Saturday, June 27, 2015

What I quickly made for supper when I discovered my meat hadn't defrosted...

A turkey/broccoli/ cheddar cheese quiche!

Here my recipe:

Turkey/broccoli/cheddar cheese quiche

For gluten free crust:

Add 1/2 tsp salt to 2 1/2 cups of GF flour
( I use cup for cup)
Cut 1 stick of butter into tiny pieces and mix into flour
Add enough ice water to form flour into a ball
Roll out pastry dough into a sheet of parchment
Transfer dough into a pie pan and trim excess edges. I like to pinch my edges to make them pretty!

Scald 1/4 cup of milk in a saucepan and allow to cool
Steam broccoli and chop and set aside

For egg filling:
Crack 2-3 eggs into a bowl
Add scalded milk
Add steamed broccoli
Add shredded cheddar cheese
*add 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise  to make a decadent, mouth watering, slightly more fattening version!

Pour egg/ veggie mixture into the crust
Sprinkle top with nutmeg
Bake at 350 degrees!

Friday, June 19, 2015

My new favorite morning smoothie!

I don't like a lot of sugar in my smoothies so this smoothie rocks!  It stabilizes my blood sugar by the added fiber in the blueberries, kale and protein powder and keeps me full!  And the coconut tastes like a trip to an exotic island! Here's my recipe:

Coconut Kale Smoothie

1/4 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
1 scoop of Dr. Ax's Healing Protein- vanilla flavored
1/4 cup of coconut milk ( sprouts brand)
2 cups of baby kale

Place all of the above ingredients in a blender and blend.  Now drink and enjoy!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

How I easily get my daily allowance of fruits and veggies...

RI drink a green smoothie! It's not only nutritious; it's delicious!  
Here's my recipe...

Green Smoothie

1) wash and chop one bunch of collard greens ( or other favorite greens)- stems removed
2) add to a blender
3) add 5 oz of plain Greek yogurt
4) add 1/2 of a banana
5) add 3 large strawberries
6) add 2 scoops of whey protein powder
7) add a splash of water 
8) blend and enjoy!

For an even more filling smoothie, try adding  some coconut oil or flax seeds.  I keep my smoothie low in sugar. But, if you prefer, you can add more fruit, fruit juice or honey.