Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Garlic Spinach & Mushroom Sauce

2 servings | 254 calories per serving

  • 12 ounces cremini or white button mushrooms, cut into quarters 
  • 1/2 t dried basil 1/2 t dried oregano 
  • 1/4 t dried thyme 
  • 1 T dried parsley 
  • 4 t of jarred chopped garlic 
  • 1 cup vegetable broth salt & pepper to taste 
  • 1/4 cup FAT FREE half and half 
  • 1 T butter 

  • 2 cups fresh spinach 

  • 1 package of Wild Mushroom Ravioli (I use Haagen Fresh, but if you can't find I would recommend you calories per serving of pasta to be under 160) 
Note: I made this dish with the Wild Mushroom Ravioli (146 calories per serving) and it made a HUGE portion, although it could easily feed 3-4 depending on how hungry you are and you could EASILY substitute pork tenderloin, grilled chicken, rice, quinoa or a different type of pasta -- the sauce is super yummy and other veggies could be added as well to create more dimension.

Boil pot of water and prepare pasta. While water is boiling prepare sauce below.

In a medium size pot combine all SAUCE ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring often. Then reduce to simmer and cook for 10 additional minutes.

In microwave safe bowl place fresh spinach, cover with saran wrap and microwave for 2 minutes. 

Drain pasta, and place pasta and spinach into sauce dish and gently toss. The sauce will be a bit runny but it infuses alot of flavor. I left behind a fair amount of sauce in the pot when serving...and that probably saved calories that I didn't factor in ;-)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Beef, Lamb and Pork Inspiration

I like Meat! So many great recipes to choose from so whether it's grilled or broiled, fried or baked you can't go wrong. Check Out Our {Food} Beef, Lamb and Pork Pinterest Board Follow Stacey Lange, Realtor | @searchseattle's board {Food} Appetizers on Pinterest.

Appetizers Inspiration

Having a cocktail party with the girls? Dinner Party with Friends? Or need to bring along an appetizer to a friend's party? Check Out Our {Food} Appetizers Pinterest Board Follow Stacey Lange, Realtor | @searchseattle's board {Food} Appetizers on Pinterest.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Spicy Sesame Peanut Ramen Noodles

So Delicious and So Easy! I live in Seattle where temperatures over 80 are few and far between, thus the majority of us live without AC in our homes.  But alas when a "heatwave" strikes it is miserable! Well this week has been just that, with temps averaging in the high 90s our home is sweltering to say the least, this creates agony when thinking about meal prep and quite honestly, the majority of times we simply opt to eat out for the benefit of enjoying an air-conditioned restaurant.  Last night I wanted something light and cold for dinner and something that would require little heat to make, peanut noodles came to mind and so I searched Pinterest for  ideas and although I found lots of recipes most just were too much effort for me at the time, I came across a recipe from for Sesame Peanut Noodles and it was AWESOME, super easy and very yummy.  CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL RECIPE
and below is my revised version....
  • 2 packages of ramen noodles (cooked in water with no broth and drained and rinsed with cold water) - Set Aside
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 2 T honey
  • 2 T creamy peanut butter
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1 T sriracha
  • 2 T rice wine vinegar
  • 1 T toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion (green portion only) - thinly sliced
  • 1 t water
In Medium Sized Bowl combine all ingredients (except noodles) stir until smooth, Toss well drained room temp or cold noodles and serve.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tropical deLITE {21 Day Fix Friendly}

  • 3/4 cup - Fage 0% Fat Free Plain Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup - Pineapple, Chopped
  • 1/4 Medium Banana, Chopped
  • 2 T - Raw Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, Toasted
  • 1/8 t - Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Packet Stevia
Combine all ingredients and work to slightly mash bananas as you mix. Serve As Is, or transfer to plastic container with lid and place in freezer until frozen for super tasty frozen treat.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

My Favorite Banana Bread

  • 3 Large Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 Tbls Butter or Margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp each Salt and Baking Soda
Preheat oven in 325 degrees. Lightly grease 9 by 5 in loaf pan; set aside. In bowl, mash banas; you should have 1 cup. Beat in sugar, then egg and butter. In another bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking soda; add banana mixture and stir just until all flour is moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sometimes, the kids will beg me to throw in some chocolate chips and a handful works great for a sweeter treat! Bake for 55 to 60 minutes (see doneness test below). Makes 1 loaf

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pear Gorgonzola Pizza

I recently went to a little get together with girlfriends and brought along some easy appetizers, that are always a big hit. But the one every asked how to make was this one.
  • 1 - Trader Joe's Original Pizza Dough or a Albertson Essenssia's Brand Flatbread (Original) sold by Baguettes
  • 1 - Fresh Pear (Ripe), thinly sliced
  • 8-10 Thin Slices of Provolone Cheese
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup of Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (I prefer hazelnuts but pecans will work)
  • 3 Tablespoons of Finely Chopped Fresh Chives
If you using pizza dough let rest at room temp for 10 minutes and prepare as directed. Place one thin layer of provolone cheese across pizza dough or flatbread. Sprinkle evenly with Gorgonzola, Nuts and Chives. Bake as Directed (typically 425 for about 10 mins) ....serve warm or at room temperature.