MEMORIES7's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MEMORIES7 MEMORIES7's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Drumsticks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089305 Hello Sparkfamily, My kids favorite part of the chicken are the drumsticks so guess what? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7650e59a-0a5d-4903-aaff-604d2a5e9d2d.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 Tbsps fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving <BR> 2 Tbsps dark molasses <BR> 2 Tbsps olive oil <BR> 1-inch piece of fresh ginger <BR> 1 c cherry or grape tomatoes <BR> 2 garlic cloves <BR> 1 tsp dried thyme <BR> 1/2 tsp ground allspice <B... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 12:52:37 EST Wild Thyme Summer Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088461 Hello Sparkfamily, I hope that you have thyme growing in your gardens! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc8ebffc-05ea-497b-8a45-ef7f960e6db7.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 cups cooked rice <BR> 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into 1-inch cubes <BR> 1 8 1/2-ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped <BR> 1/3 c chopped Kalamata olives <BR> 1/2 c prepared vinaigrette <BR> 1/4 c chopped thyme leaves <BR> ... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:06:41 EST Fresh Apple Salad With Grilled Chicken And Crumbled Cheddar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087577 Hello Sparkfamily, I am hungry for a fresh salad! How 'bout you? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2ae52c2-8844-4198-b982-699d3221cac5.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> For the Salad~ <BR> <BR> 1 grilled chicken breast, thinly sliced <BR> 2 honeycrisp apples (or your favorite variety), cored and thinly sliced <BR> 1 red onion, thinly sliced <BR> 2 Tbsps dried cranberries <BR> 4 cups baby arugula <BR> 1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese, crum... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:42:53 EST Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Pita Pockets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086899 Hello Sparkfamily, I am sorry that I have not been here in a couple of days. My data did not roll over like it should have and so in-turn, no internet! So, now that I gave them a good 'ol spark talk, I am here! Are you ready to get your slow cookers out? I bet you are so...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a815072-359c-464c-9139-51871a4260c8.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 large red pepper, thinly sliced <BR> 1 green pepper, thin... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:49:36 EST Shrimp Scampi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083844 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you up for some of this? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44cd17b2-d7dd-4215-9035-4c71be2920b6.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup olive oil <BR> 1 (12-ounce) package frozen raw jumbo shrimp, thawed <BR> 4 large garlic cloves, minced <BR> 1 Tbsp dried parsley <BR> 2 Tbsps lemon juice <BR> 1/4 c butter <BR> 8 ounces angel hair pasta or other thin pasta, cooked and drained <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Dire... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:00:51 EST Cauliflower Spinach Flan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083341 Hello Sparkfamily, cauliflower and spinach, Yum! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98423020-2aad-4cb0-9f94-49c55e7685ee.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 6 cups water <BR> 3 Tbsps granulated chicken flavor bouillon <BR> 1 head cauliflower, florets removed <BR> 1 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach <BR> 1/4 c unsalted butter <BR> 1/4 c all-purpose flour <BR> 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> P... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:40:49 EST Garden Vegetable Ragu With Gluten-Free Spaghetti + Italian Pull-Apart Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082328 Hello Sparkfamily, It is an italian night tonight! (Enjoy to the fullest but in MODERATION!) Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ab696ef-943b-4b33-a213-4bd83aa60a2e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 (8-ounce) packages gluten-free multigrain spaghetti with quinoa <BR> 2 Tbsps olive oil <BR> 1 small onion, chopped <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1/2 c finely diced carrots <BR> 1/2 c finely diced zucchini <BR> 1/2 c finely diced green... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:03:01 EST Quinoa Omelette Breakfast Cups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081419 Hello Sparkfamily, A healthy breakfast idea coming right up! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/babbda20-1815-484b-a833-04039cc79c03.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 c quinoa (dry) <BR> 2 Tbsps olive oil <BR> 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced <BR> 3 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach <BR> 1/2 c chopped roasted red peppers, drained <BR> 4 eggs <BR> 1/2 c (2 ounces) feta crumbles <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:13:08 EST Ginger And Garlic Marinated Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080625 Hello Sparkfamily, I got the chicken defrosting and you know what that means! