Monday, February 22, 2010

Breakfast wrap

I'm a big fan of breakfast wraps - scrambled eggs, cheese, turkey bacon all in a tortilla. Yummy. Since I'm not a huge fan of eggs by themselves, this makes them easier to eat. Today I decided to jazz it up a bit; we're trying to eat healthier, so I wanted to add some healthy 'bulk' to my wrap. Here's what I came up with...


1/2 cup sweet potato, shredded
1/2 cup spinach leaves, torn into bite-size pieces
3 eggs
1-2 Tbsp shredded cheese
4 slices turkey bacon, cooked
2 whole wheat tortillas
Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder


Lightly spray a non-stick skillet with Pam spray. Over medium heat, saute sweet potato until soft. Add spinach and continue to saute until spinach wilts. Lightly season with onion powder and garlic powder. (If you're so inclined, you could saute some chopped onions with the sweet potato instead of the powder.)

In a small bowl, beat the eggs with a little salt and pepper. Pour into skillet. Scramble over medium heat. Just before eggs are done, sprinkle with cheese.

Put two strips of bacon in center of tortilla and top with half of the eggs. Roll up and enjoy!! (Serves two)

NOTE: Depending on the brands of tortilla and bacon, this breakfast will be between 400-500 calories per wrap. And very filling!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crazy cake

I love this yummy chocolate cake! It's super moist and dense - and also (mostly) allergen-free! Most of you know that Abby had soy and dairy allergies as a baby. Thankfully, she's outgrown them - but for her first birthday, I made this cake. To avoid soy, I used a palm-oil based shortening to make icing...but that's another story. :) Here's the recipe for crazy cake....


3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup canola oil
2 cups water


Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Mix to remove lumps.

Add liquid ingredients and mix until smooth. Pour into 9x13 pan.

Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes, till toothpick comes out clean.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Roasted asparagus

If you're looking for a new veggie, I have a recipe for you. I don't like soggy, boiled vegetables. I prefer steamed, grilled or sauteed veggies that have flavor and a little texture. When I planned our special Valentine's family dinner, I decided to serve asparagus on the side. Super easy, yummy recipe!


Fresh asparagus
Olive oil
Minced garlic


Rinse and trim asparagus. (See note) Toss with olive oil and seasonings, to taste. Spread on baking sheet.

Bake at 400° for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!

NOTE: The bottoms of asparagus are tough and yucky. You only want the tops. An easy way to decide where to trim? Take on stalk and, holding both ends, snap it in two. Use that stalk as a guide to cut the remaining stalks. Group them together and chop off the ends. Easy!