Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tropical Freeze

1 orange, peeled
1 cup frozen banana chunks
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 - 1 cup fortified soy or rice milk
Cut orange in half and remove any seeds. Place in a blender with banana, mango, and nondairy milk. Blend until thick and very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
vegetable oil spray
Preheat oven to 450 F.

Combine sweet potatoes, cinnamon, salt, cumin, black pepper, and garlic powder in a plastic bag. Seal and shake. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet (do not overlap) coated with vegetable oil spray. Bake for 20 minutes or until very tender, flipping potatoes once during cooking.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

  • 1 Red and Orange Bell Pepper
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey (I used extra lean ground venison this night.)
  • 1/4 cup Southwest Seasoning (recipe from 21 Day Fix book)
  • Shredded Cheese – 6 blue containers worth
  • Fat Free Refried Beans – 2 Red Containers worth
  • 2 Small Cans Diced Chiles
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 12 Corn Tortillas
Dice the peppers and onions. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add diced peppers and onions and cook until tender. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Brown your ground meat in the skillet until almost done. Add chiles to meat and finish cooking through. Add cooked onions and peppers to meat mixture, along with southwest seasoning and 1/4 cup of water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Spray the bottom of a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with 6 tortillas. Spread with one red container of the refried beans. Spread 1/2 of the meat and vegetable mixture over the tortillas and beans.
Layer the remaining 6 tortillas on top of the meat mixture. Repeat spreading the refried beans and remaining meat and vegetable mixture.
Sprinkle 6 blue containers worth of shredded cheese evenly over the top.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is hot and bubbly.
Makes 6 Servings
Per Serving: 1 Red1 Yellow1 Green1 Blue

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Oreo Funfetti Brownies

Oreo Funfetti Brownies

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose flour
2 cups chocolate chips
8-10 Oreos (Double Stuf is where it’s at), chopped
rainbow sprinkles (about 1/4 cup)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9″ x 13″ pan.
In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the heat (or microwave) briefly, just until it’s hot, but not bubbling; mixture will become shiny.**
Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, beat the 4 eggs with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla until smooth. Add the hot butter/sugar mixture, stirring until combined.
Slowly add in the flour, again stirring until smooth. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Top with chopped Oreos and sprinkles. Bake for about 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for about 10-15 minutes before cutting. Serves 12.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Cowboy Cornbread

Hamburger meat, seasoned
1 can drained rotel
ranch style beans
Cornbread mix, mexican style
cream corn
shredded cheese

Brown and season hamburger meat, drain.  Add the rotel and ranch style beans, simmer for 10 min. Mix up the cornbread mix per directions, adding the cream corn to the mix.  Add shredded cheese to mixture, and pour half in the bottom of the pan.  Pour meat mixture, and top with cheese.  Pour remaining cornbread mix on toip and bake at 350 until cornbread is done (by package)

Parmesan Crusted Asparagus

1 pound Asparagus
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten (can use egg whites)
3/4 cup panko
1/4 cup grated parmesan
salt and pepper to taste

Dredge the asparagus in the flour, dip them in egg and then into mixture of the panko, parmesan and salt and pepper.

Place on a baking sheet and bake at preheated 425 until golden brown, about 7-13 minutes

Turkey Muffins

2 pounds ground Turkey
3 egg whites
1 cup quick oats
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp thyme
2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp pepper
2 tsp chipotle pepper spice
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375
Spray muffin pan with canola or olive oil
Mix all ingredients together in one large bowl, roll mixture into the shape of a ball. Bake for about 40 min