Kristi Rimkus

I started this recipe blog to share my passion for light and healthy cooking. At the time I was frustrated with recipe blogs and websites that didn't provide nutrition information, so I was determined that I would make it easy for people to choose recipes that fit into their healthy eating plans.

My passion for cooking light started 10 years ago when I had decided to improve my health by quitting my nicotine habit. I gained 40 pounds. Weight Watchers and daily exercise changed my life. So much so, that I've returned to school at the ripe old age of 49 to get a wellness and nutrition certification.

Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done Right provides not only nutrition information, but Weight Watchers points for my Weight Watchers friends. I hope you'll take the time to see what I'm cooking now.

Happy cooking!

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August 12, 2011
Spicy Corona Mexican Salad I am a huge fan of Mexican flavors. You can mix them up any way you’d like. Soups, salads, dips, burritos, stews, tacos. Use fish, pork, beef, chicken, or make it...
August 10, 2011
Beet and Cucumber Relish with Grilled Asparagus This time of year, in fact, most of the year, we love to grill. In my opinion, grilling foods brings out their best flavor, and cleaning up is a breeze...
August 9, 2011
Mother Rimmy's Nuts and Seeds Trail Mix I never used to be a big fan of trail mix. The stuff you by in the store is loaded with salt, unnecessary added fat, and crummy quality chocolate. My version...
August 8, 2011
Wraps are my idea of the perfect meal. Take the ingredients you have on hand – a little protein, veggies and a whole grain tortilla, and you’ll have everything you need for a balanced...
August 7, 2011
Nutty Wild Rice, Chicken and Spinach Salad I have a lovely daughter. She’s smart and beautiful, but unlike her mother, she doesn’t do a lot of cooking. Don’t misunderstand, she can...
August 7, 2011
Print PDF Now don’t be eyeballing the steak and hoping for a big juicy steak recipe, or you’ll be sorely disappointed. This post is all about the side dish. I’ll be 50 years old in...
August 7, 2011
Print PDF Aspen Snowflake Cookies Crazy! That’s what I thought my friend, Carol, was when she told me she was baking cookies after work and the main ingredient was potato chips. I was the one...
August 7, 2011
Print PDF Satisfying and Creamy Broccoli Soup I put this broccoli soup in front of my husband for dinner tonight and he ate every drop. He either doesn’t feel well (broccoli soup would not be...
August 7, 2011
Print PDF Gingery Green Soup This recipe from 101 Cookbooks intrigued me. Green soup? I love healthy food, but I wasn’t sure if this recipe was just too healthy to make a satisfying meal....
August 7, 2011
Print PDF It’s Sunday morning and there is no better way to start the day than with breakfast in a bun. I’m hooked on these Orowheat Sandwich Thins. With just 100 calories, or 1 Weight...
August 6, 2011
Print PDF I’ve never had Shrimp Newberg, so I would have no idea how it should taste. That’s pretty much how I cook. Find a recipe that sounds good, then take my chances. Keeps my life...
August 5, 2011
August 5, 2011
August 5, 2011
Print PDF Coach Rimkus Yahoo! It’s football season! My son, Jason, has been a player and coach for the past 17 years, so football is big in our house. Football season means boxed pizza and...
August 5, 2011
Print PDF Spicy Garlic and Chive Grilled Salmon Burger Salmon is becoming the new chicken in my house. We have salmon at one meal a week, so coming up with new recipes to keep it exciting is becoming...
August 5, 2011
Print PDF Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Sage and Kale I’m a potato fanatic. I’ll eat potatoes in any form. Baked, hashbrowns, steamed, sauted. You name it. I absolutely adore french fries, but...
August 5, 2011
August 5, 2011
August 5, 2011
Print PDF Delicious Broccoli and Mushrooms Cooking with color is an easy challenge for me. I’m a veggie lover, so it’s not too hard to find something I can make after work that has at...
August 4, 2011
Print PDF Good morning! Yep, it’s another Monday morning. Are you ready to go to work? If you’re anything like me – and I’m sure you are – the weekend wasn’t...
August 4, 2011
August 4, 2011
Print PDF Okay, I admit my picture doesn’t do the best job of showing off this dish. You’ll have to take my word for it, the tilapia is in there somewhere. In the past, I’ve...
August 4, 2011
Print PDF I used to skip the pasta. The empty calories just weren’t worth it to me. Most of the time the pasta was covered in a heavy sauce, or loaded with cheese. The pasta salads were just...
August 4, 2011
Print PDF Power Breakfast Sandwiches with Mushrooms and Bell Peppers I love weekends, but then who doesn’t? This time of year, weekends are packed with all kinds of holiday activities. You need...
August 4, 2011
