PomAngelFood

Failed Pomegranate Angel Food Cupcakes

The name says is all. It’s a FAIL! BUT on toddler entertainment alone the video is worth posting. He’s in rare form and practically falling asleep by the end although he’ll never admit it. So take this video at face value. As mom taught me, it never hurts to try! That being said.. I can’t wait to try this idea again!

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Sweet Pomegranate Chickpeas with Optional Tuna

This started as a quick vegetarian lunch idea and then I had a conversation with a friend who said he thought I needed more protein and suggested tuna. As soon as he did I looked down and said “Perfect! That would be awesome in this!” I added a small can and it was delish. It was without it too, but the tuna added that, ummm, well, tuna texture. :)

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Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

I had another one of those morning where nothing sounded good. I didn’t feel like eggs, I’m sick of cereal and I just didn’t want to make muffins. I was just craving something different. Twenty minutes later, Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa was born! What can I say? I LOVE the challenge of inventing! :)

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Wonderfully Wicked Wasabi Dressing

I firmly believe the more flavor and spice a meal has the more satisfying it is. My favorite part of the pantry is the spice cabinet. I may not have the fanciest most expensive spices money can buy but the 99 cent version sure do the job.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Sticks

I TOTALLY forgot about this idea! I made it up weeks ago and didn’t think about it again until last night when I was craving something sweet. Using an egg roll wrapper (I was planning on won ton but they were all out) a handful of chocolate chips and some healthy peanut or almond butter you get crispy, chewy, chocolaty treat in minutes!

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Shrimp Asparagus and Bulgar

Yesterday I challenged myself to come one with a tasty lunch to use some leftover shrimp I had from our seafood night (I’m really trying to do a fish night at least once a week.) I bought some small shrimps on sale and boiled them for shrimp cocktail. The toddler ACTUALLY likes shrimp this so it’s an easy way to get some protein in the boy. Especially as getting fish in him is getting harder and harder.

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Produce Pick: Star Fruit (Carambola)

Do you know what a star fruit is? Maybe you heard of a Carambola? I haven’t but I have seen these funning looking fruit in the stores. Normally near the mango, pineapple and weird Asian pears. :) Here’s what one looks like cut…

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Spinach Salad Topped with Curried Turkey

This is one of those “here’s what I whipped together” type of ideas. Here’s the situation… It’s lunch time, I have a 20oz package of ground turkey defrosted to make a double batch of Southwestern Turkey Burgers (I like keeping them in the freezer) which will leave me 4 oz leftover. (Why they only package ground turkey in 20oz packages is BEYOND me but I’ve gotten used to it.)

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Spinach and Bacon Egg Wraps

Yesterday morning I just wanted something different for breakfast. It was just one of those days nothing sounded good. So I hopped online, did a quick search and found this. I didn’t even read the post, I just saw the picture and immediately thought Spinach Bacon Egg Wrap! (I stopped reading recipes when I realized it was impossible for me to follow one. lol)

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Homemade Apple Pie Oatmeal

WAAAAY back when, I posted Apple Pie Oatmeal. The idea pre-dates GreenLiteBites as it was originally posted on Roni’s Weigh (which at the time was Weight Watchen–Holy crap I’ve been blogging for awhile!) Anyway, I had a craving for the original Apple Pie Oatmeal but since I no longer buy the flavored packets of oatmeal I had to recreate it using rolled oats.

I think this version is actually better. It has less ingredients (compared to the packet), it’s cheaper (you can now use the oatmeal in bulk,) it’s not as sweet and I just love being independent of products. :)

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Sweet Pepper and Hot Sausage Soup

I’m sick. I hate being sick. Just about the only thing that makes me feel better is soup. Today I whipped this up with a few aging peppers, wilting cherry tomatoes and my last onion. I’m in desperate need of a grocery trip after my weekend away but I was too miserable to leave the house. Thankfully my pantry was able to serve me well, again. :) Read the rest of this post »»

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