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May 2009

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Southwestern Egg Rolls – BSI Corn!

I decided to come up with a recipe using just what I had on hand.  I looked at a bunch of copy cat recipes for Chili’s southwestern egg rolls, but they all called for using tortillas and canned black beans, both of which I didn’t have.  So I give you my version!

Southwestern Egg Rolls

  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 8 ounces grilled chicken
  • 1 tsp. taco seasoning (divided – 1/2 rubbed on chicken prior to grilling, then 1/2 in the filling)
  • 7 ounces of corn (taken off the cob)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup vegetarian fat free refried beans
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (mixed with Pam) for frying

The best part is that each egg roll comes in at 121 calories, 2.4 grams of fat, 16 carbs, 8.5 protein and 1.2 grams of fiber – add zero point salsa for dipping and this makes a great appetizer at home.

I just rubbed 1/2 tsp. taco seasoning before grilling

I just rubbed 1/2 tsp. taco seasoning before grilling

I did the corn on the grill too - love the flavor!

I did the corn on the grill too - love the flavor!

all the filling ingredients

all the filling ingredients

I ended up weighing the filling, and dividing that by 12 - each roll got 1.6 ounces of filling

I ended up weighing the filling, and dividing that by 12 - each roll got 1.6 ounces of filling

I heated one tablespoon of canol oil with Pam over medium high heat - the seam side went down first to seal the egg roll

I heated one tablespoon of canol oil with Pam over medium high heat - the seam side went down first to seal the egg roll

so crispy!  I cooked them all and hope that by putting them in the toaster oven, they'll crisp up again

so crispy! I cooked them all and hope that by putting them in the toaster oven, they'll crisp up again

the perfect bite with Tabasco!  Had these just been for me, I would have chopped up pickled jalapenos in the filling

the perfect bite with Tabasco! Had these just been for me, I would have chopped up pickled jalapenos in the filling

Tony said this is my best BSI recipe yet - nice!

Tony said this is my best BSI recipe yet - nice!

Thanks again to Sophia for hosting this weeks recipe.   Now I am off to do the never ending laundry!  Come back tonight for Grilled Ribeye and Scallops with Asparagus!

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Crustless Zucchini and Baby Spinach Quiche

If you haven’t looked for it yet, you have to try Cabot’s 75% reduced fat cheddar cheese – it is SO flavorful!   I used calorieking.com to figure out the calories of this quiche – this is for the WHOLE pie!

Crustless Zucchini and Baby Spinach Quiche
Cals Fat Carb
1/2 cup (8 fl.oz)Milk: Cow, Reduced-Fat (2% fat) 61 2 6
4 serving, 1/4 cup (1.8 oz)Naturegg: Eggs: Liquid Eggs, Simply Egg Whites 100
3 serving (0.5 oz)Louis Rich: Turkey: Turkey Bacon 105 8
3 serving, 1″ cube (1 oz)Cabot: Cheese: Cheddar 75% Reduced Fat, Sharp 180 8 2
2.35 slice (0.3 oz)Vegetables, Fresh: Squash, summer, zucchini, raw, edible portion 4 0 0.8
1 serving, 1 1/2 cups (3 oz)Dole: Salads: Fresh Organics, Baby Spinach 35 9
Total: 485 18g 18g

 

I precooked the turkey bacon and chopped it over the top before going in the oven

I precooked the turkey bacon and chopped it over the top before going in the oven

After I shredded the zucchini, I squeezed out as much of the liquid as I could.  Just throw everything in a bowl, mix and put in the pie plate.

Baked at 350 for 30 minutes

Baked at 350 for 30 minutes

1/2 of the whole pie!  Breakfast comes in at 242 calories, 9 fat and 9 carbs

1/2 of the whole pie! Breakfast comes in at 242 calories, 9 fat and 9 carbs

And I am so proud of two very inspirational ladies who have run races this week – first up is Heather at HangryPants – she ran a half marathon yesterday at an amazing 8:46 mile pace!  Awesome job!

Then there’s Meghann – who in January 2008 hadn’t run more than a couple miles – she did her first half marathon in the fall and today is running in the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon!  Last time I checked, she’s made it past the half way mark – and at a 9:56 pace!!

Great job ladies!  I may just have to sign up for a race of my own! 😀

Come on back for Southwestern Egg Rolls – which is my BSI recipe of the week – corn – hosted by Sophia!

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Thai Marinated Chicken Wings

Note to self:  you need to marinate these wings longer than 2 hours – overnight would be better!

While I like the marinade recipe, the short time I marinated them, there was really no flavor to them at all. 

  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • zest of one lime
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 worchestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
Ed hung out with me on the deck while I bbq'd!

Ed hung out with me on the deck while I bbq'd!

the weather was perfect yesterday

the weather was perfect yesterday

lots of garlic!

lots of garlic!

I ate three wings and 5 stalks of celery dipped in light blue cheese dressing

I ate three wings and 5 stalks of celery dipped in light blue cheese dressing

It’s another beautiful Sunday in the midwest!  I am definitely going to do my menu and grocery shopping today – I didn’t like not knowing what I was fixing last week at all.

See you later for a recap of breakfast and lunch!  I think Tony wanted to see that new Pixar movie UP today – we love all the Pixar movies! 😀