Archive for September, 2012

September 30, 2012

Cranberry Spinach Salad with Walnuts

Another fall favorite!

Ingredients

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1 cup spinach

1/8 cup walnuts, crushed

1/8 cup blue cheese crumbles

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

Mix spinach with cranberries, walnuts, blue cheese and top with balsamic vinegar!

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September 30, 2012

Chicken Pear Spinach Salad

I love this delicious blend of fall flavors! Let me know what you think.

Ingredients

1/2 chicken breast, steamed

1 cup spinach

1 pear, sliced thinly

1 handful walnuts, crushed

Blue cheese crumbles

Balsamic Vinegar

Pepper

Directions

Rip chicken into thin shreds. Assemble over spinach and add pear. Add walnuts and blue cheese crumbles. Add pepper and balsamic vinegar to taste.

 

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September 30, 2012

Nutella Oatmeal

It’s not a breakfast I would eat every day but once in a while, this really hits the spot.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon Nutella

1 packet instant oatmeal

Pinch of cinnamon

Splash of vanilla soymilk

Directions

Make the instant oatmeal according to package directions. Add Nutella, soymilk and cinnamon and serve!

September 30, 2012

This Week’s Free Yoga Class

Focusing on breathing today!

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September 30, 2012

Sesame Seed Teriyaki Tofu

Ingredients

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons low sodium low fat teriyaki sauce

1 tablespoon water

1/2 block extra firm tofu, drained and cubed

Directions

Mix teriyaki sauce with water. Spray baking sheet with PAM and place cubes on sheet to bake for 25 minutes, 12 minutes each side at 375 degrees. Brush cubes with the teriyaki sauce and water mixture. Top with sesame seeds. Serve!

 

Cheers!

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September 30, 2012

Baked Sriracha Tofu Cubes

Not an unexpected combination of ingredients for me since I adore sriracha. You can look up how to bake tofu in two recipes before this one, but it is an easy process that you can adapt to whatever works the best for you.

Ingredients

1/2 block tofu, drained and cut into cubes

1 teaspoon olive oil

2 tablespoons sriracha, or you can vary this according to your taste

Directions

Brush drained tofu with the olive oil and then with sriracha and bake for 25 minutes, 12 minutes on each side, in a 375 degree oven.

 

Cheers!

September 30, 2012

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Oatmeal with Chia Seeds

Ingredients

1 plain oatmeal packet

2 teaspoons stevia

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

1/4 cup water

2 teaspoons nut milk or soy milk

Directions

Microwave the instant oatmeal according to package directions. Add nutmeg, cinnamon, stevia, and chia seeds. Mix well. Add milk and peanut butter and stir well. Place back into the microwave to fully melt peanut butter and enjoy!

September 30, 2012

Lemon Mustard Baked Tofu

Baking tofu is my new obsession. I love the process of draining it and then re-draining it and then watching it become a completely different texture. I found the method off of a Whole Foods site, and it is not hard. You can adapt it to your tastes like I have, but the basic method is simple.

Baking Tofu:

2 plates

5 sheets of paper towel

2 heavy objects

1 block of extra firm tofu

Directions

Drain as much water as you can from the tofu. Wrap in paper towel and place in between two plates with a heavy object on top, and repeat the process twice or three times as necessary, waiting forty minutes between each draining. Cut into triangles or cubes or slices.

 

Lemon Mustard Sauce

2 tablespoons whole grain mustard

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Pepper

1 teaspoon olive oil

Mix all of the ingredients together and brush on the tofu. Bake on 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Cheers!

 

September 24, 2012

Peanut Butter and Fig Jelly Oatmeal

Delicious and a new update on oatmeal if you are running out of ideas.

Ingredients

1 packet instant oatmeal, plain

1 tablespoon fig jam

1 tablespoon peanut butter, natural

1 teaspoon chia seeds

Directions

Make oatmeal according to package directions on stovetop or microwave. Add jam, peanut butter, and chia seeds and serve immediately.

 

Cheers!

September 24, 2012

Peanut Butter Honey Oatmeal

Easy, fast, and keeps you full for hours! Who doesn’t want that out of their brekky?

Ingredients

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (I love Bettr’n)

1 packet instant oatmeal, plain

2 tablespoons soy or nut milk, unsweetened

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Honey if desired

Directions

Prepare oatmeal according to package directions. Stir in milk and peanut butter and honey. Top with chia seeds. Serve immediately.

Cheers! Happy Monday!