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a727251b-365c-4039-bb02-b28ea7921037.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 pound whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces <BR> 1/4 c soy sauce <BR> 1/4 c chicken broth <BR> 1/4 c orange marmalade <BR> 2 Tbsps finely chopped ginger (from about a 2-inch knob) <BR> 2 Tbsps finely chopped garlic (from about 6 cloves) <BR> <BR> <BR> <B... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:37:48 EST Skillet Chicken Parmesan Pasta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079609 Hello Sparkfamily, Do you need a dinner idea for, you know, dinner? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/600985ad-169d-496c-b712-bb56569c9f25.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil or Italian dressing <BR> 3 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed <BR> 1/2 (16-ounce) package rotini (about 2 1/2 cups) <BR> One 24-ounce jar pasta sauce <BR> 1 c shredded mozzarella cheese <BR> 1/2 c shredded or 1/4 cup grated Parmesan ch... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:48:55 EST Snickerdoodle Trail Mix http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079302 Hello Sparkfamily, I got the trail mix! So put on your walking shoes, Grab your H20 and come walk with me and munch on something healthy along the way! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5252ac2-c3b2-43ab-89c8-6e7d1718454e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c powdered sugar <BR> 2 tsps cinnamon <BR> 3 cups toasted rice or corn cereal squares <BR> 3 cups trail mix, divided <BR> 1 c white chocolate chips <BR> 1/2 c creamy peanut butter... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:48:06 EST Apple Glazed Wings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078189 Hello Sparkfamily, It's me! This is the recipe and thought of the day that I put up yesterday and it somehow went poof! I see that it is not anywhere to be found so I am going to post it now and then we will see so without further ado, Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/563bba35-0fc5-4f6a-8d65-6fd508ead0a0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 cups apple juice <BR> 1/4 c low-sodium soy sauce <BR> 1/4 c honey <BR> 1-2 tsp pure'ed chipotle ch... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:49:06 EST Slow Cooker Cowboy Beef http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076306 Hello Sparkfamily, Do you have your slow cookers handy? Well if not, get them out and...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55f61ac1-0222-43b8-a042-1ead551fbb1d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1- 18-ounce package chuck tender steak <BR> 1 c fully cooked bacon pieces <BR> 1 onion, chopped <BR> 1/2 c ketchup <BR> 1/4 c packed brown sugar <BR> 1/4 c molasses <BR> 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce <BR> 1 Tbsp yellow mustard <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:21:58 EST Quinoa Muffin Bites http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075356 Hello Sparkfamily, The oven is a heat'in! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee63c058-6275-488e-b61f-366a3908b0af.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 c red quinoa <BR> 1/2 c white quinoa <BR> 1 1/2 cups water <BR> 1 c chopped broccoli <BR> 1/4 c diced shallots <BR> 1/4 c grated carrot <BR> 1 scallion, chopped <BR> 1 long green pepper, chopped <BR> 2 eggs, lightly beaten <BR> 1 Tbsp grainy mustard <BR> Salt <BR> Pepper <BR> Sweet paprika <BR... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:22:20 EST Vegetable And Goat Cheese Quesadilla http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074511 Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner is at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc2aa456-5db9-4b39-a73d-0923ee6c1c26.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil <BR> 1/4 c thinly sliced white onion <BR> 1/2 tsp cumin <BR> Salt <BR> Pepper <BR> 1 whole-wheat tortilla <BR> 1/2 c shredded hard goat cheese <BR> 1/2 large tomato, sliced <BR> Small handful fresh herbs, such as basil or sage <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> ... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:48:10 EST Pineapple Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073739 Hello Sparkfamily, Well get your wok's out for this one! Don't have a wok? It is a great investment! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/981e0ad8-db9e-47ad-814b-091cf83af8d8.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 tsps peanut oil <BR> 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed <BR> 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks <BR> 3 Tbsps molasses <BR> 2 Tbsps fresh lime juice <BR> 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes <BR> 8 scallions, cut lengthwise int... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:41:45 EST Vegan Spring Soba Noodle Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072689 Hello Sparkfamily, I love a healthy bowl of pasta! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2bd40daa-a0be-4590-b7e4-9752aaed7e35.