Friday, November 16, 2012

Moroccan Carrots

This recipe I've seen at restaurants and always thought it looked good. So I looked it up on the internet and found a recipe for it. It was amazing! Yes you could google it yourself but my version of the recipe is better. When my mom tried it she thought I had bought it- it was that good!

Moroccan Carrots

5 carrots
4 heaping tbsp. of olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. of lemon juice
1/2 tsp. + dash of salt
1/2 heaping tsp. of cumin
1/2 tsp. heaping tsp. of paprika
3 tbsp. of fresh parsley or 1/4 tsp. dry parsley

1. wash and peel the carrots and then cut into 2 inch thick slices 
2. bring a pot of water to boil and cook for about 15 minutes- until only a little soft 
3. mix the oil, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, cumin and paprika togethr
4. pat the carrots dry with a paper towel and then add in the mixture
5. allow to marinate for at least 3 hours
6. before serving add the parsley


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wrap Party

Lunch time? What do you normally have? A sandwich? A salad? Soup? Too busy to eat anything? I feel you. Well a perfect change is a wrap. I know most of the time when people think of a wrap they think it's heavy and filling. They might associate with a lot calories since the wraps you get at a restaurant or the ones you may see at a party have about 220 calories and 45 grams of carbohydrates - and this is just in the wraps, then you have to think of all the fillings. Well my wraps are far from that. Here are four different wrap recipes- all of which you and anyone at your wrap party will love, love, love, love!!

You will always use Xtreme Wellness Wraps
(I like the tomato basil but they have spinach and regular as well)

Turkey and Pastrami Wrap
4 Xtreme Wellness Wraps
1 package of smoked fat free turkey deli
1 package of pastrami deli (cut off the fat trimmings)
1 large tomato
7 slices of lettuce
3 tbsp. of Helman's olive oil light mayo
2 1/2 tbsp. ketchup (Heinz without high  fructose corn syrup)

1. lay each wrap out on a plate
2. for each wrap take 4 slices of turkey and 4 slices of pastrami. fold them loosely and lay them on top of the other.
3. then cut the tomatoes in thin strips- place 6 slices on each wrap and then cut the lettuce into medium sized pieces and lay them on top.
4. mix the may and ketchup together and then scoop two scoops on each wrap- spreading it somewhat evenly.
5. then tightly roll the wraps. cut it diagonally
Serve and Enjoy!! 
Tuna Wraps
4 Xtreme Wellness Wraps
3 5oz cans of tuna (drained in water)
3 tbsp. of Helman's olive oil light mayo 
1 tomato 
7 slices of lettuce

1. lay each wrap on a plate
2. for each wrap put about 2 scoops of tuna
3. lay 2 slices of lettuce and 2 slices of tomato on each
4. then tightly roll the wraps and cut diagnoly

Flowery Basil Baked Chicken

Okay so this is a big hit over at my house. I wanted to make something from my Fabulicious cookbook (Real Housewife of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice's)  I found this recipe called Butterfly Basil Chicken with zucchinis- I am not a huge fan of zucchini so I decided to alter the recipe a little. Here is my version is different and very, very good. Here it is:

Flowery Basil Baked Chicken
6 chicken leg quarters (with the skin)
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
handfull of FRESH basil- it must be fresh basil: I suggest buy it in the store and use the whole thing. Just 1 container of it should be fine.
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 heaping tsp. salt
1 heaping tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1. clean the chicken and pat dry
2. cut the basil finely, however not too finely
3. mix the olive oil with balsamic vinegar, salt pepper and go
4. let marinate for about 1-2 hours
5. Preheat oven 350*
6. cook for 1 hour and 20 minutes