Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One Besan Flour Recipe For Bread, Cookies, or Squares

3 1/2 Cups Besan (Chickpea) Flour
1/4 TSP Sea Salt
1/2 TSP Baking Soda
1 TBSP Cream Of Tartar
1 TBSP Ground Cinnamon
1 Cup Splenda
1 TSP Cardamom Powder
1 TSP Aluminum Free Double Acting Baking Powder
1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
8 Oz. Unsweetened Applesauce
3 Egg Whites
1 TBSP Agave Syrup
3/4 Cup Sliced Almonds
1/4 TSP Freshly Grated Nutmeg On Top of Bread, Cookies or Squares
1/4 TSP Ground Cinnamon on Top of Bread, Cookies or Squares

Add All Dry Ingredients To Bowl And Mix
Add All Wet Ingredients And Mix
Add In Nuts To Batter & Mix

For Cookies Spray Cookie Sheet And Drop 1 Inch A Part Using Spoon
Top With Nutmeg & Cinnamon
Bake At 350 For 10 Minutes. Cool For 15 Minutes

For Squares Spray Small Square Cake Pan And Spread Batter Evenly In Pan
Top With Nutmeg & Cinnamon
Bake 350 For 10-15 Minutes. Cool For 30 Minutes And Slice Into Squares

For Bread Spray Bread Loaf Pan

Top With Nutmeg & Cinnamon
Bake 350 For 25 Minutes. Cool For 30 Minutes. Remove From Pan Slice & Serve.

All of the Above Can Be Frozen To Enjoy Your Extra Servings.

Ready To Bake


Turkey Tenderloin Coconut Curry Tandori With Brown Rice

Adapted From A Recipe By Maggi

1 Package Turkey Tenderloins Which Will Be Cut Into Small Cubes
1 TBSP Roasted Garlic & Onion Oil
1 TBSP Chopped Jalapenos
2 Small Onion Diced
5 Garlic Gloves Diced
1/4 TSP Sea Salt
1/4 TSP Salt Free Chili Powder
1/4 TSP Freshly Grated Tumeric Preferred But You Can You Use Dried Ground Tumeric
2 TBSP Garam Masala
3 TBSP Fresh Basil Leaves or Freeze Dried
1 TBSP Fresh Dill Leaves or Freeze Dried
1 TBSP Freshly Grated Ginger Preferred But Can Dried Ground Ginger
1 TBSP Low Sodium Soy Sauce (I Use Wang Chen)
16 Oz Coconut Milk ( I Use Powdered As There Is  Low Sodium & No Excess Sugar)
Start With 2 TBSP Cornstarch. Add More If Needed
2 TBSP Pomegranate Or Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
1 Skillet

Hot Cooked Brown Rice

Heat 1 TBSP Oil in Skillet
Sauté Garlic & Onion, Then Put In Small Bowl & Set Aside
Sauté Turkey With 1 TBSP Oil, Salt, Pepper, Tumeric, Garam Masala, Chili Powder, Ginger, & Jalapenos.
When Turkey Is Half Done Add in Your Basil & Dill Leaves And Continue Cooking
Mix Your Coconut Milk Powder in Container With Warm Water Till Thick & Creamy
When Turkey Tandori Curry Is Done, Start Adding in Your Coconut Milk, Then Cornstarch And Continue Stirring & Cooking Till Your Coconut Milk is Absorbed.
Serve Over Hot Cooked Brown Rice.

Basil Chardonnay Tomato And Okra

12 Oz of Frozen Cut Okra
1 14.5 Oz.Can of No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes
3 TBSP Fresh Diced Basil Leaves
1 TBSP Fresh Diced Dill Leaves
1 TSP Ground White Pepper
1/4 TSP Sea Salt
1 TBSP Garam Masala
2 TBSP Roasted Garlic & Onion Oil
1 Small Onion Diced
2-3 Garlic Cloves Diced
1-2 TSP Chopped Jalapenos (I Use Gilroy Ranch Brand in a Jar) In Grocer's Produce Department
1-2 TBSP Low Sodium Soy Sauce ( I Use Wang Chen)
1/2 Cup or A Cup Arbor Mist Peach Chardonnay
1 Skillet

Add Oil to Your Skillet And Heat on Medium High Heat
Add in Your Frozen Okra
Add in Your Entire Can of Tomatoes
Add in Garlic, Onion, Jalapenos
Add in Sea Salt, Pepper, And Spices.
Mix All Together And Cook Until 3/4 Done
Add in Your Chardonnay And Finish Cooking


Hot Dog Hashbrown Cheese Egg Skillet Meal

1 Box Hungry Jack Hashbrown Prepared According to Pakage Directions
6 Applegate Farms Nitrate Free Beef Hot Dogs
1/2 Cup Diced Onions
1/4 TSP Sea Salt
1/4 TSP Ground Black Pepper
1 TBSP Chives
1 -2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 Slices Rice Cheddar Cheese or Your Choice
16 Oz. Egg Whites
1 Oven Safe 12 Inch Skillet Pan

