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Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Some Receipes I Tried...Yummy!!!!
I hope you are all well.
One of the important things about a healthy lifestyle is food and eating healthy, so I am always looking out for tasty recipe idea's.
I was at a friends house after a Pilate's Exercise session and tried some Garlic mash at dinner with the main course and some Banana Muffins with some Green tea.
I was very impressed with both dishes and got the basic recipe's to share with you guys.
So check it out below, forgive me if it seems a bit simple...only took basic notes. It should serve around six people.
Lovely Garlic Mash.
You will need 1 large head garlic, split in half
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 large baking potatoes - You need to peel and cut these into quarters
3 tablespoons low-fat margarine
1 tea cup low-fat milk or soy milk
Seasoning to taste 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper and Salt or Lo salt replacement.
Preheat the oven to 350F or 180C degree's.
Cover the garlic with oil and wrap it all up securely in foil. Then put the foil pouch in the oven to roast for 30 to 40 minutes, or until soft. Let the contents of the foil pouch cool, then squeeze the garlic out of skins; refrigerate. Discard skins. If you want this stage could be done the day before. If you want to speed up the process you could just crush the garlic cloves in the olive oil forming a paste and then add this to the potato mash.
Put the potatoes in a large pan and cover with water, add salt and bring to a boil. After boiled cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until fork-tender. Mash the potatoes well, add garlic and olive oil mix made earlier, also margarine or butter, salt, pepper and milk or soy milk. Give the potatoes a whip. If the mash is a little stiff add some more milk a little at a time until potatoes are fluffy and light but still hold shape and all done.
Energy packed Banana Muffins
You will need 3 very ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 cups puree)
1/2 cup apple juice
1tablespoon orange juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup raisins or chopped dates
1/2 cup walnuts -- coarsely chopped
2 egg whites
Preheat oven to 375F or 190C degree's.
Blitz the bananas, juice concentrates, oil, and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Put the flour, wheat germ, cinnamon, and baking powder in a mixer bowl and combine.
Add the banana mixture into the dry ingredients to make a thick batter; then stir in the raisins and walnuts.
Beat the egg whites until stiff. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Spoon the batter into 18 muffin cups coated with vegetable cooking spray/butter etc. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the tins immediately and enjoy..mmm.
Try out the recipes and see how you get on and post your comments or pictures of what you have made.
Also so if you want to post any pictures of yourself doing Pilate's exercise or Yoga, please do and any tips you may have to offer to your fellow Pilate's practitioners I am sure would be gratefully received.
I have added some links if you want to look further into healthy eating and cooking healthy food.So have a look and see what you think. I am a big fan of juicing as its so easy and the juices taste delicious and the Eating for Life is a great book...Enjoy.
Pilate's Lifestyle - Celestial Seasonings Authentic Green Tea.
Pilate's Lifestyle - Eating for Life
Pilate's Lifestyle - The Juicing Bible
Pilate's Lifestyle - Body for Life for Women
Pilate's Lifestyle - The 1200-Calorie-a-Day Menu Cookbook : Quick and Easy Recipes for Delicious Low-fat Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, and Desserts
Wishing You All Good Health