Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer, Summer Time....

It is summer time & it is time for pool parties, grilling out & just hanging out! You work so hard to get bikini ready so why ruin that figure during the summer when going to parties. Are you headed to a summer gathering? Well here is a great dip that everyone will love & you guessed it.... its healthy too! 

Edamame Lemongrass Hummus 

  • 2green onions
  • 110 ounce package frozen shelled sweet soybeans (edamame)
  • 1/2cup fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley sprigs
  • 1/2cup water
  • 2tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1tablespoon chopped fresh lemongrass or 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1tablespoon canola oil
  • 2cloves garlic, quartered
  • 1teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Assorted vegetable dippers (such as radishes, red sweet pepper strips, Belgian endive leaves, and/or jicama sticks) Also great with Riceworks cracker too!

1.Thinly slice green onions, keeping green tops separate from white bottoms; set aside. Cook edamame according to package directions, except omit salt; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Reserve a few edamame for garnish.
2.In a food processor, combine white parts of green onions, the remaining cooked edamame, parsley, the water, lemon juice, lemongrass, oil, garlic, ginger, and salt, Cover and process until nearly smooth. Stir in green onion tops.
3.Transfer mixture to a serving bowl. Garnish with the reserved edamame and, if desired, crushed red pepper. Serve with vegetable dippers. Also great with Riceworks crackers too!

nutrition facts (Edamame-Lemongrass Hummus)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 47,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 3,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 179,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Source - Better Homes & Garden 

Friday, April 12, 2013

It's Masters Time .....Y'all!

It is that time of the year again ...... MASTERS TIME!  That means Azaleas, Badges, Green Jackets & Pimento Cheese Sandwiches. One of the most prestigious, talked about & desirable place that everyone wants to visit the August National Golf Club. Even with all the tradition and excitement that surrounds the tournament, one surprising thing that many rave about while wandering the beautifully manicured greens & watching some of golf's finest is the FOOD! And, not the food you might expect at one of the most prestigious venues in the country.

We're talking about the almost world famous Pimento Cheese Sandwiches & Egg Salad Sandwiches. And as cheap they are at the course, they can now be yours from the comfort of your couch while you dream of yourself experiencing the Masters Tournament!

Happy Masters Weekend!!
*** can't promise this is super healthy ..... but it is a good cheat meal :), and with the azaleas in full bloom, there is no better excuse.

Famous "Pimento Cheese Sandwich"

1 cup of Swiss Cheese (about 5oz) finely grated
3/4cup of American Cheese (about 4oz) finely grated
1/4cup of Dukes Mayonnaise
2oz of Pimentos, chopped with juices
4 slices of Arnold Brick Oven white bread

1. combine all ingredients but bread, Stir vigorously for 2-3 minutes.
2. Apply half of the cheese mixture to one slice of bread & top with another slice of bread.
3. Repeat with the other the half of cheese mixture & bread slices.
4. Cut through the middle, into two halves. It is that easy & now ENJOY!!

Famous "Egg Salad Sandwich"

6 hard-cooked Eggs, diced
1/2 cup celery
2 1/2 TBS Dukes Mayonnaise
1 TBS vinegar
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/8 tsp pepper
4 slices of Arnold Brick Oven white bread

To cook the eggs
1. Place the eggs in a single layer in a heavy saucepan and cover with cold water by at least one inch.
2. Add a teaspoon of salt. Leaving the pot uncovered, turn the heat to high.
3. As soon as the water comes to a boil, turn the heat off and cover.
4. After 10 minutes, removed the cover and run cold water over the eggs for one minute.
5. To peel, gently tap each egg against the counter, turning to make a crackle pattern.
6. Start peeling at the board end, where there is an air pocket.

To make Egg Salad Sandwich
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl
2. Mix all the ingredients very well & place in the refrigerator to chill (20 minutes or longer)
3. Apply half of the egg mixture to one slice of bread & top with another slice of bread.
4. Repeat with the other the half of egg mixture & bread slices.
5. Cut through the middle, into two halves. It is that easy & now ENJOY!!