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 Tbsps sesame oil <BR> 2 Tbsps soy sauce or tamari <BR> 1/4 c rice vinegar <BR> 1/2 Tbsp grated ginger <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1/4 tsp chili flakes (optional), plus more for garnish <BR> Freshly ground black pepper <BR> Salt <BR> 6 ounces soba noodles <BR> 1 c shelled frozen ed... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:37:05 EST Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Burgers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071753 Hello Sparkfamily, My mouth is a water'in! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65680cac-7886-47cd-8623-fd65394ce7f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 2 cups cooked chickpeas <BR> 2/3 c chopped parsley <BR> 3/4 c diced onions <BR> 1 tsp cumin <BR> 1 tsp chili powder <BR> 3/4 tsp sea salt <BR> 3 Tbsps lemon juice <BR> 1 Tbsp chia seeds <BR> 3 Tbsps water <BR> 1/4 c oat flour <BR> 1 large roasted red pepper, patted dr... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 11:59:03 EST Swiss Chard Veggie Burgers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071133 Hello Sparkfamily, Do you grow swiss chard in your garden, if not you must! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/961e346f-76e9-4f38-90d5-03303e7fa982.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 10-12 Swiss chard stalks <BR> 1 egg, lightly beaten <BR> 1/2 c whole-wheat bread crumbs <BR> 1/2 c romano cheese <BR> 1/4 c chopped parsley <BR> 1 green bell pepper, chopped <BR> 1 small white onion, chopped <BR> 1/4 tsp cumin <BR> Salt <BR> Pepper <BR> 1/4 c oliv... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 15:27:14 EST Pick Me Up Green Juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070338 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you in need of a healthy pick me up? Well I got the ticket right here! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af0d6d70-ff32-4bc7-856d-3b86d892d9ce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 medium-size pears <BR> 1 c spinach <BR> 1/4 cucumber <BR> 1 c cilantro <BR> 1 medium-size lime <BR> 1/2 inch ginger <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Remove the rind from the lime. <BR> Push all ingredients through juic... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:42:51 EST Pizza Roll-Ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069306 Hello Sparkfamily, Not to much but just right! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2fda6ad-acca-4e5d-bb93-8dbb84dd4916.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil <BR> Sea salt <BR> Freshly ground black pepper <BR> 1 c pizza sauce <BR> 1/2 c black olives, chopped <BR> 1/2 c sun-dried tomatoes, chopped <BR> Red pepper flakes (optional) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:43:18 EST Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Pulled Pork Tacos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068602 Hello Sparkfamily, Tacos tonight! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e312fdf7-769b-4887-8d45-894f93965242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 large spaghetti squash, halved, seeds removed <BR> 2 Tbsps coconut oil, divided <BR> 2 Tbsps cumin <BR> 2 large sweet onions, sliced <BR> 1 small head red cabbage, shredded <BR> 1 small jicama, julienned <BR> 1/4 c apple cider vinegar <BR> Sea salt <BR> 1 roasted jalapeno pepper, chopped (optional) <BR>... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:13:20 EST Chilled Zucchini Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067818 Hello Sparkfamily, Do you plant zucchini in your gardens? Well I sure do and weather you do or you do not, you have got to make this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c740173e-5d6c-4feb-b63f-af540a67a2d1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 large zucchini, grated or finely chopped <BR> 1 scallion, chopped <BR> 1/4 c almonds, chopped <BR> 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced <BR> 1/2 c loosely packed mint <BR> 1/2 tsp sea salt <BR> 1 tsp coconut oil ... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:56:40 EST Broccoli, Apple, And Pecan Salad With Creamy Herb Dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066903 Hello Sparkfamily, Come have a salad with me! I have load's of fresh pecans from the trees! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/795d7dc6-27bb-4ed6-8df9-c41828145380.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> For dressing~ <BR> <BR> 1 avocado <BR> 2 Tbsps white miso <BR> 2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar <BR> 1 Tbsp tahini <BR> 1/2 c shredded fresh basil <BR> 1/2 c shredded fresh parsley <BR> 1 large lemon, juiced <BR> 1/2 c water <BR> <BR> <BR> For salad~... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:15:14 EST Butternut Squash Chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065783 Hello Sparkfamily, Are you look'in for a healthy snack alternative? Well then just jump right on in here and...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b81b188-d475-4197-89a3-c93264f5395c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 small butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, seeded, and sliced into 1/8-inch thick rounds <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil <BR> 3/4 tsp chipotle chili powder <BR> 1/4 tsp kosher salt <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:54:15 EST Couscous And Feta Stuffed Pepper With Pesto http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064989 Hello Sparkfamily, I am stuffing peppers tonight! