Put some “sole” into your diet

Posted in cooking and recipes, Tudy on November 5th, 2009 by tudy – 1 Comment

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Tonight I was craving something light and refreshing that would still fill me up. Often times when I am in that mood I make fish because it is a filling protein that is usually light unless it is fried. However, tonight I decided to try a little twist on my usual fish and made baked sole topped with a panko bread crumb mixture. Another little twist I had was the way I integrated the onions into the dish. It was delish! Panko Bread Crumb Mixture 1 cup panko bread crumbs 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley Juice of 1/2 a lemon 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon… continue reading Put some "sole" into your diet | 1 Comment

Tofu and Eggplant Stir Fry

Posted in Asian, cooking and recipes, tofu, Tudy, vegetarian on November 2nd, 2009 by tudy – 18 Comments

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The other night we went to our friends' house for dinner who were vegetarians. I know Tali is a great vegetarian cook since she is a vegetarian, but sometimes I still find it challenging to come up with a good hearty vegetarian meal if I don't consult Tali first. But I think this asian inspired dish is great and you can get your vegetables and proteins all in one dish!! Eggplant and Tofu Stir Fry 3 medium asian (either chinese or japanese) eggplants sliced in half and cut in 1 inch pieces 1 package Extra Firm Tofu cut into 1 inch cubes 3 garlic cloves minced 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 1/2… continue reading Tofu and Eggplant Stir Fry | 18 Comments

A little lean cut of meat never hurt anyone

Posted in American, Beef, cooking and recipes, Tudy on October 30th, 2009 by tudy – 1 Comment

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I was reviewing our blog the other day and I realized that it didn't have any recipes that used beef. I know red meat  is generally considered unhealthy but sometimes you crave it and that is all you want to eat. So when you get those urges, I have discovered that if you use a lean cut of beef and get it sliced thin it satisfies the craving and a little goes a long way! This recipe uses filet mignon cut really thinly and is topped with onions and mushrooms so you are still getting your dose of vegetables. To get the beef sliced really thin I just had the butcher do it for me… continue reading A little lean cut of meat never hurt anyone | 1 Comment

“3-point” zucchini balls

Posted in Middle Eastern/Indian, sides, snacks, Tudy, vegetarian on October 28th, 2009 by tudy – 13 Comments

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Not only are these zucchini balls a "3-pointer", but they can be made in 3 easy steps: grating, combining and baking. I love these zucchini balls because they honestly are full of flavor and make me think I am eating fried zucchini (one of my favorite foods ever) when I am actually eating something much healthier and better for you. These honestly make a perfect snack or are perfect for kids who don't want to eat their vegetables. Zucchini Balls (makes 20 balls) 2 medium to large zucchini grated 1 small onion grated, about a ½ cup or a little less 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese ½ cup of bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2… continue reading "3-point" zucchini balls | 13 Comments

Pomegranate dessert in 30 seconds

Posted in cooking and recipes, dessert, Middle Eastern/Indian, Tudy on October 26th, 2009 by tudy – 11 Comments

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Growing up my mom used to make me this amazingly easy dessert that takes about 30 seconds to make and is very very healthy for you. The main ingredient in the dessert is pomegranate seeds which everyone knows is a super food these days.  Pomegranates are very high in anti-oxidants, fiber and Vitamin C and also contain calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin B. All these benefits combined make it a very healthy food to eat. The way I have seen pomegranates most often are as a juice or as a salad topper so I thought this refreshing, simple dessert would be something new some of you might enjoy. Pomegranate Dessert 2 cups pomegranate seeds 1 cup… continue reading Pomegranate dessert in 30 seconds | 11 Comments

lose the muffin top, eat a muffin cake.

Posted in a thin thanksgiving!, cooking and recipes, dessert, Our Favorites!, Tudy, vegetarian on October 23rd, 2009 by tudy – 4 Comments

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So the other day I was craving something really yummy for dessert. I really really wanted a cupcake but did not want all the calories that come with a yummy cupcake. So as Tali had mentioned, with it being fall, I decided to make a lowfat pumpkin muffincake with cream cheese frosting. The reason I am calling them muffincakes rather than a cupcake or muffin is because they are a cross of both of them. The consistency of the muffincakes are a cross between a muffin and cupcake and they have a yummy frosting that goes on top so I decided to call them muffincakes. The actual muffincake has no butter or oil and are very easy… continue reading lose the muffin top, eat a muffin cake. | 4 Comments

Moussaka that’ll make ya’ talk’a

Posted in casseroles, cooking and recipes, Greek, ground turkey, Tudy on October 20th, 2009 by tudy – 5 Comments

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So tonight I decided to make a lighter version of a traditional Greek dish called moussaka and it surprisingly turned out fantastic! Moussaka is very similar similar to lasagna except the noodles are substituted for fried eggplant and you also use a custard bechamel sauce in addition to the meat sauce.  To make the dish lighter, I just sprayed the eggplant with cooking spray and baked it, instead of  frying it in oil. To continue lightening up the dish I only used 1 tablespoon of butter in the custard bechamel sauce instead of using a 6 or 7 tablespoons and used lean ground turkey instead of ground beef. Joey's aunt makes this dish… continue reading Moussaka that'll make ya' talk'a | 5 Comments

bring the freshness to you with greek salad!

Posted in cooking and recipes, Greek, salads, Tudy, vegetarian on October 15th, 2009 by tudy – 2 Comments

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So the weather has been really crazy in CA these days. Yesterday it was cold and rainy and today it was 80 degrees. Since I am guessing there a few hot days left, I decided to make a really refreshing greek salad that uses alot of vegetables. After my trip to Greece this summer, I fell in love with greek salad, but whenever I had it was always covered in olive oil. I think this recipe's dressing tastes delicious with just a teaspoon of olive oil.

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2  ripe tomatoes chopped (preferably tomatoes on the vine) 1/2 a hot house cucumber chopped in 1/2 thick slices 1/4 cup… continue reading bring the freshness to you with greek salad! | 2 Comments

chicken noodle soup with a twist

Posted in cooking and recipes, Middle Eastern/Indian, soups, Tudy on October 13th, 2009 by tudy – 2 Comments

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It rained for the first time last night and of course I wanted something warm for dinner, so I made my favorite soup growing up: chicken noodle soup! However, the way my mom made chicken noodle soup was slightly different than the way most people are used to it. In middle eastern culture their version of chicken noodle soup uses a boiled onion and lemon juice to flavor the broth rather than the traditional celery and carrots. This was my favorite soup growing up and it still holds a special place in my heart, so I hope you guys like it as much as I do. Chicken Noodle Soup 1 cornish game… continue reading chicken noodle soup with a twist | 2 Comments

warm your belly asparagus soup

Posted in cooking and recipes, soups, Tudy on October 10th, 2009 by tudy – 8 Comments
The cold weather has finally hit California and I wanted nothing more than a dish that would warm my belly (probably has something to do with me being sick).  So I searched my refrigerator and stumbled across some asparagus I forgot I had. Its always so nice finding something in your fridge, that you forgot you had, and it turns out to be perfect for the meal you are making :) So I decided to make a cream of asparagus soup! I have always loved cream based soups but tried not to eat them too much because they contained so much fat. Well today instead of using cream or whole milk in the soup, I used non fat sour cream and the soup tasted amazing! The sour cream gave it… continue reading warm your belly asparagus soup | 8 Comments