A Recipe for Me

A Collection of Recipes from Lisa and Donna

Grilled Green Beans

This is a great way to cook fresh green beans.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 lb fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed of stems
  • 1/2 small sweet onion
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Aluminum foil


Vermicelli with garlic and herbs

This is a very simple pasta recipe from the Great Plates recipe magazine by the best of Cooking Light. I recommend blending all the seasonings together before combining with the pasta for even distribution.

What You’ll Need:

  • 8 ounces vermicelli pasta
  • 2 T fresh parsley
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t black pepper

What to do:

Cook pasta according to package directions omitting salt and fat; drain. Add parsley, lemon juice, and olive oil; toss to coat. Add minced garlic, basil, salt and pepper.

This is a good side dish to serve with Greek Chicken.

Crunchy Roasted Potatoes

  • 4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about two pounds)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 t coarse salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 8 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded (about two cups) (optional)

In large bowl, combine potatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Add panko; toss until combined. Spread potato mixture in single layer on foil-lined 11 x 17 inch jellyroll pan that has been lightly coated with no-stick cooking spray. Roast in 425 oven until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. If desired, sprinkle cheewe over potatoes. BAke until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Makes 6-8 servings.

calories 122 * fat 4 g * cholestrol 0 mg * sodium 139 mg * carbohydrate 20 g * fiber 1 g

Basic Roasted Potatoes

Use this basic recipe and change it up with different types of potatoes and spices.

Preheat oven 425.

  • 1-2 medium-size potatoes per person
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper


Vegie Dip

  • 2/3 c cottage cheese
  • 1/4 c skim milk
  • 1/2 t lemon joice

combine in blender until smooth. add:

  • 1 T dried dill weed
  • 1 T beau monde
  • 1 T dried parsley
  • 1 T thin sliced green onion or scallions