Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Soy Candle Sweets













Turns out candle making is pretty simple! I went to Hobby Lobby, bought some Soy wax shavings, melted it down(with a double boiler), and put in some sugar cookie scented oil! The color comes from throwing a crayon of your choice into the melting wax. It's the little candles and things like this, that places charge big bucks on, but don't really need to! Leo the Librarian cat approves.

(also I bought some sharpie, oil based, pens that don't wash off glass, so that's how I decorated the ice cream glasses above!) 

Playing with Food

Swell is my word of the week. It's just so swell!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lean Lasagnas








I was craving lasagna, but I've been trying my damnedest to avoid pasta, and bread, so I decided to rework the mini lasagnas I made a while ago!! Here's my recipe:

Preheat oven to 350

               2 cups fat free cottage cheese
               1 pound 94% lean ground turkey
               1 can crushed tomatoes
               1 tablespoon reduced fat butter spread
               1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
               Salt, Pepper, Basil, Oregano to taste
               Banyan Brand Wonton Wrappers (this brand is fat free)

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan then add and bring the can of crushed tomatoes to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes with whatever amount of spices you would like.
2. Brown the meat, drain the juice, then add your tomato sauce!
3. Simmer meat with sauce for 5 minutes
4. Line a cupcake pan with two wontons for the bottom layer, then add a bit of meat sauce.
5. Top the meat with cottage cheese, then a sprinkle of Parmesan, leaving room for another layer.
6. Add one more wonton wrapper, pressing it down around the edges.
7. Add meat and the cheeses on more time, or as many layers as you think you can fit, and pop these bad boys in the oven for 10-15 minutes!!




Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cozy Asian Lettuce Tacos

Or wraps! 



          Lately, I've been trying to lose some weight, so my blog might reflect sometimes. Here is a great, and super simple low fat, low carb meal.

          First, I Sauteed 95% fat free ground turkey till it was brown on all sides, then added the Panda Brand lettuce wrap sauce, along with a few tablespoons of soy sauce, and a squirt or two of Sriracha. Threw in some shredded carrots(add whatever you want), and Voila! Fill up your lettuce, I used organic hearts of romaine leaves, and steam up some edamame on the side, and you're one step closer to a full tummy, and a healthy you!