Print PDF Drown my pasta dish in a heavy sauce? Never! These days I can’t afford the calories in a creamy sauce, (although I would agree with you that there are light white sauces that are...
August 3, 2011
Print PDF Herbed Chicken, Orzo and Zucchini We aren’t big pasta fans in my family, but we love orzo. There’s just something about the size and texture of the pasta we find appealing. This...
August 3, 2011
Print PDF Looking for a snack that doesn’t have pumpkin in the list of ingredients? Carrot and Banana Cake in the Pan I love pumpkin as much as the next person, but in recent weeks with...
August 3, 2011
Print PDF Becky Bergstrom, Spinach Ball Master My  daughter called raving about a recipe for spinach balls her friend Becky was making for a dinner party. (Lauren has the sweetest friends. Becky is...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Sweet and Spicy Salad with Basil Vinaigrette In my opinion, it’s a crime if you don’t take advantage of the fresh basil we have available this time of year. I love the sweet and...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Creamy Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes I’m really into baked eggs. They are so versatile! You can add most anything to them, and come up with something new and tasty...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Mushroom and Tomato Salad I’m determined not to gain holiday weight this year! We already have several holiday celebrations in the works, so I’m going to make sure I eat light...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Green Beans with Roasted Walnuts and Sweet Cranberries This recipe from Real Simple Magazine was a hit with the family this Christmas dinner. I don’t know if it was the pretty...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Sometimes you need to step out of the box and shake things up. For me, broiling lamb instead of pork is stepping out of the box. Kind of pathetic, isn’t it? That’s my...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF There’s a new butcher in town! This butcher has cases full of local chicken, beef and pork. The problem is that his offerings are so expensive, he doesn’t price them in the case...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Colorful Roasted Broccoli and Sauted Onions What’s a great way to use leftover roasted veggies? Soup. I had some roasted broccoli I didn’t want to throw in the compost bin, and some...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Mexican Squash I bought two chipotle seasoned skillet steaks from Trader Joe’s today, and wanted to use some yellow squash my neighbor had shared with us as a side for the steaks....
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Steak and Blue Cheese Stacks For us cooks, entertaining family and friends should be a simple task, don’t you think? Not for me. I fret over every detail from planning the menu, to...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Happy Hour! Well, I guess, not quite yet. It is 7 am. How about after work? As promised, every Friday morning I’ll be posting my happy hour recipe for the evening, so you can have a...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Yummy Baked French Toast with Blueberries If you’re looking for a breakfast treat, I’ve always loved french toast. My mother used to make French Toast for us on the weekends, so...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Asian Grilled Chicken I have to say that if sticking with a wheat free/dairy free diet for a few weeks includes grilled chicken this good, I don’t have a problem with it. We served...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Mahi-Mahi with Mushrooms and Vermouth This recipe modified from  AOL’s Cod with Mushrooms and Vermouth was hands down, the best meal I made this week. Simple, but elegant. The mahi-...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Cheezy Broccoli Pizza Pockets I feel bad. Really! I don’t often make kid friendly recipes. I don’t have children around the house anymore, so most of the recipes I post appeal...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Bean Dip Okay, this is far from a healthy recipe, but it is the Fourth of July, and this recipe is a crowd pleaser. Very easy to put together, and if kept warm, it’s even better. The...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Salmon Croquettes on a Bun There are so many health benefits to eating salmon, that I try to add it to the menu at least once a week. Research shows salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids....
