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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thai Chicken Tacos

1 lime halved
1 lb. breast of chicken cut into 1/2 inch strips
1/4 c. choppped fresh cilantro
1 large shallot, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbs. fish sauce
2 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp. hot chili sauce
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
16 corn tortillas
1 recipe cabbage slaw

1. juice one lime half. In bowl stir togehter chicken, cilantro, shallot, garlic, and lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, pepper, and chili sauce. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. In large skillet cook chicken mixture in hot oil over medium heat. Cook about 5 minutes until chicken is cooked.
2. To serve layer two tortillas, top with chicken then cabbage slaw.

Cabbage Slaw
In bowl toss 1/2 c. shredded carrot, 1/2 c. sliced green onions, 2 c. shredded napa cabbage, 1/3 c. sliced radishes, 1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro, 1/4 c. chopped peanuts. Add 1/4 c. rice vinegar; toss. Pin It

High Fiber Breakfast Muffins

These are not super sweet but a moist, yummy, and healthy muffin. If you like your muffins sweeter you could split them and serve with honey.

3/4 c. wheat flour
1/4 c. milled flax seed
1/2 c. oat flour ( I put oatmeal in my food processor until fine)
1 c. low fat buttermilk
1/3 c. half coconut oil, half apple sauce
1 egg
2/3 c. brown sugar, unpacked
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
 1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 banana mashed
Frozen blueberries thawed, if desired.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tins with liners.
Mix first 3 ingredients with the buttermilk and let stand for 10 minutes.
Beat the oil, egg, sugar, and vanilla then add this to the first mixture.
 In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Sift this into the buttermilk mixture. Add mashed bananas and nuts. Bake for about 14 minutes.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Honey Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

This makes one slightly thicker crust. I doubled for 2 pizzas.


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ or milled flax seed (which is what I used)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, milled flax or wheat germ and salt. Make a well in the middle and add honey and yeast mixture. Stir well to combine. Cover and set in a warm place to let rise for about an hour. 
  4. Roll dough on a floured surface adding more flour if it's too sticky and poke a few holes in it with a fork. Put on a pizza stone and add toppings of your choice.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20  minutes, or until desired crispiness is achieved.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 83 | Total Fat: 0.6g |
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P90X Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats (I used oat flour which is basically ground oats)
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup skim milk (I added more to thin out, they seemed too thick)
2 egg whites
1 TBS canola oil
2 TBS brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda

In a medium bowl, combine the oats, buttermilk, and milk. 

Beat in the egg whites and oil and mix well.  Add the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, then the baking powder, baking soda, and flour.  Stir just until moistened.

Heat a lightly oiled or nonstick griddle over medium-high heat(375 degrees for electric frying pan).  For each pancake, pour about 1/2 cup batter onto the griddle.  Turn when the tops are covered with bubbles and the edges look cooked.  Turn only once.

Per serving(1 serving is 3 pancakes)
228 calories
5 g total fat(19% calories from fat)
9 g protein
37 g carbohydrate
2 mg cholesterol
468 mg sodium Pin It

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Shrimp Fra Diavalo over Fettucini

10 oz. cleaned shrimp with tails removed
1 Tbs. minced garlic
1 small can tomatoe sauce
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes (less if you don't like spicy)
1 tsp. basil (dried)
1 tsp. salt

Saute garlic and red pepper for a few minutes then add shrimp, tomatoes and sauce. cook until shrimp is pink. Serve over cooked fettucini and a side of veggies.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Halibut with Black Bean Relish

This is for one person so multiply for the # of people you are serving

6 oz. Halibut filet or steak
1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary, or 1/2 tsp dried
1 tsp. chopped fresh dill or 1/2 tsp dried
1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 tsp dried
salt and pepper
Season halibut and grill on each side for about 5 minutes or until cooked through and moist and flakey.

1/4 c. black beans
2 Tbs. minced red onions
2 Tbs. diced tomatoes
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 Tbs. minced cilantro
1 tsp. dried cumin
salt and pepper to taste Pin It