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02a009ea-b5a8-4ae4-ac59-2081e647a6a6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c couscous <BR> 6 small red bell peppers, halved vertically and seeded <BR> 1 (13.4-ounce) package organic low-sodium garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained <BR> 1 c crumbled feta cheese <BR> 1/2 c Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced <BR> 1/2 c pesto <BR> 4 green onions, sliced <BR> 1 (8-ounc... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 15:02:58 EST One-Pot shrimp Spaghetti With Lemon And Basil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064175 Hello Sparkfamily, I am making spaghetti tonight and you just have to...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc8370db-80d1-4a33-8296-31eb67fc207d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil <BR> 1 tsp finely chopped garlic <BR> 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth <BR> 8 ounces (half of a 16-ounce package) organic spaghetti, broken in half <BR> 1 pound cooked large shrimp (41 to 50 count), peeled, deveined, tails removed, thawed if frozen... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 15:01:26 EST PB & J Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063073 Hello Sparkfamily, Everyone loves a good 'ol PB & j right? But have you tried it this way? Well, you are about to! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a4ce4d08-0d23-4f08-a3bb-ade47b7be949.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/2 c orange juice <BR> 1 c frozen sliced strawberries <BR> 1/2 c vanilla greek yogurt <BR> 2 Tbsps creamy peanut butter <BR> 1/2 banana, cut up <BR> 2 Tbsps ground flax seed <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 11:58:39 EST Green Gumbo With Smoked Sausage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062297 Hello Sparkfamily, I have got the stock pot out and well, you just got to...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2bb2068-e64f-47cd-9818-f3d599cfaa28.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 c vegetable oil <BR> 1/3 c flour <BR> 1 1/2 cups diced onion <BR> 3/4 c diced celery <BR> 3/4 c diced green bell pepper <BR> 1 Tbsp minced garlic <BR> 1 to 2 Tbsps Cajun seasoning, or to taste <BR> 1/2 tsp turmeric <BR> 6 cups chicken broth <BR> 2 1/2 pounds w... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 15:56:18 EST Green Gumbo With Smoked Sausage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062295 Hello Sparkfamily, I have got the stock pot out and well, you just got to...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2bb2068-e64f-47cd-9818-f3d599cfaa28.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1/4 c vegetable oil <BR> 1/3 c flour <BR> 1 1/2 cups diced onion <BR> 3/4 c diced celery <BR> 3/4 c diced green bell pepper <BR> 1 Tbsp minced garlic <BR> 1 to 2 Tbsps Cajun seasoning, or to taste <BR> 1/2 tsp turmeric <BR> 6 cups chicken broth <BR> 2 1/2 pounds w... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 15:53:26 EST Whole-Grain Applesauce Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061162 Hello Sparkfamily, Are'ya smell'in it? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1126cf8-9f2c-4897-8890-39736a0c8cf6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3/4 c packed light brown sugar <BR> 2 large eggs <BR> 1/2 c vegetable oil <BR> 3/4 c applesauce <BR> 1/2 c whole-wheat flour <BR> 1 c all-purpose flour <BR> 1/4 tsp baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp baking soda <BR> 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon <BR> 1/2 tsp ground allspice <BR> 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg <BR> 1/2 c old-fashione... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:02:46 EST Whole-Grain Applesauce Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061161 Hello Sparkfamily, Are'ya smell'in it? <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1126cf8-9f2c-4897-8890-39736a0c8cf6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3/4 c packed light brown sugar <BR> 2 large eggs <BR> 1/2 c vegetable oil <BR> 3/4 c applesauce <BR> 1/2 c whole-wheat flour <BR> 1 c all-purpose flour <BR> 1/4 tsp baking powder <BR> 1/2 tsp baking soda <BR> 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon <BR> 1/2 tsp ground allspice <BR> 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg <BR> 1/2 c old-fashione... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:01:47 EST Buffalo Chicken Pizza/Flatbread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060023 Hello Sparkfamily, Pizza tonight! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84101855-0cc6-4f20-8f57-e33c2083ca00.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 prepared thin crust pizza/flatbread <BR> 1 (15 ounce) package buffalo boneless chicken <BR> 3/4 c ranch dressing <BR> 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack blended cheese <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Heat oven to 450 and prepare chicken according to package directio... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 12:45:14 EST Wild Thyme Summer Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058852 Hello Sparkfamily, All I want today is this! Take a peek! