Sunday, June 25, 2006

Filet meal!

You guys keep saying to post- well here was our dinner tonight!

We had grilled filet mignon with grilled onions, mushrooms, and broccolini along with carrots and green beans. It was delicious! And no, there were NO leftovers of the meat...

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Yeah, that was my thought-

How can you eat doughnuts on South Beach?
Well, here's the recipe. I can definitely say these are outstanding!

Whole Wheat Doughnuts P2
1 c plus 2 T whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 t baking soda
3 t cinnamon
1/8 t salt
1/4 c sweetner of choice (I used 3 TBSP fructose)
Mix all of this together with whisk and then in another bowl-
1/3 c applesauce
1/3 c ff buttermilk
1 large egg
1 1/2 t vanilla (I forgot this!)
add this to the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened I put this into a pan that makes doughnuts and bake them at 350 for about 12-13 minutes.

For the topping I mixed 2 tablespoons cream cheese (I had already sweetened with vanilla and Splenda) with 1 tablespoon SF strawberry jam and melted them together.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Snackers- Upscale Style!

This is for you, Catherine!

Brie Snackers

WW Saltine Crackers
Brie cheese, rind removed

Cut the pieces of Brie to fit the crackers. Nuke in microwave for 30 seconds until cheese poofs and melts all over. Drizzle with honey.

I bet these would be even better broiled! And I would have used Triscuits (less likely to get soggy), but I was out...

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Veggie fajitas!

I had these on vacation last year at a Cuban/BoHo place in Eureka Springs, AR. They were so good, I ate the veggies and completely forgot about the tortillas and toppings! So, when I came home I dreamt about then for almost a year. Then one day while chatting with DD, I decided to try and make them myself. Luckily, my first attempt was right on the money! They were so good, even though my grill was outta gas so I had to broil the veg. Here they are!

Veggie Fajitas P2
For the marinade-
6oz can of pineapple juice
half of a can of lite coconut milk
1/2 tsp Sweet-N-Low Brown (or for tidi_i, 1 tbsp Splenda )
1 tsp salt
one shot of REALLY dark rum

Portabello Mushrooms
Peppers- whatever color you like
Broccoli spears or broccolini

Leave the shrooms whole if you are going to grill them, otherwise slice into 1/4 inch slices. The peppers you can cut in half and remove the seeds if grilling, or slice if not. Onions, cut these in half. Marinate all of the veg in the liquid for at least 6 hours. Drain when ready to cook. Grill the veggies until nicely browned or really browned! If roasting them, use a big sheet pan and oil it well. Heat the oven to 500 degrees, or preheat the broiler. Spread the veg out on the pan and bake for 20 minutes or broil for 15 minutes until browned. If grilled, slice them right before serving with WW tortillas and normal fajita toppings.