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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Veggie Lo-Mein

This Veggie Lo-Mein is quick, easy and satisfying... one of those Uh Oh what are we having for dinner meals because chances are you already have all of the ingredients =) These frozen veggies are by far the best frozen stir-fry veggies I have had to date.

Veggie Lo-Mein
FatGirl Original
Serves 6

1 Pkg. Rozoni SmartTaste Spaghetti (Make sure it is the thick one and not thin or Angel Hair)
6 T World Harbor Maui Mountain Teriyaki Sauce (Or your fav... this one is 2P+ for 2T)
2 packages Birds Eye Steamfresh Asian Medley, Specially Seasoned

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I royally suck...

So not only did I fall off the wagon, but I fell hard. I also fell hard off of my blog =(


But as of tomorrow I am BACK!  I will not go through my life feeling like shit. Honestly that is totally how I feel. DH and I also fell of the work-out wagon. So for the past 3 weeks I have been eating horrible and not working out. Granted I have only gained like 3 or 4 lbs back and I know it could be worse, but I feel like a huge blob of godknowswhat. I feel huge. When we were eating right and working out I felt thin and I think that feeling thin is really important.

I promise to add some new recipes including:

Zucchini Fritters
Pumpkin-Apple Muffins
Tomato and Goat Cheese Pasta - Because I cannot spell Capellini lol.
I also added a picture to the Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese and the Chicken Noodle Casserole.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Perfect Hardboiled Eggs- Tis the Season

Place you eggs in a large saucepan and cover with cold water (until about an inch above the eggs) heat on medium until boiling. Shut off heat, cover and set a timer for 12 minutes. Drain very carefully, or use a spoon as I cracked half my eggs... into a strainer. Spray with cool water. Wait until they are completely cooled to color.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Winter Salsa Blues

So everyone and when I say everyone I mean everyone on my WW board has been raving about the Pioneer Woman's salsa recipe...

I am a salsa snob, well since last summer.

Last summer I had my very first vegetable garden and all summer long I had the most amazing, colorful, pico de gallo type salsa. I was spoiled. My garden was soon done for the year and I resorted back to "tostitos meduim" I know I know it is bad. Very bad, but I was desperate.

I am desperate no longer. This salsa recipe is truly amazing. My favorite part? Three... count them 1 2 3 fresh ingredients (if you are an avid cook then you should have lime juice and garlic cloves on hand anyway), and the rest is canned. I must admit I was skepitcal at first, just because how fresh can something taste if half the ingredients are from a can? I was wrong. It tastes and looks like "fresh ingredient" salsa....

I will never go back to "tostitos medium" again and I guarantee that after you make this you won't either.

May we never suffer from Winter Salsa Blues again.

Pioneer Woman's Restaurant Style Salsa

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lemon Angel Cake Roll

Lemon Angel Cake Roll
(Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook)

Serves 10
6 P+

9 Egg Whites
1½ tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 C. plus 2 T Sugar
3/4 C. cake flour
1 T powdered sugar

1 C. Sugar
3 T Cornstarch
1 C. Water
1 egg, lightly beaten
¼ C. lemon juice
1 T grated lemon peel

  • Place egg whites in a large bowl, let stand at room temp. for 30 MINUTES.
  • Meanwhile, line a 15"x10"x1" jelly roll pan w/ waxed paper, lightly coat with cooking spray and set aside:
Sidenote: Ever want to kick booty at Hangman? Use WAX PAPER... I swear that no one thinks of W's and X's and P's. lol.
  • Add vanilla and cream of tartar to egg whites, gradually beat on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually beat in sugar 2 T at a time on high until glossy stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  • Fold in flour ¼C. at a time.
  • Carefully spread batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 15-20 MINUTES or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  • Cool 5 MINUTES
  • Turn cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with 1 T powdered sugar BOTH SIDES! (a cheese cloth should work fine too)
  • Gently peel off waxed paper, roll up cake in towel jelly-roll-style. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • In large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over med-hi heat until thickened and bubbly.
  • Reduce heat. Gently stir in lemon juice and peel. COOL TO ROOM TEMPERATURE WITHOUT STIRRING!
  • Unroll cake; spread filling to within ½" of edges
  • Roll up again, place seam-side down on a serving plate and sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.

Sidenote: I bought the hubster this as a stocking stuffer one year and it is truly amazing. I always get the most of each egg. I think I use it more than he does =)

Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Fresh Slaw

Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Fresh Slaw
(Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook)

So I loved these, as did my SIL, BIL and husband. They were delicious and I will totally be making them again. Hubby and I even liked the slaw and that is def. not us. Sorry for the lack of pictures too, we made these at SIL's and I forgot my camera.

Serves 4
5 P+ not including bun, I used the Flat-Out Fold-it's (3P+)

¼ cup thinly sliced celery
¼ cup shredded apple (I used Granny Smith and just sliced it really thin)
2 T. fat-free blue cheese dressing
1 tsp. finely chopped walnuts

3 T hot sauce
2 tsp. Ketchup
2 tsp. light butter, melted

2 T chopped red pepper
2 T + 4 t. thinly sliced green onions, divided
1 T unsweetened applesauce
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. garlic salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 lb ground chicken

  • In a small bowl combine celery, apple, salad dressing and walnuts.
  • In another small bowl combine hot sauce, ketchup and butter, set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine red pepper, 2 T green onion, applesauce, salt, garlic salt and pepper.
  • Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well. Shape into 4 burgers.
  • Broil 6" from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side. BRUSH WITH SAUCE.
  • Serve on lettuce lined buns, top with 2 T slaw and remaining onion.
Note: SIL has this great but PITA George Forman grill that we made these on and it worked just fine. I don't think it is neccessary to actually broil them. I think I would even consider grilling them if I could get my husband to do it. I thought all men liked to grill?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coming soon:

Coming soon:

Mom's Carrot Cake-Healthified-This was an epic fail and if you know me, I never use that word.
Zesty Hamburger Soup-This was eh! So I will save you the pain.

Applesauce Oatmeal Pancakes... yum!
My fav Turkey burgers, double yum!