Spicy cooking

Most weeks I try to explore at least one “new” recipe.

I was looking at Hungry Girl’s website and found spicy Thai-style no-cook stir-fry.

It sounded yummy so I decided to give it a try.

I added the ingredients I didn’t already have to my grocery list. I decided to add a few other ingredients to it as well.

When I got home I realized I forgot to write a few things down.

I modified the recipe a bit and had it for lunch three times last week. Yup, I thought it was really yummy. I really enjoyed it. It’s filling and fairly healthy.

The HG version is fine. I just made some adjustments because of what I had on hand.

I didn’t buy broccoli coleslaw and decided to add rice to make it more substantial. As I was grabbing veggies out of the fridge I realized I did have some broccoli coleslaw. So that got thrown in as well. HG’s version is cold and mine is hot.

Here’s my spicy Thai-style stir fry:

It’s peanut butter time!

Have you seen the 40-year-old Virgin?

Remember FRENCH TOAST? (Here’s a clip of that scene. Swearing is involved. So you’ve been warned.)

Ha ha!

Anyway, years ago Curt and I were watching some diner or cooking show and someone made peanut butter and banana French toast.

It sounded amazing. The version they made was super unhealthy.

I decided to take a stab at it with a healthy spin to it.

I don’t make a lot of breakfast. But I made this recipe recently and thought it would be a good idea to share.

Here’s my version of peanut butter and banana French toast:

  • 2 slices Sara Lee Delightful wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (I prefer creamy, but for this recipe crunchy works better)
  • 1/2-1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon fat free milk

The ingredients listed are for one serving. Double or triple ingredients for extra servings.

I like to smoosh the banana onto my bread. Other slice I spread the peanut butter.

Dip “sandwich” into the egg whites/milk.

Use cooking spray oil in the pan. Grill it up and enjoy!

You get some protein and a fruit. It’s yummy. And melty heated up peanut butter … Continue reading

Yea! I got to meet Hungry Girl!

Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, came to the El Cerrito Barnes & Noble to promote her new recipe book, 200 under 200 (200 Recipes Under 200 Calories).
Alicia came along with me this evening. And I ran into Jennifer and Ricki, too.
They had lots of yummy snacks, Pop Chips, samples of Fiber One, Vita Tops, etc.
Lisa came out, chatted and then took questions. And then there was a raffle. We didn’t win anything. But we still got lots of goodies.
After the raffle Lisa signed books. Alicia got there early and got us seats. So luckily they did the book signing in an orderly fashion and I got mine signed rather quickly.
Lisa is so nice and friendly and funny! Her personality is fun in her daily newsletters. But I think she really shines in person. So glad I got to see her.
For some reason I am having issues posting pics. So here is a link to the photos from Facebook.
There was a woman there handing out her card for her food blog. Duh! Why didn’t I do that for Go Fit Girl!????? So on my to … Continue reading