The Joys of Healthy Living...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cream of Mushroom Soup

4 cups Water
3/4 cup Cashews
2 Tbsp. Chicken Style Seasoning 
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. onion powder
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5 cups Mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic pressed or minced 
2 Tbsp. Parsley flakes 
1 tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
1/2 -1 cup Water

In a blender, blend first 5 ingredients until very smooth. Poor into a medium sized pan and bring to a boil. Set aside. Slice the mushrooms, onion, and garlic and place in a frying pan, along with the parsley, salt, oil and water. Add only 1/2 cup of water first, and add as needed. Once the mushrooms are done, and all the water has boiled away, saute slightly in the oil. Pour the mushroom soufflĂ© into the set-aside pan containing the sauce, and enjoy!                                    

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Heavenly Mexican Wedding Cakes

1 cup Oil
1/2 cup Powdered sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 Tbsp. Cornstarch 
2 cups Flour (any combination you like, although I like to use freshly ground Soft White Wheat)
1 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts (finely chopped)

Mix oil, powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, and cornstarch together.  Once mixed well, add flour and the walnuts. Mix well. Dough should be very stiff.  On a cookie sheet, make into little balls about the size of a ping-pong ball. Bake at 350 for 10-15 mins.  Makes around 22. After cooled slightly, roll in powdered sugar and ENJOY! 
NOTE: If you don't have powdered sugar, you can make your own in the blender, actually quite well. 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar makes about 2 cups powdered. Add a couple tablespoons of cornstarch and blend in your blender on high speed until powdered. Works amazingly well! :)