Thursday, April 28, 2011

Back To The Basics

Tonight I made a dish that I learned in Foods and Clothing in High School. I love my recipe book from high school! I still make a lot of the recipes  in the book. Some of the recipes include; Red Lobster biscuits, fruit pizza, chocolate pie, and quiche. Any of you high school friends still have it?


Of course I had to put a little Ramona healthy twist to it


Brown your turkey sausage and onions.



Put your meat to the side and sauté your potatoes.


Meanwhile whip together your eggs and low fat half and half


Place potatoes into bottom of greased dish.


Spread sausage on top then pour egg mixture over it.


Served with a side of fruit!


Brunch Pie

1 lb Turkey Sausage

1/2 Cup Onion, chopped

12 oz Hash Browns, thawed

8 Eggs

6 oz Low Fat Half and Half

Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350.

Brown the sausage with the chopped onion. Break up the sausage while cooking. Once it’s browned transfer it to bowl. Add a little olive oil to your skillet and cook your hash browns till soft. Meanwhile, beat your eggs and half and half. Add salt and pepper. Pour hash browns into 8x8 greased pan and form a crust. Pour sausage then egg mixture.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.



Monday, April 11, 2011

Pecan Parmesan Tilapia


I made this dish this weekend and it will defiantly make the recipe book. I found it off of and tweaked it just a little. It turned out so yummy and it’s so easy to make plus I served it with kale chips.  Let me show you…


Start by chopping your parsley and juicing your limes


Mix together toasted pecans, parmesan cheese, lime juice and olive oil. Spread on top of your fish.

Bake for 10 to 12 min.



Kale chips! These are so easy and you can get anyone to eat them. Even if they don’t like green veggies.


Wash and dry your kale. Place on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt and parmesan cheese.


Bake at 350 for about 10 min or until crispy. These are very easy to burn so watch them closely.


I served the fish on top of brown rice cooked in chicken broth for some added flavor.

Pecan parmesan Tilapia

1 cup of brown rice uncooked

14 oz of chicken broth

1 cup of water

1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

3 tbsp. lime juice

1 tbsp. olive oil

4 tilapia fillets

Heat oven to 375 degrees. cook your brown rice as directed on the package using the broth and water.

Meanwhile, combine nuts, cheese, parsley, 2 tbsp of lime juice and oil. Place fish in single layer in shallow baking dish; spread with nut mix. Drizzle with remaining lime juice. Bake 10 to 12 min or until fish is done.


Keep it fun and healthy!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spinach Mushroom and Ham Quiche on Wheat Crust



Tonight I was wanting to fix something good by using the ingredients that I already had in the kitchen. How many times do we do that? Winking smile  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do it with the ingredients I had. I was in the middle of chopping all the veggies and noticed that my onion had gone bad. So I had to make a quick trip to Walmart. Good thing it’s just down the street!


I decide to go with an easy wheat crust that my lovely coworker Lacey gave me. It just has a few ingredients and its easy and healthy.

Here are the ingredients


Notice the  garlic grape seed oil?


I love every opportunity to use this. I pick this up back when Kyle and I visited the wineries in Altus.  I use it sparingly because it’s very strong but it adds so much flavor!


Mix together all your crust ingredients and shape in pie dish


It’s not going to look very pretty because it’s very crumbly.  This was the best I could do.

Bake your crust in 400 degree oven for 8 min.

While your crust is cooking chop your veggies and mix together your filling.  I sautéed onion and mushrooms together in a little olive oil.


When the onions were just about caramelized I added 2 handfuls of fresh spinach


Mix together 3 eggs, 1 cup of milk and season with salt and pepper.


Once your veggies are done mix into egg mixture with your ham and cheese.


Do you notice something missing? I forgot to add the cheese so I added it once I already poured it into the pie shell. Accidents happen. Winking smile



Wheat Crust

1 cup of whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon of sugar

3/4 teaspoon of salt

5 Tablespoons of Olive Oil (I used 1/2 grape seed oil)

2 Tablespoon Milk

Bake 400 degrees for 8min



1 cup of cheese of your choice

1 cup Milk

1/2 cup chopped ham

2 handfuls of fresh spinach

1/2 of a medium onion

3 eggs

1 cup of chopped mushrooms


Sauté onion and mushroom in a sauce pan with a splash of olive oil. When just about caramelized add spinach. Meanwhile mix together eggs and milk mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Once veggies are done, add to egg mixture with ham and cheese. Pour into pie shell. Cook at 400 degrees for 40 min.