Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Develed Eggs $1.50

We have talked about the incredible egg and all its nutrients, but we didnt discuss how versitile this little white gem is. Probably out of all our "convenient" store items, it is the most versitile. Eggs can be used so many different ways-scrammbled, fried, boiled,poached, over easy, in an omlette, fritata, quiche etc.... It is also used as an ingredient over and over again. Develed Eggs is another tasty and fun way to make eggss I "served" many of them while working at a Country Club in Highschool. They were a mainstay on the appetizer menu, and were one of the most popular items. I remember the chef putting the "filling" which consisted mainly of the yolks in a big pastry bag, and filling up each boiled egg white. He treated each egg like a work of art, and yellow yolk looked like gold velvet. So mine(hance, the picture) really didnt look like his, but I think they sure tasted good.

7 eggs .70
1/2 cup mayonaise .30
1 tsp prepared mustard.10
2 tsp pickled relish(optional).20
salt and pepper to taste .10
paprika for the tops of eggs.10

boil eggs, let cook and peal
slice eggs in half lengthwise
scoop out yolks and combine in bowl with mayo, mustard etc....
mix well until smooth
scoop into eggwhites
sprinkle on paprikaa

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cold Pasta Salad with Tuna, Green and Black Olives $5.25

Heres a quick, easy and good pasta salad. Lets face it, who has time these days to slave in the kitchen for hours making a meal? The desire and the need is there to eat healthy and provide healthy meals for ones family, so the goal is showing how any and everyone can accomplish this task.
The most time consuming part of this salad was boiling the noodles, which i did while I was preparing the rest of the salad. I used black and green olives to give the salad bit more color and flavor, but just one type of olive would have been ok. Also, I used canned tuna, but if canned salmon is perfered, by all means used that instead.

1 lb pasta noodle(small elbow noodles or penne) .99
3/4 cup black olives $1.00
1/2 cup green olives .90
2 cans tuna $1.96
3/4 cup salad dressing(Italian0 .40

cook pasta noodles according to instruction
in mean time cut olives in halves or quarters(however prefered)
drain tuna and add into olive mixture in a small bowl
when pasta cooked, drain and put into large salad or pasta bowl
add tuna and olives, toss with Italian salad dressing
if you dont have salad dressing, olive oil and vinegar will do, just add some seasons-garlic salt, parsley, black pepper

Oats the Superfood

Oats are considered a Superfood because of its vast array of essential nutrients that are not only needed by the body but also boost overall health. Studies show that eating daily servings of oats not only lowers total cholesteral levels, but also reduces risk of developing heart disease. In addition to being ridh in heart healthy soluble fiber, oats offer a variety of other nutrients that boost health.


Bacon is a great addition to many meals, used in moderation, it packs a very potent flavorful punch, and adds great taste and texture to many meals. It certainly isnt just for breakfast anymore, and now it has been moved into the sweet arena, lending to the "salt" and "savory" contrast with its counterpart- sweet. Bacon bits have been added to chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cakes, we have taken upon ourselves to dip it in semisweet chocolate and the results were unanymously thumbs up.

Bacon with its high content of fat, should be eaten in moderation, and shouldnt necessarily accompany a whole egg dish with toast and butter. A great alternative would be a boiled egg, or even an eggwhite omelette, with dry wholewheat toast or with a little jam.

Bacon is however an excellent source of protein, and protein is necessary f0r proper growth and mantainance of most body tissue.

Monday, August 9, 2010

canned Salmon

The American Heart Association reccomends that healthy adults eat atleast two four ounce servings fo fish such as salmon per week.
Salmon is a great source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids, which has shown to lower risk of coronary heart disease. Omega 3 has been found to lower blood preasure as well. There is also a high source of calcium, niacin, vitamin B, phosphorus and selenium in canned salmon.


Olives which are a fruit, are one of the healthiest foods one can eat. They are high in vitamin E, iron,copper, and fiber. These compounds provide a multitude of health benefits. They promote digestive health as well a lower cholesteral. Consuming olives also helps ward off colon cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and gastrointestinal disorders. They can aid in controlling conditions like asthma, arthritis and hot flashes, brought on by conditions such as menopause. There is so many ways to eat olives, beside right out of the jar. They are great in pasta, salads, sandwiches, burgers, eggs. pizza, bread spread...we also make a mean pasta sauce with walnuts. They are sure to add a burst of flavor to any dish.,

Sunday, August 8, 2010

shopping list 8/8-8/14

chili pepper
red pepper flakes
balsamic vinegar
Olive Oil
Pine nuts or almonds

cream cheese
“taco” or “Mexican” or “co-jack” shredded cheese
Fresh mozzarella ball

tomato sauce
diced tomatoes with green chilies
kidney beans, dark
4 oz can green chilies
Garbanzo beans
Farfalle pasta (bowties)
Corn or flour tortillas
Pasta of choice (rigatoni, farfalle, etc.)

Yellow onion
Butternut squash
Bag salad
2 Zucchini
1 yellow squash
Tomatoes (2 lbs)
Onions (1 red, 1 white or equivalent)
Fresh Basil
Cherry tomatoes

Extra lean Ground beef (or lean ground turkey)

Frozen corn
Raw (not pre-cooked) shrimp
1 to 1 ½ lbs chicken breast tenderloin
White fish (tilapia, orange roughy, etc)
Panco (or plain bread crumbs)