Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Rhubarb Crumble

It is not really the season for rhubarb, but I planted rhubarb this summer, and now cleared out the plants for the fall. In season, this is really good with fresh strawberries.

3 stalk of fresh rhubarb
(optionally) 1/3 cup sliced strawberries
2 Tbsp Heart Smart Bisquick
1 Tbsp any whey
1 Tbsp Splenda
1 Tbsp brown splenda
2 Tbsp FF milk
¼ Tbsp Promise FF butter spread
¼ cup egg beaters
1/4 bag of Quaker sugar-controlled peaches & cream oatmeal

Streusel Topping:
2 Tbsp Heart Smart Bisquick
1 Tbsp Splenda
½ Tbsp Promise FF butter spread
1/4 bag of Quaker sugar-controlled peaches & cream oatmeal

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking form. Cut up rhubarb (optionally: add strawberries) and place on bottom of spring form. Stir together Bisquick, any whey, and Splendas. Add milk, butter spread, and egg beaters to dry mix and stir until smooth. Pour over rhubarb. Sprinkle with peaches & cream oatmeal. Mix together streusel topping with a fork until crumbly. Top pie with streusel and bake 25 min, or until golden and ”set".

1/2 recipe counts as a breakfast entree, and fruit at approx 150 cal, 1 g fat, and 7 g protein.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Peach Tart

1 fresh peach (sliced)
1.5 Tbsp Heart Smart Bisquick
1.5 Tbsp any whey
1 Tbsp Splenda brown sugar
1 Tbsp FF milk
¼ Tbsp Parkay spreadable butter
1/4 cp egg beaters

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray tart form. Place peach slices in a star pattern in tart pan. Stir together Bisquick, any whey, and Splenda brown sugar. Add milk, butter spread, and egg beaters to dry mix and beat until smooth. Pour over peach. Bake 20 min in preheated toaster oven, or until golden and ”set".

1 breakfast entree + 1 fruit + 1 protein
182 kcal

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cherry Danish with Vanilla Pudding

I tried something new for a cream cheese danish. I used a little container of the Jell-o sf/ff vanilla pudding instead of cream cheese, and sf cherry pie filling. It's quick to make and it tastes great! Hope, you enjoy it!

1/3 cup pancake mix
some stevia
1/3 cup almond milk
1/4 ts baking powder

1/2 cp sf fat-free vanilla pudding Jello cup
1 Tbs. egg substitute
2 TB sugar-free cherry pie filling

Mix pancake mix with 1/3 cup almond milk. Add stevia, and 1/4 ts baking powder. Spray a small baking dish with butter spray. Pour or mixture into baking dish.

Mix pudding with 1 TB pancake mix, and 1 TB egg substitute ain a small bowl until really smooth. Distribute pudding mixture onto top of pancake mixture in the middle of the bowl. Add cherries op top. Bake in a 400-degree oven for about 20 minutes, or until pancake mixture is set.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tequila Lime Jalapeno Shrimp

5 oz fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 ts garlic olive oil
1/2 ts red pepper flakes
1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced
small garlic clove, minced
juice of 1 lime
1 TB tequila
salt, pepper
1 ts brown sugar

Heat oil, and sauteed jalapeno, red pepper flakes, and garlic for 1 min. Add lime juice, tequila and brown splenda, and stir to mix. Add fresh shrimp and sauteed 1-2 min on each side. Remove from heat as soon as they turn pink on both sides. Serve!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Adobo Haddock with Black Eyed Pea Salsa

This is a great summer dish -- fresh haddock, spiced with Adobo seasoning and black eyed pea salsa with cherry tomatoes.

Black Eyed Pea Salsa:
a few cherry tomatoes, halved
1 scallion, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
1/3 cup black eyed peas, from a can or cooked, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 jalapeno, finely chopped (seeded and ribbed for less heat)
1/2 lime, juice

Adobo Haddock:
5 oz fresh haddock
Adobo seasoning,
salt, pepper

Mix all the salsa ingredients, and let sit for 10 min.

Heat a PAM-sprayed grill pan, heat really high, and sharply sauteed the seasoned haddock for 3 min each side. Serve with the salsa. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Grilled Halibut with Fresh Mango in Caribbean Sauce

This was truly wonderful: fresh halibut from the Farmer's Market grilled with fresh mango slices and sweet and sour Caribbean mango grill sauce.

