Sunday, March 29, 2009

Recipes for Monday

Applesauce Saskatoonberry Muffins

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups unsweeted applesause
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries (I used Saskatoonberries yum)

Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly coat 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

Mix together the 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a large bowel. Make a well in the center of the mixture.

Whisk together the buttermilk, applesauce, egg, oil, and vanilla extract in a small bowl.

Toss the blueberries in 1/4 c all-purpose flour to lightly coat the berries.

Pour buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until the batter is just moistened. Fold in the blueberries.

Divide the mixture evenly amoung the muffin cups. Bake for 20 mins. Cool muffins in pan on a rach for 5 minutes. Remove muffins and serve warm or at room temperature.

Store in the freezer to have throughout the month (if you can wait that long)

Have one for breakfast with hemp protein in apple juice and a glass of milk.

Grilled Veggie Sandwich

1/2 Baguette
1 oz mozzarella
4 slices of tomato
4 olives, torn to pieces
1 tsp olive oil

1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan on a med heat.
2. Layer olive pieces, mozza and tomato on bottom half of baguette and top with top of baguette.
3. Put the sandwich in the frying pan and scan kitchen frantically for something heavy to put on top.
4. Settle on stacking three large cans of diced tomatoes precariously on a saucepan.
5. Hover to ensure cans do not slide off.
6. Flip sandwich after 3 minutes and repeat steps 3-5.
7. After the second 3 minutes have elapsed, grab sandwich (careful its hot) and as soon as you are brave enough, bite into its hot, gooey, sweet, salty goodness.

Have with some water and an apple.

Turkey Shepherds Pie
  • 1 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can of corn
  • 2 large yams (not the supersized ones - like a large potato)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  • Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice

1 Peel and quarter yams, boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).

2 While the yams are cooking, melt 1 Tablespoon of butter in large frying pan.

3 Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium heat (10 mins).

4 Add groundvturkey and sauté until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper. Add corn after the meat has initially cooked.

5 Mash yams in bowl with 2 tablespoons of butter, season to taste.

6 Place turkey, corn and onions in baking dish. Distribute mashed yams on top. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well. Daub with 1 tablespoon of butter.

7 Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 20 minutes). Broil for last few minutes if necessary to brown.

Serves two.

Have with fruit juice mixed with soda water and a cookie for dessert.

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