Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Green Salad, Baked Chicken Fingers & Potato Salad

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

Green Salad
Snap Peas
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
Briannas French Vinegrette
Basil, Cilantro, Salt, Pepper, Paprika

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms &/or Red Peppers - Varied options

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

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
Top with Parmesan
Bake at 450 

Saute: garlic, onion, celery, broccoli
Brown: ground turkey sausage
Combine all w/:
cooked QUINOA
cream cheese
Goat cheese
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.

onions, celery, garlic

ham bone
Trader Joes low sodium vegetable broth
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

wild rice
grilled steak
grilled asparagus
grilled zucchini
grilled mushrooms
currants or yellow raisins
fresh green herbs

whisk dressing:
garlic mustard
lemon juice
balsamic vinegar
olive oil

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Italian Stuffed Peppers

ground Chicken Italian Sausage
ground Chicken Spicy Italian Sausage

cut into small bits

Mix w/:
Ricotta Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
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

Slice & saute in olive oil:
Red Peppers

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

Set aside to cool

Dice & Boil Sweet potatoes
Add drained can of Pinto beans

Mash & set aside to cool


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 ~~~

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bean Dip for Baked Chips

1 large can Refried Beans
1/2 Mashed Butternut Squash
1/2 c Sour Cream or cream cheese
Hot Sauce or Green salsa (to taste)
Shredded Cheddar (small amount)

(saute OR grill -> then dice small -> then add to mixture above)
red peppers

Mix all sprinkle a little more shredded cheddar on top
Bake @ 400 until heated through

Best served w/ Baked Tortilla chips

Monday, April 29, 2013

5-Ingredient Cookies

YUM, I used TRADER JOES Almond Cocoa spread. YUM
5-Ingredient Cookies
Recipe by Fabio Viviani
Yield: 12-18 cookies, depending on scoop size

1 cup chocolate nut spread (like TRADER JOES Almond Cocoa spread or Nutella)
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 egg
¾ cup flour
coarse sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F.
In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, combine Nutella, brown sugar, and egg.
Mix on low speed, until blended.
Slowly add the flour and mix just until a dough is formed. Do NOT over-mix.
Scoop cookies onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Top each with a sprinkle of sea salt.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Cool cookies before removing from sheet tray.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mushroom Burgers

so I had the best Mushroom burger a while back at Grizzly Peaks in Ann Arbor. Since that time I have wanted to try making them, because NONE I have found in the groceries even come close....
I couldn't find anything on the web that sounded like theirs (which their menu said had mushrooms, parmesan & cream cheese), so I tried to merge that with some recipe concepts off the web.... 

Dice & Saute in Olive Oil:
- Mushrooms
- Portabella Musrooms
- Onion
- Garlic

quick Puree (not too much) in processor:
- drained/rinsed Pinto beans
- toasted (unsalted) Soy Nuts
- cream cheese

Mix all above w/:
- Montreal or some other spice blend
- (small amount) A1 steak sauce
- Fresh Parmesan
- Bread crumbs

once the taste is balanced to your preference, Add Egg White, mix

(freeze or cook right away!)

Grill, Broil or Stovetop