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  1. ' Shalom Jo, Yes the Spirooli is still available. They have it on Amazon.com and several other places. Do a net search for Spirooli 3 in 1 spiral slicer. Here's a pic of it:
  2. Shalom Y'all! A few years ago, I discovered ZOODLES (noodles made from zucchini) and we had a ZOODLE-MANIA going on! Well, I STILL love my zoodles (made with a hand-cranked spiral slicer called a Spirooli. Here's my supper from tonight ZOODLES AND MEATBALLS! YUMMM!
  3. Source: South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook Shalom, My family says these are fantastic! PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY COOKIES (Gluten-free, dairy-free) Makes 24 cookies 3/4 cup granular sugar substitute (I use organic sucanat) 1 large organic egg 1 teaspoon organic pure vanilla extract 1 cup smooth organic peanut butter, trans-fat-free 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup sugar-free jam, any flavor Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper. Place sucanat, egg and vanilla into a mixing bowl (I used my Kitchen Aid with the paddle) and mix well #2 until smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Stop mixer and add baking soda and peanut butter. Mix on #3 until the dough is mixed and it pulls together, about 1 minute. Scrape sides of the mixing bowl down. Scooping up dough with a small scooper (about 2 TB) roll dough into a ball with your hands and flatten slightly. PLace the cookies on the parchment about an inch apart. With your thumb, make an indentation in each cookie. Fill each indentation with about 1/2 teaspoon jam. Bake about 12-14 minutes, or until just golden brown. Let cool on the baking sheet about 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool.
  4. White Bean Soup With Greens Phase 1 South Beach Diet recipes 6 servings Description This southern Italian soup features white beans. Choose from great Northern beans, cannellini beans, or any other white bean you happen to have on hand. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds organic Swiss chard, escarole, or beet greens, trimmed 6 cups organic fat-free chicken broth 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 cup cooked white beans 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish Red-pepper flakes, for garnish Instructions Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the greens and cook for 7 minutes, or until barely tender. Drain the greens, squeezing out as much water as possible. (This can be done several hours before cooking in the soup. It is not necessary to cut the greens, because they will break apart while they cook in the soup.) Bring the broth to a simmer in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and greens. If using canned white beans, place them in a strainer and rinse them under cold running water to remove excess sodium. Add the beans to the broth. Simmer gently, partially covered, for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper to taste. (Do not add the salt before the soup has finished cooking, or it may become too salty.) Ladle the soup into heated bowls. Pass the cheese and pepper flakes at the table. Nutritional Information: 79 calories 2 g total fat (1 g saturated fat) 0 mg cholesterol 12 g carbohydrate 6 g protein 4 g fiber 1008 mg sodium
  5. Whoooo hoooooo! I am finally getting a Vita-Mix. My fmaily is buying it for me for Mother's Day and I just got notice that it shipped. It should be here in about a week. They bought me the Super 5000. I'm looking forward to making LOTS of cool stuff in it and may ask some dumb questions in here! LOL!
  6. Hey there! I'm the one who started the Spirooli threads and I still use mine. It was a hot item for discussion, but I guess people just got bored with it. I love mine. I just saw something recently where the Spirooli was being offered by some big company that handles gourmet cooking items, but I can't remember where I saw it!! arrrggghhhh, chemo brain!!!
