Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Skinny Taste

I stumbled on to this website and found several light and delicious recipes! Heidi had brought the pineapple bliss cupcakes to the singing group and so I was looking for the recipe, and it's on this website:) Check it out...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Any-Berry Muffins

One word: YUMMMMY!!!

These muffins are so kids love them for breakfast, snack, or even dessert! (Yes, they are THAT good!) Here you go...

1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 c. brown sugar

1 1/2 c. raspberries, frozen (I used mixed berries)

2 eggs, well beaten

1/2 c. oil

1/4 c. water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Stir in berries and eggs. Thoroughly mix in oil. Spoon batter into lightly greased muffin tins. Muffin cups will be full. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans. Makes 1 doz.

I posted this recipe with the changes I made to it but you can get the original recipe from --a blog that Kandis recommended. The website has lots of great recipes I want to try, but alot of her baking recommends soaking your grains first...I've never even heard of this, have you? Would love to hear your thoughts on this! Thanks:)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spicy Beans on Baked Sweet Potato

I've been having a ton of fun experimenting with different vegetarian recipes. This recipe that I found is complete awesomeness!!! I can't even begin to describe how much I love it. The most important part is my kids loved it too, which means this is a definite keeper!

I just served this as a "one disher", but I think it would be really good served with some corn bread.

Spicy Beans on Baked Sweet Potato

3 orange sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chili powder (optional)
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 cup vegetable stock
1 large zucchini, cubed
1 green capsicum, cubed (optional)
1 can corn, drained
2 cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
3 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves (optional)
sour cream and grated cheddar, to serve

Cook sweet potatoes in oven or microwave. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet or saucepan. Cook onion over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until very soft and golden. Add garlic and spices. Cook for 1 minute. Add tomato and stock, stir well. Add vegetables and beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, partially covered for 20 minutes. Uncover, increase heat slightly, and cook for 10 to 15 more minutes or until liquid has reduced and thickened. Stir in the coriander leaves just before serving. Serve over sweet potato with sour cream and shredded cheese. Yum!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

High Energy Survival Bars

Here it is! I'm finally posting this for those that wanted it. They are called, "High Energy Bars", but I call them, "Poop Bars". If any of you have issues going to the bathroom this is the bar for you!

You will definitely need to make a trip to Winco for these ingredients. They will also last you FOREVER! You will probably want to freeze half the pan. The original directions said to run through a meat grinder. So I guess if you have one, go for it!

High Energy Survival Bars


2 lbs pitted dates
2 lbs figs
2 lbs raisins
2 cups cashew pieces
2 cups sesame seeds
2 cups peanut butter


Place dates, figs and raisins in food processor. Place processed mixture in a large bowl and add cashews, sesame seeds and peanut butter. Combine well. Roll out on a cookie sheet. Cut into bars and wrap well.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

For Ali (Kandis)

"Chocolate" shake:
Fill the blender with loosely packed fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup honey
one banana
fill half the blender with milk For creamier texture--freeze the banana
for "frosty from Wendy's" texture--add ice
Yay for chocolate!!!

Pizza night!

This is our weekly tradition. (Make the dough healthier by doing half wheat/half white. You can also buy some dough mixes at Walmart...) Add lots of veggies to your own pizza and you're good to go!

Pizza Crust (Kandis): 1 yeast packet, 1 T sugar, 1 1/4 cups warm water, 1 T olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 1-2 T of oregano, 3 1/4 cups flour.
Place sugar and yeast in large bowl. Add warm water and let sit for 10 minutes to let yeast bubble. Add oil, salt, oregano and flour and mix until dough forms. Let rise in warm place for 40 minutes to an hour. I divide dough in half to roll out two medium pizzas that fit on cookie sheet. I also roll then into a rectangular shape instead of a circle. Bake at 425 for 18-25 minutes (depending on your oven). (Tip: I also like to brush the crust portion of the pizza with a mixture of olive oil, oregano and a little garlic salt prior to baking--I'm a crust person!).

Trail mix treats (Kandis)

These are the new favorite at our house... When I'm out of fruit and seeds, I substitute mini chocolate chips and go straight to heaven!

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 20
3 tablespoons unsalted butter or butter
2 cups miniature marshmallows or 20 regular marshmallows
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins or dried tart cherries
1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until peanut butter melts.2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal, oats, raisins and sunflower seeds. Stir until well coated.3. Portion evenly into twenty 2 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray. Firmly press cereal mixture down into cups. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm. Use fork to lift treats out of cups.Note:For best results, use fresh marshmallows.1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows. Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Race for the Cure...

It's coming up ladies and here is the link to get registered for it. It costs $35 to run it.