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11/24/08 10:41 P

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Perfect Pumpkin Custards

1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups whole milk
1 large egg
2 large yolks

Bring quart of water to boil in a tea kettle. In the meantime, set 8 6-oz. ovenproof custard cups or ramkekins in 2 8-inch square pans. Adjust over rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 325.

Heat pumpkin and spices in a medium sauce pan over medium heat until puree sputters. Whisk in sugar, then milk. Bring to a simmer. Whisk eggs and yolks in separate bowl. Gradually whisk hot pumpkin mixture into eggs, then pour into custard cups. Set pans in oven. Pour hot water in pans halfway up sides of cups. Bake until custards are set, about 30 minutes.

Remove cups from pans and cool slightly. Place plastic wrap directly over custards to keep a skin from forming. You can keep these refrigerated up to 3 days.

152 calories each
6 g protein
24 g carbs
4 g fat
1 g fiber


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11/24/08 1:57 P

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I have a favorite recipe and I have no idea of all the breakdown calorie wise but here goes:

Bean & Potato Soup
Ingredients - Fresh Green Beans
Potatoes - if you use the small golden or red ones you don't have to peel them
Skim Milk
Margarine
Salt
Pepper

Snap or cut beans into bite size pieces.
Wash potatoes
Fill a large pot about 1/2 full with water and add potatoes. Boil the potatoes until they are just are soft but not falling apart.
Fill another pot about 1/4 full with water. Place beans in the pot to boil/steam. Cook beans until they are al dante.
Remove both beans and potatoes from heat. Strain the water.
Fill large pot about 3/4 full with skim milk and 2 tbsp of margarine.
Add potatoes and beans to the milk.
Heat on the stove until margarine is melted and milk is warm. Do not let milk boil. Salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy,this is especially good with very fresh green bean. I have also had this with fresh shelled peas and potatoes.
Lyn

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11/16/08 8:51 A

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I finally like oatmeal! I've been cooking oatmeal using milk instead of water thinking it might make it more tasty. Yesterday I made it for the first time using water and added dried cranberries. I loved it and it was very filling!

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11/12/08 7:34 P

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I can't wait to try some of the recipes. They sound great.

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9/13/08 11:55 P

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I tried the Mom's Meat Loaf in the recipie section( the one with rolled oats) it was sooo good!

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9/13/08 2:30 P

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That sounds wonderful! Something that we make when we're rushed during the week is to combine cooked whole wheat pasta, whipped cottage cheese, and steamed broccoli (or asparagus). It's a great mock-alfredo dinner. Just wondering how to add some protein to the mix.

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Sarah it is reallly yummy!!! Let me know what you think!

I've not tried it with out the curry powder but I'm sure you could make it with out it .. it just wouldn't have the same "kick" ;)

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9/9/08 5:15 P

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Wendy, that chicken sounds fantastic! I am definitely going to make that :)

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9/9/08 4:43 P

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This sounds good. Have you tried it without the curry powder? Don't have any in the house at the moment and this sounds good for dinner with Forbidden Rice. Forbidden rice is a purple rice that you can get at your local whole foods store. Crunchier and nuttuer then white rice. Also really pretty!

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That sounds really good Lady! Heres another one for you to try!

Asian Barbecue Chicken


Yield

6 servings (serving size: 1 breast)
Ingredients:

* 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
* 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
* 3 garlic cloves, minced
* 6 4 oz chicken breasts, boned and skinned
* Cooking spray
* Lime wedges (optional)
* Green onion tops (optional)

Preparation

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add chicken. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 4 hours, turning occasionally.

Prepare grill.

Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade. Place marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute.

Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 20 minutes or until done, turning and basting frequently with the marinade. Garnish with lime wedges and green onion tops, if desired.

Nutritional Info:
Calories 293.6
Total Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 136.9 mg
Sodium 539.6 mg
Potassium 639.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 55.3 g


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Hi everyone. As part of trying to lose weight and get healthier I'm trying new foods and new recipes. I'd like to share a quick recipe that is great for lunch and dinner, reheats well in the micro and tastes really good!

350 degree oven
Line cookie sheet with foil for easy clean up.
Spray foil with non stick spray.

Clean and thinly slice any combo of the following veggies:

Asparagus
Red or yellow onion
Mushrooms
Carrots
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Corn
Green beans

I like the first 5...

Add left over chicken or steak, or thawed frozen shrimp.

Season with garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper and a little parmesan.

Sprinkle basalmic vinegar and olive oil over top, approx 1 to 2 tsps of each, adjust for the amount of veggies and your taste.

Keep it as close to a single layer as possible.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Sprinkle a small amount of low fat cheddar or mozzarella over top.

The amounts vary based on your preferences.

Enjoy

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Here we can post favorite recipes and/or meals that we want to share!

~ ♥ ♥ ~ Wendy ~ ♥ ♥ ~

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Never give up! Be active! Stay active! Make the most of today!☺

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