Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cheese Burger and Fries

We all love a good cheese burger and  fries, but not what it does to our waistline. For tonights dinner I made a turkey burger seasoned with salt, pepper and worchestershire sauce. Loaded it with a ton of veggies and a whole wheat bun. And you can't have a burger without the fries. I substituted potato fries with blanched green beans and a little bit of sea salt.  This is a burger with a ton of flavor and not a lot of fat.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What is This You Say....Tuna Jerky?

Between 2 1/2 and 3 lbs of tuna

Some may ask why on earth would you make jerky out of tuna. I ask you this, what is a single gal suppose to do with almost 3lbs of tuna???

I have never made jerky before and when my friend Jonathon stopped over with a hunk of tuna from his fishing trip, I could not resist trying this out.

Some helpful tips: Freeze the tuna before you cut it into slices. It is much easier. Marinate the meat over night so you can start the drying process the next morning. I did not do this and had tuna drying until 1:00 in the morning. Also, open a lot of windows and have candles and air freshener ready!!!!

The Recipe:
2/3 cup Worchestershire Sauce
2/3 cup Low Sodium Soy
1t Pepper
1t Garlic Powder
4T Powdered Ginger

Cut tuna into 1/4in slices. Marinate for 6 to 8 hours.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and place a cooling rack on it. Then place the tuna slice close together on the rack. Place on the lowest heat that your oven will go and place a crunched up aluminum ball in the door to keep it slightly open.

Dry for about 8 hours.  I would check periodically to see how the pieces are doing. Some of mine dried faster than others.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Meatless Lasagna

Tofu, Cottage Cheese, Spinach and Mozzarella Cheese.
This was pretty good.

Healthy Choice

Garlic and pepper beef lion, collard greens with garlic and pearled couscous

Trader Joe's Chicken Sausage and Spaghetti

Nothing much to say about this one, other than that it was super easy and quick to make and YUM!

St. Patrick's Day Feast

This was my first attempt ever to make corn beef and to every eat it. What can I say.....not bad.