Archive | June, 2012

Oven Baked Potato Chips

30 Jun

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I love potato chips, but I do not like the fat and calories.  I tried store-bought baked chips, however they are not as tasty as the fried kettle chips.  Here is a recipe I found a while back for Oven-baked chips.  Wow!  They are good.  I have to admit that there is work involved, but these oven-baked chips are sure worth it.

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

  • Slice two large russet potatoes into 1/8 inch rounds
  • Pat dry on paper towels
  • In a large bowl toss the potato slices in 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • arrange rounds in a single layer on non-stick foil line baking sheets
  • bake at 400 until browned and the potato edges lift slighty from the baking sheet
  • Remove from the Oven and sprinkle with salt.
  • Cool completely
  • store in an airtight container for up to one day.

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Peach Margarita

30 Jun

One of my favorite summer time drinks is a refreshing Peach Margarita. Made with fresh peaches from the Farmers Market.  Such a sweet and satisfying drink for a warm summer day or evening.  Serve this with tortilla chips and peach salsa! 

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

 

Recipe for Peach Margarita 

  • 3 cups washed peeled and cut peaches
  • Juice one lemon
  • Juice one lime
  • 1/2 cup tequilla
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Blend  above items in a blender on high until smooth. 
  • If needed adjust the tequilla and ice

Berry Good Protein Smoothie

28 Jun

Want a healthy snack before an intense work out at the gym?  Try the fat burning power of a protein and fruit smoothie, which also provides the needed carbs to fuel you through a tough gym session.

photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

  • In a blender combine
  • 1 cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 cup of soy milk, rice milk, or low fat dairy milk
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of blackberries.
  •  one scoop of soy or whey protein.
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Enjoy!
  • You can use any fruit you have on hand.

Left over baked potatoes

26 Jun

When I was growing up, baked potatoes was a favorite in our house.  My mom would bake at least a dozen or so baked potatoes and of course nothing went to waste.  My mother would put the left overs in the fridge and the next couple of mornings we would have fried taters, eggs, and fruit!  Thanks mom for passing this on to me!

Here is what to do with those leftover baked potatoes. 

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Cut them up.                                       .

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Fry them up in some olive oil, add some chopped onions and garlic. 

Add some pepper, herbs and an egg if you like.

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 Serve them up for a hearty breakfast.

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Freezing your fruit

25 Jun

Can’t eat all that fruit you purchased at the market?  Do you ever wish you had some fruit on hand when you want a smoothie?  Did you know frozen fruit is a healthy snack for you and the kids?  Give your water some flavor with a slice of frozen lemon or lime!

Freeze berries, banana’s, pineapple, oranges and all the other fruits out there.  Wash and dry your fruit. Cut or slice into desired size.  Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and single layer your fruit on the cookie sheet.  Freeze until hard, than transfer to a container. 

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

 Lemons and limes, wash, dry, and slice.  Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and single layer the slices on the cookie sheet.  Freeze until hard and transfer to a container. Use frozen lemon and limes to flavor your water instead of artificial flavorings. 

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Vegetarian Hobo Potatoes

24 Jun

Here is a great dish to make on the grill that is vegetarian too.  Foil Packets  also known as “Hobo Packs” are a great way of roasting potatoes and vegetables on the grill.  Just cut up your potatoes and whatever veggies you have on hand such as onions, carrots and so on.  Add oil, herbs,  maybe a splash of beer  and seasonings to the mixture.  Place the  mixture on non-stick foil add a dab of  margarine and wrap.  Cook on the grill, in the oven or on an open campfire!  Yum! 

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Peaches at the Farmers Market 1/2 off at closing time!

24 Jun

My husband and I love going to the weekly Farmers Market in Redondo Beach,  right next to the ocean.  Our  main mission this week was to buy peaches.  

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We arrived 45 minutes before closing  but there were just too many people at the peach stand. So we  moved swiftly through the market  to purchased other items.   Quickly we walked back to the peach stand and just as we approached,  the vendor  made an announcement that all peaches are 1/2 off.  The vendor explained  to us that at about 30 minutes prior to the  market closing down, most vendors will slash prices  for a quick sale, to avoid trucking the items back to the farm.  So, keep this in mind next time you arrive late to the Farmers market. There are deals to be found!  

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  My husband made a delicious peach pie.

  

I made peach margarita’s

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Recipe for Peach Margarita 

  • 3 cups washed peeled and sliced peaches
  • Juice one lemon
  • Juice one lime
  • 1/2 cup tequilla
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Blend  above items in a blender on high until smooth. 
  • If needed adjust the tequilla and ice

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