Sunday, January 17, 2010

Roasted Grape Tomatoes

1 pkg organic grape tomatoes, washed and dry
4 green onions, whites only
3 cloves of garlic, smashed and halved


Spray jelly roll pan with oil (use foil for easy clean up - the tomatoes get caramelized and messy). Mix together tomatoes, garlic and onions on pan - spray with additional oil, top with fresh ground black pepper and fresh ground sea salt. Roast approx 20-25 minutes or until some tomatoes are browned and popped.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Turkey Burgers

1 package ground turkey (approx 16-20 oz)
1 egg white
1 slice whole wheat bread pulsed in the blender in to bread crumbs
2 T dried parsley flakes
big grinds of sea salt, roasted garlic salt and black pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Form in to patties (this recipe made 8 flat patties for me). Cook in a non-stick skillet until internal temps reach 180 degrees.

cooked patties are 1 pt per ounce

Light Baked Potato Salad - Dairy Free

1/4 c + 2 T TJ's light mayo
1 T white vinegar
1 T prepared yellow mustard
2 t sugar
22 oz baked potato, skin on, cold, diced
1 large rib celery, diced
fresh ground sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Whisk together mayo, vinegar, mustard and sugar. Mix in potato and celery. Add salt & pepper to taste. Can eat right away but it is better chilled for 4-24 hours.

1/2 c = 1 pt

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hot & Sour Soup

Hot & Sour Soup
--1 pkg Trader Joe’s firm tofu (14 oz) cut in to cubes
--10 cups water
--3 tablespoons low sodium chicken broth paste (organic, in jar from Costco)
--10-12 large white mushrooms sliced (would be even better with fancier mushrooms)
--1 can bamboo shoots, julienned
--1 large carrot shredded
--1/2 can sliced water chestnuts
--4 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
--1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
--1.5 tablespoons sugar
--1/3 cup rice wine vinegar (and more later to taste)
--2+ tablespoons fish sauce (and more later to taste)
--1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (and more later to taste)
--3 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in water
--2 cups very thinly sliced baby spinach leaves
--green onion for garnish

In crockpot, stir together all ingredients except spinach, cornstarch and green onion. Cook on low 7-8 hours. Taste and add more vinegar, fish sauce and red pepper flakes as needed. Turn up to high during last hour of cooking time. Add cornstarch mixed with water, stir, replace lid and cook on high for 30 minutes. Add spinach and cook for 10-15 minutes. Serve with sliced green onion as a garnish.

Carl - 5 stars
William - 5 stars
KC - 4 stars
Zachary - 0 stars

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal with Apples

Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal with Apples

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 cups water
2 cups old-fashioned uncooked oatmeal
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon with apple slices, coating apples. Mix oatmeal with water and salt. Put apples in bottom of crock pot
and pour oatmeal mixture on top. Do not stir. Cover and cook overnight/6 hours on LOW.

In the morning, stir thoroughly.

3 pts per cup