1 Large/ 2 Medium apples, cored, chopped and frozen
3/4 C- 1 C Almond milk
1 Tbsp Raw almond butter
3 dates, pitted and chopped
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 Tbsp Coconut sugar
1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
Monthly Archives: April 2014
Easy Taco Casserole
1 packet of taco seasoning, add to taste
1 can of black beans
1 cup of frozen corn
1 cup shredded marble cheese divided
1 cup shredded Monterey jack divided
Easy Bolognese Recipe
1 3/4 cups chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
6 garlic cloves, minced
375 grams ground beef, extra lean
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 cup lower-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Add beef, to vegetable mixture. Cook 5 minutes or until browned; stir to crumble. Drain meat mixture; place in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Remove and discard .
Johnnycakes are thought to be the original pancakes. Last year, I made Johnnycakes for my son to bring on a field trip to a historic one-room schoolhouse, wrapped in his old-fashioned lunch basket with a potato! (his request… I am sure something else was in there but it was not as memorable!) They are delicious cornmeal pancakes served with butter and honey. I love cornmeal pancakes served with syrup as well.
When I read about this bread version of Johnnycakes from Bon Appetit on First Look then Cook, I wanted to make it right away. Her description was wonderful, and we ate it as suggested- warm with butter. My kids and I loved it! A great change of pace for breakfast. It would also be a delicious snack with a cup of tea or a glass of milk.
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Quinoa with Chopped Prunes, Apples and Plums
To help the weight loss, we did the Dr. Oz’s 48-Hour Weekend Cleanse http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/48-hour-weekend-cleanse. This is the breakfast. It tastes OK. I felt great during and after the cleanse and was 2lbs lighter in 48 hours. Actually, I still make this for breakfast, in advance and reheat in the morning. Hope you enjoy this high fibre and protein breakfast.
Makes 1 serving
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water
1 pinch nutmeg
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp flax seed oil
1/3 cup chopped prunes
1/4 cup rice milk
In a small pot, stir 1/2 cup quinoa, a pinch of nutmeg and 1 tsp of grated ginger into a cup of water.
Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the prunes and rice milk. Cover again and cook another 5 minutes.
Before serving, stir in 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil.
Ravioli with Rose Sauce and Fresh Tomatoes
This was so quick and easy, I thought I would share. Truth be told it was a treat from the New Years Diet but, everyone (the kids) enjoyed it!! Victory!
Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
Cook time:5 Minutes
Prep time:10 Minutes
1 (20-oz.) package refrigerated spinach and cheese ravioli
1 (16-oz.) container of rose sauce
2 medium-size fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, optional
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, pour Rose sauce into a medium saucepan. Stir in chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup chopped basil, and cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Toss with pasta, and top evenly with 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish, if desired.
Cabbage Soup, wait…it actually tastes good
Not an April Fool’s joke!! This weight loss resolution is taking a serious turn, I’m making cabbage soup. My poor kids. I visited my mother in law at work with my son. I told her that dinner that night was cabbage soup, followed by “part of the weight loss routine”. An older man nearby responded with “blah, cabbage soup”. At least I am losing weight! Lucky 13 so far….
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
5 carrots, chopped
3 onions, chopped
2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled
tomatoes, with liquid
1 large head cabbage, chopped (I used a precut bag of cabbage- if I am eating cabbage I’m taking the easy route)
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
2 quarts tomato juice
10 stalks celery, chopped
1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
1. Place carrots, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, and celery in a large pot. Add onion soup mix, tomato juice, beef broth, and enough water to cover vegetables. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
May be stored in the refrigerator for several days.