Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lemon Rosemary Chicken Bake

Another find on pinterest.  This one was good.  Love all inclusive meals.

Ingredients (serves 4)
- 8 chicken legs
- 1 lemon
- 1 pound (450 g) potatoes
- 10 cloves garlic
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- fresh rosemary
- coarse salt & pepper
- glass of dry white wine
Put chicken legs into a roasting dish. Cut potatoes and lemon into wedges. Add in the wedges and peeled garlic cloves. You can half some of the largest cloves.
Add in olive oil, coarsely chopped rosemary, salt and pepper and toss until all the ingredients are evenly coated. Pour in a glass of dry white wine. Bake at 400 F (200 C) for 40-50 minutes until tender, fragrant and beautifully browned.  Found on :  

Pumpkin cream cheese Bread

  • 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want the filling to be)
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1  2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cup(s) pumpkin puree, canned or homemade
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1  1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 2 1/2 Tablespoons half & half
  • 1/2  to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts for garnish
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 x 3-inch loaf pans. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, egg, and vanilla; beat until smooth and creamy. Set aside. In a large bowl, blend 1  2/3 cup flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; set aside. In another medium bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, canola oil, eggs and sugar; beat well. Stir the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture just until combined. Fold in the chopped pecans or walnuts.
Pour half of the pumpkin bread batter evenly into the two prepared loaf pans. Spoon cream cheese mixture on top of the pumpkin batter layers in each loaf pan and then spoon or pour  on the remaining pumpkin batter (if you don’t have enough pumpkin batter to cover the cream cheese layer entirely, that’s okay, because you’ll be swirling them together anyway). Take a knife and stick straight down into the top pumpkin batter layer and middle cream cheese layer; swirl the knife around in these two layers, creating a marble effect; this will give the cream cheese filling a nice swirly shape as it bakes.
Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in pans for 10 minutes; remove to a rack to cool completely. While waiting for the bread to cool, mix your cinnamon glaze: combine powdered sugar and half & half, blending well; then add cinnamon and mix until smooth and creamy. Note: the cinnamon makes this glaze darker in color, so if you want a lighter, creamy color glaze, just add a dash of cinnamon to the mixture. Drizzle over completely cooled bread loaves and then sprinkle on nuts for garnish.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lime pudding -healthy style

I got this recipe from a cookbook called RAVE by Melissa Chappell and changed it a little to my liking.

1/2 tsp salt
2.5 avacodos
3/4 cup agave necter
1/3 cup lime juice
zest of 2/3 of a large lime

Mix in food processor till smooth (I mixed everything but the agave and mixed that into after)  Serve with some strawberries on top.  Love this, totally fixes my sweet cravings.