Trigo con Leche —Bulgur Pudding

As I was growing up one of my favorite “desserts” or treats was rice pudding. As my mother would call it in Spanish, arroz con leche. As I got older my husband introduced me to “trigo con leche” my first impression: ewwww. Little did I know it is and I dare say it, tastier and…

Indian Spiced Chickpea Wraps

Ingredients: Raita 1/2 cup drained unsweetened pineapple tidbits1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground cumin Wraps: 2 teaspoons canola oil1 small onion, chopped1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot2 garlic cloves, minced1/2 teaspoon curry powder1/4 teaspoon each salt, ground cumin and ground coriander1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained1 cup canned…

Barbecue Shrimp Stir-Fry

Ingredients 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces1/2 cup barbecue sauce2 tablespoons honey1/4 teaspoon dried basil (I actually used fresh chopped basil)1/8 teaspoon garlic powder1/8 teaspoon pepper3/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveinedHot cooked rice Directions In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion and…

Monte Cristo Sándwich
(Ham, Cheese and Turkey French Toast)

Ingredients 4-8 slices bread of choice (I used Sara Lee Artisan Texas style) 1 large egg or 2 small eggs 2 Tbs milk Salt 2 Tbs mayonnaise 2 Tbs of coarse ground mustard 2 – 4 slices of Swiss Cheese 2-4 slices of Ham and turkey 1 – 2 tbsp unsalted butter Instructions Lightly whisk…

Steak with Peppers Stir Fry

Ingredients: 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 pound), cut into thin strips 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced 1 medium green pepper, cut into thin strips 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips Serve or cooked Quinoa Directions Toss beef…

Turkey Meatball Gyros

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 large egg 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 pound lean ground turkey 3/4 cup (6 ounces) reduced-fat plain yogurt 1/2 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice 8 whole wheat pita pocket halves 2 cups shredded lettuce…

Infused H2O

When you are trying to cut serious calories intake that come from sugary drinks, carbonated sodas, energy drinks, making your own infused water might be the answer. The possibilities are endless and when you keep them handy they are refreshing and amazing. The choice of water is up to you. How you make the servings…

Colorful Pineapple Pork

Ingredients 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons water, divided2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons cider vinegar3/4 teaspoon salt1/2 pound cubed cooked pork1 small cucumber, peeled, halved and sliced1 small carrot, sliced1 1/2 cup of fresh pineapple cut into 1′ pieces1 medium tomato, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks1/2 medium green pepper, thinly sliced1 tablespoon soy sauce2 tablespoons cornstarchHot…

Delicious Meat Loaf

Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 1 pound of ground turkey 1/2 white onion diced 1 cup dried bread crumbs 1/2 cup milk 2 large eggs 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon  pepper For glaze 1/2 cup ketchup 2 Tbs brown sugar 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce…