Category Archives: Cooking

Collard Greens Smoothie

This is a surprisingly good green smoothie. Give it a chance. If you have made other green smoothies and like them, I suggest giving this collard green smoothie a try:

Collard Greens Smoothie
  • 4 collard greens leafs
  • 1 pear
  • 1 small banana
  • 5 red grapes
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 cups of soy milk
  • 2-3 tbsp of sweetener of choice
  1. Blend and enjoy!



Easy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

This is similar to the recipe on the back of the French’s label. However, instead of baking I cooked this on the stove top with 360 cookware saute pan. Plus, I use fresh green beans.

Easy Green Bean Casserole Recipe
Cuisine: Sides
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Serves: 6
  • 1 can of low fat cream of mushroom
  • 4 cups of fresh green beans
  • 1/4 cup of diced onion
  • 1/4 cup of diced celery
  • 1 container of French’s French Fried Onions
  • 3/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1 tbsp of black pepper
  1. Heat pan with a little olive oil.
  2. On medium heat saute onions for a few minutes.
  3. Add celery and continue to saute until celery appears more translucent.
  4. Add less than a half cup of water, then add green beans.
  5. Reduce heat, cover for approximately 10 minutes, stir occasionally.
  6. Mix in cream of mushroom, milk and black pepper.
  7. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until green beans are tender.
  8. Top with French’s Onions, cover and turn heat down to low for an additional 5 minutes.


Easy Roasted Spaghetti Squash

I love this dish. It is a perfect individual meal or item to bring to a pot luck. I had several small to medium sized squash I needed to use and stumbled on this recipe and made my own variation.

Easy Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Recipe Type: Vegetable
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Frufrugal
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Serves: 2-4
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Pasta sauce or a can of diced tomatoes
  • Crumbles
  • Mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut  squash lengthwise and remove seeds. Place Saran Wrap over the flesh side of the squash and microwave for about 4 minutes. This pre-cooks the squash.
  3. Mix 1/2 container of spaghetti sauce, 1 12 ounce can of diced tomatoes and meatless crumbles. You can add other sauteed vegetables as you desire. Add garlic power, black and red pepper to taste.
  4. Place squash in a casserole dish, remove Saran wrap and use a fork to shred the inside of the squash. Spoon sauce into the center, on top the squash.  Sprinkle mozzarella or Parmesan. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


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