04-27-2013 Tamales and Marianiated Veggie Salad.
Wow! Easy cooking today. I opened a can of tamales, placed three on plate. Placed in microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes. Added some of the marianiated salad to the side. Taa Daa, it’s ready and nutritious, too. If you are cooking for one or two, this salad will be enough for 2, 3, or even 4 meals (depending on portions).
Marianiated Veggie Salad: The can of corn, english peas, and green beans are marianiated in mixture of sugar, water, and red wine vinegar that has been heated until the sugar melts. Let cool a bit and pour over veggies. Cover and refrigerate. I placed about 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, and 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar. When serving salad, use slotted spoon to keep the juice off the plate.
*I realize the ingredients I use and/or method of cooking may not be suitable for everyone. This salad contains more olive oil and sugar than I usually eat. Overall, I think it is very nutritious.
May 13, 2012, Mother’s Day
My Food Diary
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I did not make photos of the rice, cabbage, and mousse making.
I put 1 cup rice with 2 cups water into rice cooker and allow that to cook while meat was cooking.
I have more than one rice cooker. I cooked purple cabbage in steamer rack, inside the rice cooker pot. Add water to rice pot to just below the steamer level. Cook as you would rice. You might like to check it after 10 minutes to test for desired crispness and cook accordingly.
Now, the mousse! LOL This was my first time to do a mousse this way, with powdered milk. I learned a couple of things that I want to try next time. Instead of putting water in mixer bowl and adding dry milk and then whipping with wire whip—I plan to add the non-fat dry milk to the water and make milk, keep in refrigerator until ready to use, then use regular attachment (not wire whip) that I would use to do a cake mix with. I tried using the “how to make powdered milk” recipe I found. I’m not saying the recipe was bad—apparently I just had to “test” this. I’ll let you know if it works a lot easier next time. That why I am not even giving recipe for this. I did add chocolate syrup to it. Believe it or not, it turned out ok enough for me to eat it and it looked pretty—but—after quite a frustrating series of trying to “fix” it. LOL Whew!
Any way, the meal did turn out good. I enjoyed it a lot.
Thank you for reading my blog about My Food Diary!
*I do this blog to keep up with my food intake, for medical reasons, my choice. I am eating healthier than I did but I make no claims my way is your way. I like fast, easy, and healthy food, without needing to spend all day in the kitchen slaving over long recipes and watching things cook. LOL
April 29, 2012
My Food Diary, medical reasons, my choice to keep diary
Veggie Salad and Crackers
I wasn’t very hungry today but knew I needed something nutritious. I recently got fresh veggies and I know they don’t last forever—so I needed to use some of those first.
I simply chopped up lettuce, bell pepper, yellow onion, green onion, celery, and tomatoes. I layered it as I went, knowing I could eat that way or stir it up after it was done. I did add a small amount of low-fat dressing (especially considering the large size salad) and ate with a few whole wheat crackers.
Delicious, filling, fast, easy, and healthy!