Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mashed Orange Sweet Potato And Potato Side

This was good and easy. Boil equal amounts of sweet potato and regular potatoes skinned and chopped for 15 minutes.

Drain and put or keep the potatoes in the pot. Add butter, salt, dried orange peel granules or orange rind.
Add some orange juice and mash with bean or potato masher or blend with a hand blender (not the immersion kind. the whip egg whites kind).

This is all made according to the amount you cook and to taste. So, taste along the way.

Slightly sweet and mild. It was a nice change to the average mashed potatoes.


Sauteed Green Beens Onions and Mushrooms

My husband has wanted green beans cooked for him for years. I was only steaming them and never cared for them either. Recently I tried sauteing them. Love them sauteed and whipped up this recipe with great success.

1 Cup of green beans chopped and thawed if frozen. I just break them in half frozen and then let them defrost.
1/2-1 onion sliced or chopped
1 C. of mushrooms sliced
2-4 T. veggie oil
salt and garlic granules or powder

In a large pan add veggie oil and the veggies. Sprinkle salt and garlic on to taste. Turn on heat to medium and saute for about 10-15 minutes. Lower to a simmer and cover until ready to serve.

To spice things up, you can add some crushed red pepper flakes.


Tuna Salad with Sprouted Mustard Seed

Yes, I am finding easy everyday meals to add my sprouts to. Took a can of drained tuna and pour it in a small bowl. Added and mixed some mayo, pickle relish and some sprouted mustard seeds to taste. That is it. Placed it on crackers and ate. My husband was even temped to try this. I like the idea of eating healthier, but not committing to a totally strict confined diet/lifestyle that forces you make some type of commitment to it.

I also made tater sauce with the sprouted mustard seeds too. Mayo, diced onion, pickle relish, creole spice, and mustard sprouts. Yum.

Read that anything that uses celery can be replaced with radish sprouts. So, I thought, "or mustard sprouts to". And vise versa. Anything that needs horseradish or mustard/ground mustard can equal sprouted mustard seeds.

Collard Stew Recipe (Pot Licker)

I had collected collard greens from my garden. De stemming them and laying them on my dehydrator sheets ready for dehydration when the electricity when out. An hour passed and no electric. Dinner time was coming near and I did not want to waste these precious greens. Grabbed my Ipad and did a recipe search. I changed it a bit and it was glorious. Even my husband liked it. We ate by flash light at the dinner table. The electric turned back on after we finished dinner. I was glad to have a gas oven and a lighter on hand in order to make dinner.

1 meaty ham bone
1-2 T. veggie oil
3 C. chicken broth or water (I used the chicken broth)
plus 1/2 more water
about 16 oz. of  de-stemmed and chopped collard greens
1 onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
handful of fresh parsley chopped or 1 T. dry
handful of fresh celery leaves chopped or 1 T. dry or you can chop a celery stalk
1 tsp. creole spice
16 oz. cooked beans any kind will do or use a can of drained beans of choice. (I used baby Lima beans)

In a large pot, saute onion in oil until translucent. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Take out the bone and cut of access meat and dice. return the meat and bone to pot. Salt to taste if needed. Mix and serve.