Friday, June 27, 2014

Aunt Adeline's Marinated Vegetables

Marinated veggies, makes a huge amount, lasts a long time, perfect for any picnic.     

Blanche 2 heads cauliflower florets, 
1 pound carrots cut in strips, 
1 pound green beans trimmed. 
Cool the veggies in ice water, drain and 
2 cans cut artichoke hearts, 
16 oz mushrooms and 
8 oz grape tomatoes.  

Mix 3/4 cup oil,
 1 cup white wine vinegar, 
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, 
2 tsp salt and 
2 crushed garlic cloves. 

Pour over veggies and marinate, tossing occasionally. Enjoy! Her recipe also calls for 1 head of broccoli.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Skinny Banana Biscotti!

Oh, I know, it has been a long time since I last posted.  Please forgive me. And I will offer you a is that kind of day.  It's cold outside and you want an warm cup of Yorkshire Tea, thanks Liz Babbs, and the smell of fresh baked banana bread.  Only, you don't want all those calories.  This recipe lets you have it all.

Banana Biscotti

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped, toasted pecans or walnuts
 Mix above ingredients in one bowl,

Mix in a second bowl:
1/3 cup very ripe mashed banana ( 1, in my case)
1  tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg

Mix the contents of the two bowls, dough will be sticky. Turn dough onto floured surface. Shape into two 9" long rolls with floured hands.  Place rolls on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray. Flatten to 1/2 " thick.  Bake at 350 F for 23 minutes.  Cool for 10 minutes.  Cut each roll diagonally into 12 slices. Place slices cut side down on a baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 250 F and bake  15 minutes on each side . Cookies will harden as they cool.

1 biscotti is 72 calories, 2 grams of fat .4 grams fiber, 2 ww points,  4 syns.
I got this recipe years ago from Kristin Kinser, who nicknamed it eyeball biscotti after poking her eyeball with a pot handle when she went for her cookie sheet to make these!  I hope you enjoy. I love them, but then, I do have loads of biscotti recipes that I love.