Wednesday, August 31, 2011

easiest mexican dish...

This is so versatile, so easy, and delicious!  Place a beef roast (or chicken breasts, or a pork loin, etc) in a crock pot, cover with a cup of broth (chicken can take 1 1/2 c) place chopped onion on top and a package of taco seasoning (or use your own seasoning!) put crock pot on low and let cook all day til dinner.  If starting midday, then put temp on high...
Meat will fall apart when you place a fork in, shred it.  Place in taco shells or on salad or chips to make nachos!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

kinda like key lime pie!

key lime pie is VERY difficult to do egg and dairy free and was a favorite!  Dad came up with this and it does have the flavor!
2 "white" oreo cookies crumbled, in bowl
2 scoops almond or soy vanilla ice cream
lime wedge squeezed (generously!) over dessert and placed on top!

chicken pot pie on biscuit

recipe here...

just another way to do this easy dinner!  Serve on open biscuit! I made these dairy and egg free and they were actually good!
biscuit recipe:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 T sugar
1/4 cup butter (can do veg based)
3/4 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk(can use milk)
mix dry ingredients and cut in butter til looks like coarse meal..slowly add milk mix to form ball of dough
knead and let rest a few minutes...turn out on floured surface and cut biscuits to desired size but 1/2 inch thick.  Cook on ungreased pan in 425 oven for 12-15 minutes

healthy pizza!

everything bagel thin (open)
fresh mozzarella slices
asparagus spears
fresh tomato slices
fresh basil sprigs
sprinkle with crushed red pepper and oregano
bake on pan at 350 until cheese bubbles, about 5 minutes...
(note: can put turkey pepperoni or salami slice under cheese!)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

spaghetti squash

I have always wanted to try this and now wish I would have years kids even like it!  It is a good substitute...not as heavy as a noodle and really easy to do!
step one (by far the only hard part!)
carefully slice the squash in half
step two...
clean out seeds and strings with a spoon
step three...
place upside down in a casserole dish and fill half way up with water
step four...
place in microwave for 8 minutes, check and start heating again every 4 minutes until the outer part is soft to touch (pushes in)
step five...
remove and drain water...turn halves over
step six...
with a fork, pull out "spaghetti"

healthy snack!

a variation on one that I have seen in a few places!
1/2 c peanut butter
1/3 c honey
1 c oats (toast in oven on pan at 350 for 8-10 minutes)
1 T flax seed
1 T coconut
1/2c crushed nuts
1 T sesame seeds ( I did more, 2 T)
1/4 c sunflower seeds (no shells)
2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c dried blueberries (or craisins, or raisins...)
1/4 c semi sweet chocolate chips