Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cinnamon Bread

I found a recipe that I dukanized from this site.

Cinnamon Bread

  • 11/2c sugar,divided                                                 
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon                                                                                                
  • 2c Corn flour                                          
  • 11/2tsp. baking powder                                                                                               
  • 1 egg,beaten                                                                                               
  • 1c skim milk                                                                                             
  • 1c cooking oil (I used 4tbls unsalted butter instead of the oil)

  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Grease and flour a 9x5x3" loaf pan. Mix 1/2c sugar with the cinnamon; set aside In a lg. mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and remaining sugar. In a separate bowl combine the egg, milk and oil; add to the flour mixture. Stir until just moistened.
  • Poue half the batter in the prepared pan. Sprinkle with half the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining batter and cinnamon mixture. Draw a knife thru the batter to marble the bread.
  • Bake at 350 for 45-50 mins or till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 mins. Remove from pan. Cool.
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    White Spinach and Bacon Pizza / Meatlovers Pizza

    Tonight for dinner I am making a White Spinach and Bacon Pizza and a Meat Lovers Pizza.
    Due to severe back and sciatica issues I had to do everything in small stages through out the entire day.

    Preheat oven to 425
    Crust Ingredients & Directions
    • 2 cup Meseca Corn Flour
    • 2 tablespoon Pizza Dough Flavor, optional
    • 2 ¼ teaspoons salt (I did not use the salt) 
    • 2-3 cups lukewarm water
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    Mix all ingredients together. Knead until workable & spreadable, about 2 minutes. Roll or spread the dough out to close to the desired size.

    Spray pan with PAM spray and then place crust on to pan and use fingers to nudge the crust into shape.

    Place in the oven for 4 minutes, to set the crust. You can skip this but I think helps the crust to stay crispier.

    Then top your pizza crust however you wish. Then complete the baking process.

    White Spinach and Bacon Pizza Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 cups  Fat Free ricotta cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded Fat Free mozzarella cheese
    • 2 to 4 teaspoons Pizza Seasoning (use the smaller amount if you use the optional feta)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil or garlic oil, plus additional for brushing in pans and atop pizzas
    • One 10-ounce bag baby spinach; or use frozen spinach (I used fresh)
    • 1 cup crumbled Fat free feta cheese, optional

     Cook the Turkey bacon until done. Mix the ricotta and mozzarella together (I added garlic powder to mine for extra flavor). Spread it on the pizza crust.  Break the spinach and bacon into pieces and put on top of the ricotta. Put the feta cheese on top. Back in the oven for 20 minutes. 

    Meat Lovers Pizza Ingredients
    (I didn't measure the meat and cheese for this pizza. I just went by looks.)
    • Turkey Bacon
    • Turkey Sausage
    • Turkey Pepperoni
    • 98% fat free ham
    • Lean Ground Beef
    • Sugar free spaghetti sauce
    • Pizza seasoning
    • Fat free mozzarella cheese
    • fat free cheddar cheese

    Cook the bacon, sausage, and ground beef on the stove top until done. Once cool break the bacon into tiny pieces. Cut the ham into pieces as well.  Put the spaghetti sauce on the pizza dough with pizza seasoning on top.  Then put on the sausage and ground beef.  Put a layer of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Then put the pepperoni, ham and more bacon on top of the cheese.  Cook for 20 minutes at 425degrees.

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Mozzarella stuffed Arepas and beanless chili with cheddar cheese on top

    Tonight for dinner I wanted something different.  I love chili but my husband hates the beans and they are not allowed on the Dukan diet (we are in the cruise phase still). So I decided to make beanless chili and mozzarella arepas.

    I got the recipe from this site:

    Chili Ingredients
    • 1 lb lean ground beef
    • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper  
    • 1/2 onion                             
    • 1/4 cup water                               
    • 1 package 30% less sodium chili powder              
    • Garlic to taste                              
    • 1 (14.5-ounce) can  stewed tomatoes               
    • 6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese or to taste

    1. Cook the ground round in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until brown, stirring to crumble. Add chopped onion, garlic and the green pepper, and cook for 7 minutes or until onion is tender. Place meat mixture in an electric slow cooker, and stir in beans and tomatoes. Cover with lid, and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours. Spoon into bowls; sprinkle with cheese.
    2. Note: The chili can be made on the stovetop if you don't have a slow cooker. After adding the beans and the tomatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 1 1/2 hours.
    This is how my chili came out!!!

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    I love the Arepas at the Sunlife Stadium and I found their recipe on this site:
    Of course I have to Dukanize it so I can eat it on my diet

    Mozzarella Stuffed Arepa Ingredients:
    Cheese ArepasCenterplate Chef Orlando Morales

    3/4 cup skim milk
    2 tsp. butter
    1 cup arepa flour or fine corn meal (I am using Corn Flour)
    1/3 cup brown sugar (I am using Splenda brown sugar)
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 cup shredded fat free mozzarella (more or less to taste)

    Melt unsalted butter and add to  skim milk.
    Mix the arepa flour, salt and brown sugar. Make a well in the center and gradually add the milk-and-butter mixture. Stir until there are no lumps.
    Work the dough until it is smooth and sticky.
    Divide the dough into four equal pieces and form it into four round flat patties.
    Stuff each patty with cheese.
    Add butter to sauté pan and fry until cheese melts and the arepa is golden brown.