6 oz halibut
1/2 mango, peeled and sliced
PAM spray
salt, pepper, juice of half lemon
2 TB spicy Caribbean mango marinade (w. ginger and chili)

Heat a grill pan on really high heat, spray with pam, and grill the halibut from both sides, 3 min each. During the second 3 min, add the mango slices and the caribbean mango sauce, and sautee the mango slightly. Serve immediately.

Stats: 6oz halibut raw, 187kcal, 1/2 medium sized mango: 70kcal

Monday, August 11, 2008

Blueberry German Cheese Cake

This is a cheese cake based on typical German cheese cakes, which are made with Quark (instead of ricotta or cream cheese). Greek yogurt is a good replacement for quark. The cheese cake has a 'fluffier' texture than American cheese cakes and is lighter, both in taste and calories.

special needs: small 4-1/2-inch springform  (also available at Target)

Cake base layer:
1/4 cup Krusteaz pancake mix
1/4 cp ff milk
1 Tbsp egg beaters
¼ ts vanilla
¼ ts baking powder

Cheese filling:
4 TB Greek yogurt
1/2 ts vanilla
1 TB eggbeaters
dash of stevia
1/2 TB Krusteaz pancake mix
zest of 1/2 lemon (microplaned)

Blueberry filling:
1/2 cp fresh wild blueberries
1 ts sugar

Make the batter and the fillings in 3 separate bowls.

For base cake batter, just mix all the ingredients. Fill batter in a small, sprayed springform pan, and bake at 400F for 5 min.

For the cheese filling layer, mix quark and other ingredients until it is a really smooth, creamy texture.

For the blueberries, heat the rum and sugar in a small stainless steel pot on the stove, and mix until sugar is dissolved (1-2 min). Heat slowly. Add the blueberries, and heat mixture on medium-high for 1-2 min, turn off heat (if electric), and let simmer on still hot plate.

Now, spoon blueberry mix over the solid surface of the cake base, still in the springform pan. Carefully spoon cheese filling on top of blueberries. Bake for another 20-25 min at 400F. Let cool to room temperature before serving.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Salad Nicoise

This is one of my favorite salads, but a lighter summer lunch version.

Handful yellow beans, from the farmers market
roughly a cup cherry tomatoes, yellow and red, halved
5 inch cucumber, diced
1/2 white or red onion, finely diced
1 TB capers
a few green olives, sliced
2 springs of fresh rosemary, chopped
salt, pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tb cabernet sauvignon vinegar
1 sm can bumblebee albacore tuna

Mix all in a bowl, and serve at room temperature. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Blueberry Cake with Maple Syrup

1/2 cp wild fresh blueberries

1 Quaker Oats maple brown sugar oatmeal
1 TB egg beaters
1/2 ts baking powder
1 ts brown sugar
4 TB sugar free applesauce
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

Mix all ingredients, pour into a butter-PAM sprayed springform pan, and bake at 425 degrees for 20 min.
Let cool, and serve with fresh blueberries.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Walnut Kalamata Foccaccia

2 TB whole-grain Instabake mix
1 TB wheat bran (made from Fiber one wheat bran)
1/4 ts baking powder
1 TB chopped, toasted walnuts
4-5 kalamata olives, sliced
2 TB ff milk

Mix all ingredients, and pour into a spray small metal baking pan, and bake at 400F for 20min.

Taste test: Yummy!!! --- Pict with goat cheese from the farmer's market.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Mini Foccaccia

2 TB whole-grain Instabake mix
1 TB wheat bran (made from Fiber one wheat bran)
1/4 ts baking powder
1 ts herbs de provence
1/2 ts garlic power (not garlic salt!)
2 TB ff buttermilk

Mix all ingredients, and pour into a spray small metal baking pan. Spray top with olive oil spray, and add a dash more herbs de provence. Bake at 400F for 20-25min.

Multiseed Bun

This is a different version of the mini foccaccia. This one used the Trader Joe's whole-grain baking and pancake mix. It is a bit higher in fat content, so I use less of the baking mix and add any whey. It came out really crunchy and a bit sweet.

1.5 TB Trader Joe's whole grain baking mix
1 TB wheat bran (made from ground Fiber One bran cereal)
1/2 TB any whey
1/4 ts baking powder
1.5 TB ff milk
1/4 ts of white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and cumin seeds.

Mix all ingredients beside seeds in a small bowl. PAM-spray a small metal baking pan, fill with dough, and sprinkle with the seeds. Bake at 400F for 20 min.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Maine Blueberries

Instead of new recipes, an impression of a blueberry field in Maine...