Sunday, June 17, 2012

Made this tonight for father's day and it taste's identical to the cafe rio one!! So tasty! Cafe Rio Key Lime Pie Lindsay Walden 1/2 cup key lime juice 1 can sweetened condensed milk 3 egg yolks 1 9" graham cracker crust Combine the milk, egg, and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Pour into pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before refrigerating for at least 3-4 hours. Serve with whipped cream.

Best Pancake Mix

We've already posted twice on this mix - but I wanted to share my favorite, simplified version.

This is so good! It's delicious, quick, and nutritious - a perfect breakfast.

Mix Recipe:

3 cups rolled oats (or substitute nuts or seeds for part)
5 cups whole wheat flour
3 Tbs sugar
3 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs baking soda
1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Put oats (and nuts or seeds, if using)  in blender and grid to a powder.
(I've used flax and sesame seeds for part of the 3 cups of oats. I want to try more variations)

Combine all ingredients and store in refrigerator.

Pancake Recipe:

1 cup liquid
1 egg
1 Tbs oil
1 cup mix

The original recipe suggests buttermilk for the liquid but I like to use part Greek yogurt and part milk or water. I like the extra protein. Because this is so think, I add extra water until the batter is the right consistency. You could try juices, soy milk, almond milk, etc.

Cook on a fry pan or griddle and enjoy!

These pancakes are so good you really don't even need syrup. Top with applesauce or other fruit.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

10 veggies to stock

This is from Dr Weil
  1. Onions: This classic, pungent vegetable adds depth and richness to any meal. Sulfur compounds found in most varieties of onions may be responsible for its health benefits, including the possible lowering of cholesterol and blood pressure.
  2. Garlic: This fragrant bulb contains many of the same phytonutrients as onions, as well as antibiotic and antiviral compounds. It may help boost the immune system, prevent colds, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and fight fungal infections.
  3. Spinach: This dark leafy green (and others like it, such as kale and collards) contains lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidant carotenoids that may help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. Spinach is also a source of calcium and folate, a B vitamin that helps to prevent birth defects. Buy organic spinach, since pesticides are commonly used on conventionally grown varieties.
  4. Cabbage: This low-cost yet highly nutritious cruciferous vegetable contains nutrients called indoles, which may protect against both breast and prostate cancer. It also provides significant amounts of fiber and vitamin C.
  5. Sweet potatoes: Rich in beta carotene, these vegetables may help boost the immune system, deliver vitamin C and folate (which may reduce the risk of heart disease and prevent certain birth defects), and are low on the glycemic index and glycemic load charts.
  6. Beets: The deep red color of these root vegetables comes from anthocyanins, phytonutrients that protect against damage from carcinogens and may help prevent heart disease. Beets are delicious hot or cold, versatile and inexpensive.
  7. Squash. With a wide variety of types, flavors, shapes, and sizes, squash is readily adaptable to any occasion - it can even be used in pie! It provides beta carotene, potassium, and fiber, nutrients that are necessary for good overall health.
  8. Tomatoes: This red fruit (often considered a vegetable) contains lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps fight heart disease and possibly some types of cancer, particularly prostate cancer. Use tomatoes in everything from salads to sauces, but know that lycopene is most easily absorbed when the tomatoes are cooked and eaten with a little fat, such as extra virgin olive oil.
  9. Broccoli. This vegetable-platter classic and other cruciferous vegetables offer cancer-protective benefits. Broccoli is also a good source of vitamin K and calcium - both of which help keep bones strong. It is tasty both raw and cooked, and can be a stand out in soups, casseroles, and salads.
  10. Mushrooms. Prized for their tonic effects, mushrooms can help address a host of illnesses. Maitake mushrooms (known as "hen of the woods" for their resemblance to the fluffed tail feathers of a nesting hen) are particularly valued in Asian cooking, as they have anti-cancer, anti-viral and immune-enhancing properties, and may also reduce blood pressure and blood sugar. Shiitake, enokidake and oyster mushrooms also have immune-boosting qualities, and are easily included in many main courses.