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e255999e-f873-47f8-aea4-9b50835a781e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 cups cooked rice <BR> 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into 1-inch cubes <BR> 1 8 1/2-ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped <BR> 1/3 c chopped Kalamata olives <BR> 1/2 c prepared vinaigrette <BR> 1/4 c chopped thyme leaves <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Dir... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 11:45:57 EST Quinoa Burgers With Mango Curry Relish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058162 Hello Sparkfamily, Sorry that I have not been here for a couple of days. I bought a pair of new sneakers and found out very quickly when walking into my kitchen that they were not slip proof! (they say SLIP PROOF on the tag!!!!) Yes, I am alright! I fell on my knees and hit my cheek on the tile floor. I say thank you for ice packs! But for now, onto bigger and better things and that will be this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f9c48f77-20f2-44ea-9783-9bca346da5bf... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 16:34:37 EST Black-Eyed Peas With Ham Hock And Collards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054670 Hello Sparkfamily, What are you serving for your New Years feast? This is our family tradition! Dinner will be at 6pm on the button! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/661746c2-2114-4b12-83d4-0e46aee60c53.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 pounds black-eyed peas, soaked overnight if possible <BR> 2 pounds smoked ham hock, meaty ham bone or slab bacon <BR> 2 tsps kosher salt <BR> 1 large onion, peeled and stuck with 2 cloves <BR> 1 bay leaf <... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:49:29 EST Vegan Winter Minestrone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054113 Hello Sparkfamily, If you are craving a yummy and healthy soup 'bout right now, look no further then right here! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45cc2a5c-9ab4-4e1f-99e1-6a640582a56d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil <BR> 1 onion, diced <BR> 2 carrots, diced <BR> 2 large stalks celery, diced <BR> 4 cloves garlic, crushed <BR> 1 tsp dried thyme <BR> 2 cans (14 ounces each) chopped tomatoes <BR> 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock <BR... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:48:23 EST Vegan Winter Minestrone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054112 Hello Sparkfamily, If you are craving a yummy and healthy soup 'bout right now, look no further then right here! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/45cc2a5c-9ab4-4e1f-99e1-6a640582a56d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 Tbsp olive oil <BR> 1 onion, diced <BR> 2 carrots, diced <BR> 2 large stalks celery, diced <BR> 4 cloves garlic, crushed <BR> 1 tsp dried thyme <BR> 2 cans (14 ounces each) chopped tomatoes <BR> 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock <BR... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:47:24 EST Gingerbread Protein Pancakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053611 Hello Sparkfamily, How'bout pancakes for breakfast? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11930aa5-86e6-452e-b2cd-2d7e9173d95a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> For spice mix~ <BR> <BR> 1 tsp ground cinnamon <BR> 1 tsp ground ginger <BR> Pinch ground cloves <BR> Pinch ground nutmeg <BR> <BR> <BR> For pancakes~ <BR> <BR> 1 scoop whey protein powder, vanilla flavor <BR> 1/3 c 1% plain Greek yogurt <BR> 4 egg whites <BR> 1/4 c old-fashioned rol... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 20:29:56 EST Paleo Stuffed Bacon And Egg Tomato Cups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052856 Hello Sparkfamily, Have you ever thought of this? Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84f12685-e2a5-4fb5-8929-69b3b6eb4b43.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 4 large tomatoes, tops and cores removed <BR> 1 Tbsp avocado oil or olive oil <BR> 4 cloves garlic, minced <BR> Rosemary <BR> Salt <BR> Pepper <BR> 4 slices bacon <BR> 4 eggs <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Preheat broiler to low. <BR> Place tomato cups in a pan. ... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 11:04:20 EST Twice-Baked Quinoa-Stuffed Butternut Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052449 Hello Sparkfamily, If you like squash, Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15f493f6-ffd2-45cb-9758-92537dc1ce72.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 medium butternut squash (mine was about the length of my forearm), cut in half and seeds removed <BR> 1/2 c quinoa <BR> 1 c low-sodium vegetable broth <BR> 1 c loosely packed shredded baby kale or spinach <BR> 1 c diced celery <BR> 1 apple, cored and diced (use a firm, slightly tart variety like Pi... Fri, 25 Dec 2015 10:10:58 EST Turkey, Pesto And Provolone Melts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052024 Hello Sparkfamily, If you are thinking along the lines of lunch today, try one of these! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87c4355f-588b-49bf-a7f7-718802363149.