bluejeans07: (Doctor Who- Adventure)
Haven't tried this yet but I have blueberries so into muffins they go! Recipe from here.

Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 muffin • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 127 • Fat: 2.3 g • Protein: 2.8 g • Carb: 28.4 g • Fiber: 2.2 g • Sugar: 17.3 g
Sodium: 222.7 mg

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Quaker quick oatmeal
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim milk)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp agave (or sugar, honey)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup fresh blueberries
baking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a muffin tin with liners and lightly spray with oil.

Place oats in a food processor or chopper and pulse a few times. Soak oats in milk for about 30 minutes.

In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, agave, apple sauce, vanilla, egg whites, oil and mix well.

In a third bowl combine whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and whisk to combine.

Combine oats and milk with sugar, applesauce mixture and mix well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Fold in blueberries.

Spoon into the muffin tin and bake for 22-24 minutes. Enjoy!!
bluejeans07: (Doctor Who- Adventure)
Just made some of these today and I have to say, they taste pretty darn good! I may have cooked mine a wee bit too long so they weren't as fudgy as I hear they can be. Recipe from here.

Makes 16 two-inch squares

Ingredients

Olive oil spray
2/3 cup mild honey, such as clover or orange blossom
1/3 cup natural, unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large egg, at room temperature
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8" square pan with olive oil. Set aside.

Place the honey in a large glass measuring cup. Microwave on high until the honey is runny and just bubbling, 45 to 60 seconds. Add the cocoa and stir with a fork until well combined. Let cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, place the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.

In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, oil, egg and vanilla. Whisk together until well blended. Add the honey and cocoa mixture, then whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture and stir until no traces of flour remain. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake until the surface looks dry around the edges of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, about 25 minutes. Do not overbake. Place the pan on a cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing into 16 two-inch squares. Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 86.2 kcal
Fat: 2.2 g
Protein: 1.3 g
Carbohydrates: 16.0 g
Sodium: 63.6 mg
bluejeans07: (Doctor Who- Adventure)
Basically this recipe with a few modifications.

1 cup oats (I used old fashioned)
1 banana
Raisins (I used 3 small boxes of Sun maid raisins)
2 tablespoons of chunky peanut butter
Splash of vanilla extract

1. Peel banana and combine all ingredients in bowl, just smush them all together with your hands.
2. Make little circles with the dough and press them onto an oiled baking sheet (these are non-rising/expanding cookies).
3. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes (mine were a little well done at 18) or until they turn golden brown.

Serving size: 2 cookies
1 serving is 147 calories
bluejeans07: (Doctor Who- Adventure)
Edit: This is version 2, added parts of this recipe to make it work better.

Recipe from here. I'm skeptical but intrigued!

RECIPE for 1 medium pizza (8 slices):
Crust:
- 1 cauliflower (a smallish to medium sized one, not one the size of your head)
- 1/2-3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp of dried basil
- 1/2 tsp crushed garlic

Toppings (up to you but I did a veggie medley):
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup mushrooms
- 1/2 green bell pepper
- 1/2 red onion

WHOLE PIZZA = 616 calories
1 SLICE = 77 calories

DIRECTIONS:
1. Stick baking sheet or pizza stone in oven, preheat to 450 degrees.
2. Shred cauliflower in a food processor
3. Microwave in a bowl for 4 min
4. Dump out cauliflower on a tea towel and let it cool.
5. Wrap cauliflower in tea towel and squeeze as much water out of it as possible, then put back into a bowl.
6. Mix in about 1/2 cup of cheese, save rest for topping
7. Crack the egg and mix all ingredients together
8. Take out pan from oven and spray pan with PAM and make a nice base of cauli-cheese crust
9. Bake in oven 8-12 minutes
7. Then take out crust, top with sauce and toppings
8. Place back in oven for another 5-10 minutes
bluejeans07: (Doctor Who- Adventure)
I'm dieting again and trying to avoid eating rice for one meal (this is really hard T_T) so this recipe was A WIN!

Ingredients
1 mashed banana
2 tablespoons of egg whites or 2 whole eggs

Other stuff (optional)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cinnamon
Splash of vanilla extract
1 spoonful of flour (to keep dough from getting too runny)

1. Mash banana liberally.
2. In separate bow, whisk the eggs/egg whites.
3. Combine ingredients, add in extra ingredients at this time.
4. Heat up a fry pan with just a bit of oil. Spoon dough into silver dollar sized pancakes and flip when bubbles appear around the ends.
5. Drizzle on a bit of honey and enjoy!

Makes about 5-6 small pancakes, total calories going up to about 250. :D

Edit: Making pancakes with just 2 tablespoons of egg whites barely makes 3 small pancakes. probably better to use something closer to 1/4 cup egg whites xD
bluejeans07: (Doctor Who- Adventure)
I offered to make dinner for Mother's Day and was turned down because we have so much food in the house that it was better to eat the leftovers. But since I had a good recipe idea, I thought I'd jot it down here. This is a good, light spaghetti recipe with a bit of a kick that combines these two recipes: Spaghetti with Sausage and Torn Chicken Arrabiata

Was also going to serve this with a side either asparagus or green beans. :)

Ingredients
8 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage links
1 onion
3 cloves of garlic
a handful of fresh basil
a glug of olive oil
1 tsp of chilli flakes
1 tsp of dried oregano
1 tbsp of tomato purée
1 tin of chopped tomatoes (400g)
chicken stock (100ml)
1 pkg of whole wheat angel hair pasta

1. Preheat broiler.
2. Peel and finely dice the onion and mince the garlic.
3. Rip the basil.
4. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion and garlic to fry gently until softened, then add the chilli flakes and oregano.
5. Stir in the tomato purée then pour in the chopped tomatoes and stock before bringing to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
6. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.
7. Arrange sausage on a small baking sheet. Broil sausage 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pan from oven (do not turn broiler off). Cut sausage into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Broil sausage slices 2 minutes or until browned.
8. Chuck the basil into the sauce.
9. Drain the pasta and toss in to the sauce. Done!
bluejeans07: (Default)
Found here. Am thinking about making this for Mother's Day since my mother loves coffee flavored things. May not include the milk jelly layer though since she's lactose.

Ingredients
Coffee Jelly Layer :
2tbs Instant coffee
5tbs Sugar
1 and 1/2 cups Water
6g Gelatine powder
2tbs Water

Milk Jelly Layer :
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Fresh cream
3 tbs Sugar
4g Gelatine powder
1 tbs Water
Vanilla extract
Garnish (optional) :
Crushed roasted coffee beans

How to make Coffee + Milk Jelly

This is definetely jelly for adults :) The bitterness of the coffee and creaminess of the milk is just perfect !
If you want to make it more adult, just add liquor like Frangelico, Brandy, etc to the coffee jelly.

To make the coffee jelly :
Soak the gelatine in 2tbs water, leave aside for few minutes to allow complete absorption.
In a pan, heat up the water and sugar until it just boils.
Add in the coffee, stir to combine then dump in the soaked gelatine.
Stir until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
Let cool a little and pour into cups.
Put into the fridge and allow to set before adding on the milk jelly layer.

To make the milk jelly :
As above, soak the gelatine in the water.
In a pan over low flame, heat the milk, cream and sugar until it starts to bubble on the sides.
Add in the gelatine and a dash of vanilla extract. Stir until the gelatine has completely dissolved.
Cool to room temperature before pouring it over the coffee jelly. (Tip : pour the milk jelly over the back of a spoon to prevent splashes )
bluejeans07: (Default)
Based on Food Wishes' recipe.

Didn't have the exact ingredients the recipe called for so I swapped a few and it was just SO GOOD.

Ingredients:
2 center-cut salmon fillet
salt to taste
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/4 cup rice vinegar (swapped with apple vinegar)
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp hot chili sauce to taste (swapped with Korean gochujjang)
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp chopped basil (family doesn't like basil so I added a few shakes of dried basil)

Combine all the ingredients except for the basil, salt, and the salmon into a bowl and mix thoroughly. THOROUGHLY. Brown sugar and gochujjang like to bunch together. Set the sauce aside and sprinkle salt on one side of the salmon. Heat up a fry pan with a little vegetable oil over medium heat and drop the salmon in, round side down. Sprinkle salt on the other side and watch the salmon cook. When the color changes halfway through, flip the salmon and cook the other side until the salmon is all the way cooked.

Pour in the sauce, sprinkle in some basil, and let it bubble, it should thicken after some cooking. Spoon the sauce over the salmon when the brown sugar caramelizes and serve!
bluejeans07: (Default)
Eggplant
Potato
Onion
Garlic
Pork slices (any bit will do but also include some fatty bits)
Gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
Sesame seeds
Sesame oil
Soy sauce
Water

Chop up all the ingredients into edible pieces and put all into a pot. Add 1 1/2 cup of water to the pot so it's about the same height as the ingredients. Let it simmer for a long time on a low heat, until potatoes are soft and the water has evaporated a little. Taste it and splashes of soy sauce to get the flavor right.
bluejeans07: (Default)
This is slowly turning into a recipe journal! I love this recipe but my family's not into peanut butter. And then I discovered that the Brother One actually likes it so Imma gonna cook this tonight.

