I am so excited to be participating in my third Surprise Recipe Swap . Each month Jutta fromHungry Little Girlis hosting a Surprise Recipe Swap, participants are assigned a blog and they then choose a recipe to make and write about in a blog post. This month I was assigned the Morsels of Lifeblog. This food blog has a large selection of all types of recipes and has the cooking philosophy of using everyday materials that are easy to prepare. After studying all the recipes I narrowed it down to three recipes Honey Lemon Chicken, Cranberry Glazed Meatballs and White Pizza. In the end, I choose the Cranberry Glazed Meatballs and I am sure glad I did because they were so tasty and very easy too. Take some time and explore the recipe collection at Morsels of Life.
In class last week, we worked on a real life case study. We looked at our case study’s diet one year ago, and then looked at the improvement she made after a 1 year period. After talking to a dietitian, she has done wonderfully. She cooks every day, she has gotten rid of all of the junk food in her home, and has inspired her entire family to eat better. She has gotten so excited about her improvements, she has posted her new menus (with pictures) online. The class wrote her letters of encouragement to her and they were beautiful. Some of them that almost made me cry. So if you can think of someone that has made a big improvement (health related or not), write them a letter. You’ll be doing something wonderful for them!
My parents just returned from a trip to Spain and brought back some Spanish almonds. They are really yummy. They are much fatter than the ones grown here in California. They’re a little sweeter in taste and have a softer texture also. They can be eaten right out of the bag or also toasted in the oven with different spices or even rosemary and olive oil. I am going to try out some recipes that I can use so I could use the nuts as a salad topper. Although they are imported, they are available pretty widely. I saw them at Fresh and Easy and my mom even saw them at Costco. Give them a try! 🙂
I posted a recipe for edamame hummus a little while ago, but I like this spread better. 🙂
1 cup cooked, shelled edamame
2 tsp. olive oil
2 TB water
1 TB of your favorite non salt seasoning (I used “Arizona Dreaming” by Penzeys spices)
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
Blend all ingredients in a cuisinart or blender until it resembles the consistency of guacamole. If it is too dense, add a little more water. Serve with your favorite crackers or tortilla chips. It is pictured above on a flaxseed chip.
My mom actually came across these popcorn chips that are awesome. I have found them at Fresh and Easy and some Ralph’s. They’re really tasty and crispy…same appeal as popcorn but in a chip form. My favorite is jalapeno. They are not quite low fat, but much better than potato chips. Give them a try! 🙂
Posted by Jennifer (the student) on April 17, 2013
Hello Everyone. Happy What I Ate Wednesday! I am sharing my meals last Friday. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.
This is what I ate:
I started the day with a coffee with Starbucks and homemade scrambled eggs with spinach and cheese.
Lunch at the Gypsy Den again, my husband and I shared a Mediterranean Plate. The Mediterranean Plate has whole wheat pita, hummus, roasted peppers, olives, artichoke hearts and veggies. Then I had stuffed avocado with chicken salad. 🙂
For dinner, we had a crockpot pot roast with roasted asparagus.(Recipe here)
Posted by Jennifer (the student) on March 20, 2013
I am so excited to be participating in Surprise Recipe Swap . Each month Jutta fromHungry Little Girl is hosting a Surprise Recipe Swap, participants are assigned a blog and they then choose a recipe to make and write about in a blog post. This month I was assigned the Cheese Curd in Paradiseblog, Ashley has a large selection of all types of recipes. After studying her blog for many days, I finally decided to try her Darn Good Pot Roast 2because it is a crockpot recipe. I do not use my crockpot enough so maybe armed this tasty and easy recipe I will use it more often. 🙂 Be sure to stop by Ashley’s lovely blog and explore her recipe collection.
Darn Good Pot Roast 2 from Ashley at Cheese Curd in Paradise
3 lb rump roast
1 16 oz bottle of light italian salad dressing
1 packet of ranch dressing mix
1 packet of brown gravy mix
1/2 cup water
Mix italian dressing, ranch packet, and gravy mix together.
Season roast with black pepper.
Place roast in crockpot.
Pour italian dressing mixture over roast.
Set crockpot to low and cook 7-9 hours.
This recipe was a real crowd pleaser at my house and it was so simple. Participating in the Surprise Recipe Swap is a fun experience and I look forward to joining in each month. Check out the other recipes in the Surprise Recipe Swap! If you are interested in participating, head over to Hungry Little Girl.