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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.


Homemade salsa beats store-bought every time, thanks to the flavors of fresh-chopped cilantro, garlic, and onion.
Sure, making it takes a little longer than opening a jar, but you'll know it's worth it when you scoop the first spoonful onto a wedge of pita bread or a chunk of zucchini.
Makes about 6 cups.
Per 1/4 cup: 20 calories, .2 grams fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 4.4 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 1 gram protein, 139 milligrams sodium.

3 14-1/2-ounce cans chopped tomatoes
10-ounce can chopped tomatoes with green chilies
4-1/2-ounce can chopped green chilies
1 bunch green onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in a large non-metal bowl.
Refrigerate 4 or more hours, or overnight.

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 - 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.


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