Add Your Oil to Pan
Heat Oil on Medium High Heat
Add In Your Onions & Hashbrown
Add in Your Salt, Pepper, Chives And Continue To Stir Potato Mixture
Slice Up Your 6 Hot Dogs And Steam In Microwave 2-3 Minutes
Add Your Hot Dog Slices To Potato Mixture And Stir And Cook
Pour In Your Egg Whites Over All This And Continue to Cook
When Egg Whites Are 3/4 Cooked Top Everything With Your Cheese Slices

Preheat Oven to 350
Put Your Entire Skillet In & Finish Cooking Until Egg Is Completely Set & Cheese Melts
5 -15 Minutes

Best Frozen Okra

The Best Canned Diced No Salt Added Tomatoes At The Store I Have Tried

Quick Onion And Garlic Oil

Instead of Using Up All My Extra Virgin Olive Oil  As Often As I Cook I have Found A Roasted Garlic And Onion Oil At My Local Super Target Which Allows Me To Get A More Intense Flavor With Just 1 TBSP of This.

Easy Coconut Milk Without Spending Big $$$

Instead of Spending Lots of Money on Canned Thai or Mexican Coconut Milk or Even The SoDelicious Ready Made Refrigerated Brand I Found Coconut Milk Powder Which Allows Me to Use With Water And Make My Own Coconut Milk Whenever I Need It For a Recipe. I Found This At My Local Indian Grocery Store Very Reasonably Priced. I Have Also Seen This In The International Section At Other Grocery Stores For a Lot More Money.

Quick Cranberry Oatmeal Yogurt Muffins

2 Cups Rice Flour
1 Cup Oatmeal 
1 TSP Aluminum Free Baking Powder
1/4 TSP Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Ground Flaxseed
1/4 Cup Ground Cinnamon
1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 Cup Splenda
1 TBSP Agave Syrup
1 Cup Nonfat Greek or Organic Plain Fat Free Yogurt
2 Egg Whites
2 TBSP Healthy Butter Blend Stick Melted
1/4 - 1/2 Cup Plain or Light Vanilla Soymilk 
1 cup Frozen Whole Cranberries Semi-Thawed

Preheat Oven To 350 , Spray Muffin Pan With Olive Oil or Floured Baking Spray

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Then add in all your wet ingredients and mix until throughly blended.

Spoon into pre-sprayed muffin pan, Fill each cup 2/3 full. Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out dry.

Cool for 20-30 Minutes before serving.

Makes 12

Ready to Bake


Monday, December 20, 2010

Arbor Mist Peach Chardonnay Pecan Panko Baked Salmon Fillets

1/2 Cup Splenda
1/2 Cup Hot Water
3/4 Cup Arbor Mist Peach Chardonnay
1/2 Cup Wang Chen Soy Sauce or Brand With Less Then 253MG
1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Sesame Oil3 TBSP Minced Crush Garlic Cloves
1/2 TSP Frontier Salt Free Lemon Pepper Blend or Other Salt Free Brand
6 Small Wild Caught Salmon Fillets2 TBSP Litehouse Freeze Dried Salad Blend (Dill, Parsley,Garlic, Chives, Red Onion, Shallots)
1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
3/4 Cup Medium Chopped Pecans
Fat Free Olive Oil Cooking Spray or Disposable Baking Pan
1 TBSP Cornstarch
2 TBSP Cold Water

In a bowl, mix Splenda & hot water until dissolved. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag, & add in chardonnay, soy sauce, salad blend, olive oil, sesame oil,  garlic, & lemon pepper. Place salmon in the bag, seal, & marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Preheat Oven to 400. 
In shallow bowl mix together Panko Bread Crumbs And Chopped Pecans.

Remove Salmon From Marinade Bag, Reserving Marinade. 

Dredge In Breadcrumb & Pecan Bowl Mixture To Coat Evenly.

Lightly Spray Baking Pan or Use Sprayed Disposable Baking Pan. 

Place Salmon in Sprayed Pan, Spray Tops of Breaded Salmon With Cooking Spray Also.

Cook 8-10 minutes on each side, or until easily flaked with a fork.

Transfer reserved marinade to a pot. Dissolve the cornstarch in cold water. Bring the marinade to a boil, and stir in cornstarch mixture to thicken. Serve over the salmon or on the side as a dipping sauce.

These Pecans Are Chopped Already But You Will Need To Chop Them Finer For The Coating. You Can Use Either A Mallet or a Mortar & Pestle To Further Chop The Pecans


Panko & Pecans

Ready To Cook

Done Ready For Chardonnay Marinade

Chardonnay Thicker With Cornstarch

Ready to Eat

Lentil Pea Rice Stew in Crockpot

4 Cups Vegetable Stock
1 Cup Very Low Sodium Chicken Broth
3 Cups Water
2 Cans No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes
1 1/4 Cup French Green Lentils
1 Cup Long Grain Wild Rice
1 12 Oz Package of Frozen Peas Separated
1 Small Package Birds Eye Steamfresh Brown Rice With Carrots, Corn &; Peas or Equal Fresh Amounts
1/4 TSP Sea Salt
1 TBSP Ground White Pepper
2 TSP Shredded Carrots
3 TBSP Minced Garlic
1/2 TSP Basil
1/2 TSP French Thyme
3 TBSP Dried Parsley
3-4 TBSP Dried Celery Leaves
1 TSP Chopped Jalapenos
1 Large Programmable Crockpot
1 Crockpot Liner

