Sorry I have been so out of touch. I have been preparing for the “Kids Healthy Baking” Cooking class at Studio B in Alys Beach, Florida all last week. The class was yesterday, and we had 24 kids-huge success! Back to the grind now, but not yet. Since I had the best margarita ever today with wonderful company at Caliza Pool in Alys Beach, I thought I would share a recipe for easy Empanadas that are low-fat (85 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per serving), easy and delicious! Here’s to incredible surroundings!
I had a busy week with my friends from Laura’s Lean Beef in town on their media tour stop at Health, Cooking Light and Southern Living magazines. I treated some of the food editors to some appetizers featuring Laura’s Lean Beef, and this was one of my favorites. They are only 200 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving, and Steak Tomato Crostini are fabulous. Start by combining fresh rosemary, basil, sun-dried tomatoes in the food processor and then stir in fresh roma tomatoes. Then, top the French bread with the tomato mixture, steak and blue cheese. I developed this recipe a while back, but it is a wonderful classic, especially for steak lovers.
Appetizers are on the rise this month with basketball’s March Madness and the Academy Awards. If you’re looking to be “good” and not overdo it, this recipe is only 9 grams of fat per serving. I love using “Laura’s Lean Beef” in my beef recipes, and if you’re trying to locate it in your area, check out their site http://laurasleanbeef.com for information of where it can be found. This recipe for Beef Nachos also makes a great easy weeknight dinner, and it’s one of my children’s favorites.
I love making Turkey Meatloaf this time of the year because everyone in the family loves it, and it’s such a cinch to prepare. This recipe has extra garlic flavor with fresh garlic and tomato sauce with roasted garlic. Chop some fresh basil and add panko breadcrumbs to make it even more special. Enjoy on a busy weeknight or sunday night supper.
Some of my friends were telling me that they were scared to make pot roast. I told them it’s really one of the easiest things to make and is such a crowd pleaser (not to mention the kitchen will smell divine). I love to make this recipe because it feeds a crowd if we have company, and if not, we have leftovers. There’s nothing greater and comforting when the weather is so cold.