Cooking at Home - Stir-Fried Beef and Potatoes

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Trim fat off beef before cooking.


1 1/2 lb sirloin steak

2 tsp vegetable oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp vinegar

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

2 large onions, sliced

1 large tomato, sliced

3 cups boiled potatoes, diced


1. Trim fat from steak and cut into small, thin pieces.

2. In a large skillet, heat oil and sautA(c) garlic until garlic is golden. Add steak, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

3. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring beef until brown.

Cooking at Home - Italian Pasta Salad

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Fresh and crunchy broccoli, carrot, bell pepper, and green onion, make this easy and delicious pasta salad burst with flavor!  This pasta salad would be an excellent side dish to grilled meat, fish, or tofu.


4 cups pasta, cooked
2 cups broccoli (blanched, pieces)
1 cup carrot (cooked, slices)
1/2 cup red pepper (strips)
1/4 cup green onion (sliced)
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing, light or reduced fat (can use 1/2 to 3/4 cup)

Cooking at Home - 20-Minute Chicken Creole

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This quick Southern dish contains no added fat and very little added salt in its spicy tomato sauce.


non-stick cooking spray as needed

4 medium chicken breast halves, skinned, boned, and cut into 1-inch strips*

1 can (14 oz) tomatoes, cut up**

1 cup chili sauce, low-sodium

11/2 cups green peppers, chopped (1 large)

11/2 cups celery, chopped

1/4 cup onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp fresh basil or 1 tsp dried

1 Tbsp fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried

Cooking at Home - Black Skillet Beef with Greens and Red Potatoes

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This heart-healthy one-dish meal is made with lean top round beef, lots of vegetables, and a spicy, herb mixture.


1 lb top round beef

1 Tbsp paprika

11/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/8 tsp red pepper

1/8 tsp dry mustard

8 red-skinned potatoes, halved

3 cups onion, finely chopped

2 cups beef broth

2 large garlic cloves, minced

2 large carrots, peeled and cut into very thin 21/2-inch strips

Cooking at Home - Soft Pretzels

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Makes:   12 servings 

A great snack to make with kids.  Perfect to dip in mustard for a savory pretzel, or a low-fat vanilla yogurt for a sweet treat. 


1 tablespoon yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (100-110 degrees F)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon sugar
  sesame seeds (2 Tablespoons, optional)


1. Preheat oven to 425degF. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

Cooking at Home - Minestrone Soup

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A cholesterol-free classic Italian vegetable soup brimming with fiber-rich beans, peas, and carrots.


1/4 cup olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced, or 1/8 tsp garlic powder

1 1/3 cups onion, coarsely chopped

11/2 cups celery and leaves, coarsely chopped

1 can (6 oz) tomato paste

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1 cup sliced carrots, fresh or frozen

43/4 cups cabbage, shredded

1 can (1 lb) tomatoes, cut up

1 cup canned red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

11/2 cups frozen peas