Friday, June 20, 2014

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

I'm always looking for a good side dish to go with a hearty dinner. I absolutely LOVE broccoli salad, but sometimes feel like the large amount of mayonnaise and the red onion bother my stomach. This recipe has a little different dressing, still uses some mayonnaise, but I decided to substitute the red onion with sweet onion. SCORE! The recipe was based on Food Network's Melissa d'Arabian's recipe, I just added a few more ingredients and tweaked it a bit. Absolutely delicious! I hope you enjoy it too! To print recipe, click here:
Ingredients:
2-3 slices bacon, cut into small pieces, cooked
1 1/2 cups broccoli, cut into small florets
1 1/2 cups cauliflower, cut into small florets
1/4 sweet onion, chopped
1 large carrot, shredded (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Directions:
1) Cook bacon until nice and crispy. Once cooked, set aside on a paper towel lined plate to drain grease.
2) In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, vinegar and Dijon mustard.  Add the vegetable oil and whisk. Then mix in the mayonnaise and Old Bay seasoning. Whisk well. Finally, season with salt and pepper.
3) Place the broccoli, cauliflower, onion, carrot and bacon into a large bowl. Toss well.
4) Pour the dressing over the vegetable mix and toss. Finally, add the shredded cheddar and mix well.
5) Chill for about 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24 g37 %
Saturated Fat 6 g30 %
Monounsaturated Fat 9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 27 mg9 %
Sodium 501 mg21 %
Potassium 370 mg11 %
Total Carbohydrate 15 g5 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g11 %
Sugars 10 g
Protein 8 g15 %
Vitamin A74 %
Vitamin C82 %
Calcium16 %
Iron4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs


Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Who doesn't like scrambled eggs? Who doesn't like cheese? Ok...maybe there are some crazy people out there that don't like either, but hey, we're talking about me right now :) I MUST have cheese with my scrambled eggs. It is a MUST. In fact, several years ago, a good friend of mine, Monica, taught me how to make the BEST cheesy scrambled eggs EVER. But that will be another post! This post is a strange twist on cheesy scrambled eggs...I used cottage cheese. I know, you're probably thinking, that is disgusting, but hey, you only live once...or as the young people say: YOLO. This is super easy and it gives a nice creamy texture and taste to your scrambled eggs. Hope you enjoy, let me know your thoughts! To print recipe, click here: Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Ingredients:
2 Large Eggs
2 Tablespoons Large Curd Cottage Cheese
Shredded Cheese to your liking
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Parsley, Salt and Pepper to Taste
Directions:
1) Heat a medium skillet to medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
2) Crack two eggs and drop them into the skillet. FYI: The best way to crack an egg without getting shells in your mixture is to lightly tap it on a flat surface, then empty the contents into the pan. If you're worried you will still get shells, crack the eggs into a separate bowl, make sure there are not egg shells, then add to the pan.

3) Add 1 Tablespoon of cottage cheese per egg. So this recipe, add 2 Tablespoons.

4) Slowly stir the eggs and cottage cheese on medium heat so that they scramble together.
5) Add parsley, salt and pepper to your liking. Top with a bit of shredded cheese and ENJOY! See how easy that was?!
Copyright © 2014 Kellicipes
Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17 g27 %
Saturated Fat 7 g36 %
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 509 mg170 %
Sodium 380 mg16 %
Potassium 196 mg6 %
Total Carbohydrate 2 g1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g0 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 22 g44 %
Vitamin A15 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium20 %
Iron13 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Monday, June 16, 2014

1001 Ways of Natural Pest Removal

Did you know you can get rid of ants by placing bay leaves in your home? Or ridding fleas from your dog with an orange? Check out this awesome book on 1001 ways to naturally rid pests from your life!

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Grilled Turkey Coleslaw Cheese Sandwich


This may be the WORST photo I have ever taken, but nonetheless, it was a delicious and an easy lunch item. Not much to it, but thought I'd share with y'all!
Ingredients:
1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons Margarine
2 slices bread
Non-stick cooking spray
Directions:
1) Spray cooking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Heat stove top to medium heat.
2) Spread margarine over each side of bread.
3) Place one slice of bread, margarine side down, on cooking pan. Place one slice of white american cheese, then 3 slices of turkey, then top with coleslaw and finally, top with the second slice of white american cheese.  Place second slice of bread on top.
4) Let sandwich cook for about 4-5 minutes, then flip and cook again for about 4-5 minutes.
5) Once bread is golden brown and crispy, remove from pan and let sit for 2-3 minutes. Slice and serve! Enjoy!
Copyright © 2014 Kellicipes
Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32 g50 %
Saturated Fat 12 g62 %
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 90 mg30 %
Sodium 2240 mg93 %
Potassium 621 mg18 %
Total Carbohydrate 36 g12 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g21 %
Sugars 20 g
Protein 31 g61 %
Vitamin A22 %
Vitamin C31 %
Calcium36 %
Iron19 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Thursday, June 12, 2014