  7. Oh my Heavens, this is HYSTERICAL!!! Being a Messianic Jew, it hits home with me! LOL!
  8. food ideas Healthy Passover Meals By Sherri Langburt | 4/22/2005 Food is a key component of many Jewish holidays, but none more than Passover. With all its rules and restrictions, it can seem quite overwhelming – especially for Weight Watchers devotees. Don't stress! If the Red Sea could part, you certainly can meet the challenge of this holiday. It is easy to adjust your diet to fit the various Passover foods into your plan. WeightWatchers.com has prepared four Meal Plans with some holiday recipes, to help you celebrate. MEAL PLAN 1 PORTION POINTS® value Gefilte Fish 1 Piece (4 oz) 2 Tzimmes 3/4 cup 2 Chicken with Fennel and Olives 1 Serving 4 Zesty Tomato Salad 1 Serving 0 Fall Fruit Compote 1 Serving 2 Total POINTS Value 10 MEAL PLAN 2 PORTION POINTS value Matzo Ball Soup 1 Cup Broth with 2 (1.5") Matzo Balls 3 Zucchini Ribbon Salad 1 serving 2 Flanken 2 Slices 8 Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots 1 Serving 1 Passover Sponge Cake 1 Serving 3 Total POINTS Value 17 MEAL PLAN 3 PORTION POINTS value Beet-Fennel-Ginger Soup 1 Serving 0 Potato Kugel 1 Piece 4 Turkey with Honey Roasted Carrots 1 Serving 4 Eggplant, Tomato and Caper Salad 1 Serving 1 Spring Berries with Whipped Ricotta Cream 1 Serving 1 Total POINTS Value 10 MEAL PLAN 4 PORTION POINTS value Roasted Beet Salad 1 Serving 2 Roasted Fingerling Potatoes 1 Serving 1 Veal Alla Toscana 1 Serving 4 Sautéed Zucchini and Mint 1 Serving 1 Macaroon 2 Pieces 2 Total POINTS Value 10 To help you through the holiday, we created a tip card with the POINTS values of your Passover favorites. Keep this "cheat sheet" close by when you are cooking at home, or carry it with you to your family members' or friends' homes throughout the eight days. MEAL PLAN 5 PORTION POINTS value Matzo 1/2 Board 1 Hard Boiled Egg 1 2 Haroset 1/4 Cup 1 Boiled Potato 1 item 2 Horseradish 1 Tablespoon 0 Matzo Brie 1 Serving 5 Mandlebrot 1 Slice 5 Borsht with sour cream 1 cup with 2 tablespoons of sour cream 3.5 Red Wine 1 Serving 2 Cholent 1 Cup 4 NEXT STEPS For more of our most wonderful recipe ideas, read The Best Recipes of 2004. Subscriber Highlight: Remembering the ingredients in your favorite Passover dishes is easy – just store the recipes in your Recipe Builder and they'll always be right at your fingertips. Ready to start losing weight?
  9. My yearly checkup I went to the doctor for my yearly physical. The nurse starts with certain basics. How much do you weigh?" she asks. "115," I say. The nurse puts me on the scale. It turns out my weight is 140. The nurse asks, "Your height?" "5 foot 6," I say. The nurse checks and sees that I only measure 5' 1". She then takes my blood pressure and tells me it is very high. "Of course it's high!" I scream, "When I came in here I was tall and slender! Now I'm short and fat!" She put me on prozac.
  10. Hey Y'all, In reading about the new Mediterrean type diet, the Sonoma Diet, I came across recipes for this type of diet and most of them are CORE!! *There are some ingredients not Core, but the majority of recipes are. Check it out! http://www.sonomadietrecipes.com/
  11. Greek Garlic Chicken source: Sonoma Diet recipes 1 tsp. garlic, minced 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. dried oregano 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper 4 chicken breast halves, skin removed Non-stick cooking oil spray Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, lemon juice, oil, and seasonings. Spray an oven-proof baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, arrange chicken pieces in the dish. Spoon garlic mixture on top of the breasts. Bake for 30-40 min. or until internal temperature registers 170°F. Serves 4
  12. Yeehaw and Amen from the mountains of North Carolina!
  13. No Nursing Home for Me About 2 years ago my wife and I were on a cruise through the western Mediterranean aboard a Princess liner. At dinner we noticed an elderly lady sitting alone along the rail of the grand stairway in the main dining room. I also noticed that all the staff, ships officers, waiters, busboys, etc., all seemed very familiar with this lady. I asked our waiter who the lady was, expecting to be told that she owned the line,but he said he only knew that she had been on board for the last four cruises, back-to-back. As we left the dining room one evening I caught her eye and stopped to say hello. We chatted and I said, "I understand you've been on this ship for the last four cruises". She replied, "Yes, that's true." I stated, "I don't understand" and she replied, without a pause, "It's cheaper than a nursing home". So, there will be no nursing home in my future. When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise Ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked on reservations on a Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for: 1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day. 2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the restaurant, or I can have room service (which means I can have breakfast-in-bed every day of the week). 3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night. 4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo. 5. They will even treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra $5 worth of tips will have the entire staff scrambling to help you. 6. I will get to meet new people every 7 or 14 days. 7. T.V. broken? Light bulb need changing? Need to have the mattress replaced? No Problem! They will fix everything and apologize for your inconvenience. 8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't even have to ask for them. 9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip you are on Medicare; if you fall and break a hip on the Princess ship they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life. Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or name where you want to go? Princess will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship. ps: And don't forget, when you die, they just dump you over the side -- at no charge.
  14. Oh my goodness! These look awesome! I've copied a few to try. I like that so many of them use whole foods since I don't use artificial sweeteners or packaged FF foods. There were a lot of really great whole foods recipes to choose from. A real find! Thank you!
  15. I don't use aluminum in my cooking (health concerns) but I have been making the taco shells in the oven (whole grain tortillas draped over the oven racks) for years. It works great!
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