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From Blah to Tasty


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Yesterday was a blah day but my creative mind was still going strong. I found a website for peaches. I decided on a peach recipe because my family has an overstocked pantry of foods. I want to clear out the overstock to make way for healthier, goal enhancing food items. I don't want to throw out the other items as they are still good and can be made into healthy dishes with the right recipe.

Since I am a recipe junkie, I have challenged myself to "trimming the fat" out our pantry. The recipes came from the California Cling Peach Board. www.calclingpeach.com. I used two recipes to make one dish. It turned out pretty good, I did make some modifications though.

Recipe #1 Country BBQ Sauce. The modifications that I made are: I used reduced sodium ketchup and I used 2 tbsp of jarred garlic. For those that love BBQ sauce this has a little to much vinegar for my taste. If you don't like much vinegar in your sauce I suggest that you use less.
In the directions it says to boil for 5 minutes while stirring. This leaves the sauce very thin (like a mop sauce in BBQ terms) If you like it thicker you will have to reduce the sauce into a consistency that you like.

Recipe #2 Sunset Peach Salsa The modifications I made here are I reduce the vinegar again from 4 to 2 teaspoons. I omitted the oil. And I left out the jalapeņo.(only because I forgot to buy one. oops.) I also added some red pepper because I forgot the jalapeņo.

The salsa is very tasty and I look forward to having as a snack when I go home for lunch. Here is a tip. If you are making both recipes together like I did. You only need one can of peaches because you need the juice for the bbq sauce and the fruit for the salsa.

I served this over couscous and I cooked chicken drumsticks( an excuse to grill). I got 12 serving from this. 1 drumstick each. Here is my nutritional breakdown with my modifications

Fat 6.1g or 23%
Cholesterol 47.2mg
Sodium 163.5mg
Carbs 29.5g or 50% (I think part of this is because of the couscous)
Fiber 1.4g (I wish it could have been more. I will work on that)
sugars 18.7g (no added sugars here. this is all from the fruit)
Protein 16.2g or 27%
Calories 243

I wish I had a picture and next time I promise I will take some.
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ELEPHANTGIRL75 6/9/2010 10:29PM

    Sounds good--I like your approach to cleaning out the stock of not so healthy stuff. I have some things that I got for next to nothing (I'm a couponer, just started in Sept, and went a little crazy for a couple of months while I was learning the ropes), but still don't want to go to waste. Luckily I'm much better and don't get things I wouldn't normally use anymore! I'll have to try the salsa recipe--it sounds delish!

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JOKNOWS 6/9/2010 9:26PM

    Sounds tasty and especially with the chicken. Do you have the calories count? Thanks so much for sharing. emoticon

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CAROLX914 6/9/2010 9:25PM

    this sounds good!

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SABLEGRL 6/9/2010 12:46PM

    emoticon I wanna try the sauce... it would probably be good with pork loin.

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*MADHU* 6/9/2010 11:51AM

    Sounds emoticon

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