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Wishing You ………
Angels to protect you,
Good Luck to light your Way,
And Blessings to surround you
Forever and a day!
Happy St Patrick’s Day!~~~~
13 Mar 2012 Leave a comment
Spice up your ground turkey with curry powder, cumin, fresh ginger, cilantro, hot chili powder or hot Hungarian paprika, and ingredients such as plain yogurt , mayonnaise and ketchup.
Recipe courtesy of 3/07 Bon Appetit magazine
Dinner rolls work well as buns for these mini burgers. Allow three burgers per person and top with tomato, red onion, and cucumber slices.
Makes 4 servings (3 burgers each).
1 cup mayonnaise, divided (I used 1/2 cup mayo)
6-1/4 teaspoons curry powder, divided (I used 3-1/2 teaspoons)
1-1/2 tablespoons plain yogurt (I used 3/4 tablespoon)
1-1/2 tablespoons ketchup (I used 3/4 tablespoon)
1 garlic clove, minced
2 pounds ground turkey
6 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger (I used 1 tablespoon ginger paste)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon hot chili powder or Hungarian hot paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
12 small dinner rolls, cut horizontally in half, lightly toasted preparation
Mix 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 2 1/4 teaspoons curry powder, and next 3 ingredients in small bowl for sauce. Let stand at room temperature while preparing sliders.
Place turkey, next 6 ingredients, remaining 1/4 cup mayonnaise, and 4 teaspoons curry powder in large bowl. Mix with fork or hands just until blended (do not overmix). Divide mixture into 12 equal portions. Using wet hands, form each portion into patty about 1/2 inch thick.
Preheat broiler or heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. If broiling patties, brush rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil and arrange patties on sheet. Broil (or cover patties in skillet and cook in batches) until cooked through, pressing patties down lightly with spatula before turning over, about 3 minutes per side (or 4 minutes per side if cooking in skillet).
Place patties on bottom halves of rolls. Top each patty with sauce. Cover with roll tops. Place 3 sliders on each of 4 plates and serve.
06 Mar 2012 Leave a comment
Get creative making your own , healthy, low fat sandwiches and” wraps” by making them yourself. The first is with mashed potatoes. Buying a bag of potatoes is a staple in my house and here’s another way to utilize them. The same goes for beans in a sandwich combined with brown rice or spices.
Many people are away from home at the mid-day meal.
Here’s some tasty options courtesy of Healthy Gourmet.
Creamy Potato Dill Roll Roll-Ups:
This is lighter and healthier using Yukon Gold potatoes.
1 cup cooked mashed potatoes
2 Tablespoons reduced fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon fresh dill, or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
Sea salt and pepper to taste (optional)
2 large or jumbo chapatis or whole wheat tortillas.
1. In a medium bowl. combine the mashed potatoes, cream cheese, green onion, parsley, dill, and salt and pepper, if using.
2. Lay the chapatis or tortillas on a flat surface and place half the filling on the center of each. Fold the sides of the chapati in first and then fold the top and bottom toward the middle. Dot the ends with a little water and press lightly. Wrap each sandwich individually in plastic wrap until ready to serve; when it is unwrapped it will stay together.
Makes 2 servings
Preparation Time :5-10 minutes
Calories : 171, Fat 3.5 grams, Protein 7 g, sodium 615 mg, carbohydrates 27 g, cholesterol 12 mg. saturated fat < 1 gram, % calories fat: 19 %
Broccoli Ginger Roll-ups: Broccoli and carrots are rich in vitamins and minerals and a cancer -fighting chemical like sulforaphane ( it is not destroyed when cooked. )
1 teaspoon extra -virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped broccoli, lightly sautéed
2 Tablespoons grated carrot, lightly sauteed
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 Tablespoon brown rice vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon tamari or light soy sauce
Pinch of ground cumin
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 large or jumbo chapatis or whole wheat tortillas
1. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat and lightly saute the broccoli, carrot, ginger, and garlic until tender, about 10 minutes. The vegetables should still be crunchy. Set aside to cool.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sesame oil, honey, tamari, soy sauce and cumin.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the rice, broccoli, carrot, ginger, and garlic. Pour the dressing over the rice mixture and combine well.
4. Lay the chapatis or tortillas on a flat surface, your kitchen counter, and place half the filling on the center of each. Fold the sides of the chapati in first and then fold the top and bottom toward the middle. Dot the ends with a little water and press lightly. Wrap each sandwich individually in plastic wrap ; it will stay together.
Makes 2 servings. Prep time :5-10 minutes
Nutritional Info per Serving:
Calories 219, Fat 7.7 g, Protein 5.9 g, sodium 271 mg, carbs 32 g, cholesterol 0 gram, saturated fat 1.1 g % calories fat 32%
04 Mar 2012 6 Comments
Do you remember shopping or perhaps eating a sandwich at the counter at Woolworth’s? Going back many years, my mother’s first job at the age of 16 was at Woolworth’s. She walked there after school, and worked the counter, and restocking and ordering for her department.
Inside the former Woolworth’s building is a restaurant called , “West Side Gravy” with Chef Alex Capasso. Chef Capasso has earned ” the top 25 restaurants in New Jersey for three consecutive years for The Blackbeard and his latest endeavor is starting a restaurant in his own hometown.
Some of the entrees are Buttermilk Fried chicken, Meatloaf with mashed potatoes peas and West Side gravy, West Side mac N’ cheese.
For dessert, I’d choose the Orange Creamsicle cake, or the warm apple pie tart with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. For the chocolate/peanut butter lovers , there’s a dessert called Chocolate Peanut butter cup.
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