Basil Lime Chicken and the first time using the grill this season! I modified/simplified by skipping the marinade and adding about a tablespoon or less of the Worchester sauce to the dressing and tossed the hot chicken in the sauce to cook it a bit to bring out more flavor. I also added some of our mint that was picked over the weekend. This was served with oven roasted broccoli, zucchini, langwater scallions, and a huge Chabaso roasted garlic breadstick, only 4 points if you look at the grams.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
|awaiting a bake|
|Double Lentil Sausage Soup|
Used Emeril's Jambalaya seasonings and added some shrimp to the beef kielbasa I had bought at the Easton Farmer's Market this past fall. It was excellent. Slow cooked it but again, didn't do it long enough. Ended up using the pressure cooker setting for 10 min after adding the brown rice. Then changed to browning and cooked the shrimp and spinach.
Friday, February 08, 2013
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The book below was approved by the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in 2011 as a Statement of Conscience.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
While the pizza was cooking I made the base for a chocolate ice cream. I've been experimenting with making my own since it must be healthier than Edy's. Don't get me wrong, I love Edy's light but I think I love it way more than I should. I have two additions that need to be controlled - cool whip (boo) and going through about a container of Edy's a week.
A few days ago I made this chocolate banana ice cream. It tasted good but the texture was too icy and it was hard. Today I found this chocolate one that I adapted for what I had in the house. Here's my version:
3 cups coconut/almond milk
1/4 cup dark chocolate morsels
1/4 cup Karo corn syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp. confectioners sugar - already had this mixed with the cocoa powder
2 tbsp. corn starch
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
This made a pudding that I ended up thinning out with some more milk, bringing the total to about 3 cups. I let it cool while we ate dinner and then froze it in my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. I've had it for at least twenty years but if I didn't have one, I'd get this one:
The ice cream was good but it had a pronounced coconut taste that I thought was mint for some reason. Alan said it tasted like coconut so I guess that's what I was smelling/tasting but it may have been a combination of flavors. Either way it does taste good and I figured out it has 4 weight watches points per 3/4 cup serving.
I lasted as long as I could and finally broke down last week and we got takeout - pizza, subs & wings. It was a busy weekend and it did make sense, but it would have been nice to be able to wait longer. The bad thing about takeout is I seem to loose control with all the yummy salt and fat, but I did extra exercising and don't think it caused too much damage. Then this week we went out for lunch at work and I got extra and more fat and carbs. This time it was Thai and that meant yummy rice. At least it was brown. But that doesn't mean I didn't make some good homemade meals too. Here are some I remembered to take pictures of.Joseph's Lavash with garlic lover's hummus and a little shredded light cheddar. It's then browned on a griddle until crispy. These were really yummy. The night before we had these with shredded BBQ Chicken breasts done in the slow cooker, a bit of the cheddar cheese and some jarred spiced peaches.
Crash Hot Sweet Potatoes. They reminded me of Tostones as far as cooked, smashed and crisped. I made them with butternut squash as well as a couple of sweet potato pieces I had in the mix. The topping was a bit heavy on the Cumin. I love the idea of these and will try again but I think the pieces need to be bigger and maybe I'll try using maple sugar instead of the brown sugar.
Friday, January 18, 2013
PB2 instead of regular peanut butter and could have used more but it was still very good and saved about 50 calories per serving.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
One of my favorite bread recipes, but this time it wasn't very crispy and chewy. Probably Dir to the bit of whole wheat and limited kneading. I think this is my first time using my new mixer for real bread. Got the mixer last year but haven't made bread in a while year? Could be. Have to go back and look through the blog.