What a great weekend...being able to go from the big city..... Detroit River days festival .....
This is from the Detroit side of the river looking onto Canada
Homemade Greek Dressing
One of my favorite salads is Greek and I decided to create my own homemade version of Greek dressing to try and keep it clean. I wish I had my own home grown oregano and basil for this recipe...maybe next year.
Whisk together in a bowl or shake in a jar and enjoy!
I'm not a big fan of fried anything but this recipe only uses a small amount of olive oil in a nonstick pan and it was so yummy!
- 1 large zucchini, grated ( or about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 c. Panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp.garlic powder
- 1/2 c. fresh Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Non fat plain yogurt or sour cream
Remove excess liquid from freshly grated zucchini by placing them between paper towels and squeezing. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except olive oil. Mix thoroughly. Heat a large non stick pan on medium and add olive oil. Shape spoonfuls of the zucchini batter into 2" patties, and drop onto the sizzling pan. Cook each side for about a minute and a half, or until the outside is golden brown. Serve with non fat plain yogurt or sour cream.
Cook 1 cup of Quinoa in 2 cups of low sodium vegetable broth as directed on package.
Saute in 1 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil till tender:
1/2 red or green chopped pepper
1/2 small chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 cup shredded carrots
(Or combo of your favorite sauteed veggies)
Chop 1 1/2 cups of cooked chicken ( I used a store bought rotisserie chicken)
Add cooked Quinoa and chicken to sauteed veggies.
2 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup whole wheat flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ( or your favorite)
Add olive oil to medium hot pan, whisk in flour then slowly add vegetable broth.
Add cheese and stir till melted.
Add cheese sauce to Quinoa, chicken and veggies.
Mix well and transfer to a baking dish.
Add a sprinkle of more cheese on top.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
What should your heart rate be during exercise?
I was wondering this the other day while on the elliptical, so of course had to Google it. I was happy to find out I was right on target.