthy olive oil. I call this a lazy apple pie.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

There’s something for everyone in this healthy cookie. It’s made with whole grains, oats, peanut butter, nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut, but no butter.

Cinnamon Apple Brownies

Cinnamon-Glazed Apple Brownies

Healthy, moist, whole wheat brownies made without butter or oil and spilling over with fresh apples and toasted nuts. Easy recipe – glaze is optional.

Baked Doughnuts

Doughnuts are back, baby! Doughnuts don’t have to be fried to taste good. Mine have no butter, no grease, and are so light they might just float away.

Oatmeal Snacking Cake

If you ever wanted to have cake for breakfast, this is the one. It’s not too sweet, has whole grains, eggs, and a beautiful crispy broiled coconut-pecan topping.

Bran Muffins

Bran Muffins

These old school muffins get that unique “bran muffin” flavor from molasses and all that fiber will do you a world of good.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Light as a feather coffee cake topped with toasted nuts and streusel with dark chocolate chips, all made without butter. Serve warm.

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

Here’s my delicious, healthier carrot cake made with whole wheat flour & olive oil and no butter anywhere. Toasted pecans and crushed pineapple add so much flavor!

Easy Recipes for Beginners

Easy One Bowl Coconut Cake

Easy One Bowl Coconut Cake

This variation on my easy yellow cake is just as simple. It’s a coconut lover’s dream, topped with a coconut cream cheese frosting and it’s all made without butter.

Easy Cabbage Soup

Easy Cabbage Soup

My cabbage soup is so easy to make, absolutely anyone can make this healthy, beneficial, cancer-protecting soup. Start-to-finish: less than 20 minutes!

One Bowl Lemon Brownies

One Bowl Lemon Brownies

Everyone is loving this easy recipe. One bowl. No mixer. No butter. Use all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour – it’s a super easy recipe with minimal cleanup.

5-Minute Alfredo Sauce

5-Minute Alfredo Sauce

There is no heavy cream or butter in my smooth and rich-tasting Alfredo sauce. Start your pasta first because this easy recipe takes only five minutes.

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

This is intense. You start with a 70% cacao dark chocolate bar and add even more cocoa for a fudgy brownie with lots of flavor… but no butter. Easy recipe.

Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake

It’s the easiest cake recipe ever. One bowl, no mixer, no eggs, no butter except the frosting. For a totally butter-free cake with a butter-free glaze, see Baking Without Butter.

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

Canned salmon makes for a quick and healthy dinner when made into delicious patties with red pepper, parsley, onion, and fresh whole wheat bread crumbs.

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

With this simple recipe everything goes in one bowl for a faster, healthier cake. It’s low in sugar and made without butter. Try it with my 2-minute frosting.

2-Minute Chocolate Frosting

It only takes two tablespoons of butter and two minutes to make this impossibly easy and delicious chocolate frosting. Try it on my easy yellow cake.

Quick & Easy Mac & Cheese

Quick Mac & Cheese

Twenty minutes! Four ingredients! That’s all it takes to make this creamy, delicious, low-fat mac & cheese made with 1% milk and reduced fat cheddar. Yummm!

Easy Meat Sauce

Simple Meat Sauce

You’ll barely have time to cook some spaghetti and make a salad with this quick and easy meat sauce using lean ground beef and canned tomatoes. It’s a kid-pleaser!

Fast Rice & Beans

Fast Rice & Beans

All you need is two cans and a box of rice, some onions and garlic, and you have a healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes – rice & beans with fire-roasted chiles.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s why you will LOVE this easy recipe: One bowl. No flour. No butter. No mixer. No shaping. It’s the easiest cookies you will ever make. And beyond delicious!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Brownies

These healthier chocolate brownies have no butter! My quick & easy recipe uses olive oil, yogurt, whole wheat flour, toasted nuts & dark chocolate.

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

What an easy recipe! Only four ingredients into a bowl, mix, and bake. Then dip into melted dark chocolate. I make them for parties and we always run out.

dark chocolate almond clusters

Chocolate Almond Clusters

Two ingredients. Fifteen minutes. And you’ll never want a candy bar again. Heart-healthy dark chocolate with protein-rich almonds makes a healthy, crunchy, sweet treat.

simple broiled salmon

Simple Broiled Salmon

All you need is a lemon, some oil, and salt & pepper to make this delicious salmon – and there’s no cleanup! It’s the easiest, healthiest dinner you can make.