2 whole chicken breasts, skinned, boned & cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. water
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. peanut or vegetable oil
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
3 to 4 c. sliced broccoli or spinach

In a small bowl, blend peanut butter, water, soy sauce and sugar; set aside. In a wok or large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add garlic and pepper; stir-fry 30 seconds. Add chicken, stir-fry until firm and white, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli or spinach, stir-fry until bright green, about 3 minutes. Stir in peanut butter mixture. Cook, stirring constantly until sauce is smooth, about 3 minutes. Serves 4.
bluejeans07: (Arashi- Kitto Daijobu)
SO! [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge and [livejournal.com profile] amand_r had a cooking battle... sort of (I keep thinking Amand_r won because hers looked tastier but then that wasn't the point of the battle... or was it?) Anyway, there were lots of pictures of food and cooking and it looked like fun!

And today was Mom's birthday so I decided I'd cook dinner for her. :D Anyway, photo heavy with pictures of food and practically naked Japanese men.

Food TIEMS! )
bluejeans07: (Chi's Sweet Home is with ME)

Happy Mother's Day!

I told Mom that I'd cook lunch today for a Mother's Day treat if Dad takes us out to dinner tonight. XD I ended up missing our family's Mother's Day celebration because it my family decided to get together last night when I already had plans that day to go to the Renaissance Faire. Oh well, I had fun and ate a lot of delicious faire food, but because I ate so unhealthily (giant pickle, cheesecake dipped in chocolate on a stick, traditional English banger in a french roll with grilled onions, fruit ice, home made cream puff drizzled in chocolate... I love the faire!!) yesterday, I wanted to cook something really healthy!

Today's menu is:
Sesame tuna
Korean style tomato salad
Cabbage and bacon abitashi

The sesame tuna is from this recipe which I got from what was formally Open Source Food (it's one of yongfook's recipes), but the tomato salad and abitashi are from 'Kinou Nani Tabeta?' by Fumi Yoshinaga that can be downloaded from [livejournal.com profile] new_treasures.

Side note: I love Fumi Yoshinaga's manga, her stories are so strong and real with a lot of heart and amazing character journeys (and the boysex is hot too). But she clearly also loves food! Her 'Antique Bakery' manga is fantastic and I learned a little bit about French pastries too, but scattered through her manga (Antique Bakery, Flower of Life, etc) are some really delicious sounding recipes! With 'Kinou,' she really gets to show her love for cooking by writing about a great gay couple (a hairdresser and a lawyer) and how the food they eat and prepare brings them together. <3

Korean Style Tomato Salad
Onion leaks
Garlic
Onion
Tomatoes
Chicken essence
Sugar
Vinegar
Sesame seed oil
Salt
Pepper

Finely chop onion leaks and garlic with onion, the cut edges blanched a little with hot water. Add chicken essence, sugar, vinegar, sesame seed oil, and salt and pepper for the dressing. Then add tomatoes. (I think I'll add cucumbers as well.)

Bacon and Cabbage Abitashi
Bacon
Cabbage
Water
Sake
Mirin

Mince the cabbage and about 2 sheets of bacon (thin the bacon a little so that the salty flavor comes out), then place in a flat pot with a lid. Add a little water, some sake and mirin and allow it to cook, stirring occasionally. Lastly, sprinkle some salt and black pepper.
bluejeans07: (Foodie Bunny)
I haven't been able to find a recipe for hambagu (hamburger) steak that I liked, but this one seems really promising. I'll be trying it for dinner tonight and there will probably be enough of it to go in the bento for tomorrow's lunch!

1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 cup panko
pepper (to season)
vegetable oil, for flying
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

1. Chop onion finely. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and saute onion well and set aside.
2. Put egg and milk in a bowl and mix well. Add breadcrumb in the bowl and mix lightly and set aside.
3. Put beef in another bowl and add cooked onion and breadcrumb mixture in it.
4. Season the beef mixture with salt and pepper. Mix the meat well with hands well. Make four meat balls and toss each ball from one hand to the other hand repeatedly.
5. Make four hamburger patties and indent the center of each one with a finger. Heat oil in a pan and saute hamburgers over medium heat.
6. Turn over and saute the other side. Add 1/4 cup of hot water in the pan and put lid and steam hamburgers for a few minutes.
7. Remove the lid and cook until the water is gone. Transfer hamburgers into individual plates.
8. Add ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in the pan after hamburgers are removed. Mix quickly over low heat to make sauce. Pour the sauce over hamburgers.
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