Monday, March 29, 2010
- Goat Cheese Bruschetta
- Mixed Green Salad with a Dijon Vinaigrette
- Caramelized Onion Pizza with Gorgonzola and Arugula with Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
- Cheese Whole Wheat Pizza with "Almost" Fat Free Tomato Sauce
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sometimes you are just craving chocolate and usually it is not a very low-calorie option. I found these on the show Healthy Living with Elie Krieger. She was a former nutritionist turned chef so all her recipes are low in fat and high in the things your body needs to loose weight and still enjoy food. Elie has lots of great recipes that satisfy any crazing. These brownies definitely satisfied my sweet tooth!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally; do not let the bottom of the bowl touch the water.
Whisk the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and brown sugar until smooth, then add the yogurt, oil and vanilla and whisk to combine. Whisk in the melted chocolate mixture until blended. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.
Spread the batter in the prepared pan and sprinkle with walnuts, if desired. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely in the pan on a rack before slicing.
I garnished my brownies with a little confectioners' sugar.
I don't always make low fat meals and this definitely might be one of my favorite recipes. Definitely not something to eat everyday but a great treat now and then. Since it is Lent I made this on a relaxing Friday night. The only change that I would make is to toast the panko bread crumbs with a little olive oil before putting them on top of the finished mac and cheese. I also substituted white cheddar with orange cheddar, it added really nice color. It came out great even though I would make a change and the color looks great with the Emile Henri blue baker. Definitely recommend this dish!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and adjust racks to the middle. Grease a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with butter.
In a large pot of boiling salted water over medium heat, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta and reserve.
Add 4 tablespoons butter to a large pot over medium heat. Once the butter shimmers, add the shallots and garlic and saute until translucent. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the tomato paste and flour and stir to toast, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the white wine and reduce, by half, about 2 minutes. Slowly add the cream, whisking well to remove any lumps. Add the paprika, cayenne, and bay leaf. Bring the cream up to a simmer and turn the heat to low. Let reduce until the cream is thick and can coat a spoon, about 5 to 10 minutes. When thickened, remove the bay leaves.
Stir in the grated cheeses, a handful at a time, combining well after each addition. Add the chopped lobster meat to the sauce and stir well. Add the pasta and stir. Add to the greased baking dish and sprinkle with the panko crumbs and parsley. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle individual servings with parsley.
If you are taking baked goods out of the hot oven you may as well look stylish while doing it with these matching potholder
I found these cute hand painted monogramed napkins on Etsy. My friend Nicole turned me onto this great site. The M is in homage to my maiden name.
Denis and I are both Irish and absolutely love St Patrick's Day. Hoboken as a huge party so we had a few friends over to celebrate. I decided to make sugar cookies in the shape of shamrocks with green royal icing, they were a big hit!
So two of my favorite things to eat are meatballs and vodka sauce but neither are very low calorie. I found 2 recipes which Denis and I love that are so easy and low fat. We have tried a few vodka sauces and despite the fact that this is low fat it is by far our favorite. I made them for my sister Aileen, Denis and I on a really snowy night (during the blizzard of 2010)! It is always nice to have a big pasta meal on a cold night, with a cold glass of wine.