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

Lemon Herb Chicken Breast

This is the easiest and tastiest way I know to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I baste them with a sauce of fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic & herbs.

Easiest Granola Ever. Seriously.

My simple granola recipe is hugely popular, probably because it’s the easiest homemade granola you can ever make. Combine everything right in the pan and bake. Done.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

You’ll never have enough of this authentic Mexican pico de gallo. It takes just ten minutes to make this fresh salsa and that’s about how long it’ll last!

Salmon Sandwich

Bye-bye, tuna! This whole grain salmon sandwich is healthy enough to have for dinner, and may be the easiest one you’ll ever make. It’s just salmon & light mayo.

20-Minute Pizza Dough

Want homemade pizza? Have it now! This quick and easy pizza dough, made from scratch, is ready to use in less than twenty minutes.

Turkey Breakfast Patties

It only takes four ingredients to make these easy turkey breakfast patties. My simple recipe uses ground turkey, apple, sage, and thyme and takes just minutes to make.

How To Make Croutons

Simple recipe for fresh homemade croutons made with big chunks of ciabatta bread, olive oil, salt & pepper. Start-to-finish: 25 minutes. (surprisingly easy!)

Simple Egg Salad

It’s my simple, low fat egg salad but you can start with mine add more stuff if you like. Try an egg salad sandwich on whole grain bread with lettuce & tomato for breakfast. Yum!

Custard Pudding

This simple 4-ingredient recipe makes creamy, low fat, delicious custard to use as a filling or as a favorite dessert. Make this easy pudding in 15 minutes.

3-Hour Bread & Butter Pickles

Easy Bread & Butter Pickles

Ready to eat in 3 hours! Crisp & tangy, sweet & salty, super easy refrigerator pickles. Everything in one pot, marinate, eat. Bread and butter pickles have healthy probiotics.

Quick & Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Only 5 ingredients to make a delicious sauce for your spaghetti & meatballs or chicken parm. Super easy with canned tomatoes. Cook for 15 minutes. Add basil. Done.

Simple Garlic Bread

It’s easy to make fresh garlic bread at home in less than 10 minutes. Bake under a broiler or in a toaster oven for a delicious golden top and crispy edges.

Black Bean Quesadilla

Faster than a speeding Domino’s car, this healthy quesadilla takes just minutes to make, uses reduced fat cheese, calcium-rich black beans, and whole wheat tortillas.

Roasted Vegetables

Even amateur cooks can’t mess up this easy recipe. Step 1 – Put vegetables on pan. Step 2 – Add oil, salt & pepper. Step 3 – Put in oven. That’s it! Done… and Delicious!

Rice Pudding

My easy recipe is low-fat, using 1% milk and Arborio or Calrose rice – both yummy. I could eat the whole bowl in one sitting, it’s that good!

Breakfast

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and gooey homemade cinnamon rolls will be on your table pronto with my easy one-rise recipe. You can even start them the night before and bake in the morning.

Giant Breakfast Cookies

Skip the bagel. With more than 4 grams of fiber per cookie, this is a cookie with a mission. But wait, there’s more: It’s made with heart-healthy olive oil too!

Easiest Granola Ever. Seriously.

My simple granola recipe is hugely popular, probably because it’s the easiest homemade granola you can ever make. Combine everything right in the pan and bake. Done.

Hash Browns

Hash Browns

If you like your hash browns crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, you will love this simple recipe. But there is a trick…

Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Forget the pancake mix. Make these from scratch in 5 minutes & they’re great with whole wheat pastry flour. Blueberries are good for your brain and for glowing skin.

Oatmeal-Banana Breakfast Brownies

It’s all the stuff you want for breakfast: whole grains, oats, bananas, walnuts, okay… a few chocolate chips! It’s a quick & easy recipe and uses no butter.

Whole Wheat Waffles

My 100% whole wheat waffles are made with olive oil and lots of crunchy sliced almonds baked on top for a healthy, high fiber and high protein breakfast.

