The Elegant Cook

M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Cook Notes

M-J's Survival Smoothie

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM
I keep cleaned vegetables in refrigerated bins, ready to process into a health-promoting smoothie every morning. Ingredients include any combination of the following: Fresh Ginger, Dandelion Root, Turmeric, Organic Mixed Greens, Broccoli, Carrot, Red Apple Chunks, Red Onion, Fresh Aloe Leaf, Celery, Home-Grown Wheat Sprouts/Wheat Grass, Water ©M-J de Mesterton 2013 Click Here to Read M-J's Main Website, Elegant Survival

Fuji Apple and Brown Rice Salad

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Chopped Fuji Apples, Shredded Lettuce and Room-Temperature Brown Rice,  Dressed with Organic Sesame Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar

Elegant Fried Tofu

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Marinated in Soy Sauce or Miso, Dusted with Soy Flour, then Fried in Safflower and Sesame OIls, This Tofu Makes an Hors d'Oeuvre or a Meal

©M-J de Mesterton 2012

Lentil Sprout Sandwich

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Home-Grown Lentil Sprouts on GG Scandinavian Bran Crispbread topped with Strained Yogurt


Low-Carb Dessert

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:55 AM

My latest low-carb dessert consists of egg whites, Splenda, vanilla and cream.

©Jeanne "M-J" de Mesterton

Elegant Late-Summer Salad

Posted on August 21, 2011 at 1:20 PM
Grape Tomatoes, Home-Grown Italian-Style Parsley, Mozzarella Cheese, Olive Oil and White Wine Vinegar Make an Elegant Late-Summer Salad ©M-J de Mesterton

M-J's Tahini-Cucumber Canapés

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 2:46 PM
Making the canapé cups from thin tortillas is easy. Coat them with olive oil on both sides, cut into small round shapes (I use an empty tomato-paste can) and place in a mini-muffin pan, then bake them in a moderately hot oven until puffy and light brown. Mix tahini with lemon juice and seasoning salt. Using a pastry bag, fill the puffy areas of the cups with this sauce, or simply spread it onto their surfaces. Top these with pieces of cucumber.
©M-J de Mesterton

Elegant, Nutritious Radishes

Posted on July 31, 2010 at 9:39 PM


Brilliant New Almond Products

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Blue Diamond Growers of Sacramento, California have produced some delicious new low-carb, gluten-free crackers and a line of almond milks that are very low-carbohydrate and dairy-free.



Elegant Low-Carb Parfait Dessert

Posted on February 19, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Low-Carb, Sugar-Free Parfait

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 10:04 AM



See "Elegant Vegetarian and Spa" for M-J's original  recipe, an easy-to-make,  delicious dessert for low-carbohydrate dieters.

Elegant, Protein-Rich Vegetarian Luncheon

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 3:02 PM

See Elegant Vegetarian & Spa for M-J's Recipe

Elegant Diuretic Smoothie

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 6:32 PM

M-J's diuretic smoothie is made in a blender from buttermilk or yoghurt, water, cucumber, celery, lemon, and hot pepper.

See Elegant Vegetarian & Spa, where you will find  M-J's recipe for a delicious, health-promoting diuretic smoothie.

Elegant Cabbage Salad

Posted on February 13, 2010 at 12:36 PM

See my recipe on the Salad page.