1 large flour tortilla
Cucumber slices, approximately 8 – 10
1 – 2 large lettuce leaves
1/2 peeled carrot, shredded
Small, thin slices of cheese (I used mozzarella).
Spread the flour tortilla with mayonnaise. Add the vegetables and cheese down the middle of the tortilla. Be careful not to overstuff the tortilla as I did – it makes for messy eating! Roll up tightly and cut in half diagonally. Serves one.
Celebrating my 200th post! Here is a fast and fabulous dessert for Valentine’s Day which is similar to a crepe only easier.
1 large flour tortilla
spreadable cream cheese to cover flour tortilla
4 large strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 squares good quality dark chocolate, melted in the microwave for one minute on high and thinned with a little milk.
Spread / drizzle melted chocolate on top of the strawberries.
Roll up and enjoy! Other fruits that would work well with this include bananas, pineapple, mango or kiwi.
I bough a 2 pound boneless turkey breast on Saturday and cooked it in the slow cooker Sunday. Here’s what I did:
1 turkey breast
Place into the slow cooker. Brush with the following: 2 T. herb and spice mix, combined with 2 T. oil. Add 2/3 c. of water. Cook on low for 6 hours.
Remove turkey breast roast to a cutting board. Allow to rest 10 minutes. In the meantime, make gravy from the drippings. Dissolving 2 T. cornstarch in 1/4 c. of water and whisk into the drippings. Crank the slow cooker temperature to high. After a few minutes, the gravy will begin to simmer a bit. Allow it to simmer until it is thickened. Prepare the potatoes and green beans. I microbaked the potatoes for 10 minutes and steamed the green beans until tender. Since I’d frozen some cranberry sauce from Christmas, I thawed it and served it with the turkey. This was a great meal for not a lot of effort. There’s no better meal than turkey dinner! I’ll also have turkey leftovers to make such things as turkey curry, hot turkey sandwiches, etc.
- Slow Cooker (Crockpot) Recipe for Pot Roast with Sweet and Sour Tomato Sauce (kalynskitchen.com)
- Ali’s Turkey Meatloaf – in the Slow Cooker (andreasgardencooking.com)
- Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken – Slow Cooker Week! (lovebugandsweetiegirl.com)
1 sirloin steak, sliced thin
1/4 c. rice vinegar
1/4 c. soy sauce (such as Bragg’s)
1/8 c. brown sugar
Marinate the steak in the rice vinegar-soy sauce-sugar combination in a small bowl for 2 hours or so.
I used the following combination of vegetables to complete the stir-fry because it is what I had on hand, but any vegetables can be used.
2 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1/4 c. grated fresh ginger
generous sprinkle red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, crushed
Fry the beef-marinade mixture for a few minutes on medium-high before adding the vegetables and spices. Fry another 10 minutes or so until the vegetables soften.
Serve with rice. Makes about 3 servings.
- Kanazawa + Standard Stir-fry. (dailynibbles.com)
- Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry with Ginger Sesame Sauce (cantstayoutofthekitchen.com)
- Beef and Broccoli (deliciosobystacy.wordpress.com)
- ::Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry:: (ripplesthroughtime.wordpress.com)
- Maple Soy Stir Fry (vegene.me)
6 cups stock (I used 4 cups vegetable stock and 2 cups chicken stock)
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 c. chopped carrots
1 c. chopped fresh green beans
1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 1/2 c. cooked ham, cut up
1 small bunch parsley, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dill weed
Spice Blend Mix (such as Kirkland Organic No-Salt Seasoning Mix) to taste; I used approximately 2 tablespoons
Brown onion, celery and garlic in a large pot. Add broth and all vegetables except spinach. Simmer 15 minutes. Add spinach, parsley, ham, salt, dill weed and spice blend mix. Simmer another 10 – 15 minutes until vegetables are tender. Serve with Parmesan cheese. Serves 4.
- Slow Cooker Recipe for Vegetarian Greek Lentil Soup with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Feta (kalynskitchen.com)
- Italian Wedding Soup… (foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com)
- How to Make Awesome Homemade Vegetable Soup (naturesbeautysecrets.me)
1 can tuna, drained
juice of 1/2 lemon
zest of one lemon
1 T. dried dillweed
1/4 c. fresh parsley, minced
1 stalk celery, diced
1/3 c. mayonnaise
Combine in a small bowl. This can also be used for tuna sandwiches and tuna melts. If using for tuna melts, spread bread or bun halves with butter or margarine. Add tuna salad mixture to each piece to cover. Sprinkle with shredded cheese of your choice. Broil for 3 minutes.
- Tuna Salad Sandwich : A healthy and delicious version of this classic lunch. (zeefitness.wordpress.com)
- Tuna Waldorf Salad (windandwheat.wordpress.com)
I’ve had one of these in my cupboard for many years. I did not utilize it much. That has changed. I’ve found it pretty effective for the following: chopping nuts, grinding cooked meat (for sandwiches), and mincing garlic. The chopper has also worked well for cutting fresh herbs – a rather painful task with just a knife. I’ve used parsley and cilantro in recipes lately and the mini-chopper handled them quite well – small bunches at a time with trimmed stems.
It’s small but it’s mighty.
I frequently make my own pizza – it’s quick, easy, and tastes better than take out.
5 fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 pepper, chopped
3 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
Shredded Havarti cheese (to taste) I personally don’t like a lot of cheese on my pizza.
Spread sauce on shell. Add toppings. Cover with cheese. Cook according to directions on the pizza shell package (400 for 12 – 14 minutes). About 6 – 8 slices.
1 zucchini, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 pepper, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
5 cups uncooked rotini
1 jar pasta sauce
2 cups cooked roast beef, chopped
Keep vegetables somewhat chunky for best roasting. Combine vegetables in a bowl with 4 T. oil and an herb blend, such as Kirkland’s Organic Low Salt Seasoning http://www.amazon.com/Kirkland-Signature-Organic-No-Salt-Seasoning/dp/B002W5SDEQ. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread vegetables on it and roast them at 400F for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook 5 cups of rotini in boiling water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain. Combine pasta sauce with roast beef and heat thoroughly in a medium sized pot. Mix everything together in a large bowl. Serve with Parmesan cheese. Serves 4 – 6.
1 c. quinoa, rinsed
2 c. water
1/2 pepper, chopped
1/2 small onion, diced
A small handful fresh spinach, roughly torn
1/3 c. pomegranate arils
1/3 c. sunflower seeds, toasted
Combine quinoa and water in a medium sized pot. Cover, bring to a boil. Remove lid and lower heat to medium low. Cook quinoa 12 minutes. Remove pot from heat and cover. Let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine balance of ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Add quinoa and combine well. Mix in your favorite salad dressing. Serves 4.