Browsing Archive: March, 2012

Two Tantalizing Tapas

Posted by Bree Marsh on Sunday, March 18, 2012,
Ok, these snacks/sides are not Spanish, but Tapas just fit well in the title ;)

Garlic and Leek Polenta Cakes and Lemony Green Beans

Polenta Cakes
2 tbsp olive oil
2 leeks, thinly sliced cross-wise
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups stock, chicken or veggie
3/4 cup polenta, dry
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped scallions (optional)

I did this in an Enamel Dutch Oven, so i would only have to use one pot.  You can use a large skillet AND a medium-large soup pot instead....
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Chocolate Coconut Confections

Posted by Bree Marsh on Monday, March 12, 2012,
first, I have to give credit to for the inspiration for this recipe. 

A couple of people have asked me why i don't do more sweet/dessert recipes....
I guess my main reason blog is about "nutrient dense" foods and it is harder to come up with dessert recipes that fit into that category.  as it states in my "are you dense" link...nutrient dense foods provide us with a high amount of nutrients and a moderate to low amount of calories.  We get a lot of nutrients, and it do...
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Cake for Breakfast!!!

Posted by Bree Marsh on Friday, March 9, 2012,

at least that's what it looks like!

One of my favorite breakfast options.  The best part is the topping.

CAKE aka Pancakes or Waffles
4 egg whites or 1/2 cup
1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup rolled oats
flavorings like a sprinkle of cinnamon/nutmeg and/or a drop or two of REAL vanilla extract
put all in blender and blend until smooth.
optional dense add-ins....1 tbsp chia or flax seeds, 1/2 banana

heat up large non-stick skillet or flat-top pan OR waffle maker.

spray with a little non-stick oil a...
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Cold Noodle Salad

Posted by Bree Marsh on Sunday, March 4, 2012,

stuff for salad
1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
2 cups pre-cut broccoli slaw mix (broccoli florets or chopped kale would also work well)
2 cups shelled edamame (soybeans), fresh or frozen
1/2 cup chopped scallions (green onions)
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
4oz (dry) spaghetti noodles, broke into 2 inch pieces

stuff for sauce
- whisk together
Juice from one lime
1/2 square inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and either grated on a microplane or minced super fine
1 tbsp sesame oil*
1 tbsp agave ...

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