Archive | September, 2012

Butternut Squash Casserole for Meatless Monday

Posted on 30. Sep, 2012 in Food

I know it is SUPPOSED to be fall/autumn, but the weather hasn’t gotten that memo yet. Here is a great recipe to get done early before the heat hits! Tell me how amazing this looks. I know not “low cal” but you can do your special stuff and make it more “healthy”. Yogurt butter instead of unsalted butter, 1 egg and 1 egg white instead of 2 eggs, flaxseed and/or panko chips ┬áinstead of breadcrumbs and almond milk with lemon juice instead of buttermilk.

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Weekly Tips for September 17, 2012

Posted on 17. Sep, 2012 in Uncategorized

Some of you may know, I had to have back surgery this summer, when a disc fragment broke off and decided to do a full crunch around my L3 & L4 nerves. I am told it happens commonly, except when mine was so big the only way for relief and living again was surgery. The disc fragment happened in late March and after months of PT, shots, rest and terrible (more…)

Is it fall yet? Time for some pumpkin related foods!

Posted on 16. Sep, 2012 in Food

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread ~Bring on fall!!

This bread tastes amazing- it’s super moist and has the perfect amount of pumpkin in it.

 INGREDIENTS

3 eggs, lightly beaten (2 egg whites & 1 egg)

1 cup sugar (1/2 cup of sugar & 1/2 cup of truvia)

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup butter, melted (or 1 cup oil or 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1-2 cups shredded zucchini

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Add pumpkin, butter (or oil/applesauce) and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350┬░ for 45-55 minutes or until breads test done. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack. Yield: 2 loaves.

Thanks to Six Sisters Stuff, they keep providing yummy recipes and I just keep tweaking them for my preferences.

Weekly Tips for September 3, 2012

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here it is September ALREADY! Ready for fall, cool weather, sweaters, pumpkin lattes and football! On the West Coast it is still hot, hot, hot. It finally broke 91 degrees at our house for the first time in over three weeks. How are you getting ready for Fall? (more…)

Banana Ice Cream – the healthy way!

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 in Food

Craving ice cream, here is the way to go. But you need to prepare for the craving 8 hours in advance! (more…)