• Chicken

    Recipes to Try

    These are recipes I’ve ear marked to try: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/223381/melt-in-your-mouth-meat-loaf/?clickId=right%20rail%203&internalSource=rr_feed_recipe&referringId=223381&referringContentType=recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/220125/slow-cooker-beef-pot-roast/ Spicy Barbequed Chicken Jamaican Curried Chicken (recipe is for goat, but no way are we eating any cute little goats!  Cute little chickens are bad enough!) Jamaican Jerk Chicken Rub Ingredients 1 teaspoons allspice 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 3 teaspoons packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoons grated nutmeg 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground thyme 1½ teaspoons ground habanero chile pepper 1½ teaspoons salt 1½ teaspoons ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil Instructions Combine all the spices into a bowl until (leaving…

  • Apple Glazed Meatballs Recipe
    Appetizers,  Main Course

    Sweet and Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs

    Sweet-and-spicy meatballs make wonderful party appetizers — or enjoy them with rice and a green salad for a quick lunch. From Better Homes and Gardens  | Makes: 12 serving, Serving Size: 4 meatballs each Ingredients Meatballs 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 2 slices white or whole-wheat bread, torn 1 pound 85% lean ground beef 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Apple Glaze 1 cup apple juice or pear nectar 1/4 reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 6 green onions, chopped

  • Apple Wine Recipe
    Cocktail Recipes

    Apple Wine

    Apple Wine Recipe Volume is 1 Gallon, multiply the ingredients (except the yeast) by the number of gallons you wish to make or based on the amount of fruit you have. Note: 1 packet of yeast will effectively ferment up to 5 gallons.   APPLE WINE  One Gallon: Multiply all ingredients (except the yeast) by the number of gallons you want to make. 1 Packet of yeast will ferment up to 5 gallons of must.   Ingredients 10 – 12 lb. Apples 1 ¼ lb.  white granulated Sugar or until Specific Gravity is   1.085 Enough water to make 1 gallon 1 ½ tsp.  Acid Blend Powder 1  tsp.  Nutrient Powder…

  • Cocktail Recipes

    Rice and Raisin Wine Recipe

    Rice and raisin wine (Makes 1 gallon) Ingredients: 2 lbs. whole raisins (not chopped) 2 lbs. rice, washed 2 lbs. sugar juice of 1 lemon juice of 1 orange 2 whole star anise 1 long cinnamon stick, broken into 4 pieces wine yeast (Pasteur Champagne) 1 gallon water cheesecloth Steps: 1. Dissolve the sugar in 1 pint boiling water and let cool. 2. Put raisins, rice, and juices into glass, plastic, or earthenware container. 3. Add spices. 4. Add cooled sugar solution and 6 pints of lukewarm water. 5. Add yeast. 6. Cover with cheesecloth and let ferment for 14 days, stirring daily. 7. Rack, adding fermentation cap. 8. Continue…

  • Potato Wine Recipe
    Cocktail Recipes

    Potato Wine Recipe (Vodka Lite)

    Potato wine can be used in the same way you would use vodka, only it has considerably less alcohol content.  Here you will find not just one, but 5 potato wine recipes – cheers! Potato wine (Makes 1 gallon) Ingredients: 3 lbs. potatoes 3 qts. water 4 lbs. sugar 4 oz. light raisins, chopped 2 lemons 2 oranges 1 Campden tablet, crushed 1 pak wine yeast (Prise de Mousse is a good choice.) 1 tsp. yeast nutrient ½ tsp. pectic enzyme fining agent cheesecloth Steps: 1. Clean potatoes, scrubbing thoroughly. Do NOT peel but cut away bad spots and “eyes.” 2. Grate potatoes. 3. Place into saucepan, add water, heat,…

  • Uncategorized

    Mustard Vinaigrette – Oil-Free Salad Dressing

    No oil, no sugar – a totally diet compliant, clean eating salad dressing! Use plain mustard, not honey mustard which has excess sugar, and stick with yellow or stone-ground instead. Many organic brands also come in delicious flavors and are made with apple cider vinegar instead of distilled for even more benefits. To make: Combine 1/3 cup your choice yellow or stone-ground mustard with 1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon your choice sweetener (such as agave, liquid stevia, coconut syrup, maple syrup, or brown rice syrup), 1 teaspoon black pepper and 2 tablespoons water. Blend in a small blender and drizzle onto your salad.

  • Curried Chicken
    Chicken

    Easy, Skinny Curry Chicken

    This curry chicken has more of a dry rub texture to it.  Because it doesn’t involve a sauce, it is very figure friendly, and super tasty.   If you are looking for a saucy curry chicken, see my Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe.  ([Photo Credit] 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 medium onions chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 tsp grated fresh ginger (less than 1/4 tsp ground because tsp fresh grated = 1/4 tsp dry ground) 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 tbsp curry powder ( I use Jamaican Curry powder) juice from 1/2 a lemon (1 tbl) Handful of toasted almonds or cashews (0ptional) Cut chicken into small pieces (bite size or…

  • Low fat, low sugar rhubarb curd
    Dessert

    Rhubarb Curd

    Made this for mom just now. It was super fast and easy to make. I altered the recipe to healthify it, and it turned out fab.  My husband, who typically does not care at all for rhubarb, just walked in the room as I began typing this, and asked if he could have more. 🙂  Okay, I know its good now. I dont know much about curd, but Auntie Bea had been making rhubarb curd for mom last summer, and once at the start of this summer, and mom absolutely loves it. The caregivers say it is her favorite and she just lights up when she eats it:).  I’d hinted…

  • sauce for cauliflower
    Veggies

    Sauce for Cauliflower

    This sauce is an elegant way to dress up cauliflower. To keep it figure friendly, use just a dab for the flavor and you won’t go overboard on the extra calories. This can also be used as a low cal, lower fat Alfredo Sauce. Ingredients: 12 ounces fettuccine (or any pasta shape) 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or butter 4 cloves garlic, pressed or finely-minced 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup low-fat milk (I used 1%) 3/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (optional toppings: chopped fresh parsley, extra Parmesan) Directions: Heat olive oil (or melt butter) in a large saute pan…