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Pantry Staples: Rice Salad on a Budget

By Ralph and Patti Villers.  We have been on a kick making salads lately. Not your typical leafy green salad, but one made from ordinary and prosaic items, such as grains that we often keep in the pantry. Given the current (high) price of gasoline recently, we employed a ‘raid the pantry only’ strategy. Happily, this […]

Warmth on a Cold Winter Day: Carrot Soup

As it is winter, we enjoy a warm soup. What better on a cold night than a carrot soup? It’s new to us, and we always have plenty of carrots on hand. Besides the sweet taste and fiber load, there are many other health benefits of carrots. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds […]

Potato and Leek Soup

By Ralph and Patti Villers
We enjoy homemade soups when the weather starts to begin its autumnal cool down. It has been several years since we made a leek soup, but have always enjoyed the results.
To keep the calories down, we worked with lower fat items, such as canned chicken broth with reduced fat and sodium, 2% […]

Frittata Firsts

This is a story about our first foray into frittatas. Ralph has made many omelets but, because he uses a wheelchair and is cooking from a different perspective from those who are able to stand, he has found flipping the egg mixture in one piece to be difficult.
Egg scrambles were easier, but we wanted to […]

Vegetarian Chili

By Ralph Villers
This month’s recipe idea really has its roots in my childhood. However, this dish takes the basics and adds my numerous adaptations since I first prepared it in 1979.

This recipe is for vegetarian chili. In order to get the feel of this dish, you have to go back to my Mom and the […]

Let’s make chicken tonight, Ralph

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in Fit Fare’s monthly series following Patti and Ralph in their kitchen adventures. If you missed the first installment, click here to check it out. 

For our first foray into coming up with a recipe to share with readers of Fit Fare, my husband Ralph and I decided on a tried and […]

Cooking With Flair In A Wheelchair

Editors Note: This is the first in a monthly series chronicaling the adventures of Patti and Ralph in the kitchen.
I have no business writing about cooking. Eating, maybe, but that?s another story. But I am trying to take a page from my husband’s book. He likes to cook.
When he has free time on the weekends, […]