Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Green Tea Teriyaki Chicken


  • 3-1/2 teaspoons green tea leaves, divided
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 green onions, chopped, divided
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • Place 2-1/2 teaspoons tea leaves in a small bowl; add boiling water. Cover and steep for 5-6 minutes.
  • Strain and discard leaves; pour tea into a large skillet. Add half of the onions. Stir in the honey, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until sauce is reduced to about 3/4 cup.
  • Add chicken and remaining tea leaves; cover and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Cut chicken into thin slices; serve with sauce and Jasmine or Basmati rice. Garnish with remaining onions. 4 servings.


Nutrition Facts: 1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 184 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 359 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.
Green Tea Teriyaki Chicken published in Taste of Home










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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chinese Spareribs

3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sake
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1 pound pork spareribs
Directions

In a shallow glass dish, mix together the hoisin sauce, ketchup, honey, soy sauce, sake, rice vinegar, lemon juice, ginger, garlic and five-spice powder. Place the ribs in the dish, and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or as long as overnight.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Fill a broiler tray with enough water to cover the bottom. Place the grate or rack over the tray. Arrange the ribs on the grate.
Place the broiler rack in the center of the oven. Cook for 40 minutes, turning and brushing with the marinade every 10 minutes. Let the marinade cook on for the final 10 minutes to make a glaze. Finish under the broiler if desired. Discard any remaining marinade.






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Time to resurrect the Halloween treat cards!



Edible Eyeballs, Pizza Mummies, Apple Bites, Tombstone Eggs, 
Carrot Fingers, Cheese Fingers, Ghost Toasts, Eerie Eyeballs





We hope you really enjoy our Healthy Halloween Recipe Series:
A fun and healthy break from Halloween sweets.


Each card has two snacks on it. Share your thoughts or other ideas with us!
What was your kids favorites?





Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Shrimp Salsa

Shrimp Salsa

1 pound medium shrimp; peeled, deveined and cooked.
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 bunch of chopped scallions (white and pale green parts only)
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/2 serrano chile, seeded and minced OR 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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1- Remove the tails and chop the shrimp and place them in a medium bowl.
2- Add the tomatoes, onion, scallion, mango, cilantro, and chile, and mix to combine.
3- Add the lime juice and oil and toss to mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4- Chill until serving time (at least 15 or 20 minutes in order to give flavors time to combine) and serve with tortilla chips and beer.







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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How To: Make a One-Pot Indoor Herb Garden


How To: Make a One-Pot Indoor Herb Garden


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Basil, thyme, sage. These are indispensable herbs, and they grew in abundance on our front stoop all summer. It's too cold outdoors now, but we don't like paying $2.50 per packet at the supermarket.Fortunately it's not difficult to grow these herbs indoors - even in a tiny kitchen.One big pot, some potting soil, and a few herb plants are all you need. You should also have a sunny spot; the herbs will need plenty of direct sunshine.
How To: Make a One-Pot Indoor Herb Garden | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
Step-by-step pictures here...
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Candy Hearts Valentine Goodie Bag

 

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More Treat Cup Wraps!



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Set includes standard cupcake wraps for girls and boys.
Includes 'mini' sizes too!

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

More Valentine Treat Cup Wraps

Just plop your cupcakes or fruit cups
into these Valentine Wraps!




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Set includes standard cupcake wraps for girls & boys.
'String of Hearts' & 'King of Hearts'.
Includes 'mini' sizes too!

Use for cupcakes, whole fruit or cups of trail mix,
M&M's, Kisses, cut up fruit or nuts, dry cereal snack, etc!

Printables created by Katherine Lent
using designs by Saxon Holt-Scrapbook Elements

Valentine Cupcake & Fruit Wraps made with
Saxon & Tracey's Sweet Love
courtesy of Saxon Holt & Tracey Monette
at Scrapbook Elements



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sneak Healthy Dip into Your Super Bowl Party from snack-girl.com


Hot Artichoke Dip

Serves 6

1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup minced onion
1 14 ounce jar or can of artichoke hearts (packed in water)
carrot sticks, celery sticks, and/or healthy crackers

Preheat oven to 350 F. Drain and chop artichoke hearts. Mix yogurt, cheese, onion and artichoke hearts in a small bowl. Spoon into a small casserole dish and heat for 20 minutes (until bubbling). Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks, and/or healthy crackers.  

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Lisa Cain, Ph.D., is an avid snacker, foodie, published author, and mother of 2. An evolutionary biologist by training, she has become obsessed with how food contributes to our overall health.

