These are all the recent ones that I want to try and that I'm super stoked about! I've been going through a salad crave recently and I generally just use balsamic vinegar as my dressing, but I came across some awesome ones! Like a cilantro lime vinaigrette and a grapefruit mint one! Yum!! I'll probably never make them though, no mater how simple they may be. I'm just content with my balsamic vinegar!
Horchata, in honor of Cinco de Mayo!
Ok, I'm actually making this one right now! The almond milk is milking. I'll be able to add the cinnamon, vinilla, and splenda tomorrow afternoon. The whole drink (3 servings) will be 120 calories, so I won't feel bad if it's really good and I drink more than one glass (40 calories).
UPDATE: So I finished the horchata this morning when I got up. It's amazing and so simple to make. However, I find it incredibly sweet! I almost halved the amount of splenda in it, thinking I could always add more if it wasn't very sweet. I ended up not doing that thinking that there is no way I'd find something sweet on a low carb/healthy food website! I wish I did! It's SOOOO sweet! I'm not sure if the average person would find it sweet since I don't eat a lot of sugar (I think 76% dark chocolate is sweet!), but nonetheless, it's very good and very easy to make. I'll definitely make it again and definitely use less sugar! I could always make more almond milk to dilute it out... I'm not sure if I can reuse the almond meats, I would think so!
UPDATE UPDATE: So I made another 3 cups of almond milk reusing the same almonds. I ended up adding all 3 cups to the original batch and then added more vinilla and cinnamon. So much better!!
Frozen Greek Yogurt!!!!
Seriously. How SIMPLE does this actually sound!?!? Combine Greek yogurt, cream cheese (I'm going to use the neufchatel cheese though. I think it tastes better than the full fat one!), splenda, and any combination of flavors you want? Hello healthy dessert on a hot summer's night!!!
UPDATE: THIS IS SO GOOD! VERY rich. I had a serving of it last night and could barely finish it! I could have stopped halfway in, but what would I do with the rest? I had made a strawberry sauce to put on top of it (just put some strawberries in a sauce pan and let them simmer for 10 minutes or so) and I didn't know how that would freeze back up. Like the horchata, I halved the sugar. I'm so glad I did! It was still sweet, so next time I might use 1/3 cup splenda instead of 1/2. Yum!
A combination: "Breadsticks" and a dip!
The dips: www.eatingwell.com/recip
I've made the breadsticks into a pizza crust before (via yourlighterside.com website), and it was great! The dips I've never made. The baba ganouj would be very easy to make, but the eggplant and feta just sounds amazing!!
I will be making a variation of this - hopefully this weekend! Lean turkey meat instead of ground beef, and without the pasta. Ooooh. It would be good on top of my zucchini pasta!! This recipe seems very simple, I hope it's good! My mom makes a great ragout, so I know it won't be the same. I'm sure it'll be good though!
UPDATE: I made a variation of this last night too - I was cooking up a storm! Variation might be a little bit loose. Was it a ragout? Heck no. Was it delicious? Yes! I sauteed onions and garlic and then added in the lean ground turkey. When that was browned, in went an eggplant, a red and green bell pepper, and 2 yellow squash. Let the veggies cook and finally added a can of diced tomatoes and some wine. Let that just simmer for about an hour. Delicious! The spices were kind of a mixture. Thyme, rosemary, oregano, and coriander, I believe. It was very good. Just a lot of meet and veggies! Can't go wrong there!