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Leigh's Low Fat Recipes

Leigh has to cook for a bunch of folks everytime she sets pan to fire.

But wanting to keep her girlish figure, and wanting to make sure everybody else keeps their own figures, she's "figured" out ways to cook delicious meals without adding so much girth to the diners.

Her column is updated every day or thereabouts, so check back to see what's doing in "Boggie"'s kitchen.


Carrot Slaw

Guess what?
Slaw doesn't have to be made with cabbage.
This veggie-filled version will be the hit of your next picnic or potluck.
Serves 4.
Per serving: 154 calories, 7 grams fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 24 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, 1 grams protein, 154 milligrams sodium.

2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 small, sweet apple (red or gold delicious), unpeeled, shredded
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons raisins
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2-1/2 tablespoons vinegar
4 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
In a medium bowl, combine carrots, green pepper, onion, apple, and raisins.

In a small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Pour over salad; toss thoroughly.
Chill 2 to 3 hours before serving.


CookWare Sampler

The folks from "Cooking Light" magazine offer this inexpensive ($6.98 list price) recipe software.

It includes the CookWare recipe management software, 100 recipes, and a sample of CookPac (a month of "Cooking Light" recipes).

Their goal is to introduce you to the monthly CookPac subscription.

The nutritional analysis of each recipe may make this CD attractive to persons with special dietary needs.

More information is available at CookN.com - Cooking software.


Do you have a recipe to share?

You can Write to Leigh!

Include your first initial and last name and put the word LOWFAT in the subject.

I'll try to use your contribution in a future column.

(Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so publishing it will be delayed accordingly.)


For those of you with fast metabolisms....the HECK with you. But if you'd rather have recipes that are more traditional, then, all you need do is to visit Boggie's Cooking Tips page, then a quick visit to my mother-in-law Betty Jean's pages for some Traditional Recipes, or, Vegetarian Recipes.

AND, if you want to see how to grow all your own vegetables for the recipes and flowers for the table, visit Uncle Ernie's Gardening page. If you see Ernest, please tell him Boggie said supper will be ready soon and to get on out of the garden so he can get cleaned up.

Leigh


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