Carrot-Apple Salad

Here’s an easy salad, is unusual enough for a pot-luck party. No additional sugar needed.


* 4 carrots, peeled
* 1-2 apples, cored and cut into quarters. (remove peel or not, as you like)

Rice Pudding in the Microwave

Thanks to reader Ilana for submitting this recipe, along with her notes.
Rice Pudding

From The Jewish Low-Cholesterol Cookbook by Roberta Leviton

* 1 cup raw rice, cooked (I use brown rice — it comes to about 2.5 cups cooked)
* 2 T sugar
* 1/2 t vanilla
* 1/2 t cinnamom
* 1 t lemon juice (I have also used orange juice instead)
* 3 egg whites (comes out fine with two whole eggs instead)
* 3/4 cup milk
* 1/4 cup melted margarine (I leave this out)
* 1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates (optional — I leave this out too).

Recipe by Dena: Oatmeal, Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Oatmeal, a true super food:

My father always told me, “Oatmeal should not be the consistency of snot!” When I was a little girl, my father made oatmeal every morning with this family recipe that’s been with us for at least 3 generations. Now it’s my turn to share it with my family, and with you.

Oats are a great way to start your day or even as a light dinner.

Spanish Rice with Variations

Spanish rice doesn’t refer to a particular type of rice. It’s a cooking method. Instead of just cooking rice with water, you saute onions, add the rice, and brown it for a few minutes before continuing to cook. Spanish rice can be a side dish or a one-pot main course with the addition of meat or beans. My mother usually added an egg at the end for protein and to hold it together.

Creative Pie Crusts

Everyone loves flaky pie-crusts, but they are high in fat and calories.

These days I prefer a crustless quiche. But if you are looking for a low-fat alternative to the standard butter crust, I have some ideas.

All the recipes use a similar method: Mix ingredients and press or smooth them with your fingers or a spatula into a pie plate. Bake in the microwave or conventional oven just until set, then add the other ingredients.

Grilled Eggplant Dip

Wednesday is Recipe Day at CookingManager.Com. Click here to submit a recipe. Leah shares an easy recipe for the food processor: Grilled Eggplant Dip Ingredients: 1 large eggplant 1 red bell pepper 1 large tomato 1 cloves garlic 3 tbsp cup olive oil small bunch cilantro ½ tsp paprika salt to taste Instructions: Grill the […]

Low-Fat Turkey Meatloaf

Wednesday is Recipe Day at CookingManager.Com Easy Low-Fat Turkey Meatloaf Serves 5-6 I served this meatloaf  I served at one of my son’s Bar Mitzvah meals. It was easy to prepare and warm up, and got a lot of compliments. The health-conscious guests appreciated the use of turkey and oatmeal instead of beef and breadcrumbs.  […]

Lentils with Onions and Garlic

This easy, cheap and healthy dish can be served hot and tastes even better cold the next day. It works in the pressure cooker too.
Lentils with Onions and Garlic

Two tablespoons olive oil.

Two teaspoons whole cumin seeds. You can substitute powdered cumin, just add it at the end.

Summer Beet Borscht

Today Leah shares her recipe for cold summer beet soup, known as borscht. Of course, it can also be served hot. When she served the soup hot, my mother added cooked potatoes that she always seemed to have around. For cold borscht she added yogurt or sour cream.

My comments are in blue.
Beet Borsch or Borscht

Recipe: Summer Fruit Cooked in the Microwave

Cooking it up in the microwave is my favorite way to enjoy summer fruit that has passed its peak. The pan doesn’t scorch and the color stays bright. You can make one type of fruit or use a combination.