Saturday, June 11, 2011

Veggie Pizza Frittata

I had a bajillion eggs in my fridge. I wanted to make something simple. I had also gotten turkey pepperoni with coupons the other day. An my delicious concoction was born lol.
  • 1 pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 onions, diced
  • 8 ounces of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 3-4 ounces turkey pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
  • 10 eggs
  • salt, pepper and italian seasoning to taste
In a large pan sautee all the veggies with a little bit of non stick cooking spray. Season veggies with salt and pepper. Remove veggies when they are still somewhat firm. Add them to a glass 8x8 baking dish. Put pepperoni on top. In a separate bowl mix together eggs, cheeses and italian seasoning. Pour over veggies and pepperoni. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, or until set completely. This was honestly SO good. I am eating it for lunch right now.

Wish I had a better picture, we have 3 cameras in our house and all of their batteries are dead lol.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Yes, I know. I've been a slacker! But I have a very good reason, she's a one year old, her name is Sage, she just started walking. You get the picture!

This comes to you in my effort to liven up tacos! These are delicious, in fact I am making them tonight for the third time.

  • 1lb ground chicken or ground turkey
  • 2 white onions, chopped
  • 2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin powder and garlic powder- all to taste
  • 1 jar of your favorite salsa
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • cheddar cheese for topping
In a large skillet, brown ground chicken. Season to taste with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Cook until not longer pink. Remove from pan and set aside on a dish. Add all the veggies into the pan. Cook until soft. Add chicken back in. Add whole jar of salsa and mix. Keep on low heat for 10 minutes. Spoon into lettuce leaves and top with cheese. So good.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad

This is a TGI Friday's knock off. It is my favorite salad to get there but it's 12 dollars for once salad! I easily made 4 servings for the same price.
  • 12 ounces romaine lettuce (2 salad size bags)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 ounces pecans, chopped fine
  • dash cayenne powder, chili powder, salt, pepper and garlic powder
For the salad toppings
  • 1/2 cup balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing tossed into the lettuce
  • 4 ounces chopped pecans
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup craisn's (dried cranberries)
  • 4 ounces madarin oranges
Dip the chicken breasts into the beaten egg. On the other plate put chopped pecans, salt and pepper, cayenne, chili powder and garlic powder. Dip chicken in pecan mixture. In a medium hot pan brown chicken on both sides, then pop into a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. Let cool. Cut into slices and refrigerated.

Mix all of the dressing and salad toppings into the lettuce. Add cold chicken on top. This is so good! Serves 4

Monday, February 28, 2011

Turkey Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

There is some deliciousness going on in my house tonight. I adapted this recipe from a recipe I saw on Paula Deen's cooking show, and we know she is not, well... WLS friendly. So here it is!

  • 1 lb lean ground beef OR ground turkey
  • 6 slices low fat bacon OR turkey bacon
  • 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of each, salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder
  • a few squirts of ketchup and mustard, plus ketchup for the top
Cook bacon completely (I did mine in the oven). Chop bacon into pieces. Add all ingredients together until fully combined. Top with ketchup. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes. This is so good!

PS. sorry about the lack of picture on this one. My camera died this morning and I am out of batteries!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cheesey Quinoa Veggie Salad

I really love quinoa. If you are not familiar with it, here is a link to this "super food." I have a friend coming over and wanted to serve something different with my lentil soup.
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup quinoa, red or white rinsed first
  • 1/2 diced white onion
  • 1 diced green pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • sharp cheddar
  • salt and pepper
Rinse quinoa. In a medium sauce pan that is sprayed with cooking spray, sautee onions, peppers and garlic for 5-10 minutes, season with salt and pepper. Add in chicken broth, quinoa and spinach. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until soft. Place in serving bowl, and grate about 1/4 cup of sharp cheddar into quinoa and stir. Let quinoa cool to room temp. Garnish with cheese and enjoy.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Roast pork loin with Gorgonzola cream sauce

This sounds really fattening. But it's surprisingly not. The best thing about eating well is figuring out different ways to make delicious things good for you. I made this up on a whim tonight, I had a coupon for 1.75 off a pack or Gorgonzola, hence this recipe.
  • 1 lb pork loin (or larger, just adjust cooking time)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-2 Tablespoons honey mustard
for the sauce
  • 1 6 ounce package Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon non fat milk
  • 2 Tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 a Tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Salt and pepper pork loin then cover with honey mustard. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes. While the pork is roasting, in a pan on low melt butter. Add in milk, broth and flour and mix for 2-3 minutes. Add in cheese. Stir for 7-8 minutes on low, cheese will melt ans sauce will thicken. Take out pork, let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and pour sauce over the pork. Serve immediately. We loved this, definite winner!

Chicken with 40 cloves...

Or 25, whatever you have on hand. I did this in the crock pot and it was easy and phenomenal! Couldn't be easier (or tastier).
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 3-4 lbs chicken drumsticks or thighs (bone in)
  • 2 white onions, sliced
  • 25-40 cloves peeled garlic, left whole
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
In the crock pot put onions on bottom of pot. Then place chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then sprinkle in paprika, and add garlic cloves and chicken broth. Top with parsley. Cook for 6-7 hours on low. This gets super brothy and delicious. The garlic and onion give a light nutty flavor, this was SO good. Will make again.