Posts made in February, 2010

Granola Parfait

Posted by on Feb 28, 2010 in Blog

Granola Parfait

As you well know, I’m always trying to figure out nutritious and new things for breakfast. I use to make a scamble egg and have some toast with it…done. Even though there’s lots to choose from, I still want something different. I’m not a huge fruit eater, I know that fruit is essential for healthy eating and a happy heart. I make this at least once a week…talk about satisfying and delicious! Make the granola ahead of time and keep it in a jar, it will last for a long time (as long as...

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Gardein “chick’n”

Posted by on Feb 27, 2010 in Blog

Gardein “chick’n”

Gardein Chick’n not cooked So, I’m NOT a big fan of soy…..or so I thought, until I realized you have to read labels. I found this product, okay, so I didn’t find it, “Opray” did. Its called Gardein (www.gardein.com) they make vegan chicken, beef all kinds of things. I found it at my local health food store. If you live in the Midwest, Kroger’s even sells it. I had my first taste of Gardein at the cooking class I took.My quest was on to find it. The Gardein...

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Omelet

Posted by on Feb 26, 2010 in Blog

Omelet

If you’ve been reading my blog (THANK YOU!) you know I’m always looking for breakfast idea’s. When people ask me what food I miss most, I use to say cheese, actually there’s some pretty tasty “cheese” choices out there. So I guess, no not cheese. I think probably it would be eggs. I’ve long ago given up “fried” eggs, went to “egg beaters” now, I can’t even do that! I did make the “bitches”breakfast burrito with yumming results....

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Oils

Posted by on Feb 25, 2010 in Blog

You probably noticed in my latest recipes I’ve been using safflower oilor coconut oilin most of my cooking. You probably thought why? I thought olive oil is the best. Well it is if your using it for salad dressings or to sprinkle over food another words, just don’t cook with it.Your probably still thinking…why? Its because of the smoke point, the temperature at which the oil starts to break down. These break downs result in changes in flavor, as well as changes in nutritional value. The...

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Portabella Bolognese

Posted by on Feb 24, 2010 in Blog

Portabella Bolognese

PORTABELLA BOLOGNESE I found this recipe from the “Rachael Ray” Show. She actually has been making more and more vegetarian recipes. So watch out…..vegetarian meals are breaking into “normal” tv!Ingredients1 oz dried mushrooms, such as porcini or mixed wild mushrooms2 cups vegetarian stock2 tablespoons safflower oil3 tablespoons vegan butter, cut into pieces4 portabella mushrooms, cut into 1/4″ dice1 medium onion, chopped1 small rib celery, chopped2 large cloves garlic, finely...

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