2 Ingredient Alfredo Sauce!

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Belle & Mortar

Okay people, Alfredo is not a word I use often in the kitchen. I absolutely LOVE Alfredo sauce, blush sauce, anything creamy and cheesy. But, I also know it isn’t the healthiest option out there. None the less, I make it every now and then because my husband requests it so often that I have to give in!

I don’t consider myself a “great cook”, but I think I can do what it takes to get the job done. My mom on the other hand is a great cook, just that simple. I was watching her in the kitchen one day make a quick dinner for our family when I was in college, which happened to be an Alfredo sauce. I was amazed at how easy she made it look, but didn’t really pay attention to what went into it. Fast forward a few years to me now attempting to…

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Broccoli Fritters

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Baking Bytes

Amongst the meat packages and frozen produce I also like to stock my freezers (yes, plural) with healthy items that work for a quick meal when I’m not as prepared as I’d like to be. The best ones can be made into an entree for any meal of the day with items I typically have around anyway. These broccoli fritters have turned out to be just exactly that.

Broccoli Fritters {{Baking Bytes}}

Made up of mostly broccoli and whatever cheese you like, these serve as a healthy and neutral base for nearly anything. Breakfast? Top with sautéed bell peppers and a couple of eggs. Lunch? Serve over a warm grain salad and your favorite salad dressing. Dinner? Prepare a broccoli slider with a large grilled (or baked) bell pepper, a couple slices of bacon, and a spicy aioli. Their individually small stature also makes them great for an appetizer or potluck. The world is…

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Quick and Easy Garlic Mushrooms

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I love mushrooms and you will always find some in my grocery cart. I can eat them sauteed, in a curry, biryani or an omelette, pasta, pizza or in a bowl of soup. Earlier, I have posted a recipe for stuffed mushrooms and mushroom curry and added mushrooms in my stir fry, fajitas, etc. (search for mushrooms and you will find all the recipes). This will not be my last.

This recipe usually calls for butter but I have used olive oil. This is a healthier version but tastes as good, actually tastes mouth watering delicious. It is quick to make and uses basic ingredients which you would have in the pantry. I could eat a bowl of this by itself but you could serve it as a side. Depending on the spices you add, you can make it Indian, Chinese or Italian. Enjoy!

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Happy Belly Quiche Lorraine (Recipe)

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Gluten-Free & Low-FODMAP

I am obsessed with quiche. It’s like a pie- but savory, and no one will judge you when you eat it for breakfast. Take a simple pie crust, a filling base of eggs and milk, and toss in basically anything and you have a sliceable meal in a pie pan.

Slice of quiche lorraine
A slice of heaven…

Quiche Lorraine is probably the king of all quiche. Usually, it is the heavenly trio of bacon, swiss, and onion- but this poses a problem for those suffering from IBS. The onion combined with too much cheese and a gluten-laden crust is a no-go.

This past year my doctor put me on the Low- FODMAP diet to see if it improved some symptoms I had been having and it forced me to get pretty creative (hats off to those of you who eat low-FODMAP on the daily- it isn’t easy!). While I have…

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Stuffed Peppers – a plant-based recipe

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Enlightened Eater

Photo courtesy Lentils.org

In my last post, the issue of ultra-processed plant-based foods was on the table.  Somehow these foods are getting an undeserved health halo and it’s time to recognize them for what they are. While there are commercial products available in the marketplace that would measure up to a homemade plant-based dish as a healthy choice, if you’re not very familiar with meatless cooking, why not start now? Contrary to popular thinking, you don’t needs loads of prep time to prepare plant-based dishes.

Here’s one from lentils.org with a prep time of just 15 minutes. While the recipe calls for butter, feel free to use canola or olive oil as a substitute.Use gluten-free bread, if you require a gluten-free diet.

Stuffed Peppers

Makes 8 servings

½ cup red onion, small dice
½ cup leek, small dice
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 Tbsp butter, unsalted
1 cup…

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