Thursday, May 30, 2013

Asian slaw

Another healthy recipe that sounds good enough to try... this time from the Slender Kitchen

Asian Peanut Slaw
Weight Watchers Asian Peanut Slaw
Points: 1 weight watchers pointsplus
Servings: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Nutritional Info: 44.9 calories, .2 g of fat, 6.4 g of carbohydrates, 1.9 g of fiber, 2 g of protein
3 cups of cole slaw mix (red and green cabbage and shredded carrots)
1/3 red onion, sliced thin
2 tbsp chopped roasted peanuts
1 small jalapeno, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 medium jicama, diced
3 scallions, diced
2 tbsp low calorie peanut dressing (I love Tamari Peanut by San-J)
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Add the lime juice and dressing. Mix well and enjoy! I like to let it sit for at least 15 minutes for the flavors to combine.

Need Some Anti-Cupcake Weight Food!

I've been making cupcakes for a month or more now, and somehow a large portion of the weight I had lost has sneaked back on! OH NO! so I have been getting back on my stationery bike, and riding 20 minutes in the morning... but I'm finding I need some GOOD FOOD ideas... I've added salads back into my daily routine... but am starting to experiment with dressings to find a less fattening one, not totally fat free, but also less acidy that some in the stores. Here is one I found on a blog that I follow: The Gracious Pantry and in case you'd like to see more of her recipes, here is a link to her blog! This is one I'll be trying this week.

Clean Eating Raspberry Vinaigrette

(Makes approximately 1 1/4 cups)


  • 1/2 cup avocado oil (or other light flavored oil)
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup honey (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon prepared dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or to taste)
  • Pinch of salt to taste


  1. Blend all ingredients together with a blender until smooth. Store in an air-tight bottle or container for up to 2 weeks (give or take)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Strawberry Yum-Cakes

Yumm Yummm Yummmmmmy! I tried a new flavor and a new frosting last nite... strawberry. I even cut up pieces of strawberries and put in the batter! And then, I found a light and fluffy frosting recipe I liked so I tried it. I think the hubby liked it more than I did, but it was okay. I'm not sure what I didn't like about it, it was light... it was airy... it had a good vanilla flavor... but... still something was not exactly right... So I have a couple ideas of ways I can tweak it but that will be tomorrow, for today I have another plan (stay tuned!)

Meanwhile here is a picture of yesterday's delight! They froze well too, I put a couple dozen in the freezer and tried one this morning, for research you understand, and it was still Wonderful!

No,... sorry... not posting this recipe. LOL

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Yummy Healthy Omlette

Well, I didn't think this omelette would turn out so well, or I would have taken a photo of it! But it's fast and easy... so Here it IS!

Chopped up 7 or 8 leaves of spinach and put in a small fry pan, sauteing with butter (or cooking spray).
Add 1 chopped up clove of garlic.
Let saute for about 3 min while you whisk up an egg with about 2-3 Tblspoons of water.
Add eggs to the pan, along with Salt & Pepper to taste.

Once it firms a bit, fold the sides in toward the middle and then (attempt to) FLIP. After flipping... add a little bit of cheese to melt on the top, OR as I did... a few small pieces of Ricotta Cheese!

Put lid on, turn off heat. Pour coffee, juice, whatever you drink and get a's READY!

Vidalia Onion Casserole

I really try not to skip days because then I have TWO things to blog about... and I don't like doing 2 things in one post... but... today I will tell you about "Vidalia Onion Casserole" AND the yummy omlette I made this morning.  (and maybe tomorrow I'll tell you about the Healthy Butter cream frosting I made yesterday!!)

Ok... So I went to a luncheon put on by our Quilting group at church and one of the ladies made this Kick Butt Onion Casserole. I know what *I* was thinking when I heard onion I can easily imagine what YOU are thinking... but believe-you-me! It was "kick butt"... as I begged for the recipe, she told me it was... ONLINE!... LOLOLOL and told me the website as well... so I will give you the link and just tell you ... TRY IT.  If you like sauteed onions you will LOVE this and it couldn't be ANY easier to make.
(photo compliments of taste of home website)

I think i'll put the Yummy Omlette in a separate post... LOL