Monday, August 23, 2010

2-Minute Lunch

Need a quick lunch idea? Wrap it up!

Take one Flatout Bread and add what you've got handy. For this wrap I used one Laughing Cow wedge, tomato basil hummus, cucumber, tomato, onion and fresh avocado. Chop it up, wrap it up, and you have a healthy portable lunch in under 2-minutes!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Quick Snack

Need a quick protein packed snack? Try deviled eggs. 

To lighten up the fat and pack extra protein I make mine with a big dollop of Greek yogurt, a dab of Dijon and several dashes of hot sauce. Deviled eggs make a great snack for other times besides just Easter. :-)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cookie Crumbes

For having the blog name How the Cookies Crumble... I sure don't post very many sweets. I'm an amazing baker but to be honest I don't have much of a sweet tooth. Lucky for my coworkers and clients I have been on a domestication cookie baking spree.

First we had Double Chocolate Oatmeal.

Then we had Banana Nugget with Chocolate Chips

Cookies make colleagues happy!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Keep It Simple

For easy lunch ideas remember to keep it simple, be creative and use food that is easy to prepare. Todays lunch was a bed of arugula topped with yesterdays Greek Cold Grain Salad, tomato, cucumber, avocado and extra feta. The creamy texture of the Greek Salad worked great as a dressing and I added some lemon juice for extra flavor.

Delicious! Perfect light lunch!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Faux Fried Chicken

Need your Southern Fried Chicken fix? Then try my Faux Fried Chicken recipe.

Faux Fried Chicken

1 lb chicken tenders, boneless, skinless
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
several dashes hot sauce
2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 flour
1/2 tbs cayenne pepper
1/2 tbs black pepper
1 tsp sea salt

Add buttermilk, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and hot sauce. Put chicken in a Pyrex dish and cover with buttermilk mixture for several hours or overnight.

When ready to cook heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix bread crumbs, flour, cayenne pepper, black pepper and sea salt, add more cayenne/black pepper based on preferred spiciness. Dip chicken in bread crumb mixture and place in baking dish. Bake chicken until fully cooked, juices should be clear and internal temperature 165 degrees. Approx. 20 mins for chicken tenders.

Greek Cold Grain Salad

1 1/4 dry grain, cooked to package instructions (I used a medley but orzo, cous cous, or quinoa can be used)
3/4 cup fresh baby spinach
1 large tomato, diced
1/2 cup cucumbers, diced
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 juice of lemon
2 tbs fresh basil
3\4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Options: add kalamata olives, capers, diced red or green onion, or any flavors you love

Cook grain to package instructions. Once grain is cooked, while still hot stir in spinach to wilt leaves. Place grain and spinach mixture in fridge until chilled. After grains are chilled, apprx an hour or more, stir in tomato, cucumber, Greek yogurt, fresh lemon juice, basil and feta. Served chilled.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn indeed. Along with my stressful work adventures last week, my hard drive crashed and burned.

I was blissfully listening to iTunes when suddenly my computer froze up. I wasn't alarmed at first and simple rebooted my MacBook only to find a folder flashing with a question mark.

In my mind I knew it couldn't be good, but with hopeful spirits called my guru brother.

His response, "Oh, that's not good!"

In deed it wasn't. All my music, all my photos, all my files were gone.

Apple replace my hard drive for free which was awesome considering my warranty expired in 2008, however, nothing on my hard drive was salvageable. I had about 90% of my music backed up, but only about 20% of my photos. So much lose.

Back up your files. Do it now I tell you. Seriously. Right now while you are thinking about it.

Food wise you haven't missed much the past 2 weeks. I've been eating this literally just about everyday.

Cottage cheese, tomato and hot sauce, with the option of fresh avocado for some filling, healthy fat. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. I just can't get enough.

It's even portable for breakfast, lunch and dinners on the go!

Try it! It's light, fresh and delicious.

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