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Crunchy Chinese Cabbage Salad Are you looking for a quick salad to serve with dinner tonight? If so, this Chinese cabbage salad is one of my favorites. A few simple ingredients combined...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Quinoa lesson for the day . . . Quinoa Salad Makings What is quinoa? Technically it isn’t a grain. It’s the seed of a leafy plant and a relative of chard and spinach. Quinoa...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Pork Skewers with Tarragon Dressing The other day I made a fantastic salad that was dressed with a really good tarragon dressing. I decided to modify this dressing a bit by adding some...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF My mom is a wonderful cook and I love her, but I just can’t take her pickled beets. I think she tried to feed them to us kids one too many times. Just the thought of pickled beets on...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Mike and I frequent a restaurant in Snohomish, Washington that offers the best homemade tortillas in town. When you walk in the door they hand you a warm and tender piece of heaven. I can...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Are you tired of my turkey recipes yet? Well, sorry, but I have one more. With just two of us in the house, a roasted turkey breast goes a long, long way. Not such a bad deal. Turkey...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF I pull out all the stops when my nephew comes to visit! After all, Blake is a one year old toddler who deserves the best his aunt can serve him for breakfast. Pumpkin Batter in the Waffle...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Pat's Christmas Bark This is one of those recipes where I reserve the right to stray from my healthy and light cooking theme. Pat’s Christmas Bark is just too easy and delicious not...
August 2, 2011
Print PDF Okay . . . I might be exaggerating just a smidge . . . but don’t miss this salad dressing. Sweet sun dried tomatoes and spicy garlic are a terrific combination. Sun Dried Tomato and...
August 2, 2011
July 29, 2011
Print PDF steaming artichokes I’m always looking for something to snack on. It’s that hand to mouth thing. I’m just not satisfied unless I have some kind of snack during the day....
July 29, 2011
July 29, 2011
Print PDF What do you do when the dinner bell rings and you aren’t in the least bit inspired to cook? I say, make an omelette! Mushroom Omelette in the Pan A simple omelette makes a...
July 29, 2011
Print PDF Tender Shrimp and Sweet Pineapple Teriyaki Bowl How’s this for the first post of my Cooking with Color challenge? I could have gone for green, but I had fresh pineapple and shrimp in...
July 29, 2011
July 29, 2011
Print PDF Orange and Leek Salmon with Savory Mashed Cauliflower I tried a recipe a long time ago that paired salmon with oranges. That combination has been a favorite ever since. It’s such a...
July 29, 2011
Print PDF Every once in awhile . . . Sweet Potato Quiche I come up with a meal I’m proud of. This hearty quiche has all the elements of a nutritious meal with half the fat and calories of a...
July 29, 2011
Print PDF Do yourself a favor and don’t peel your potatoes. Didn’t your mother always tell you that the vitamins were in the skin? Seems that’s pretty close to the truth. I never...
July 29, 2011
Print PDF Company won’t be disappointed with this Christmas appetizer. Christmas Goat Cheese Ball If you’re looking for impressive Christmas appetizer recipes, you can’t beat how...
July 29, 2011
Print PDF Some cooking nights are better than others. Last night’s turkey meatloaf bombed, so you won’t see it on this blog. How were tonight’s stuffed pork chops? Pretty darn good...
July 28, 2011
Print PDF Stone Fruit Salad I had so much fun with my “Use Everything in the Pantry Challenge,” that I’ve decided I need another challenge just to keep the excitement going. Soooooo...
July 28, 2011
Print PDF When my son was in junior high school Hiroki was one of his closest friends, and they are friends to this day. I picked Jason up from Hiroki’s house after school one day, and his...
July 28, 2011
Print PDF Light and healthy food can taste good. Too often I hear people say that recipes with fewer calories, less fat and less sodium lack punch, or they think that cooking really good food means...
July 28, 2011
July 28, 2011
Print PDF Marriage is all about compromise, isn’t it? I asked my husband if he wanted pizza for dinner. That was a mistake. I had pictured a heavenly grilled veggie pizza, and began taking...
July 28, 2011
Print PDF I was very surprised by this recipe on allrecipes.com submitted by Jen. I had taken chicken out for dinner, but when I returned from work to make dinner, it was still frozen. Lesson...
July 28, 2011
Print PDF I firmly believe a healthy eating plan should include a bit of protein with your first meal of the day. Mexican Baked Eggs Fresh from the Oven Some protein at breakfast will keep you...
July 28, 2011
July 28, 2011
Print PDF Once in awhile I’ll make a meal that reminds me of my mother. My mom used to make a mean pork chop dinner. I liked her pork chops, and my brother liked the pineapple upside down cake...
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