Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Salmon Spread

Need a healthy appetizer alternative 
New Years Eve or a get together, try this.

14 oz. (1 can) salmon drained
3/4 - 1 c. light cream cheese
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
Pinch each: granulated garlic, parsley, turmeric, red pepper flakes 
Lemon zest

Open can of salmon and drain in strainer to remove liquid. Remove any bones if needed.

In a clean bowl combine: salmon, spices, cream cheese, herbs.

Zest lemon into mixture and mix well with a clean fork.

Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Serves 6 - 8.


Friday, December 25, 2020

Holiday Hashbrowns

This is great for brunch, holiday breakfast, as a side dish or anytime.

I shredded potatoes, but you can use package shredded potatoes instead.

4 potatoes shredded
1 small onion shredded
2 - 3 T. oil
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
pinch each: granulated garlic, red pepper flakes

Rinse, cut ends of and shred potaoes into a bowl, set aside.

If using pre shredded package potatoes, omit step.

Peel, rinse, cut in half, shred onion into bowl with potatoes.

Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic red pepper flakes over potato mixture and toss to coat.

Heat skillet over medium high heat.
Lower heat to medium and add oil.

Add potatoes, onion and cook for 8 - 12 min. or until done, stirring occasionally.

Serves 4. 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Little Ms. Shirley

Tis the season to be jolly.

Tis also the season to be careful around those who celebrate with a little too much jolly juice.

This version of the classic mocktail is perfect for kiddos, if you're a designated driver or decide that you want to stay sober.

1 quart lemon lime soda (regular or diatetic)
1/8 - 1/4 c. grenadine (adjust amount desired)

In a clean pitcher, place ice.

Pour grenadine over ice.

Pour lemon lime soda over grenadine, stir to mix.

Place pitcher in fridge until ready to serve.

Serves 4.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Easy Labneh

This is a great alternative to using sour cream as a basis for dips.

I've used reduced fat plain yogurt, but you can use regular plain yogurt instead. 

2 - 4 c. reduced fat plain yogurt
pinch of salt (optional)

Place a clean medium sized sieve over a clean medium size bowl.

Pour yogurt through sieve and place in refrigerator to strain for a few hrs. or overnight.

Remove bowl from refrigerator and dump liquid from bowl.

If the yogurt isn't thick enough, you can strain it again if needed.

Pour yogurt into a clean bowl or container.

You can use the same bowl you drained the yogurt into, but just clean it out first.

Add salt, and stir if desired. 

Cover bowl with plastic wrap or container lid and place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Makes 4 - 8 servings.