Category: Recipes

Chicken Pozole Verde

This is based on a recipe I found in Cooks Illustrated, but altered quite a bit. I made a HUGE batch (10 lbs tomatillos, 8 poblanos, 4 onions, etc.) so the quantities below are closer to the recipe I followed, but you may need to adjust. I don’t think any particular ingredient is a deal […]

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Holy Grail Guacamole

Ingredients 5 large avocados (e.g. costco bag) 5-6 roma-sized tomatoes 1 small-med onion (sweet? go big, red? depends. can be strong or mild. white? can overtake) 1 bunch of cilantro (yes – the WHOLE BUNCH – do not be shy. what are you gonna do with the leftovers anyway? well… put it on everything? OK. […]

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Shelly’s Hummus Recipe

BASIC Hummus Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 15 mins Serves: 12, Yield: 3 cups Ingredients 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste – buy in a jar, or make your own… see below) 6 tablespoons FRESH lemon juice (or MORE – to taste) 3 garlic cloves, pressed (or MORE – […]

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Paleo-Friendly Protein Bars

I adapted this: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/protein-bars-recipe/index.html to be more paleo-friendly. (Original uses silken tofu, oat brain, wheat flour, wheat germ, etc.) Paleo-friendly Protein Bars NOTE: BOTH volume (cups) AND grams are shown. Depending on which measure you use, the calories will vary DRAMATICALLY. (e.g. using cups for the dry ingredients will display much higher calories). SO, for […]

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No PHO Hot Cocoa Mix

Kevin likes to use hot cocoa mix to make his mochas in the morning, because he likes the creamier texture, but I hate all the chemicals and partially hydrogenated oils that most mixes contain… SO, made one up: 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder 1.5 cups sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder MIX. That's it. […]

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Yummy Meatloaf

Adapted from Joy of Cooking Classic Meat Loaf Preheat oven to 350ºF, lightly grease 9" x 5" (8 cup) loaf pan (1 – 1 1/4 hours) OR 12-cup muffin tin (25-30 minutes) Combine in large bowl: 24 ounces ground beef (I usually use lean (93/7) or very lean (94/6 ground beef) 1 packet of Lipton […]

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Sweet & Spicy Teriyaki Beef Jerky that Jaeger LOVES

(This recipe was adapted from this one on Food.com based on how much meat I had and the ingredients I didn't have and the addition of the coca cola that I saw on a different recipe in a magazine, and my small oven.): http://www.food.com/recipe/the-best-teriyaki-beef-jerky-387062 Ingredients 3 lbs London Broil (or Top Round/Bottom Round – London […]

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Lemonade Dessert Salad

Delicious Lemonade Dessert Salad a la Karen P. 1 can frozen lemonade 2 packets unflavored gelatin (knox) 1 large pkg vanilla pudding (not instant) 1 c slivered almonds (optional) 1 c mini marshmallows 1/2 c maraschino cherries (cut in half) 2 cans mandarin oranges *** (minimum – you can add more) 1 can crushed pineapple […]

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Best Lower-Fat Scones EVER

Bakery by the Lake has KILLER scones in a variety of sumptuous flavors. I had one and then for days, nay weeks, I had the hankerin’. The problem is, scones are one of those sneaky high-fat baked goods (OK, when I typed that it just sounds weird… Aren’t MOST baked goods high fat? How about…Scones […]

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