    My Arepas were a hit!!! They tasted just like the ones at the stadium!!!  My husband LOVED them and wants them again already!!  The pics below are how my Arepas came out!

    Cooking the last 3 on the griddle

    OH MY GOSH were these so GOOD!!!!!!!

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Sausage patties and Chicken Nuggets.

    I LOVE any kind of sausage!!!  I also love chicken nuggets!!!  So tonight for dinner we are having both!!

    The chicken nuggets we are having are not actually chicken nuggets. They are actually meat free veggie nuggets that taste like real chicken nuggets.  I have had them before and loved dipping them in sugar free BBQ sauce or fat free ranch dressing.


    I highly recommend these!!

    For the sausage patties we are using turkey sausage

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 2 oz (57 g)
    Per Serving % Daily Value*
    Calories 110
    Calories from Fat 54
    Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
    Cholesterol 60mg 20%
    Sodium 570mg 24%
    Carbohydrates 0g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 0g
    Protein 14g
    Vitamin A 0% · Vitamin C 2%
    Calcium 2% · Iron 6%

    Read more: Calories in Jennie-O - Turkey Breakfast Sausage Lean Mild, Bulk Packed

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and cauliflower casserole, Vanilla and Chocolate Biscotti

    Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & "Rice" Casserole

    2 large chicken breasts
    1 small onion, finely diced

    3 cups of cauliflower rice

    1 package of frozen broccoli pieces (not florets…pieces…there is a difference)

    1 can (10 oz.) of low fat broccoli cheese soup

    ½ c. skim milk

    2 c. fat free shredded cheddar cheese

    Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and any other spices you like


    1. Parboil the chicken breast. Once cooled pull chicken.
    2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    3. Boil your broccoli until it is the desired consistency then drain.
    4. Sautee your onion in a pan with nonstick and add any desired spices
    5. In a large bowl, combine chicken, onion, cauliflower rice and cooked broccoli pieces. Add soup, milk and half of each kind of cheese and mix well.
    6. Transfer to a casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.
    7. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melty.

    Before going in the oven
    Vanilla and Chocolate Biscotti
    Chocolate Biscotti Ingredients
    1 cup Maseca®
    1 ½ tablespoon baking powder
    3 eggs
    ½ teaspoon splenda
    ½ cup slivered almonds
    ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
    Vanilla Biscotti Ingredients
    1 cup Maseca
    1 ½ tablespoon baking powder
    3 eggs
    ½ teaspoon splenda
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    I am also thinking of doing a Key Lime flavored Biscotti (just by adding the key lime juice and zest to the vanilla biscotti)

    Hint ( I would add more splenda mine taste bland)
    Preheat oven to 350degrees
    Mix all ingredients until a heavy and homogenous consistency has been reached.   Place masa in a 1 ½” thick greased baking tray. Bake for 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Bread will be hard.  Cut in equal size pieces with a serrated knife.

    These are my Chocolate ones

    These are the Key Lime ones
    I will have to add more flavoring to them next time....they were very bland (both flavors). I hope they taste better dunked in tea or coffee for now.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Easy Meal today- bacon cheese burgers/hamburgers and Oopsie Bread

    Because I am hurting bad today (back and neck issues) I am just having easy meals today.
    For breakfast my mom cooked a 3 egg omelet with garlic, onion, fat free cheddar cheese, and 97% fat free ham.

    For lunch I am just going to have a toasted wrap and a yogurt.

    Dinner is going to be bacon cheese burgers/hamburger.
    for this we use lean ground beef, turkey bacon, and either low fat cheese, fat free cheese, or veggie cheese.  I hurt to much to make the Oopsie Bread so we are going to just use the high fiber or spinach wraps as the bread/buns.

    The oopsie bread recipe from this website:
    is listed below:

    Oopsie Bread

    Recipe Details

    Estimated time:
    30 mins Clock icon
    Servings: 6 


    1/8 tsp Cream of tartar
    3 Eggs
    3 oz Fat free cream cheese


    1 Separate the eggs and add cream cheese to the yolks. Use a mixer to combine the ingredients together.
    2 In a separate bowl, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff (if you're using the same mixer, mix the whites first and then the yolk mixture).
    3 Using a spatula, gradually fold the egg yolk mixture into the white mixture, being careful not to break down the whites.
    4 Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and spoon the mixture onto the sheet, making 6 mounds.
    5 Flatten each mound slightly.
    Bake about 30 minutes at 150C (You want them slightly softer, not crumbly).
    6 Let cool on the sheet for a few minutes, and then remove to a rack and allow them to cool.
    7 Store in a loosely open sack and allow to rest on the counter before use (otherwise they might be too moist).
    8 Can be frozen.
    9 Notes: If you are making these to be savory (for burgers) you can add dry mustard and dill or other seasonings to the yolk mixture. If you want a more sweet roll, add a very small amount of stevia natural sweetener to the yolk mixture.
    10 Picture: you could use fat free cheese and turkey bacon to create your own Dukan friendly burgers with veggies on PV days.