Lo-Co Recipes

Recipes I’ve tried — and loved — in my quest to go Lo-Co:

Meal / Snack Recipes

How-To Recipes

  • How to blanch kale easily – thanks, Melissa Clark! (I’m having trouble with Melissa Clark links – this has Ms. Clark’s blanching kale instruction via goodreads.)
  • How to Roast Asparagus in the oven.
  • How to Roast Vegetables in the oven, from Cooks.com.  But you don’t even really need a recipe – just turn oven on to 375-400 or so.  Prep veggies by washing and drying.  Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper – just enough oil to coat – not a ton of oil.  Add dried herbs and garlic cloves if you like…or not.  Roast for about 30 minutes – more or less, depending on the veggies – just watch them and take them out when they’re done how you like them.
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes: Heat (toaster) oven to 400°.  Pierce each sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes… DELICIOUS.
  • How to cook dried beans.  There is a lot of info about whether canned or dried beans are best.  Canned are great (more on that in a post) but if you want to know how to prepare dried beans, read this: Cooked Beans, the Quick-Soak Way, page 411 of Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything.  (Because, really, who wants to plan far enough ahead that you remember or have time to soak beans overnight?)
  • How to STORE (in refrigerator or freezer), dried beans that you’ve home cooked.  How To Store Beans, by Mark Bittman.

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