Turkey Breakfast Patties

It only takes four ingredients to make these easy turkey breakfast patties. My simple recipe uses ground turkey, apple, sage, and thyme and takes just minutes to make.

Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

I put lots of diced Granny Smith apples in these healthy whole grain pancakes. They are soft and fluffy made with 100% whole wheat pastry flour.

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes

These 100% whole grain, high fiber pancakes take just minutes to make from scratch. Buckwheat flour has more anti-aging benefits than some vegetables.

Simple Egg Salad

It’s my simple, low fat egg salad but you can start with mine add more stuff if you like. Try an egg salad sandwich on whole grain bread with lettuce & tomato for breakfast. Yum!

Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs

See how easy it is to make foolproof, hard boiled eggs every time that are easy to peel with no green ring. Eggs will give you shiny hair, strong nails, and glowing skin.

Easy Stewed Prunes

Easy Stewed Prunes

Stewed, moist prunes are great for constipation, but they also have antioxidants to prevent premature aging, protect the heart, and reduce the risk of cancer & osteoporosis.

Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes

Light and fluffy 100% whole grain buttermilk pancakes full of fiber from oats and whole wheat flour for sustained energy and help with weight loss.

Cheese Blintzes

Easy, healthy, never greasy, cheese blintzes made with farmer’s cheese and a touch of vanilla, then lightly browned and served with fresh fruit – perfect for Sunday brunch.

Caramelized Apple Pancake

Caramelized Apple Pancake

There’s more apple than pancake in this easy oven-baked breakfast. The apples are caramelized, then topped with a light batter and baked.

Green Eggs, No Ham

It’s the ultimate healthy breakfast with protein and 3 servings of vegetables. Prep and cooking takes less than 20 minutes.

Crepes

Crepes for breakfast are fun when everyone gets to make their own. Roll them with jam, fresh fruit, peanut butter, etc., or make blintzes. (crepes can be made ahead.)

Chocolate French Toast

It’s like having dessert for breakfast but this healthy recipe uses whole wheat bread and heart-healthy dark chocolate.

Dutch Baby

This eye-popping Dutch Baby is easier to make than you think and healthier, too. The only butter used is to grease the pan.

Soups/Salads

Quick & Easy Potato Soup

Quick & Easy Potato Soup

You don’t need cream or butter to make this simple creamy and satisfying potato soup. My easy recipe takes just 30 minutes

Cancer Fighting Soup

Cancer Fighting Soup

So many cancer superfoods in one bowl: broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale and tomatoes. Make this easy vegetable soup in 30 minutes.

Easy Cabbage Soup

Easy Cabbage Soup

My cabbage soup is so easy to make, absolutely anyone can make this healthy, beneficial, cancer-protecting soup. Start-to-finish: less than 20 minutes!

dinner-salad

My Dinner Salad

This salad is my “Health Insurance Policy” and a part of every meal I prepare at home. It’s full of high antioxidant vegetables and a simple olive oil vinaigrette.

Wound Healing Soup

Wound Healing Soup

A simple soup full of wound healing properties for anyone recovering from injury or surgery. Make it in 30 minutes. If eating is difficult, just puree the finished soup.

Homemade Chicken Soup

Homemade Chicken Soup

Chicken, aromatic vegetables, and spices simmer on the stove for the most amazing chicken soup. I freeze it in ice cube trays to use in other recipes.

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Authentic Greek salad with crisp romaine lettuce, Persian cucumbers, colorful tomatoes, and sweet red onions, topped with kalamata olives and feta cheese.

Lightened Up Potato Salad

Old fashioned potato salad just got a Jenny Jones makeover. See how to make a light & tasty low-fat dressing and my trick for infusing the potatoes with even extra flavor.

French Canadian Pea Soup

Mine is a healthier and simpler way to make this hearty, satisfying soup that requires only a few ingredients. Make it from scratch in less than an hour.

How To Make Beef Stock

Rich and flavorful beef stock is so easy to make and you can never buy one as good as homemade. It’s what I use to make that amazing beef stew.

Simple Bean Soup

This thick and hearty soup is unbelievably easy to make. Using dried beans results in the meatiest tasting beans. This simple recipe takes no work at all.

