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Lemon Salad Dressing

Lemon Salad Dressing A simple lemon based sugar free salad dressing that will always taste great! No Kosher salt in the cupboard? Use regular salt to taste. The great thing about these dressings is that they can also be used on steamed vegetables, not just salads. Makes 6 servings Ingredients: ½ cup fresh lemon juice [...]

Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing

Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing Ginger is one of those good for just about everything kind of spices. How can you go wrong with minced ginger as a big part of this salad? Okay, maybe try the Lite Soy Sauce instead to reduce the sodium levels. Beyond that, we've got garlic, ginger, mustard, olive oil, lemon [...]

Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing

Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing Avocado is a bit like potato chips, "you can't just eat one" serving. If you love avocados and are now focused on learning more about portion control, this is test number 1 - can you actually use only 1/4 cup in a recipe? We're betting that you can! Remember, it is [...]

Sweet Dijon Salad Dressing

Sweet Dijon Salad Dressing Here is a very  simple, straightforward Dijon mustard based sugar free salad dressing as another alternative for your vegetables or your salad. This one can be made without any sweetener, but a pinch of salt and pepper instead. That's if you like a little spicy tartness to your salad dressing. Can [...]

Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette Makes 1¼ cups Ingredients: 1 cup packed cilantro ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup lime juice ¼ cup orange juice ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper Pinch of minced garlic Directions Puree cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, salt, pepper and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth. Nutritional [...]

Smoky Roasted Cherry Jam

Smoky Roasted Cherry Jam Since this isn't a sweet jam, it goes well with savory foods like roasted chicken, grilled pork or you could even try it on a cheese sandwich. Makes 1½ cups Ingredients: 4 cups pitted fresh cherries or thawed and drained frozen whole cherries ½ cup orange juice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh [...]

Sweet & Sour Onion Jam

Sweet & Sour Onion Jam This is a delicious topping for grilled meats and also perks up sandwich fillings. More like a delicious homemade relish. Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 large sweet onions, such as Vidalia, halved lengthwise and sliced 2 ½ tablespoons Splenda 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 [...]

Fast & Fresh Strawberry Jam

Fast & Fresh Strawberry Jam Yummy! Yet one more way for us to enjoy strawberries! This Fast & Fresh Strawberry Jam is just the ticket! Makes 5 cups Ingredients: 2 pints ripe strawberries, hulled 2 cups sugar substitute e.g. Splenda 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¾ cup water 1 1¾ ounce package powdered pectin Directions: Crush [...]

Fresh Fruit Jam

Fresh Fruit Jam The beauty of this Fresh Fruit Jam recipe is that you can adapt it to whatever your favorite fruits are. Since it uses 12 cups, there is a lot of variety that can be incorporated. What can be better than a jar of home-made fresh fruit jam as a gift for any [...]

Peach Freezer Jam

If you crave something sweet on your whole wheat toast and prefer a more home-made jam/jelly, this Peach Freezer Jam is a good one for when peaches are in season in the summer time. Six jars can go a long way at only 1 tablespoon per serving. So just think about it, less than 1 [...]