Line Crockpot
Pour In Vegetable Stock, Chicken Broth, Water
Add in Tomatoes, Frozen Peas, Steamfresh Rice Mix, Lentils, Long Grain Rice, Carrot Shreds
Add in the rest of your ingredients, stir.
Turn on Crockpot and Set on High 6-8 hours depending on your machine.
Shred Freshly Grated Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese On Top of Stew When Ready To Eat

Assemble Major Ingredients 1st

Some of The Spices

In the Frigid Cold & Snowy IL Winters I find it easier to use items that are ready to use and still healthy. Less trips to the store and very easy on the budget.

I buy this at my local bread outlet store for much cheaper then it sells on Amazon or even Bob's Red Mill's own online store.

All Ready To Cook. Just Add Lid, Cook on High for 9 Hours And Get On With Your Day or Night. House Smells Amazing While Cooking. When it is done serve with some freshly grated Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese. Cool 1 Hour Before Putting In Fridge. Chill Overnight, then Freeze In Containers To Enjoy When You Want In The Next 3-4 Months.

Finished And Ready to Top With Some Freshly Grated Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cranberry Pecan Carob Pie Without a Crust

*Adapted from a recipe by Laurie Colwin*

Butter For Greasing Springform Cake Pan
Flour Spray For Cake Pan
Baking Sheet Lined With Aluminum Foil
Mixing Bowl
Pie Storage Container
2 Cups Frozen Whole Cranberries Thawed
1 Cup Rice Flour
3 - 4 Egg Whites
1/4  Cup Cinnamon
1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
1/4 TSP Sea Salt
1 TBSP Baking Powder
8 Oz Unsweetened Applesauce
3/4 Cup Chopped Pecans
2/3 Cup Splenda
1/2 Cup Carob Powder
1 Cup Splenda
2 Squirts Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
3/4 - 1 Cup Plain Soymilk

Generously butter a springform cake pan. Then spray bottom and side with flour cooking spray. Add cranberries to the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle on chopped pecans, then sprinkle on 2/3 cup Splenda.

In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, applesauce, egg whites, vanilla extract, torani vanilla syrup, cinnamon, carob powder, soymilk and sea salt. Stir gently to combine. If to thick add a little more soymilk. 

Spread batter evenly over cranberry, pecan, & Splenda.
Place Springfoam Pan on Top Of Baking Sheet Lined With Aluminum Foil To Catch Any Cranberries That Might Leek Out.

Bake 350 40-50 Minutes

Let Cool Then Take The Bottom Plate of Pie Storage Container Place Directly on Top And Invert The Entire Pie Upside Down So Your Cranberries & Pecans Are Now On Top And Your Carob Cooked Batter is Now On the Bottom of Your Pie.

Slice And Top With Some Non Dairy Whipped Cream, or serve with some Coconut Milk Ice Cream & Fresh Mint Leaves or Enjoy with a Soy Vanilla, Soy Egg Nog, or Soy Pumpkin Latte.
Ready To Bake
Finished Baking

Inverted Upside Down Ready To Slice


A Slice

Topped With Non Dairy ZipWhip

Bacon BBQ Sauce Grilled Cheese

2 Slices Whole Grain Bread
2-3 Slices Soy Cheddar Cheese
2 Slices Nitrate Free Bacon Cut In Half
1 Thin Slice Onion Optional
Yellow Mustard
Organicville BBQ Sauce
Heart Healthy Butter Blend
1 Skillet
1 Spatula
1 Mircowave Tray to Cook Bacon

Cook 2 Slices of Nitrate Free Bacon in Microwave, Drain, Pat Dry, Set Aside
Add Some Heart Healthy Butter Blend To Skillet
Place Your Cheese Onto 1 Slice of Bread, Add Cooked Bacon Slices, Add Onion Slice, A Tiny Bit of Mustard & BBQ Sauce, Then Cover With Other Bread Slice, Top With Some Butter Blend
Add to Skillet And Cook on One Side Till Golden Brown, Then Flip Over & Do the Same Thing With The Other Side.

You Can Also Use Nitrate Free Turkey Bacon

Betty Boop

What is it about Betty Boop that keeps us all fascinated so many years later? Is it the voice in the cartoons, the simplicity of her outfits, or the nostalgia of a bygone era? I do not think one can ever answer this. I have been fascinated with her for years. I have DVD's, Videos, Socks, Key Chains, Magnets, Watches, Clocks, Musical Figurines, Tea Sets, Salt & Pepper Shakers, Prints, License Plates, Plates, Figurines, Lunch Boxes, Purses, Dolls, Bags, Calendars, & Notepaper.

Here are some items in my collection.

My Best Friend Made This