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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tomato and egg salad

This week my mom made this salad, except she made it with nectarines. We don't have nectarines anymore, so I had to make the salad without. Well, I should give credit when it's do, my mom made this salad for me, but I see this salad in my future! The following is just a basic list of ingredients and you can decide for yourself how much of each you want.



Red onions

Green leef lettuce

Shredded carrots


One egg microwaved

Olive oil for dressing

Asiago cheese for topping

Healthy eating my friends!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Zucchini muffins-the trend

So unless you have lived under a rock, zucchini is in right now. This is mostly due to the fact that they are in season right now. (ever heard of summer squash?) So zucchini cupcake, muffins, and anything else zucchini related have been surrounding me. So with zucchini in the fridge I decided to try my hand at muffins because I wanted something to eat for breakfast. This recipe I found on the internet at It was really easy to make and didn't take long at all! I, made these with my sister and had a ton of fun. My little sister (who is two) even agreed these are awesome.


2 c. all purpose flour

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

2 tsp. Baking powder

1/2 tsp. Salt

2/3 c. granulated sugar

2 eggs whisked

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/3 c. oil

1 1/2 c. grated zucchini

Preheat oven to 350°.

Mix together the first six ingredients.

In a separate bowl mix together additional ingredients, all the wet ones.

Pour wet ingredients into the flour mix and stir to combine.

Pour zucchini mix into cupcake pan.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Cool and serve.

See, that easy! This recipe shall not be feared by those who do not know how to cook.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Contending with the box

So for dinner I decided to help my mom try to make stuffing and chicken...from scratch! I offered to make the stuffing as a learning experience. I have to tell you it was really easy and I'm never using the box again. I think it would even easier to make if you have all the ingredients on hand. We made our own chicken stock and bread cubes. The recipe is as follows:

1 onion chopped

4 celery stalks (we used seven) chopped

One loaf of bread dried and cubed

Chicken broth (as much as you want for desired texture)

2 t. poultry seasoning

Salt and pepper to taste


Chop your onion and celery.

Put your onions and celery in a skillet in a little bit of oil and brown on high. Place on low with a little bit of chicken broth and cover.

Cube your dried bread.

Slowly add handfuls of bread into your skillet, and pour a little bit of your chicken broth in to, just enough to moisten. Repeat until all the bread cubes are in.

Sprinkle your poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper in and stir.

You can add enough chicken broth until it is the consistency of stuffing and all your cubes are moist. Mix.

You can add shredded chicken and mix in for an easy dinner.

Healthy breakfast

So tomarrow I'm having this yummy thing, a strawberry frappe! It's really easy to make, it only took five minutes, and it's low in calories, only 150 of them. This recipe serves two but you can easily cut it in half like I did.

Strawberry frappe:

1 c. yogurt

1 c. milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

4 T. sugar

1 c. strawberries

2-3 c. ice


Blend yogurt, milk, vanilla,sugar, and strawberries. When blended mix in your ice.

There it's that easy!
I think that deserves a big shout out to easy healthy breakfasts.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Squash anyone?

So I had a butternut squash in my cabinet for about two weeks now. I wanted too bake it and serve it with whip cream. But after many searches on the internet I could not find a simple recipe. So I decided why not? Lets learn as I go. So I saw some base recipes and first started by cutting the squash in half and scooped out the seeds. Then I peeled it and cut into 1 inch cubes. I decided to microwave cook it instead, so I put half the cubes into a microwave safe bowl and put 1/3 and a 1/2 a third cup of brown sugar in, a pinch of salt, and a dash of cinnamon in. Then I microwaved it for ten minutes, or until soft.  I also added a little bit more brown sugar because I thought it could a tad more sweeter, but it depends on the person. I repeated with the last batch and then refrigerated it. I also whipped up some whip cream, yum! So all in all it turned out really good for something I made up.

Butternut squash casserole


A little less then a cup of brown sugar

two pinches of salt

And two dashes of cinnamon

After wards I mashed it so it was more pudding like.

Whipped cream

1 c. Heavy whipping cream

1 c. Powdered sugar

One T. brown sugar

Dash of cinnamon

1 t. vanilla

Put all your ingredients into a mixer and mix until it is thick and the consistency of whip cream, then serve or refrigerate.

Hope you enjoy! I know up did;)