You like banana bread, right? How about pumpkin bread? This dense, moist, 100% whole wheat bread combines those two flavors in one tasty loaf. Note: Using a scant cup (7 1/2 ounces) pumpkin is fine; that way, you can get two recipes out of a single 15-ounce can of puree.
Unlike American pancakes, the Australian pikelets can be purchased ready-made in grocery stores. You can eat the cold or hot and they are typically topped with cream, jam, fruit or butter and sugar! They are handle for snacks and lunches. I found these on an Australian website. Enjoy!
A recipe I found at Taste of Home that I plan to try in the near future, especially since DH all of the sudden likes to grill them. Here is what the author states: "Erica Svejda of Janesville, Wisconsin starts preparing this entree the night before she wants to grill it. "This is a fabulous marinade with a unique flavor," she writes. "It is one of the only ways our family eats pork chops."
This is a great smoothie to add to your morning routine...countless variations can be made by using different fruits and fresh greens. Use what you have on hand, or what you may have a surplus of in the fridge. Citrus fruits and greens are the magic combo, as fruits high in Vit C help your body absorb more iron from the greens.Lemon and lime juice are great alkalizers, and enhances the taste of the smoothie. Add stevia or coconut nectar if needed. I like using frozen LOW GI fruits to keep the smoothie cold without adding ice (papaya, pears, apple) !
Try adding a combination of the fruits listed, not all are necessary each time-if you are in a hurry try just one or two fruits (pineapple and papaya have the most enzymes so I try to keep these on hand).
This is a super easy granola recipe. It isn't overly sweet and is a real crowd-pleaser. It also makes your house smell fabulous for hours after you bake it. I normally add about 2 Tbsp. wheat germ and a tsp. brewers yeast to my dry ingredients - for nutritional value.
A wonderfully sweet chocolate chai. Makes your tea a little more exciting. Note: I especially like alwalde's suggestion to cut back on the milk. Please take that change into consideration when preparing.
This is a chicken and pasta stir fry that is a bit spicy. I don't find it to be too hot, but if you have a tender mouth, I'd skip the chili oil and reduce the crushed red peppers. I like to use spaghetti, but the original recipe called for linguine. Recipe torn out of a newspaper from St. Petersburg, FL....no author mentioned. The secret to making this recipe easy is to have everything chopped and placed in order of addition to the wok, so your cooking time flows easily and smoothly.
I love soup and there is nothing better on a cold day then tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. I changed up the typical tomato soup by roasting my veggies to enhance the flavor. My kids love it (of course the like to dip their toasty warm cheese sandwiches in.) You can add your favorite toppings such as soup crackers or shredded cheese. If you want to make it vegetarian friendly you can substitute vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth, it tastes just as good.
I have used this recipe on countless occasions and always get a rave review on this simple way to prepare asparagus. I have also used this vegetable side to film my food TV star pilot, which you can watch at:
The asparagus has both a soft, yet crisp texture and is versatile to accompany any main dish!
This recipe comes from the Food Network. The recipe is a favorite throughout South America. Some regions serve these as dessert, but they can also fried until puffy and served as a side dish, like a bread serving, which the extras would then later be sprinkled with cinnamon/sugar or honey and served as a dessert (depending on regional preferences). The sopapillas we had for dessert recently at a Mexican restaurant included the cinnamon/sugar dusting on cooled sopapillas which were then topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a touch of strawberry sauce drizzled over the whipped cream. It was delicious! Prep time does not include chilling time.