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Healthy Recipes

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I’ve been making recipes from Gina Homolka’s Skinnytaste website. I have one of her cookbooks also, which has lots of good recipes. Skinnytaste recipes are foods that we love, made nutritionally better for us. Lower in calories, and higher in nutritional value. Recently I made her General Tso’s Chicken and it’s just delicious, with under 300 calories per serving. Lee and I really loved this chicken and the leftovers were highly regarded as well. We had ours with rice, but cauliflower rice seems to be a big favorite of Gina’s followers. My next Skinnytaste adventure will be Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms.

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Dehydrating Pears

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The finished pear chips.

Our neighbor gave us some huge, beautiful pears.  Too many to eat before they spoiled.  We ate a few, and I made a pear crisp, and still had pears to use.  I ‘ve dehydrated apples and bananas before but this was my first time drying pears. It was  simple.  I sliced them  thin on the mandolin slicer.  Arranged them on my 5 trays.  I used 4 of those giant pears for this batch.  I then dried them at 125 degrees for 10 hours.  At 10 hours they are very dry but a little chewy.  If I wanted them to be more crisp I would have added drying time.  I didn’t have to do anything to the pears to prepare them.  They’re so sweet and flavorful without any additions.

The sliced pears arranged on the tray and ready for drying.

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