Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Veggie for January

One of my resolutions this year is to try a new type of produce I don't normally eat.  In January, I purchased a daikon radish.  I used it in a few interesting ways - I added it to salad, used it in a stir fry and butter steamed it as a side dish.  I have to say it was ok but I am not rushing out to buy it again.  It was kind of tough when cooked.  I liked it in salad but not anymore than regular radishes.  So lets see how it stacks up nutritionally compared to a regular red radish. Well the daikon is a bigger radish with more calories and carbs but way more vitamin C and other nutrients than a red radish.


Amount Per
Calories 61

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 71 mg2%
Potassium 767 mg21%
Total Carbohydrate 14 g4%
Dietary fiber 5 g20%
Sugar 8 g
Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A0%Vitamin C124%
Vitamin D0%Vitamin B-610%
Vitamin B-120%Magnesium13%

Amount Per
Calories 1

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g0%
Saturated fat 0 g0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0%
Sodium 2 mg0%
Potassium 10 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.2 g0%
Dietary fiber 0.1 g0%
Sugar 0.1 g
Protein 0 g0%

Vitamin A0%Vitamin C1%
Vitamin D0%Vitamin B-60%
Vitamin B-120%Magnesium0%

Friday, February 5, 2016

The anti aging salad

Did I post this last year??? I can't remember.  It says draft in the posts list so I am going to put it up now.Sometimes I watch Peggy K's kitchen cures on the Z living channel.  Well I don't anymore because we cancelled the dish network but I used too.  This is a recipe that I really liked from her show.  It is supposed to be a salad but I prefer it as a dip with tortilla chips.  She promised that it would stop me from aging but I think she lied.  Oh well, it tastes good anyhow.  Of course, I can't eat these yummy chips since I am on the zone diet but one can dream.

Mango avocado dip

The ingredients
1 chopped mango,
2 chopped avocados
1/2 chopped red pepper
1/4 chopped red onion
juice of 1 lime
handful of chopped cilantro

Dressing: olive oil, sea salt cayenne pepper, lime juice

Chop mango, red pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice.  At this point you have the option of putting it in the fridge for a day if you want to make it in advance.  Add avocado and dressing shortly before serving.

I like these 'Food Should Taste Good' multigrain chips with flax seeds

For the Birds

On Monday we had a whopping snow storm - about a foot of snow. 

 I knew my birdies would be hungry so I made up some homemade suet with a recipe I got from the Ash Canyon B & B back in 2013.  Here it is in case your birdies are hungry too.


The Junco and bushtits both think it is yummy

Bushtits always come in flocks, eat for about 10 minutes and bugger off again

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Blast from the Past

Last Christmas I received this as a gift from one of my Twisted Sisters.
His Lordship and I discovered this way back in about 1988 when we lived in Champaign Urbana.  When my mom came to stay with us, we shared it with her.  She loved it so much that we used to buy it in large quantities and give it to her for Christmas.  For about 15 years it has been off of my radar.  But low and behold, my sister found it.
We used to make it with Campbell's soups.  But being a little more health conscious now, I used these soups instead to prepare it last night.

I also sautéed 1/2 cup of chopped red onion and 1 lb of mushrooms with the ground bison I used instead of ground beef.  For liquid, I added 1/2 of soaking water from some dried mushrooms, a cup of homemade bone and veggie stock and 1 cup of water.  It came out very yummy!  But unfortunately, because of all that rice, I can only eat a little of it.  Looks like his Lordship is going Cajun for the next week.