Easy Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Casserole

slow cooker cabbage roll casserole

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 164) I’ve always loved cabbage rolls. But am way too lazy to make them. The solution? An easy-peasy slow cooker cabbage roll casserole. You get all the flavors of cabbage rolls in this slow cooker cabbage casserole with a LOT less effort. I’ll admit that it’s not all […]

Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 157) I’ve been craving sweet and creamy desserts lately. I love ice cream, custards and puddings way better than most pies and cakes. So, this creamy slow cooker rice pudding really hit the mark for me. My nana made rice pudding quite often when I was growing up. […]

Easy Creamy Slow Cooker Broccoli Risotto

Slow Cooker Broccoli Risotto

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 148) I’ve always been intimidated by risotto. I’m not sure exactly why. Maybe because it sounds exotic? Or because it requires constant stirring when you cook it on the stovetop? A couple years ago I had great success making this easy shrimp risotto in the oven. So, it […]

Slow Cooker Rice

Slow Cooker Rice

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 131) Here’s another revelation – perfectly cooked slow cooker rice. It may be time to get rid of my rice cooker. If I’d known how easy it is to make slow cooker rice, I never would have bought a rice cooker in the first place! Oh well, live […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Rice and Broccoli

Slow Cooker Chicken Broccoli Rice

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 30) Slow Cooker Chicken Rice and Broccoli, is a great dish when you’re craving a comforting casserole. It’s from Slow Cooker So Easy By Prevention, one of those little cooking magazines I picked up while checking out of the grocery store recently. It’s a recipe you need to […]

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking, Day 22) Here’s an easy tasty slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup perfect for stuffed pepper lovers. I tasted stuffed pepper soup for the first time several years ago at a restaurant in northern Wisconsin and was immediately smitten. So, when I saw this recipe for slow cooker stuffed pepper […]

Paella with Shrimp, Chicken and Spanish Chorizo

My Birthday Paella

I made Paella for the first time Saturday night with great results. I fell in love with Paella the first time I tasted it more than 20 years ago in San Francisco and order it out every chance I get which, unfortunately, isn’t very often. Phoenix is a great place for Mexican, not Spanish, food. […]

The LooneySpoons Collection “Mulligatawnski” Mulligatawny

Looneyspoons Collection Mulligatawnski

Every time I hear the word “Mulligatawny”  I can’t help but think about Seinfeld. So when I saw this recipe for “Mulligatawnski” Mulligawtawny in The Looneyspoons Collection: Good Food, Good Health, Good Fun!, a big colorful, picture rich cookbook with more than 325 healthy recipes - by Janet and Greta Podleski, I decided to give it a try. […]

{38 Power Foods} Escarole and Brown Rice Soup

Simple Escarole and Brown Rice Soup

Having finished with vegetables and fruits, our little group of bloggers working its way through Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients (by Martha Stewart and the editors of Whole Living Magazine) move on to grains and legumes, beginning with Brown Rice. Rice is a significant part of the diet for much of the world.  Did […]

Mark Bittman’s Quick & Easy Carrot, Spinach, and Rice Stew

Carrot, Spinach & Rice Stew

I almost wrote about this simple quick and easy carrot, spinach, and rice stew from Mark Bittman for last Friday’s 38 Power foods group on spinach, but opted instead for a crustless spinach and feta quiche, (which was also easy and delicious.) To be honest, this simple carrot, spinach and rice stew was a complete surprise […]

Weight Watchers Easy Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken with Rice)

Weight Watchers Arroz con Pollo

Have you had Arroz con Pollo? Traditional Arroz con Pollo (chicken and rice) is popular throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. It’s delicious. This easy arroz con pollo is a quick and easy one-pot variation using leftover cooked chicken that can be made in about 30 minutes. It’s from  Weight Watchers’ Simply the Best : […]

Skinny Strawberry Rice Pudding

Low Fat Strawberry Rice Pudding

Arborio rice, fat-free milk, and sugar cooked until creamy and then combined with a combination of gently cooked sliced strawberries and a little more sugar. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Well, this simple creamy low-fat strawberry rice pudding recipe probably only sounds delicious if you are a rice pudding fan, which I am. I think it […]

Easy Shrimp Risotto

Shrimp Risotto

Creamy arborio rice loaded with shrimp, spinach, goat cheese, Parmesan, and peas – this easy shrimp risotto is a winner. Everyone loved it when I served it for for dinner last night. I came up with this easy shrimp risotto by combining two recipes – the grand prize winning recipe for hearty shrimp risotto in […]

Chicken Vegetable Rice Soup Recipe

slim & healthy turkey vegetable rice soup recipe

I love soup. Steamy. Nourishing. Satisfying. Tasty. Low in calories. What’s not to love? And after days and weeks of over-indulging, my body is craving light simple food. Soup is a wonderful solution. A steamy bowl of soup, like this chicken vegetable rice soup, for lunch or dinner is the perfect way to lighten up after […]