Simple Egg Salad

It’s my simple, low fat egg salad but you can start with mine add more stuff if you like. Try an egg salad sandwich on whole grain bread with lettuce & tomato for breakfast. Yum!

Greek Avgolemono Soup

This foamy, creamy Greek style chicken soup is flavored with fresh lemon juice and thickened with an egg. Served with rice or orzo, it’s super easy to make.

Minestrone

With this many vegetables in one bowl, you won’t need to take your vitamins. If you have a stock & chopped veggies, it only takes 10 minute to cook.

Beet & Cabbage Borscht

Borscht may be better than chicken soup for recovering from a cold or dehydration. I always devour this complex and delicious soup full of health building minerals.

Spicy Cabbage Salad

My mouth waters when I think about making this awesome salad. My recipe uses spicy jalapenos and fresh-squeezed lime juice dressing. Add Tabasco if you dare.

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasting tomatoes make them sweeter and intensifies their flavor. Add a teaspoon of whipping cream per serving and you’ll have cream of tomato soup.

Rainbow Bean Salad

So much goodness in this bean salad. The rainbow of peppers adds antioxidants galore and beans add protein, fiber, and calcium. Easy to make – yummy to eat.

Corn Chowder

When sweet summer corn is in season, make this easy soup. It’s low in fat, high in fiber, and takes just 30 minutes, start to finish.

Marinated Beets

Marinated Beets

Beets have too many health benefits to name. My easy recipe uses a marinade of fresh orange juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Serve hot or cold.

Sides

5-Minute Alfredo Sauce

5-Minute Alfredo Sauce

There is no heavy cream or butter in my smooth and rich-tasting Alfredo sauce. Start your pasta first because this easy recipe takes only five minutes.

Simple Bread Stuffing

Simple Bread Stuffing

My easy turkey dressing is soft and moist and the best part is you can make it in advance and just reheat before serving.

Lightened Up Potato Salad

Old fashioned potato salad just got a Jenny Jones makeover. See how to make a light & tasty low-fat dressing and my trick for infusing the potatoes with even extra flavor.

Marinated Superfoods

Marinated Superfoods

Antioxidants galore! This simple side dish is quick to make and has enormous health benefits, especially protection against cancer. And it’s delicious hot or cold.

Polish Potato Pancakes

Polish Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes don’t have to be greasy… or hard to make. My simple, easy recipe uses a food processor and there is a trick that I use that makes these the best ever.

Greek Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)

There’s an easier way to make traditional Greek spanakopita with just a few ingredients. I use fresh baby spinach & feta cheese inside layers of flaky phyllo pastry.

Greek Spinach Rice

Spinach is a must-eat for its numerous health benefits. This tasty rice dish is made with spinach, green onions & fresh dill. Throw it all in a pot & it cooks in 20 minutes.

Vegetable Lo Mein

Eat your healthy veggies in this easy lo mein side dish and you may never order takeout again. Add leftover chicken, shrimp, or pork and it’s all you need for dinner.

Roasted Vegetables

Even amateur cooks can’t mess up this easy recipe. Step 1 – Put vegetables on pan. Step 2 – Add oil, salt & pepper. Step 3 – Put in oven. That’s it! Done… and Delicious!

Spinach-Walnut Pesto

This may be the healthiest pesto in the world with lots of baby spinach, basil, and heart healthy olive oil and walnuts. And it takes five minutes to make.

Vegetable Pasta

Make your pasta count! By adding broccoli, spinach, and asparagus or green beans, your pasta is now full of anti-aging health benefits. Takes about 15 minutes.

Quick Balsamic Peppers

So many health benefits – so little time. It only takes ten minutes to cook this stunning, multi-colored side dish with antioxidants galore!

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon Potatoes

This classic Greek recipe is so easy. Tender potatoes are oven roasted with fresh lemon juice, onion, garlic, and oregano until the edges are crispy and golden.

Rice with Kale

Skip the plain rice and add kale. The “Queen of Greens” has tons of antoxidants. You’ll also get fiber, iron, calcium, and vitamin K for bones. Use brown or white rice.