Matt Cain is an Australian, home chef, father of 2, and software engineer.  They have a lovely vegetable garden, and eat tons of fresh fruits and vegetables. Matt's favorite snack is potato chips. He believes that with a little preparation, great food can be yours. 






 

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Healthy Party Snacks for the Super Bowl by Snack Girl

Here is a list of snacks that would all be great additions to the usual panorama of snack eating that accompanies the big game.
Healthy Party Snacks for Couch Potatoes | Snack Girl


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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine Healthy Treats Series: #5, Breadstick Hearts


Help your child's class this Valentine's Day by sending something healthy instead of the usual candy. Follow my Valentine Healthy Treats Series to get some ideas for your class or group. 


Breadstick Hearts

1 package refrigerated breadstick dough
Cook according to package directions
Add any of the following toppings (to suit your young chef’s personal taste):

    * Freshly grated parmesan cheese
    * Cinnamon sugar
    * Red crystalized sugar




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Baking Buddies by: Jeanne Norman

 


Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine Treat Cup Wraps


  



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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grow a healthy garden AND support kids with cancer!

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I just raised $30.00 for Sunrise Day Camp by ordering tomatoes, peppers and a strawberry pot from Flower Power Fundraising by Gardens Alive!

50% of every sale made through our referrals goes to support my Sunrise Day Camp Walkathon Team, Heel 2 Heal.

They also carry bulbs and perennials that will ship for spring. Grow your own healthy vegetables this summer too. Check us out!!!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine Healthy Treats Series: #4, Angel Food Cake and Berry Parfait


Help your child's class this Valentine's Day by sending something healthy instead of the usual candy. Follow my Valentine Healthy Treats Series to get some ideas for your class or group. 



Angel Food Cake and Berry Parfait

A  light dessert that looks impressive!

Angle food cake, cut into large chunks
Strawberries, and/or other berries
or bag of frozen berries, thawed
Whipped topping or vanilla yogurt
Dessert cups or glasses

Add a large cake chunk to the bottom of the cup.
Add a layer a layer of low-fat whipped topping
or vanilla yogurt and top off with of berries.







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Cotton Candy Splash by: Ruth Davis



Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine Healthy Treats Series: #3, Red Heart Fruit Bouquet

Help your child's class this Valentine's Day by sending something healthy instead of the usual candy. Follow my Valentine Healthy Treats Series to get some ideas for your class, office or group. 


Red Heart Fruit Bouquet


Heart shaped watermelon, whole strawberries and red seedless grapes made a sweet skewer bouquet for Valentines Day. Perfect for a class party.










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Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentine Healthy Treats Series: #2, Strawberry Roll-ups


Help your child's class this Valentine's Day by sending something healthy instead of the usual candy. Follow my Valentine Healthy Treats Series to get some ideas for your class, office or group. 



Strawberry Roll-ups

4 (6 inch) soft tortilla shells
Low-fat Strawberry cream cheese
or cottage cheese
4 T Strawberry jam
Strawberries

Spread the cheese on each tortilla.
Add 1 T of strawberry jam and sliced
strawberries. Fold in the edges of the
tortilla, about two inches and roll the
tortilla. Slice into 2-inch bites for the
perfect Valentine’s Day snack.







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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine Healthy Treats Series: #1, Red Heart Fruit Cups


Help your child's class this Valentine's Day by sending something healthy instead of the usual candy. Follow my Valentine Healthy Treats Series to get some ideas for your class, office or group. 



Red Heart Fruit Cups

Send strawberries and watermelons into school for your child's classroom party. The fruit lends itself naturally to being a heart-healthy Valentine's treat. Not only are strawberries the typical holiday color, they are also shaped like a heart when they are halved.

The fleshy, pink fruit on the inside is not only perfect to cut into healthy heart-shaped treats, it is also sweet, just as all Valentine treats should be! Once you've scooped out the melon, you can even use the rind as a natural fruit basket in which to place your watermelon hearts, halved strawberries and any other fruits you choose, or serve in cups.







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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Listgirl's 8x8 Recipe Book Template Giveaway

Fabulous Adventures of Listgirl: 8x8 Recipe Book Template Giveaway

Listgirl is giving away an 8x8 recipe book template set that she created.

Christine and Todd created an 8x8 recipe book as a Christmas gift to family and close friends. All throughout 2009, they took photos of food that they cooked and wrote up the recipes. The book was VERY well-received by the recipients. Everyone woo'ed and wow'ed at it!

She is kind enough to share the process, results, and also give away the templates she made for the recipe book! :)

Christine also has a new store, where she sells templates of all kinds, and often offers some for free!
Visit Listgirl Designs here: www.listgirldesigns.com

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