Thursday, May 15, 2008

Beef Short Ribs~

I made Paula Deen's Short Ribs tonight. I Improvised and added a pinch more of this and dash more of that but you can season the ribs to your taste. To go with the ribs I made minute rice and we used the juices from the ribs as a gravy. It was really yummy. I tried a weight watcher recipe from off the E- tools with this meal also .Below is the recipe. I really liked this recipe and I hope you do to.

Asparagus with Shallot Mustard Cream

2 tsp vegetable oil
2 small shallot's, minced
2 Tbsp all- purpose flour
1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1/2 cup fat-free chicken broth
2 tsp mustard, course-grain
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste


1. Heat oil in small saucepan over low heat. Add shallots and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes; stir in flour.

2. Very gradually whisk in milk and broth; bring to simmer and let cook 1 minute. Whisk in mustard and season with salt to desired taste; cover and keep warm.

3. Steam asparagus until tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Divide asparagus among 4 plates and top each with about 5 tablespoons of sauce.

Points value 2 per serving

Cooking Time 12 min

Level of difficulty Easy

Serves 4

Monday, May 5, 2008

Healthy Whole Wheat Pizza

Whole Wheat Pizza

2 balls basic pizza dough
( 8 balls for mini pizzas)

1 cup prepared tomato sauce
1 bag of baby spinach
1 garlic-finely chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup roasted red peppers strips
1 cup cooked diced chicken
1 cup low fat mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Heat the oil in a pan and saute the spinach with the garlic and a spoonful or 2 of water until wilted. Prepare your pizza dough, after the first rising by rolling it into a 12 inch circle and laying it across a pizza pan or stone prepared by lightly oiling or sprinkling with corn meal. Spoon and spread the sauce over the pizza crust and add your toppings.Starting with the spinach and finishing with the cheese. Bake for 25- 30 minutes or until puffy and golden. You can substitute your favorite toppings. I did a veggie pizza for this one but you can do a meat lovers or just cheese yum~ or chicken and spinach is good. Enjoy~

Dough Recipe~
2 pkg dry active yeast
2 cups warm water- 98.6 degrees
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tlbsp Olive oil
I use my bread maker's dough cycle to do this dough for times sake or you can do it the old fashion way which is a good thing to.

I made my own sauce but you can use the premade~

My Pizza Sauce recipe~

2 small cans of tomato sauce
2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp garlic powder
Mix well in a small mixing bowl. You can alter these spices to your your own taste. I love garlic!

I hope you enjoy this recipe. I have been doing these pizzas for several years and my family and I love this recipe, I hope you will to. From Lisa's Kitchen to Yours. Enjoy ~