Potato Gnocchic

Potato Gnocchi (Polish Kluski)

There’s no place you can buy gnocchi as good as homemade. It only takes three ingredients to make the most tender dumplings, great with any sauce.

sweet creamy carrots

Sweet Creamy Carrots

Kids will like these vegetables. This easy recipe takes less than 15 minutes. Carrots are full of vitamin A but you’ll get more of it when the carrots are cooked.

Fresh Cranberries

With a simple, easy recipe like this, there’s no reason to ever use canned cranberries. And cranberries are loaded with antioxidants – five times as much a broccoli!

Spaghetti with olive oil and garlic

Spaghetti with Olive Oil & Garlic

It takes just minutes to prepare this delicious, easy side dish with heart-healthy olive oil infused with lots of fragrant garlic.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Potatoes

Roasting vegetables brings out their sweetness. In this easy recipe I add garlic, lemon juice, & Parmesan cheese. Brussels sprouts promote bone & brain health.

Marinated Beets

Marinated Beets

Beets have too many health benefits to name. My easy recipe uses a marinade of fresh orange juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Serve hot or cold.

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Wait ‘til you see how easy it is to make these healthy, oven-roasted fries. Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sugars so they are even sweeter than the fried ones.

Spaghetti With Chard

It’s ready in 10 minutes & delicious. Eat greens for calcium & disease prevention. This Swiss chard, olive oil, and garlic combo fits with a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet.

Snacks/Misc

My Butter Mix

Enjoy the taste of butter with only half the saturated fat by making your own easy mixture of butter & oil. It’s always soft and spreadable.

Italian Sub Pinwheel Sandwiches

Italian Sub Pinwheel Sandwiches

Easy make-ahead sandwiches for parties and snacks made lighter and healthier using whole grain lavash bread, light mayo and nitrate-free meats.

Granola Bars

Granola Bars

If you like easy recipes, you’ll love this… everything in one bowl… done. These bars are chock full of healthy oats and nuts and my recipe lets you customize your own.

Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Recipes don’t get much easier than this. This is my own creation for a sweet and sticky barbeque sauce. I’ve never found a bottled sauce this good!

Dry Rub for BBQ Ribs

Making your own homemade dry rub is easy and takes five minutes. It’s what I use on my baby back ribs that everyone is making… and loving!

Greek Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)

There’s an easier way to make traditional Greek spanakopita with just a few ingredients. I use fresh baby spinach & feta cheese inside layers of flaky phyllo pastry.

dark chocolate almond clusters

Chocolate Almond Clusters

Two ingredients. Fifteen minutes. And you’ll never want a candy bar again. Heart-healthy dark chocolate with protein-rich almonds makes a healthy, crunchy, sweet treat.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

You’ll never have enough of this authentic Mexican pico de gallo. It takes just ten minutes to make this fresh salsa and that’s about how long it’ll last!

Salmon Sandwich

Bye-bye, tuna! This whole grain salmon sandwich is healthy enough to have for dinner, and may be the easiest one you’ll ever make. It’s just salmon & light mayo.

Homemade Apple Sauce

Got 20 minutes? Make your own apple sauce. It’s so easy and so good! My apple sauce has only one ingredient: apples. There’s no sugar added or needed.

20-Minute Pizza Dough

Want homemade pizza? Have it now! This quick and easy pizza dough, made from scratch, is ready to use in less than twenty minutes.

How To Make Croutons

Simple recipe for fresh homemade croutons made with big chunks of ciabatta bread, olive oil, salt & pepper. Start-to-finish: 25 minutes. (surprisingly easy!)

3-Hour Bread & Butter Pickles

Easy Bread & Butter Pickles

Ready to eat in 3 hours! Crisp & tangy, sweet & salty, super easy refrigerator pickles. Everything in one pot, marinate, eat. Bread and butter pickles have healthy probiotics.

Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs

See how easy it is to make foolproof, hard boiled eggs every time that are easy to peel with no green ring. Eggs will give you shiny hair, strong nails, and glowing skin.

Easy Stewed Prunes

Easy Stewed Prunes

Stewed, moist prunes are great for constipation, but they also have antioxidants to prevent premature aging, protect the heart, and reduce the risk of cancer & osteoporosis.

Caramelized Onion-Red Pepper Dip

This low-fat, healthy dip uses fresh onions with bottled roasted pepper and it’s really easy to make… and the taste? Amazing! Serve it and everyone will ask for the recipe.

