Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dukan Pizza

I made a pizza! 

Now bear with me while I make a Pizza dough. To MY standards it was good. It was my first ever crust by hand so yeaaaaaah...

1/4 ground oatbran
some Surghum flour
1/4 cup WARM water
1/2tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt
Package of Instant/quick rise yeast

Mix the yeast with the WARM water I guess, I stirred it, make sure you don't do this in the measuring cup - use a larger holding device hahaha.
I guess let it activate a bit (10mins?) then add it to the flour, oil and salt.  Mix over simmering water (double boiler, or something. I put my mixing bowl on top of a small pot of simmering water... hahah ghettooooo) until it forms a ball. Cover with a towel somewhere warm and let rise (?).  Then put some flour down on a smooth cutting board and flatten it out with a rolling pin I guess. I put the flour flour not the oat bran, both sides, and on the pin and then rolled


Then put on a baking sheet and bake it at 400 for 10 mins or 375 for longer.  What i did was instead of time it (typical me...) checked it until it didn't push in/depress and was browning the edges.

0% MF greek yogurt
oregano & garlic powder to taste. Spread on the crust.

Grate fresh parmesan cheese on top of the sauce. 
Fresh chopped basil and oregano
Chopped yellow peppers
Cooked mini shrimp
Sliced cherry tomatoes
Mozza & Parm on top
Bake til goldening.

REALLY good amazingly enough!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Homemade NF Tzatziki

So... I really like Garlic, so be aware!  AND I really like Tzatziki!

Get some fresh lemon zest into a bowl
Salt and pepper (lighter on the salt personally)
Grate (fine grating) some cucumber - you want a good portion. **
about 1tsp powdered garlic
1 clove garlic crushed
small bit of lemon juice
Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt

Mix all up, adding in more seasoning if you wish.  Now the Greek yogurt I use is fairly thick, and depending on how much cucumber you grate you can have a thick Tzatziki or a runny one.  If you DISLIKE runny, put the grated cuke in a strainer and press and press and press the water out - cheesecloth also works well. 

Like I said, I enjoy garlic so I may have used more for the portion size I made as mine was garlic spicy. 
Enjoy :)  

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Spicy Cottage Scramble

Two eggs
Ham steak cubed into small pieces
3 heaping spoons of Cottage cheese
1 tsp (or more) chili flakes
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Parsley
Seasoning salt

Begin Heating up a pan on High and spray with Pam.
Add cottage cheese, ham and spices. Let sit for a minute or two
Crack two eggs and begin stirring (reduces prep dishes!) as the pan heats.
Scramble the eggs until Cottage Cheese is mostly melted and eggs are done. Will seem runnier than normal scrambled eggs.

I used 1% Cottage Cheese and more than 1tsp of chili flakes.  But it's a YUMMY recipe!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Breakfast Heart Throb

A very special breakfast, for those once in a blue moon occasions!

In a pot heat up some chunked bananas, brown sugar and Frangelico and cinnamon
Once coated and all sugar is dissolved add in to creamcheese - ensure all folded and mixed well. More CC than bananas.
Heat up some blueberries and blackberries.  Add brown sugar, rum, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, nutmeg and vanilla extract. Heat until bubbling and add some cornstarch to thicken.
 Add some strawberries to heat them through

 Take some Fresh baked bread, thick sliced.
Cut into triangle, place some CC Banana mix on there, top with the other slice.
Dip into a french toast mix (eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla)
Grill with some margerine or canola spray until browned on all sides.
Place on plate and top with fruit mix and Maple Syrup!  Dollop of whipped cream!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Baked Cod Fillet - Dukan ok? Tasty? Experiment!

A cod fillet (I have fairly thin ones from Superstore), washed
1/4" slice (round) of lemon, cut in halves
spray pan with PAM
Sprinkle some Dill, lemon juice
Sprinkle Tumeric, Coriander, Dill, Parsley on the Cod
Place Cod on the lemon slices on the pan
Wet Cod with Lemon juice (bottled or fresh)
Sprinkle Tumeric, Coriander, Dill, Parsley, French onion soup mix (sm amt), S+P or S+P+Spmix (ex: Montreal Steak Spice mix and Lemon Pepper spice mix, like I did)
Add two pickled hot peppers underneath and add one split across the top. 
Cover in tinfoil

Cook in oven/toaster oven on 400 for 12-15mins until flakes apart easily but doesn't seem too firm/tough.

Not sure how this will turn out... lol

EDIT:  VERY tasty!  Almost quite Malaysian!  Would be great with some malaysian curry dish. Spicy too which is nice.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Green-Orange-and-White Tinfoil Fireside Dinner

So, I loooove tinfoil dinners. I'm rarely at a fire when I have these, so I make them at home in the oven. 

This one I decided to include some new veggies and a new way to do the meat.  My normal Tinfoil dinner is Spicy ground pork Sausage, carrots, potatoes, onions and garlic, S+P. This one I wanted to make somewhat epic veggie wise.  Well... epic until I got home with my groceries and did a Google search and now see people truly have epic down pat... so here is my MUNDANE but delicious new Tinfoil Dinner:
(ok we'll see if it will be delicious)

1 package Ground Pork
1/4c finely diced onion
1tsp Oregano
1tsp Basil
1/2Tbsp Chili flakes
1Tbsp Wild Turkey Bourbon hot sauce
1 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1/2 Tbsp pepper
garlic powder
2tbsp flour *if needed to bind
                    Roll into balls and toss in a frying pan with hot olive oil to brown two sides if the mixture seems a bit too moist and goopy.  Yes, goopy! Don't make the mistake I did adding 2 eggs, had to compensate for that with lots of flour.

The Veggies (in bite size pieces):
2 carrots
1 parsnip
1 Portobello mushroom
a bunch of New potatoes
1/2-3/4 an onion
S+P and garlic powder
3 cloves of garlic
Lemon juice
Chili flakes

Dash of beer!! A good sized pour, beer and other alcohols are absolute necessities while cooking!  I believe almost every recipe I make involves booze in some fashion. No, not an alcoholic... I just believe in it's health benefits ;-)

Cook in tinfoil for a while (50 mins at 400*)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Kale, a Green leafy FAILURE.

I've seen numerous people posting online about this wonderful powerfood! KALE! A dark green, leafy vegetable plant that somewhat resembles an haywire breeding between lettuce and parsley.  It looks as fancy as those floral decorated bridesmaids gowns, in a gorgeous dark green with a blue tone.

Here I am, thinking this will be easy, delicious, simple to make healthy CHIPS!  Some research is done, I concoct an olive oil and spice mixture to toss it in for baking.  Thinking I am genius I aptly await my hopefully new favorite snack.

Out of the oven I pull it, after about 15 minutes at 375*.  It seems light. I eagerly shove one in my mouth....




What am I eating?!  The texture! It's like melt in my mouth POWDER.  What. The. Hell. This was not described to me!  Where were the warnings?!  However, what is more overpowering is the saltiness. I don't much like drowning in the Ocean, I've made it a point to swim and survive. But a flashback of childhood where you weren't so keen on keeping your mouth closed and you get lucky enough to have a wave splash in your gaping trap and you taste the disgusting salty water.  Kale is salty.  And I boldly added seasoning salt to it.

All in all a failure. Not often do I traipse upon disgusting foods, however I did it to myself. My tastebuds cried out in revulsion!  Never again!

And thus ends my encounter with a supposedly healthy vegetable.