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 demi (or 1/2 large) whole wheat baguette <BR> 2 tablespoons pesto <BR> 1 ripe avocado, sliced <BR> Thin turkey slices <BR> 1 tomato, thinly sliced <BR> thin sliced provolone cheese <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Heat broiler. Sl... Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:03:01 EST Parmesan Crusted Italian Meatballs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051609 Hello Sparkfamily, If you are creating a holiday buffet this year for your guests, Don't forget these! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77d23172-064f-48eb-9d06-317d51e1f7f2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese <BR> 1/2 c panko bread crumbs <BR> One 20-ounce package frozen italian-style chicken meatballs <BR> marinara sauce or pesto <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Heat oven to 42... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:52:53 EST Green Bean Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051170 Hello Sparkfamily, Here is a "must not forget" side for the holiday season...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ca62b28-8fcc-41cc-9e12-d02e2d16a6bf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cans (10 1/2 ounces each) cream of mushroom soup <BR> 1 c milk <BR> 2 tsps soy sauce <BR> 1/4 tsp ground black pepper <BR> 4 cans (14.5 ounces each) cut green beans, drained <BR> 2 2/3 cups french fried onions <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR>... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:27:50 EST Gluten Free Pita Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050746 Hello Sparkfamily, Yesterday I presented to you pita wedges and I saw by one of the comments that they wish they could find a recipe for gluten free pita bread. Well, all is not lost and so I went into my recipe file and, well...Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddf6f12e-294c-42cb-a161-97e049367ada.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 1/4 c of water <BR> 1 Tbsp oil or melted butter <BR> 1 Tbsp coconut flour, firmly packed - fir... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:44:11 EST Pita Wedges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050161 Hello Sparkfamily, I love to take pita bread and stuff it with fresh veggies and and also do'em up like this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ee43def-bb6b-4d09-9ca1-51bd5d4f9a16.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 6 pieces pita bread <BR> 1/2 c olive oil <BR> 3 Tbsps kosher salt <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions~ <BR> <BR> Preheat the oven to 375. <BR> <BR> Cut the pita pieces into six wedges each. <BR> <BR> Lay the wedges... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 10:04:25 EST Easy Peasy Tree And Snowmen Cutout Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049889 Hello Sparkfamily, Have you started baking your Christmas cookies yet? Don't forget these! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1daefd38-0a99-4200-9a0c-c7109551bee3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 pouch (1 lb. 1.5 oz.) sugar cookie mix <BR> 1/3 c butter, margarine or spread (spread should have at least 65% vegetable oil) softened (not melted) <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour <BR> 1 pouch (7 oz.) white decorating cookie icing <BR> 1 ... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:24:31 EST Gingerbread Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049376 Hello Sparkfamily, These are my favorite cookies! Are they yours? Do you think that Santa will like them? I bet he will! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/97181b2f-6923-4844-b7e8-e56376d13555.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> For the cookies~ <BR> <BR> 6 cups all-purpose flour <BR> 1 teaspoon salt <BR> 1/2 tsp ground allspice <BR> 1/2 tsp ground cloves <BR> 1/2 tsp ground ginger <BR> 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg <BR> 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon <BR> 3... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:43:42 EST Ribeye Roast With Dijon Crust And Roasted Green Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048796 Hello Sparkfamily, Do you smell it? Dinner is at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b245676e-023f-4f21-a28b-f502bb77cc4c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 well-trimmed beef ribeye roast, small end (4 to 6 pounds)Your butcher can do this for you if you'd like. <BR> 1/2 c Dijon-style mustard <BR> 2- 1/3 cups cheese and garlic or caesar croutons, finely crushed (about 1-1/4 cups crumbs), divided <BR> 1- 1/2 lbs green beans, trimmed ... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:52:27 EST Chipotle Corn Pudd'in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048362 Hello Sparkfamily, If you like corn pudd'in, you have to try this! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/302d2320-9af8-4022-879c-87a69e969bec.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> unsalted butter, for the dish <BR> 2 (15.25-ounce) cans corn kernels, drained <BR> 5 large eggs <BR> 1/2 c heavy cream <BR> 1/4 c all-purpose flour <BR> 1/2 tesp salt <BR> 3 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish <BR> 1 chipotle chile in adobo, seeds and ribs remo... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:51:08 EST