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12/29/11 6:21 A

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Well summer is gone and Mr Snowman is working on a challenge. Fruits and veggies are fabulous! Growing up, my brother and sister hated me for liking veggies. So this winter I am going to eat the right kind of foods. Winter Fun Over 50 - Fruits and Veggies Challenge. Does anyone want to participate?

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7/5/11 9:54 P

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I grilled these little peppers that came in a bag. They are red, yellow and orange peppers and have next to no seeds. I have grilled peppers with shish kabob but these I grilled whole. I brushed them with olive oil, garlic and herbs. They were delicious!

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6/22/11 11:48 A

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This week I made raspberry-lime-lemonade! It was really good. I used the Cook's Country method.

10 medium lemons
2 or 3 limes
1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) raspberries
1 1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt if desired
5 cups cold water

cut lemons and limes in half from pole to pole and then slice thinly, place in large bowl with raspberries and sugar and salt if desired. Using a potato masher or something similar mash the fruit and sugar together until sugar is dissolved and mixed will with the juices, about 4 or 5 minutes. Then strain fruit a half at a time in another bowl mashing with wooden spoon to extract all juices. Pour juice into large pitcher and add cold water. Refrigerate and serve over ice with lemon slice and fresh raspberry for garnish. This is delicious!

Frannie
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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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6/21/11 9:13 P

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I tried Hummus . didn't like it.lol
I have enjoyed reading some of the ideas listed will try the can chicken one for lunch and i love cucumber salad Never tried it with rice wine vinigar

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6/18/11 8:52 A

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For roasting you really want the fresh ones. But I haven't tried it with frozen, you might give it a try and see how it turns out.

Frannie
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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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6/15/11 9:32 P

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Oh Frannie, I am definitely going try them that way. I just ate my last ones today,wish I had some to try tonight. Are we talking about fresh ones only?
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6/15/11 8:26 P

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CAHUNO2, try them roasted too. They taste really good that way. I cut them in half and just toss them with a little salt, pepper and olive, put them on a roasting pan and roast at about 350 for 20 minutes.

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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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6/14/11 2:45 P

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Thank You 1ONELIFE2LIVE! I will try that cause I have more Sprouts!! emoticon

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6/14/11 2:28 P

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Cahuno,try chopped apple in small pieces, mixed with the sprouts in fry pan (after sprouts are cooked) with Tbsp. olive oil untill apple is tender. Use lid on pan. Then sprinkle imatation bacon bits or real if you want,and let set a few min. covered. Very good this way and if you are tasting and bitter taste the apple sweetens.


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6/14/11 11:29 A

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2nd week. This week we had Brussel Sprouts. Have never had them before. They are OK but preferred last weeks Butternut Squash! emoticon

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6/11/11 12:00 P

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I'm growing artichokes, do you have another method of cooking them besides in the pressure cooker?

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6/11/11 10:05 A

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Love the ideas, the cucumber salad sounds tasty, I will have to try that. My family loves cucumbers and I make a salad with tomatoes, onions and cucumber.

Frannie
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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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6/8/11 11:50 P

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The cucumber salad sounds great! I'm looking forward to trying it. Tonight I steamed cabbage in the fry pan with a Tbsp. of olive oil. I added my serving of brown rice, garlic powder and salt. I then cut some pineapple into small pieces from the fresh pineapple I had just cut up. Layed the pineapple on top then put lid back on pan for a few min.so pineapple heated. This was very good with chicken wings I had and very quick to do.
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6/8/11 4:02 P

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Been working my way through a large bag of prewashed kale. Cruciferous veggies are supposed to be so good for you....well, found that you can toss them into soups....stir frys....pasta casseroles....even saute in a bit of olive oil with garlic...quite tasty! Oh yes, and today my husband brought home some lychee fruit - a Japanese gentlemen at work gave him some to bring home! They are for sure newbies.

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6/8/11 12:46 A

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We recently went to a Sushi restaurant where they served cucumber ribbon salad with rice vinegar dressing. It was so light and refreshing. After searching on the web this recipe from about.com comes close, I usually have this 3-4 times a week.

* 1 1/2 lb cucumbers
* 1/2 cup rice vinegar (not seasoned rice vinegar)
* 1 teaspoon sugar (or splenda/stevia)
* 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Peel cucumbers, leaving thin strips of peel for a decorative effect, if desired. Slice cucumber thinly with a mandolin or a knife, about 1/8 to 1/4 inches thick. Place in a serving bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar and sugar until sugar dissolves. Drizzle vinegar over cucumber slices, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and toss again to distribute sesame seeds. Serve chilled.

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6/7/11 10:45 A

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I have never eaten squash before. I bought an butternut squash and cooked it last night. I used a SP recipe. Both my husband and I ate it all! I will have squash again and will try other kinds!!

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6/6/11 6:12 P

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Buteafull, I love the idea of blackberries with chocolate!

I made a new recipe, actually 2. One was for Vodka sauce, and it turned out great!
The other was for a chicken salad and it was super easy:

2 cans of chicken breast
1 cup grapes
1/4 cup celery
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup low fat ranch dressing

Just mix it all together, and put it on a bed of lettuce. The sweet grapes with the other ingredients are really awesome!

Frannie
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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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6/5/11 2:00 A

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I blended fresh blackberries into my chocolate slim fast was pretty good

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5/31/11 4:14 P

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I like these 2 new summer challenges. Yes please everyone send your new recipes you tried with fruit or veggies,I love it! I just did a new one with strawberries and loved it. I will get numbers down and share on June 7th. Good luck all and have fun! emoticon

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5/28/11 12:44 P

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For this challenge you can do one of two things, either try a new fruit or veggie you haven't eaten before or try a new twist or recipe with an old favorite! Just like the 30 minute weekly challenge we will post weekly. The first post will be June 7th, the challenge begins on June 1st. Tell us what you tried and let us know what you thought of it. If it is a new recipe I encourage you to share it with the rest of us!

Frannie
Illinois
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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
-Foster C. Mcclellan

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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