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December 28, 2007

Brocccoli-Apple- Bacon Waldorf Salad

Filed under: fruit,salad — Becky @ 10:54 pm

The original Waldorf salad, created at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the 1890s, contained only apples, mayonnaise, and celery. It was later that walnuts became part of the dish.

4 c. fresh broccoli
1/2 c. uncooked raisins ( regular or Golden)
1 sm. onion, chopped (I use a purple/red just because I like the taste..use what ever you like)
1/2 c. crisp fried bacon about 1 lb. ( I usually just use real bacon bits…saves some time)
1 c. apples
1 c. walnuts, chopped
Coleslaw Dressing (to coat until desired consistency)

Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate for about 2 hours.


Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Filed under: soup — Becky @ 4:10 am

This soup sounds so good! I love a good creamy soup on a cold winters day and we are expecting some of those soon. I will post and let you know how it turns out! — Becky

1 medium head of cauliflower, broken into florets
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
3 cans (14.5 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 c. skim milk

All you do:

  1. Place cauliflower on baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes in a 375 degree-oven.
  2. Heat remaining tbsp olive oil in a Dutch-oven. Add garlic and onion; sauté 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken broth and cauliflower. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Puree until smooth.
  5. Stir in milk and heat through.

Ginger-and-Pistachio-Crusted Pork Loin

Filed under: main dish,Pork — Becky @ 4:05 am

Doesn’t this sound like it would be divine with some Asian noodles or a nice rice bowl?

2 pound boneless pork loin
1/4 low-fat plain yogurt

1 tsp minced crystallized ginger
salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 pistachios, chopped

All you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place roast in a greased 8-by-8-inch baking dish. Stir together yogurt, ginger, salt and pepper. Spread mixture over roast.
  2. Press pistachios over yogurt mixture. Cover. Bake 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
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