Quick & Easy Kettle Corn

Got a sudden craving for kettle corn? You can make it yourself in less than five minutes and save money too. Lighly sweet or sweet & salty, it’s a quick & easy healthy snack.

Homemade Bread Crumbs

They’re healthier, they taste better, and they’re 100% whole wheat. See how to make your own bread crumbs, both dry and fresh, and seasoned ones, too. It’s quick and easy.

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Fingers

Wow! Moist, tender, spicy chicken strips are oven-baked with a crispy, brown sugar coating. They’re a crowd pleaser so if company’s coming, you’d better make more.

Paper Bag Popcorn

It’s the fastest, easiest, fluffiest, healthiest, lowest-fat popcorn you can make because there is only one ingredient: popping corn.

Spinach-Walnut Pesto

This may be the healthiest pesto in the world with lots of baby spinach, basil, and heart healthy olive oil and walnuts. And it takes five minutes to make.

Nachos for Dinner

Nachos for Dinner

Nachos can be healthy… if you make them with the right ingredients. This healthy recipe uses reduced fat cheese, lot of veggies and beans, and seasoned ground sirloin.

3-Hour Dill Pickles

This easy recipe makes a crisp & tangy dill pickle in just 3 hours! All fermented foods contain probiotics that boost your immune system and keep you from getting sick.

deviled eggs

Deviled Eggs

What a simple, easy recipe. My classic deviled eggs are made healthier with “light” mayo and mustard – that’s is. Oh… add salt & pepper.

Caramel Corn

Don’t make this if you have no will power – it’s that good! This is an easy recipe to make & may be the best caramel corn on the planet! Everyone who makes it LOVES it.

Mango Salsa

If you want protection against cancer, heart disease, or memory loss, try this awesome salsa! Every ingredient here is an immune-boosting superfood.

Holiday

Polish Chrusciki Angel Wings

Polish Chrusciki (Angel Wings)

These delicate Polish Christmas cookies are the only thing I deep fry but… wow! They simply melt in your mouth and make a stunning presentation.

Christmas Wreath Bread

Christmas Wreath Bread

My show-stopping Christmas bread is a soft, slightly sweet egg bread filled with golden raisins and decorated with a light glaze and sprinkles. And it’s all made without butter!

Christmas Pecan Balls

Christmas Pecan Balls (Snowballs)

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these beautiful holiday cookies. Everything in one bowl, mix, refrigerate, shape, and bake. Everyone will ask for the recipe!

Simple Bread Stuffing

Simple Bread Stuffing

My easy turkey dressing is soft and moist and the best part is you can make it in advance and just reheat before serving.

Healthier Sugar Cookies

Healthier Christmas Sugar Cookies

One of my most treasured recipes, these sugar cookies have half the saturated fat – maybe that’s why it’s so easy to eat five! Cut into holiday shapes or use a cookie press.

Pumpkin Pie Without Butter

Healthier Easier Pumpkin Pie

You can make a delicious pumpkin pie with low fat ingredients and no cream or butter anywhere. Mine has an easy oil crust and the filling is a breeze.

Pecan Pie Without Butter

Easy Pecan Pie

No fancy ingredients needed. My simple pecan pie is made with an easy, healthier, oil crust and the filling all goes into one bowl for a quick stir.

Poppy Seed Roll Macowiec

Poppy Seed Roll (Polish Makowiec)

A traditional sweet Polish holiday bread filled with poppy seeds, citrus peel, and almonds. The recipe is easier than you think. Make it once and you’ll be addicted!

Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake

Light as a cloud, my ricotta and cream cheese pumpkin cheesecake uses all reduced fat ingredients for a healthier but rich tasting holiday dessert.

Fresh Cranberries

With a simple, easy recipe like this, there’s no reason to ever use canned cranberries. And cranberries are loaded with antioxidants – five times as much a broccoli!

Easter Bunny Buns

Easter Bunny Buns

Too cute! My bunny buns will make any meal a special event. They’re soft, fragrant, and delicious. Make them white or whole wheat.

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

It’s my never-fail recipe for easy baby back ribs. The tender, sweet meat falls right off the bone and they are just as good finished on the grill or in the oven.

