Soup Kick!

Big Fat Leaf Soup
Katie - "Bock choy smells like the big flat leaves in Grandma's back yard"

8 C chicken broth
1/2 a bag of shrimp & pork wontons
1 stalk bock choy, cut into strips, stalk and green included
3 carrots, cut into matchsticks
5 green onions

Bring stock to a boil
Add wontons and carrot
Let cook 5 minutes.
Add bock choy and green onion.
Let cook 5 minutes. Serve.

Asian Chicken Salad

1 C Diced Chicken
4 C Shredded Greens (Lettuce or Cabbage)
1 Carrot, Shredded
3 Green Onions, diced
2T Slivered Almonds
1 t Sesame Oil
1/2 T Canola Oil
1 ½ T Rice Vinegar
1/2 T Sugar
1/4 t Salt

Toss salad ingredients together in a bowl. Mix dressing ingredients together.
Pour over salad just before serving.


Comfort Foods

So here is my latest eat... comfort food!

This soup recipe uses many processed ingredients, which is atypical for what I usually cook. By adding additional ingredients and extra liquid to this packaged mix it really isn't too bad for you. No additional salt is needed!

I was also craving something cheezy and greasy, its kinda like a monte cristo, without the heart attack, enjoy - I did!

Quick N Hearty Soup
1 Pkg Cream of Wild Rice Mix (Like Bear Creek Brand)
10 cups water or chicken stock
12-15 turkey meatballs (pre-cooked, defrosted in micro or oven)
4 carrots, chopped
15 oz can diced potato, drained
1 C frozen peas

Bring water and carrots to boil. Add packaged soup mix and return to a boil.
Let cook at a medium heat simmer for 12 min., covered to soften rice.
Roughly chop meatballs and toss in. with the potato. Return to a simmer.
Once rice is fully cooked, add peas, let them heat through, but not boil and serve.

Mmmm Sandwich
2 pieces of healthy bread
1/4 C egg white
1 t simple syrup or sugar
light sprinkle of cinnamon
2 slices 2%swiss cheese, ripped into pieces
2-3 oz lean turkey lunch meat

Take egg white, syrup and cinnamon an mix on a plate.
Heat pan medium high with small amount of smart balance.
Lay bread in mixture, turning until all liquid is absorbed.
Put bread in pan. Let cook until browned on 1 side. Flip.
Apply cheese to toasted side. Top with turkey.
Once 2nd side is browned, flip bread together. Yum.


Peach Cobbler

1 stick of butter
1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk
1 (28-ounce) can sliced peaches in light syrup, don't drain
1/2 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put butter in a 9x13 baking dish and place in the oven to melt.

Mix 1 C sugar, with the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
Add milk and stir/whisk until lumps are out of your batter.

Mix ½ C sugar in with the sliced peaches.

Take the baking dish out of the oven.
Pour batter directly over butter in baking dish. DO NOT STIR.
Spoon fruit on top of batter, including any liquid. DO NOT STIR.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.