June 27, 2012
Happy Hump Day!
Let me start by telling you one of my favorite things about summer: Herbs from my garden. I always do the staples: Basil, Mint, Rosemary and Parsley. Amazing. I put them in and on everything.
Imagine my shock and sadness when I looked up how many calories are in my favorite summer time savory treat ever, Pesto. SHOCK AND SADNESS, friends!
Well, I fixed that right up with my UFG Creamy Pesto. It only uses 1 tbsp of olive oil (so make it a good one!) and fat free ricotta. Holy crap is it delish. I use all the herbs. Every single one of them. Not just basil. So be creative with your pesto - change it up! Every result is amazing.
I'm pretty sure I'll be eating this all summer long.
Recipe after the jump!
June 22, 2012
First, a little update on moi. I've been diagnosed with tonsillitis. Bad for my throat - great for my diet! ha! The Mailman has almost finished the basement and it looks great - hopefully we'll be healthier now that we're not breathing all that mold in anymore!
On to today's recipe. I live near the Chesapeake Bay - and summer to me means crabs! My cousin has a crab fest every summer, and we sit in their yard picking and eating delish local crabs. It's THE best.
This is a really light soup - and I'm not someone who minds soup in the summer. It's chock full of crab and deeelish. It's all about the stock that you use - and I used a superb lobster stock that I had made and stuck in the freezer - so be sure to use a good one! Hope you enjoy!
June 19, 2012
You may or may not have noticed that I've been M.I.A lately. Let's hope you have. Well: it boils down to my month of Murphy's Law and total dance card fullness. Guys, it's really hard being so in demand.
First, The Mailman and I had back to back to back to back Family parties that we planned.
Then, I begin battling my own health issues. Here's a candid The Mailman took:
June 08, 2012
A decadent dessert on a Friday? You're Welcome! It's hard to believe that these cake balls are only 22 calories each - but they are - I promise!
Not only are these puppies super low in calories, they are super rich - so the Mailman and I can only eat a few of them before it's too much.
In personal news - as the school year winds down here in Delaware, a big shout out to my Mom who is retiring this year!! There's no doubt that my sister and I learned the value of hard work from our Mom - who has dedicated countless hours as a guidance counselor and then assistant principal for her school district. Congrats Mom!!
Cake Ball recipe after the jump!
June 04, 2012
Happy Monday, UFG'ers! Hope everyone had a great weekend. The Mailman and I had a weekend packed full of activities. Can life slow down, please?
This recipe was something I saw on Pinterest. It was done with full fat everything - and I thought that this would be the perfect recipe to lighten up! At only 33 calories each - these are going to be perfect for your next summer get together - kids and adults alike. I used a mini cupcake pan, but you could easily adapt the recipe to make full size cupcakes.
...and with cornbread this easy - there's no need to buy frozen, fried corn dogs again!
Recipe after the jump.
June 01, 2012
It's Friiiiiiiiiiiiday! I know I say this every week, friends - but geez is time flying. Does that mean I'm old?
This week has gone by so quickly I can hardly believe it.
Today's recipe is now a house favorite. The mailman has the same breakfast every morning: egg beaters, turkey bacon and weight watchers cheese on either a whole wheat english muffin or deli round, 2 yogurts and a banana.
Well....we ran out of turkey bacon.
A small problem to the rest of the world - but a huge issue for the mailman. He's a creature of habit...
So...I made chicken sausage!
Now, to all you professional cooks out there - I used a Red Delicious apple. The SHAME! An eating apple for a cooked recipe? That's right. I did it. It's the apple I had on hand, and it was on sale. (Professional cooks would have used a granny smith, or something "more hardy")
Well, these sausage patties are awesome, and they have saved the mailman's mornings! Happy Weekend! Recipe after the jump