Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Breakfast Smoothie

This may look gross, but it's my favorite breakfast recently. It's so simple and can easily be taken on the go!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Seafood: Tilapia Tacos

In the mood for something different tonight? This recipe will hit the spot. It's refreshing because of the hint of lime, yet it's filling enough to call dinner. The raw onion and cayenne pepper add a punch of spice. If you're not into the spicy scene, lighten the amount of onions and skip that pepper.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mini Post: Banana Blue Corn Muffins

A quick and easy muffin recipe. Great for Sunday brunch, or weekday breakfast on the go. 

Banana Blue Corn Muffins
(makes 12 servings)
(130 calories per serving)

1 package Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk (or soy milk)
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1 tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla

1. Mix all ingredients. Pour into paper-lined and greased muffin-tin. Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes.

2. Enjoy!

Vegetarian: Tomato-less Chili

I had a request for tomato-free chili on the Savor and Nourish Facebook Page. I thought it would be tough to figure out how to replace this because it's usually the base of any chili that I make. After some quick internet research, I discovered that there's some serious debate over the definition of "chili". Some say it's pepper, onions, spice and meat. No beans. Some say beans are a must. But both sides agreed that real chili includes NO tomatoes of any kind. I was pretty shocked. Further research showed that the tomatoes can easily be replaced with a little broth.

I've included my recipe (Full Recipe) and a stripped down version below. I've included the stripped down version because you may have allergies to some of the veggies in the Full Recipe. The Basic Recipe only includes the essential ingredients.

When choosing a veggie broth, check the labels. I only found one brand (store-brand organic) that was free of tomato products.

When choosing tempeh, check the labels. Not all tempeh types are gluten free. Check the link below to see the brand and type of tempeh used in this recipe (this one is gluten-free).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Turkey: Classic Meatball (Gluten Free)

This is Part 2 of the Gluten Free Turkey Meatball request that be found on the Savor and Nourish Facebook Page. This one more closely resembles a classic meatball. Of course it's a bit healthier substituting the pork, veal, beef, and prosciutto with ground turkey.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Turkey: Asian Inspired Meatballs (Gluten Free)

I received my first request on the Savor and Nourish Facebook Page a few days ago! Yippee! The request was for some Gluten Free Turkey meatballs. So I did some research and tested two methods. I think you could also try a third method and just skip the breadcrumbs and milk without replacing them, but where's the fun in that? Besides I don't the texture would be quite the same.

The first method involved Gluten Free Bread and milk, but I'll talk more about that tomorrow. The second, and my preference, involved Gelatine and water. Gelatine is the same stuff that Jello is made of. The version used in this recipe is unflavored. It comes in little envelopes and is a fine granular texture. When added to water, it'll puff up a bit, or "bloom". When used in cooking, it'll hold things together without using breadcrumbs and milk!

I asked my non-gluten-free siblings to taste test this operation, and both recipes passed with flying colors.