Thursday, August 23, 2007

Buttermilk Pancakes Studded With Macadamia Nuts & Topped With Homemade Pineapple Syrup

Boxed buttermilk pancake mixMacadamia nuts

Syrup:1/2 cup

1 stick butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup pineapple juice concentrate (right out of the can)

I take the easy way by making buttermilk pancakes from a store-bought mix. I also like these with cashews instead of Macadamia nuts. Just add coarsely chopped macadamia nuts to the batter, as much as you'd like.

For the syrup, in a small saucepan, place butter, sugar and pineapple juice. Heat over low heat, stirring, until butter melts. Do not boil.

Preheat oven to 475. Peel, core and very thinly slice the apples: you should have approximately 1-1/2 cups. Melt 3 T sp. of the butter over medium low heat in a small fry pan, and saute the apples until they are just tender. Keep apples warm while preparing the batter.

Place a 9 or 10 inch cast-iron skillet in the oven to heat for at least 5 minutes--the pan has to be very hot for this to work. When it is well heated, add the remaining 2 T sp. of butter to melt and put the skillet back in the oven; the butter should be very hot buy not brown when you add the apples and the batter. Place the flour, milk, vanilla, salt and nutmeg in a blender and whirl until smooth. Remove the skillet from the oven.Just add coarsely chopped macadamia nuts to the batter, as much as you'd like.For the syrup, in a small saucepan, place butter, sugar and pineapple juice. Heat over low heat, stirring, until butter melts. Do not boil.
You can add strawberries or bananas if you like.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Lamb, Watercress & Orange Salad


750g lamb loin

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 tbsps barbecue sauce

4 small oranges, peeled

1 bunch watercress, trimmed

1 small red capsicum, sliced thinly

4 spring onions, sliced

1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted (available in supermarket)


1/3 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp finely grated orange rind

2 tbsps orange juice

1. Place lamb, oil, garlic and bbq sauce in a large bowl. Mix until lamb is well coated. Cover, refrigerate for 2 hours, or overnight.

2. Remove pith from oranges. Cut in between membranes to remove flesh. Set aside.

3. Cook lamb on a oiled pan until browned on both sides, about 5 mins. Remove from pan. Slice thinly.

4. Toss together lamb and other ingredients in a big bowl. Drizzle with dressing before serving.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Potato Pancakes

These are a nice change from regular pancakes. They make a great dinner meal when served with sausage.

Original recipe yield:
6 servings.
Prep Time:
25 Minutes
Cook Time :6 Minutes
Ready In:45 Minutes

2 eggs 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 medium potatoes, peeled and shredded
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup vegetable oil

In a large bowl, beat together eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
Mix in potatoes and onion. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
In batches, drop heaping tablespoonfuls of the potato mixture into the skillet. Press to flatten. Cook about 3 minutes on each side, until browned and crisp.
Drain on paper towels.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Yankee Salad

1 (16 ounce) package uncooked orzo pasta
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
1 cup mandarin orange segments, drained and chopped
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
In a sauce pan, combine the sugar, eggs, flour, salt, pineapple juice and cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool.
Toss together the pasta and cooked pineapple juice mixture. Refrigerate overnight.
Break up chilled pasta with a spoon and mix in pineapple, mandarin oranges and cherries. Fold in thawed whipped topping, chill and serve.

Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 646
Total Fat: 14.6g
Cholesterol: 61mg
Sodium: 215mg
Total Carbs: 118.3g
Dietary Fiber: 5.4g
Protein: 12.9g

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Good Breakfast

Timeout Tuna Burgers:

1 can of tuna in water drained
2 eggwhites
1/2 ounce of Buckwheat pancake mix
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1 teaspoon of chopped onions.

Place tuna in bowl. Add egg whites and pancake mix. Mix in other ingredients and then mix all with a fork. Grill with fat free cooking spray. Make 2 burgers.

Protein Power Pancakes:

1 cup oatmeal
11 egg whites
1 whole egg
1 packet sugar free jello, flavor of your choice.

Simply stir together in a mixing bowl, cook on a frying pan, using fat free cooking spray.

Fitness Favourite Recipe

Try These Favorite Fitness Recipes

Keeping fit can be challenging for your body. So take a time out every once in awhile and give your taste buds a challenge instead, with some of these fitness favorites.

Fit Fajitas:

1 egg yolk
6 egg whites
fat free cheddar cheese
fat free flour tortillas

Beat the whites and yolk and put in a skillet with fat free cooking spray. Then, cook the eggs over a medium flame. Turn eggs over and add some cheddar cheese. Meanwhile heat up the tortillas in the mike or oven. Then place eggs in the tortillas and roll up. Add salsa to taste.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Healthy Food As Easy As ABC

Protein Shakes:

1 liter of milk
12 tablespoons of milk powder
6 eggwhites(fresh) or eggbeaters
1 teaspoon of brewer's yeast
some hot chocolate to taste
optional banana or icecream scoop

Shake and enjoy!

BS (Banana & Strawberry) Protein Shakes:
1 glass of whole milk
1/2 glass of cream
3 eggs(fresh)
2 glasses of fat free milk powder
1/2 riped banana
1/2 cup of strawberries.

Shake and enjoy!

OJ (orange juice) Protein Shakes:

1/2 glass of natural orange juice
4 tablespoons of milk powder.
2 eggwhites(fresh)
1/2 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of icecream
2 teaspoons of honey

Shake and enjoy!

Banana Power Drink:
2 bananas
1/2 cup of cottage cheese
vanilla whey protein
cup of milk
some Ice
1/2 a teaspoon of brown sugar.

Shake and enjoy!