Friday, June 07, 2013

Avocado banana flax chocolate chip cookies! (A healthier Chocolate Chip cookie)

I started with a traditional cookie recipe and changed it up to make it a healthier treat for the kid. 

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 sticks) butter, softened
1 ripe avocado
1 over ripe banana
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Chocolate Morsels (Darker chocolate would be healthier thank milk chocolate) 
3 TBLSP flax seed

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, baking powder, flax seeds and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, banana, avocado, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Greek Lemon Rice Soup

Today I made Greek Lemon Rice Soup. It is a favorite of my family. We were spending almost $6 per little cup at the local Greek place. It seemed simple enough, so I set out to copy the recipe and save some coin.
I think I've finally succeeded. I like it whenever I've had any dental work because it is easy to eat, it is also a favorite when I've been sick and am starting to eat solid foods again. It is full of protein and easy on the tummy.

Greek Lemon Rice Soup

4 Cups chicken broth
Approx 3/4 Cup of uncooked regular rice
2 eggs
The juice of 3 small/med sized lemons or 2 Large lemons (About 4 TBLSP)
Salt and pepper to taste (I like a lot of pepper)

In 2-quart saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Reduce heat, add rice, cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

In small bowl, beat eggs and lemon juice. Stirring constantly, add 1 cup of hot soup, a little at a time. Stir mixture into soup in pan and heat. Do not boil! Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Serves 4.
NOTE: More rice makes thicker soup. If it is too thick, just add a little water.

Two going on twenty. Template by Ipietoon Cute Blog Design