Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Coconut Citrus Fudge

Coconut Citrus Fudge
Posted At : December 29, 2010 11:25 AM
Coconut Citrus Fudge
photo by recipe author

Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus chilling time)

* 1 cup coconut cream concentrate
* 2-3 tablespoons raw honey
* 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
* 1 tablespoon orange, lemon, grapefruit or other citrus zest
* 1 teaspoon orange, lemon, grapefruit or other citrus extract (if using oil, use a few drops)

1. In a food processor, pulse coconut cream concentrate and honey until combined. Then, with the processor running, add the coconut oil in a steady stream. Add zest and extract or oil, and mix until combined.

2. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper, spoon mixture and form into a rectangle. Press with your hands to make the thickness even, about 1/4 inch thick. Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

3. Remove from the fridge, and lift parchment or wax paper off the cookie sheet and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into little squares or whatever bites you like.

4. You can store these in the fridge, or even on the counter in an airtight container. The coconut cream concentrate keeps its shape well, even at room temperature.


Recipe submitted by K, Tempe, AZ

I don't know about you but these sound amazing and I can't wait to try them!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cranberry Chicken Salad

Cranberry Chicken Salad

Canned 98% fat free chicken
Handful of Crasians (dried  cranberrys)
Chopped red onions
low fat salad dressing
your favorite bread roll, or wrap

Amazingly this tastes great! I didn't add in amounts as I use huge can's of chicken from Sam's and then we eat this for days. Yes this picture is a sandwich on a salad plate so its not quite as huge as it looks.
Side salads go great with this master piece.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Now hardly a person has touched a frying pan that doesn't know how to make an omelet. The magic of omelets is choice.
Pictured above is a Egg, Cheese, Salsa, Onions, Peppers, and Mushrooms. I made this one for my hubby.

Mine had, Eggs. Cheese, Olives, Onions and Peppers.

His was perfect for him and mine for me. If you have company over you can have the ingredients prechopped and ready so that they can quickly pick what they like. 
Only down side some are allergic, diets or are vegans.

Cooking tips for eggs. Mix in another bowl while you get your pan nice and hot. Have a flexible spatula ready and immediately move the eggs around in your pan before lowering your temperature. If you are cooking scrabbled eggs never lower the temp.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fun Turkey Melts


Sandwich roll of your choosing
sliced turkey (also of your choosing)
cranberry relish (we use a handful of cranberry's plus one orange chopped together with a little sweetener added in)
several sliced of jalapeno cheese.

Heat oven to 350 cook for 20-30 min. until cheese is melted. If you are cooking this with something else at a higher temp cover with tinfoil.

The end result looks a little like this. While it won't be something we eat once a week its a great end of the holiday's recipe when bread, turkey and cranberry relish is something we have extra of. Its also a great break up if you are like me and fix a standard set of meals. I add in these types of foods once a week to break up the mundane and still stay on budget, with a easy to cook flavorful dish.

If the jalapeno cheese is on the spicy side for you you can use half of the jalapeno and another soft buttery cheese like Gouda.

Next up will be omelets!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thanksgiving meal a little late

How nice my dining table looked before we started to devour the food.

Thanksgiving is a day when people all over the USA eat to excess. 
We are no different, our difference is that we eat a healthier meal.

boneless turkey breasts (they cook faster)
Yams with butter and cinnamon
green beans and butter
zucchini, squash and peppers with basil
home made cranberry relish
potato rolls 
and two
weight watchers pumpkin pies

We have learned that if we keep food simple, not adding in the extra soups, sugars and sauces it tastes just as great without the mind crushing comatose after dinner crash.

I have many other recipes from Thanksgiving week that I need to post, but it may take some time. I am now in full Christmas gear and Christmas in our family means Chinese!