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March 2010

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So not technical.

I’ve been trying to figure out over a year how to have printer friendly versions of my recipes.  I’ve gone on wordpress forums and the explanation on how to do it made no sense to me at all – first off, I don’t know how to write any code so I was pretty clueless from the get go.

I was on a blog yesterday, saw a recipe for Thai pizza and it had a printer friendly link.  Imagine my surprise when I figured out how to do it!  It’s a website called www.scribd.com.  You log in with an email and password and that’s it.  I put my recipe on a word document, uploaded it and it gives you an URL to link to.  😀

Breakfast was amazing – thanks to Can You Stay for Dinner I had the best pancakes – Blueberry Lemon Zest Pancakes!  The only difference was that I let my batter sit for 15 minutes to get extra fluffy pancakes.  You can print out a printer friendly version of the recipe here.

So fluffy!  I had three lite sausage links on the side.  Breakfast:  337 calories, 42 carbs, 17.4 protein, 12.2 protein and 1.9 fiber.  While my recipe card says serves one, I only had two of the four pancakes.

Lisa at Jersey Girl Cooks was my inspiration for lunch.  It’s not an exact duplicate because I used what I had on hand.   You can print out my recipe here.

ingredients

stuffed and ready for the oven

my plate - but I threw out the bread when I found mold! 🙁

468 calories, 30 carbs, 21 fat, 21 protein, 5.2 fiber

Dinner was pork loin done on the grill.  It was nice hanging out with Tony on the deck while dinner cooked – it almost felt like summer!  And our dog loves it too – so much to see!

I just used a lemon pepper mix on the pork with grilled veggies on the side.

My plate: 3 ounce pork, broccoli potatoes and spicy bbq sauce!

Dinner:  437 calories, 39 carbs, 25 fat, 8.4 protein, 12.6 fiber (thanks to the broccoli!)

Stats for Tuesday:  No exercise (worked through lunch)

BSI is taking a break this week because of Easter – Christina will be our host next week, so stay tuned!

Also, check out my brother’s recap of Fit Bloggin!  So wish I could have been there! 🙁

Off to get ready for work – have a great Wednesday!


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Breakfast Pizza!

Since I had so much dough leftover from our pizza party Saturday night, it was inevitable that I would make breakfast pizza again!  This time: 3 oz. dough, 1/4 cup sauce, 1 ounce mozzarella, handful of baby spinach and 1/4 cup egg whites poured over the top.  You can taste the egg whites even if you can’t see them – it kind of blends into the cheese!

479 calories, 73 carbs, 24 portein, 13 fat and 6.6 fiber

When I saw Beth@990’s spicy green beans with tofu, I knew I would be making that soon!   I just made 1/4 of her recipe for my lunch.  I didn’t think that would be filling enough, so I made pork potstickers on the side 😀

4 ounces of fresh green beans

2 ounces of tofu

hot paprika, cumin, coriander, cury powder, salt and crushed red pepper

I deviated slightly from her recipe – I left out the onions and raisins!  😀

I made Alton Brown’s pot sticker recipe, but added 2 teaspoons of my spicy peanut butter!

Ingredients (printer friendly version)

  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions (left out – but subbed in 1 cup of shredded cabbage)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Peanut Butter & Co. Spicy Peanut Butter
  • 35 to 40 small wonton wrappers
  • Water, for sealing wontons
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken stock, divided

Directions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

Combine the first 11 ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl (pork through cayenne). Set aside.

To form the dumplings, remove 1 wonton wrapper from the package, covering the others with a damp cloth. Brush 2 of the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. Place 1/2 rounded teaspoon of the pork mixture in the center of the wrapper. Fold over, seal edges, and shape as desired. Set on a sheet pan and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat procedure until all of the filling is gone.

Heat a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil once hot. Add 8 to 10 potstickers at a time to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, without touching. Once the 2 minutes are up, gently add 1/3 cup chicken stock to the pan, turn the heat down to low, cover, and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove wontons to a heatproof platter and place in the warm oven. Clean the pan in between batches by pouring in water and allowing the pan to deglaze. Repeat until all the wontons are cooked. Serve immediately.

I am submitting this recipe to the Great Peanut Butter Exhibition Recipe Contest.  Thanks Mara for posting  this!

the spicy peanut butter gave the pot stickers a nice kick!

a heaping teaspoon went into each wonton wrapper

fried in a touch of oil for a crispy bottom

here's how they look after being steamed

I had the spicy green beans with five pot stickers.  I drizzled the pot stickers with House of Tsang Szechwan sauce – only 25 calories a tablespoon – and a touch of sweet and sour sauce.  This was such a filling lunch!

Lunch: 522 calories, 74 carbs, 19.8 protein, 16.6 fat and 8.6 fiber

Whenever my store sells chicken wings for .79 cents a pound, I cannot pass that up!  And what better way to serve them but fried! 😀  I used this recipe for the chicken.   I don’t know what it is, but whenever I soak chicken in buttermilk, it is so tender!

I put this together yesterday morning, so it soaked about 9 hours

then mixed up the seasoned flour

I’ve discovered that if you let the chicken sit for at least 5 minutes after you coat the chicken, it stays on better.

My plate: (I only ate one wing), 1 cup mashed potatoes with gravy and 1/2 cup green beans on the side.

Dinner: 428 caloires, 38 carbs, 22 protein 21 fat and 6.5 fiber

I got mail! Thanks to Jen at Prior Fat Girl – I won new kicks!

New Balance! These fit like a glove!

I decided these are going to be my new “gym” workout shoes – I won’t use them outside.  I wore them while I was making dinner and it was like I wasn’t wearing shoes at all – and these retail for $65!! 😀  Thanks Jen!

Stats for Monday: 40 minute walk at lunch.  1,429 calories, 185 carbs, 65 protein, 51 fat and 22 fiber.

So excited for breakfast – I made Can you stay for dinner’s lemon blueberry pancakes!  And for lunch I have my version of Jersey Girl Cook’s Stuffed Peppers!  Have a great day! 😀