Faster No Knead Bread

Faster No Knead Bread

You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make this fabulous bakery-style bread. It’s soft inside with a golden crispy crust. Even amateur bakers can make this – it’s foolproof.

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Imagine tender meat you can cut with a spoon and potatoes full of flavor… it’s one of the ultimate comfort foods. Homemade beef stew is easy to make – it just takes time.

Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Simple Whole Wheat Bread

(with egg) It takes just 90 minutes to make this easy, simple, one-rise homemade bread. This soft loaf is perfect for sandwiches, toast & the same recipe works for rolls too.

No Knead Crusty Rolls

No Knead Crusty Rolls

You can make crusty bakery-style rolls at home and it’s surprisingly easy. There is no kneading and almost no work at all. This recipe is foolproof.

homemade-cinnamon-rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and gooey homemade cinnamon rolls will be on your table pronto with my easy one-rise recipe. You can even start them the night before and bake in the morning.

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

This is intense. You start with a 70% cacao dark chocolate bar and add even more cocoa for a fudgy brownie with lots of flavor… but no butter. Easy recipe.

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

Canned salmon makes for a quick and healthy dinner when made into delicious patties with red pepper, parsley, onion, and fresh whole wheat bread crumbs.

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

I’m sharing my Polish heritage with a simple recipe for cabbage rolls stuffed with ground sirloin, rice & mushrooms – it’s one of my most treasured recipes.

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

With this simple recipe everything goes in one bowl for a faster, healthier cake. It’s low in sugar and made without butter. Try it with my 2-minute frosting.

Best Meat Loaf Ever!

Best Meat Loaf Ever!

This may be the best meat loaf you’ve ever had and the healthiest, made with extra-lean beef and added vegetables – and it’s baked on a foil-lined sheet so there’s no cleanup.

flatbread

Quick & Easy Flatbread

Make this soft & puffy flatbread in 30 minutes. It’s more like pita bread or naan and it smells and tastes amazing. There’s a whole wheat version too.

Recipes

Your questions answered...

Can I share your recipes?

Absolutely! Feel free to share any of my recipes. First, choose the recipe you want to share and make sure you have that recipe page open.  Second, if you are on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter, just use the handy links at the top of each recipe page and click away. If you are not on social media and want to share a recipe by email, just copy the link in the address bar at the top and paste the link into an email. Then send the email and the recipient can use the link to access the recipe. It’s that easy.

Why aren’t you on the food network?

They haven’t called but if they did, I would have to pass. I prefer to cook in my own kitchen at my own pace. Besides, they don’t seem to focus much on healthy foods and meals so I prefer to share my recipes on the internet. Doing it on TV might seem too much like work and then there’s the makeup and the hair and I hate Spanx!

Is there anything you can’t cook?

Oh yes there is… pork chops! I’ve tried so many recipes and they always turn out tough and dry, so I’ve decided I can live without pork chops. I have too many other healthy meals to choose from, like my marinated pork loin, which I love.

How old are you?

I was born in June of 1946.

What’s your worst recipe disaster?

Pork chops.

What would you eat every day if you could?

Watermelon… or concord grapes… or homemade bread! I do focus on eating healthy foods and meals but when I have something I really love, like freshly baked bread, I eat way more than anyone should.

What are your favorite recipes?

Oh boy! There are so many that I just love and of course that’s why I post them – because they are what I love making for myself. I will try to list my favorites but it’s not easy. Here goes… Breakfast: Buckwheat Pancakes or Cheese Blintzes & I love my Breakfast Cookies. Breads: Any No Knead Bread and Sesame Seed Breadsticks. Snacks: Granola Bars. Dinner: Cabbage Rolls, Vegetable-Bean Pasta, and Orange-Sesame Chicken. Sides: Roasted Vegetables & Greek Lemon Potatoes. Desserts: Everyday Cookies,  Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake, Marble Loaf Cake, and Rice Pudding.

How did you learn to cook?

