Katherine Lawrence's Recipes:

Home-Style Squash and Pinto Beans Home-Style Squash and Pinto Beans
High in fiber and low in fat, this dish is great for lowering cholesterol while enjoying a hearty meal.
Side Dish
Pan-Seared Portobello Mushrooms Pan-Seared Portobello Mushrooms
Portobellos are meaty and delicious. They lend themselves well to grilling and can be served on a bed of grains, with mashed potatoes, or on whole-grain buns with all the trimmings. Portobello mushrooms are a great source of folate, selenium, and zinc.
Main Course
Gingered Melon Gingered Melon
This recipe is a refreshing twist on cantaloupe and includes ginger, which can aid in digestion and often helps alleviate nausea.
Dessert
Tapioca Pudding Tapioca Pudding
Tapioca is a starch derived from the root of the cassava plant. It makes for a great pudding texture dessert base.
Dessert
Veggie Parmesan Veggie Parmesan
Oh my, this is delicious and “cheesy”! Note: Nutritional yeast is not Baker’s yeast – it is usually found in the health food or supplement aisle and is a great source of B vitamins, including B12. It gives the recipe a nutty/cheesy taste.
Main Course
Glorious Greens Glorious Greens
Here's a tasty way to enjoy your greens! The secret to making good Southern greens is patience! You can use any kind of green you like! Enjoy this take on my family's Louisiana favorite recipe.
Side Dish
Ambrosia Ambrosia
This colorful fruit salad may be made up to a day in advance if you add the banana just before serving. Fruit-sweetened desserts not only satisfy a sweet tooth, they're full of health-promoting antioxidants. In this case, you're better off opting for dessert!
Dessert
Easy Stir Fry Easy Stir Fry
Dinner was never so easy! While not considered gourmet, frozen vegetables are often as nutrient rich as fresh vegetables, and sometimes even more so, because they are frozen at their peak of freshness.
Main Course
Creamy Cruciferous Risotto Creamy Cruciferous Risotto
This dish is creamy and delicious and packed full of cancer-fighting compounds and fiber. The cayenne pepper adds a little zing. For a variation try substituting broccoli for the Brussels sprouts.
Side Dish
Zippy Yams and Collards Zippy Yams and Collards
Chili paste, lemon juice, and garlic give this recipe a delightful zip, which is a welcome way to eat nutrient-rich vegetables like yams and collards. The collard greens in this recipe add calcium, folate, and B vitamins.
Side Dish

About Katherine

Katherine Lawrence grew up in Louisiana and joined the Air Force after graduating from college as an Aerospace Engineer. She served in the USAF for 4 years at locations including Pensacola, Florida, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Wichita, KS, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia and Kirkuk, Iraq. She later moved to Ft. Worth, Texas to work as an engineer at Bell Helicopter. She has always had a passion for cooking and food - she made weekly meals for her classmates, troops and friends. She was well-know for her strawberry cream cheese pie and chicken & sausage gumbo, two staples in her diet.

In 2006, Katherine began to have severe abdominal pain. After several misdiagnoses over 5 months, her doctor determined she had severe endometriosis. It had spread beyond her ovaries and fallopian tubes, and formed adhesions around her intestine. Typically, endometriosis can leave scar tissue on the reproductive organs, sometimes leading to infertility. Her doctor told her there was no cure for endometriosis and she must have surgery to remove it. Furthermore, she would have to take medicine to put her into early menopause in order to keep it from coming back. He also advised that she would eventually need a hysterectomy.

Katherine has created 97 Delectable recipes!