Friday, January 30, 2009
This is a really delicious stew, and especially good for cold weather! Plus, you throw all the ingredients together in the crockpot. Meanwhile, your house smells delicious from the savory aroma coming from the kitchen.
Crockpot Beef Stew
2 lbs. stew meat
1/4 c. flour (For gluten free, use rice flour.)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 c. beef broth
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. paprika
4 carrots, sliced
3 potatoes, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
Place meat in crockpot, mix flour, salt and pepper and pour over meat. Stir and coat meat with flour. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix well. Cook and cover. Low 9 hours. High 5 hours. Serve topped with cheese and sour cream, if desired.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
12-14 oz. of granola
1 ½ lbs. of strawberries, sliced
6 oz. container of blueberries
In a 9x13 pan, layer 1 of the tubs of yogurt on the bottom and spread til smooth. Sprinkle half the granola on top of the yogurt. Then put a layer of sliced strawberries on top of them. Then repeat by putting the other tub of yogurt next, the rest of the granola, and top with the rest of the sliced strawberries and the blueberries.
This is the granola I got. It had granola and almonds in it. The almonds are really delicious in the parfait. Any type of granola that you prefer would work.
Monday, January 26, 2009
4 tsp. olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced, or 2 tsp. wet garlic from jar
1 cup frozen green beans
1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped into small pieces
1 cup thinly sliced zucchini
2 cups fresh tomatoes diced
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
In a nonstick skillet, sauté the garlic, green beans, broccoli, and zucchini in the oil until crisp tender. Add remaining ingredients; cook, covered for 10 minutes.
Put over cooked whole wheat pasta. The kinds with the flavored whole wheat pasta is really good.
Top with some mozzarella or parmesan cheese.
All the vegetables in the skillet.
The end result with noodles, primavera, and cheese!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
1 package fajita seasoning
Monday, January 19, 2009
Rolling out the dough
Cooking the tortilla
Chicken Fajitas with Homemade Tortillas
Monday, January 12, 2009
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
1 garlic clove, peeled
1 (1 inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled
½ Cup smooth peanut butter
¼ Cup soy sauce
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 scant teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 Cup hot water
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ Cup finely chopped white onion
½ Cup finely chopped red or orange bell pepper
2½ - 3 Cups cooked, shredded chicken breast
¼ Cup finely chopped cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
¼ Cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds (I just sprinkle some on top)
Set water to boil and cook noodles according to package. Add sesame oil to cooked noodles and toss. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce in the food processor.
Place garlic and ginger in food processor until well chopped. Add peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and red pepper flakes. Pulse until well combined and slowly add hot water. Set aside.
Place olive oil in hot skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and bell pepper for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in chicken breast, cilantro and salt. Stir until heated through. Add sauce and chicken mixture to noodles. Toss to coat and garnish with peanuts and sesame seeds if desired.