Roasted garlic makes a delicious, fat-free garlic bread. Choose heads with nice big cloves for easy peeling.
:- 2 roasted garlic heads
:- 1/2teaspoons mixed Italian herbs
:- 1/2 teaspoon salt
:- 2 loaf of French bread, sliced
:- Preheat oven to 350°F.
:- Peel roasted cloves or squeeze flesh from skin and place in a bowl. Mash with a fork, then mix in Italian herbs and salt.Spread on sliced bread. Wrap tightly in foil and bake for 20 minutes.
:- 2 cups brown rice
:- 5 1/2 cups water
:- 2 TBSP dried red and green peppers, or 1/2 red, 1/2 green pepper, diced
:- 2 TBSP dried carrots or 1 fresh diced carrot
:- 2 TBSP dried celery, or 2 ribs fresh celery, chopped fine
:- 2 TBSP dried onion, or 1/4 cup diced fresh onion
:- pinch pepper
:- 2 TBSP chicken or beef boullion, or soy sauce
:- 1 TBSP dried or fresh parsley
*Throw all that into a pot. Bring to a boil and then lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 40-50 minutes.
*Keep an eye on it at the last to make sure it does not get too dry. Rice grains will start to split when they are done.
*Add cooked, cubed beef or chicken to make a full meal. Serving size is 2/3 cup, or 3/4 cup if meat is added.
You can make this in a rice cooker also, using smaller quantities of ingredients. Make sure you add enough water to compensate for the dried veggies, they will absorb quite a bit.
Create a full meal by adding beef, chicken, beans, or other protein.
:- 6 small potatoes (4 oz, approx. size)
:- 1 med onion, diced
:- 1 carrot, diced
:- 2 ribs celery, diced pepper parsley
:- 2 tsp chicken boullion
:- 3 TBSP margarine or butter
:- 1 cup milk powder
:- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
*Wash and trim potatoes - leave the skins on. Cube into 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes.
* Place into pot on stove, or into crock pot.
*Add other vegetables, sprinkle in a little pepper and parsley, and add the boullion and margarine. Add water, just until ingredients are covered (not too much!).
*Bring to boil on stove and cook until potatoes are tender, or cover and leave on low in the crock pot for 4-6 hours. Blend milk powder and flour together.
*Add water a little at a time, stirring after each addition to remove lumps. Add enough water to have a pourable mixture. Pour mixture into soup, stirring constantly.
*Cook until soup is thickened and bubbling (this may take up to half an hour in a crock pot, but only a few moments on the stove).
*Serve hot with whole wheat bread or biscuits. Makes 6 generous servings (one per potato)
:- 1 cup corn meal
:- 1 cup whole wheat flour
:- 2 TBSP sugar (omit if you want)
:- 1/4 cup oil
:- 1 TBSP baking powder
:- 1 cup milk, or 1/3 cup milk powder and a cup of water
:- 2 eggs
Blend together to make batter. Pour into greased 8X8 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and set in the middle.