Monday, April 25, 2011

Broccoli Salad

1 head broccoli
6-8 slices cooked crumbled bacon
1/2 cup chopped red onion
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese cut in small chunks
1 cup mayo
2 T white vinegar
salt and pepper
my original recipe called for; 1/4 c sugar, (but i cut back to 1/8 c or often substitute truvia), 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved( but i skip these also because i like to make up a full recipe and keep in the refrigerator for the week and it is a good low carb high protein side with dinner). i also skip the raisins the recipe calls for to keep the carbs low as well.

trim the broccoli, mix the mayo and vinegar. combine everything and refrigerate. better when it gets to marinate in the frige for at least a few hours.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ezekiel Fasting Bread

This bread comes from Ezekiel 4:9. It is called a "fasting bread" because Ezekiel was commanded by God to eat a specific amount of this bread every day. As far as we can tell from the scriptures, this is all he ate each day for 430 days. This is a wonderfully nutritious bread and the combination of grains and beans makes a complete protein. This mixture makes about 9 cups of flour and may be substituted for the flour called for in any yeast bread or quick bread recipe, however, more of this flour may be required than called for in a yeast bread recipe.

Combine the following whole grains:

2.5 cups hard red wheat
1.5 cups spelt or rye (Biblically spelt was used)
0.5 cup barley (hulled barley)
0.25 cup millet
0.25 cup lentils (green preferred)
2 Tbs great northern beans
2 Tbs red kidney beans
2 Tbs pinto beans

Stir the above ingredients very well. Grind in flour mill.

4 cups lukewarm water
1 cup honey
0.5 cup oil
2 tsp salt
freshly milled flour from above mixture of grains
2 Tbs yeast

In a large bowl, combine water, honey, oil, and salt. Add all of flour and yeast. Stir or knead until well kneaded about 10 minutes. This is a batter type bread and will not form a smooth ball.

Pour dough into greased pans. You may use 2 large loaf pans (10x5x3) or 3 med. loaf pans or 2-9x13 brownie pans. Let rise in a warm place for one hour or until the dough is about 1/4 inch from the top of the pan. Do not over rise! If it rises too much it will over flow the pan while baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes for loaf pans and 35-40 minutes for brownie pans.

*For fasting, divide bread into 8 equal parts weighing 1/2 pound each. Eat a 1/2 pound cake and drink a quart of water every day. For fasting I do not alter the recipe.

For variation, you may add fruits and nuts to this recipe, however, to use for fasting I do not alter the original recipe.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chicken Bacon Cheeseburger

3-4 chicken breast
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon (i often use "real bacon pieces" the kind you keep in the fridge
1 c. shredded cheese
2 T. olive oil

put chicken in crockpot, pour olive oil over chicken. mix dressing and teriyaki sauce together and pour over chicken. put cheese and bacon pieces in between chicken pieces. cook on high 4-5 hours or low 8 hours.
this is great with baked potatoes or mashed potatoes.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fiber Energy Bars

Prepare any 2 loaf bread recipe. Add 1/2 the amount of flour, then add 1 cup of raisins (I like golden), 1 cup nuts, and 1 cup rolled oats. 2 T. sunflower seeds. For the nuts and seeds, I like to use walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. Add remaining flour and knead for 5-8 minutes. Let rise for about 30-45 min. Roll out on a floured surface into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut in strips about 1x3 inches. Place on cookie sheet and let rise for another 30-45 min. Bake at 400 10-15 min. I like to use parchment paper.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Italian Cheese and Tomato Panini

2 slices of rustic bread (ciabatta bread is great but so is homemade whole wheat bread)
1 slice provalone cheese
whole milk mozzerella or fresh mozzerella cheese
tomato slices
fresh basil
salt and pepper
roasted red pepper garlic spread

spread roasted red pepper garlic spread on bread. put on all ingredients. grill until golden and melted inside!

Roasted Red Pepper Garlic Spread

1/4 c. roasted red pepper (from a jar)
1/4 c. mayo
1 garlic clove crushed through a garlic press
1 t. lemon juice
1/4 t. cayenne pepper

combine all in a blender (i like to do it in my magic bullet). this will keep for several days in the refrigerator.

wonderful on a panini!

Sopapilla Cheesecake

2 cans crescent rolls
3-8 oz. blocks cream cheese (softened)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 t. vanilla
1/2 c. sugar (this sugar, mixed with the cinn. is for sprinkling over the top)
2 t. cinnamon
1 stick melted butter

spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, roll out 1 can crescent rolls.
blend cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla and spread over crescent rolls. roll out other can of crescent rolls. pour melted butter over top. sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over top.
bake at 350 for 35 minutes.