My dad was the cook in the family so I grew up eating his healthy meals, mostly Polish cooking. I started learning by helping out with simple recipes like mashed potatoes or salad. I learned how to make some Polish recipes like cabbage rolls but my favorite was desserts. I love sweets so as I got into my teens, I taught myself some dessert recipes, simple ones like pudding and jello. My love for sweets and my desire to stay healthy motivated me to find the best dessert recipes and make them healthier. Today, my focus is on turning those healthy recipes into simple easy recipes that actually have some health benefits. Imagine that – cookies that are good for you.

Did you ever work in a restaurant?

I did, but not as a cook. I worked as a waitress when I ran away from home at the age of eleven. I later worked part time as a waitress again at sixteen. I know what a challenging job this is – that’s why I’m a good tipper.

Where do you like to go out to eat?

You might be surprised. I don’t like fancy restaurants with menu items I can’t pronounce but prefer small, family-run hole in the wall places that serve healthy meals. I like a good burger, Chinese food that’s not batter-fried, and sometimes, I have to go out for Mexican! I’m working on a couple of Mexican recipes.

Are you a vegetarian or vegan?

No. I’m sure it’s good for you but I enjoy food too much…. everything in moderation.

How can your recipes be healthy when you bake with sugar?

I don’t claim to be a health food nut, I’m just doing the best I can to make my recipes as healthy as I can and still want to have seconds. I love sweets and have tried baking without sugar but never liked the result. So I use as little sugar as I can and enjoy my delicious dessert recipes, managing to stay in good health.

What’s your favorite dessert?

You’re killing me! How can I choose? I love sweets and eat dessert every day but only when I make them myself because I bake mostly without butter and as little sugar as I can. If I have to choose (and I don’t want to!) it would have to be my chocolate-almond clusters… no wait, my sweet potato chocolate cake. Everyone asks for the recipe! No wait… let’s add my rice pudding to the list. I love comfort foods. Oh. And my custard pudding.

Why do you use canola oil when they say it’s bad for you?

With a family history of high cholesterol, my biggest concern is saturated fat and canola oil, like olive oil, is recommended as being heart-healthy. Olive oil is the best but when my recipe calls for a flavorless oil, I use canola or extra light olive oil.  There has been a bunch of press about the benefits of coconut oil, which is a saturated fat, but until the dust settles and there’s proof it does not raise cholesterol, I am sticking with olive and canola oils in my recipes.

Why don’t you use fat-free products in your recipes?

I think it’s a mistake to avoid fat altogether. Your body needs some fat, as long as it’s healthy fat, especially monounsaturated fats like olive oil, avocados, and nuts so I try to use them in my recipes. Although milk products contain saturated fats, I prefer low-fat products for taste reasons and also because most fat-free products have a lot of unpronounceable ingredients. Most of my healthy dinner recipes contain a little healthy fat.

Do you have a cooking philosophy?

I guess I do. It is to realize that eating healthy foods and meals can have a huge impact on how you look and how you feel. And I find it very hard to eat healthy meals at restaurants so knowing how to cook is an important life skill. I would choose the most simple recipes that are homemade, like rice & beans, over most restaurant meals. Cooking your own food is not only personally rewarding, but you have the power to control exactly what’s in your food. You might order a restaurant item that seems healthy but you really have no idea how much butter or saturated fat or salt is in it. That’s why it’s important to know how to cook.

Do you ever eat fast food?

No. I care too much about my health to eat fast food. I believe that many diseases, like heart disease and diabetes, are preventable by eating healthy foods and meals and not fast food and junk food, and the best way to get those healthy foods and meals is to cook them yourself.

Where do you get these recipes?

I don’t get them anywhere. These are all the things I cook for myself at home. I am not a recipe developer and I don’t do this to make money or sell anything. I’m just sharing all of my own home cooking with whoever wants it.

Do you really take all your own food photos?

Believe it or not, it often takes longer to take the pictures than to cook the recipes. I’m not a professional photographer so my pictures are done by trial and error. The reason I take the photos is for full disclosure. I want people to see exactly how their recipes will turn out if they follow my directions.

Any last words of advice for struggling cooks?

Yes. If I can do it, anyone can cook delicious, healthy meals – it’s just a matter of how much practice you need. It took me years to become the cook I am today and the time I spent was the best investment I could have made in my health. I believe in the power of good nutrition and I just want to share my healthy recipes with the world.

Jenny Jones

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