Thursday, May 17, 2012
This recipe for one is actually enough for two, or eat half with ice cream for dessert and the other half for breakfast! I used 1% milk in my recipe and I didn't miss the cream used in traditional bread puddings at all.
2-3 pieces of Bread, torn into pieces
1/2 c. Milk
1 Tbs Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
8-10 Berries, (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or cut strawberries)
In a bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir in the bread and berries, making sure to coat the bread with the egg mixture. I usually gently press the bread down. Let this sit for an hour on the counter or longer in the fridge. (You can't really mess this recipe up!)
Preheat your oven to 375.
Spray a small baking dish with non-stick spray. I use a 10 oz Pyrex bowl.
Pour in the bread mixture. Bake for 40 minutes.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
- Sprinkle on raw chicken or shrimp before cooking
- Ranch Vinegarette for one: 1/2 tsp ranch powder, 1 tsp white wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp brown mustard. Whisk together.
- Make a healthy dip for one, 1/4 c. plain yogurt + 1 tsp ranch powder
- Add to whisked eggs for scrambled eggs, egg tacos or omelets.
- Add to egg or tuna salad. Here's my recipe for Avocado Egg Salad (no mayo)
- Add ranch powder, butter, and parmigiano cheese to pasta.
- Sprinkle on a baked potato.
1/2 small Avocado, diced (Here is a tip for the other 1/2)
1 tsp Ranch salad dressing powder
1/4 of a Lemon
2 hard boiled Eggs* (my method is below)
1 Green Onion, sliced
4-8 very thin slices of Jalapeno (optional)
pepper, to taste
In a bowl, mash half of the diced avocado with the ranch dressing powder and the juice of 1/4th of a lemon and set aside.
Peel the hard boiled eggs, discard the yokes and dice up the whites. Chop the green onion and cilantro. Thinly slice the onions.
Add the eggs, remaining avocado, green onion, jalapeno, cilantro and pepper to the mashed avocado. Stir.
Try this salad between bread, a tortilla, or lettuce cups!
*Hard Boiled Eggs: I know there are many ways of making hard boiled eggs, but this is my method. I place the eggs in a pot. Fill it with water just to cover the top of the eggs. Place the pot on a burner set to high and pay close attention. As soon as the water comes to a boil I turn it to medium - medium high, just to maintain a boil, and cook them for 8 minutes. When my timer goes off, I transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water.