May 7, 2008

How About Food?

After getting home from vacation and getting back to work, I'm making an effort to cook and eat healthier again. So this past weekend I planned the menu, went shopping, and except for the snafu with the electricity I'm sticking to it. Having been a Weight Watchers member for years, I have quite a collection of their cookbooks. I used these cookbooks often, the recipes are actually good - I've even served them to company without telling them it's 'diet food!' In honor of Cinqo de Mayo - I made quesadillas for dinner. The original recipe called for sauteed mushrooms, but I added fresh spinach and chipoltes in adobe. They were yummy. I started by sauteing the mushrooms in a hot skillet - no oil. Then I added the spinach and chipoltles. When the spinach was wilted (I took a picture) I put the spinach into tortillas with Pepper Jack cheese and cooked until the cheese was melted. These were served with sour cream, salsa, and sliced avocados.
Last night I made a veggie stir fry with scallops. I used the baby bay scallops because I don't like the big ones, but the recipe called for the sea scallops. Start by patting your scallops dry - they will caramelize better and get a wonderful color. Cook the scallops, remove from pan, add fresh veggies - carrots, celery, cabbage, snow peas, broccoli, peppers - whatever you have and like. When you veggies are almost to the doneness you like, add the scallops back in, along with garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Serve over rice.
I just thought both pans looked so green, fresh and yummy that I had to share them - enjoy! Oh, and for those wondering, we have no idea what happened, just that we have full power again. Strange!!

7 comments :

  1. They look and sound so good. I am also a wieght watcher and I will be tring these recipes.

    Also I will be sending your package out next week.

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  2. soooo... things are 'fixed', but not solved? Hmmm. Kinda scary, but you're back in the 21st century now, and cooking veg and sea monkeys, er, scallops, to boot. I so would send you some contraband, if you really want some. Definately not diet-friendly, though.
    I have a box of G-goodies being assembled as I type. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised... I hope. (oh, and there's a bit of broc just there, in your teeth) *wink* Cami

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  3. mmm, that sounds really good! i've been so behind on my blog reading...

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  4. Hey, G, sen me the recipe or the WW e-tools link to it please

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  5. Very commendable of you - I have to get on the health wagon myself. Stir fry is always a great way to do that - thanks for the inspiration!

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