Friday, December 23, 2016

Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms w Blue cheese & Bacon


Prepare portobello mushrooms to stuff in slightly greased pan

Mix: Ricotta Cheese w/ small amounts of Blue Cheese & Bacon bites

Stuff mixture into mushrooms & top with a little shredded cheddar
Bake & Serve


Potato Broccoli Bites



Use leftover Mash (combination of potatoes or squash or sweet potatoes....) - - - or - - - dice/boil

 Add to taste: Greek Yogurt, Salt, Pepper & a cheese of your choice


Combine Mash w/ broccoli &/or cauliflower (cut small and par cooked in the microwave)

Shape into balls & roll in Quinoa Flakes

Bake until crispy

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pumpkin Coconut Curry

Perfectly warm & comforting on a cold dreary day!


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Start in Rice Cooker:
1 cup Rice
1 cup Quinoa
4 cups Water
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Saute in Olive Oil:
Garlic
Ginger
1/2 onion
1 red pepper

Once browned, add:
3 diced chicken breasts

Once Chicken is also browned Add:
1 can pumpkin
1 cup low sodium veggie broth
1 can Trader Joes Coconut Cream
Curry powder or paste & Salt to taste

Let simmer as you complete next step

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In Separate Pan Saute in Olive oil:
Garlic
Ginger
1 diced Zucchini
1 diced Yellow Squash
1 box sliced baby-bella mushrooms

Once tender, but not too overcooked that they start shrinking, add to other simmering mixture above & serve over the rice and quinoa blend. 





Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Green Salad, Baked Chicken Fingers & Potato Salad

This would be the perfect meal to take on a picnic!

Green Salad
Cucumbers
Snap Peas
Avocado
Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing

Chicken Fingers
Slice Chicken breasts into strips
Marinade for 30 min: Lime Juice, Orange Juice, Olive Oil, Garlic, Sweet & Spicy Mustard (Trader Joes)
Add eggs whites to the marinade & chicken & stir
Dip each chicken strip in: Parmesan Cheese & Panko Breadcrumbs
Bake on Parchment Paper at 450 (flip once to get both sides crispy)
(serve with the ABOVE Green salad & dressing)

Potato Salad
Dice/Boil/Cool Potatoes
Diced Red Pepper
Bacon
Briannas French Vinegrette
Basil, Cilantro, Salt, Pepper, Paprika











Saturday, January 30, 2016

Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms &/or Red Peppers - Varied options

ORIGINAL:
Saute: garlic, onion, zucchini, yellow squash, celery
Brown: ground turkey sausage
Combine all w/:
cooked rice
cream cheese
salt
pepper
panko crumbs
STUFF
Top with Parmesan
Bake at 450 

LEMON/FETA:
Saute: garlic, onion, celery
add to Wilt: power green mix (kale, spinach...)
Brown: ground turkey sausage
Combine all w/:
cooked rice
cream cheese
crumbled Feta
lemon pepper seasoning
STUFF
Top with Parmesan
Bake at 450 

BROCCOLI/GOAT CHEESE
Saute: garlic, onion, celery, broccoli
Brown: ground turkey sausage
Combine all w/:
cooked QUINOA
cream cheese
Goat cheese
STUFF
Top with Parmesan
Bake at 450 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lentil, Ham, Bean soup

Perfect thing to do with the leftover ham bone (fair amount of ham left on it) from the freezer.

saute:
onions, celery, garlic

add:
ham bone
Trader Joes low sodium vegetable broth
water
bay leaves
savory spice blend
(rinsed) lentils
(rinsed) dry bean mix

simmer all day

han should pull of bone easily, cut bug pieces, remove bone.



Sunday, October 25, 2015

Newly Organized Work Area

Here is my newly organized work area. The beading area is pretty much complete, with the exception of a few boxes of beads that still need to be sorted and put away.



As you can see, I have plenty of storage room left so I just need to keep organizing things and putting things away.



 
This is my new glass area.  The kiln didn't move, but the whole desk area specifically for glass working is new. And now all I have to do is unpac the glass and get organized.



Monday, May 4, 2015

Grilled Leftovers into a Salad

salad:
orzo
quinoia
wild rice
grilled steak
grilled asparagus
grilled zucchini
grilled mushrooms
pistachios
currants or yellow raisins
fresh green herbs

whisk dressing:
garlic mustard
lemon juice
balsamic vinegar
olive oil

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Italian Stuffed Peppers

Cook:
ground Chicken Italian Sausage
ground Chicken Spicy Italian Sausage

cut into small bits

Mix w/:
Ricotta Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Rice
Trader Joes Arrabiata Sauce


Fill Red, Yellow, Orange Peppers with mixture
Place in pan sprayed with olive oil

Bake until hot throughout, we prefer peppers still have some firmness to them

When almost done, top with fresh mozzarella & let melt



Sunday, August 11, 2013

Breakfast Cakes


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Slice & saute in olive oil:
Onions
Red Peppers

Shred & Drain:
Zuchinni or Summer Squash
then add to saute pan

Set aside to cool

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Dice & Boil Sweet potatoes
Drain
Add drained can of Pinto beans

Mash & set aside to cool

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Combine 2 above mixtures & Add: salt, pepper, curry powder, mustard seeds to taste

Mix in some eggs & milk & pancake mix

Heat pan w/ Olive Oil & cook them

~~~ these would be great with shredded carrots, roasted corn, black beans..... too ~~~