Strawberry Frozen Yogurt 

What a beautiful weekend! The sun was shinning, the birds were singing, people were walking with only sweaters on – what a great feeling! Summer is definitely coming, and that means more sun, more birds, more people walking, and… ice cream…ice cream everywhere. 

I am not an ice cream lover, yet, do not get me wrong, I do enjoy a good cone on a hot summer day or an oreo McFlurry once and a while. However, lately, I have been craving ice cream…not the healthiest craving to have.

Due to beach season quickly approaching and my ice cream cravings, I decided to make my own ice cream…well frozen yogurt (the healthier choice). I have searched online for frozen yogurt recipes and there are many, but I have chosen my favorite ingredients from various recipes and came up with my own frozen yogurt recipe. I have made a Strawberry Frozen Yogurt tonight.

Here are the ingredients that I used:

  

– 2 cups of frozen strawberrries

– 1/2 lemon (squeezed juice)

– 1 tbsp of honey

– 1/2 cup of plain greekyogurt 

I simply put all of the ingredients in the food processor and blended until smooth – about 3-5 minutes.

  

Here is the finished product – the fresh-tasting, curb-craving strawberry frozen yogurt:

  

I really enjoyed this frozen yogurt! It was so simple to make and it tastes very healthy. I love knowing exactly what I am eating!

Next time, I will make peach frozen yogurt…maybe even peaunut butter frozen yogurt, mango frozen yogurt…oh, the options are endless! 

Enjoy this recipe!

Holly

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries are a new favorite of mine. This is my recipe:

I (Andrew, most of the time) cut up the sweet potatoes (2 medium) into a fry-style shape. I usually cut them on the thinner side because I like them crunchy. 

I place pieces on a pan and drizzle 1-2 tbsp of olive oil, sprinkle pepper, and a dash of garlic powder.

Place into oven and *bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or so, until soft. Then I will take them out of the oven, move them around and then put back into the oven. However, this time I will put the oven on *broil for 10 minutes or so. 

After ten minutes, I will take them out once more and sprinkle a tad bit of parmesan and sea salt. Finally, I will place back in the oven and will *bake for another 10 minutes.

Here are the steps once again:

– 20 minutes baking the fries

– 10 minutes on broil

– 10 minutes baking the fries

I was not specific with the ingredients because it really is up to you how much/what you want to use.

Not all the fries will be crunchy, but most of them will. I believe that putting the oven on broil and then baking once more does help the fries get that crunch you are looking for.

Enjoy this recipe! If you have not made sweet potato fries before, take a look at my picture….it just might motivate you to make your own healthy fries tonight! 🙂

 

Stuffed Haddock

This morning I took out three haddock fillets that I had frozen a couple of weeks ago, knowing that I wanted to make haddock this evening for supper, BUT, ‘how?’ was the question (and the question I often have when cooking haddock). I usually fry haddock in a pan with a little bit of olive oil, lemon, and dill or I will make fish cakes – I rarely get creative when making haddock. I want that to change!

This morning, I jumped online (my large cookbook) and quickly found a recipe from The Canadian Living website. When I read this recipe it seemed so simple and better yet, I had all of the ingredients. Reading this recipe, I knew that I wanted to add a couple extra ingredients and that I wanted to make a few changes. 

So…

Using this recipe as an inspiration, here is my own rendition on Canadian Living’s Haddock Stuffed with Broccoli and Canadian Cheese Pilaf. Enjoy!

Here is the finished product to start… to get you excited about making this recipe!

  

Ingredients:

– 1 small onion

– 1 cup of kale 

– 1/2 cup of broccoli floret – small pieces

– 9 or so pieces of asparagus 

– 1/2 cup of diced tomato

– 1/2 cup of medium cheddar cheese (40% less fat)

– 1/2 cup of brown rice 

– 4 large haddock fillets

– 1 tbsp of oilive oil

– 1 tsp of minced garlic

– 1 tbsp of fresh parsley 

– 1 tsp of salt, pepper, dill, red pepper flakes

Directions:

1 – Cook rice (follow directions on box)

2 – Steam broccoli and pieces of asparagus 

  

3 – In a large pan, add olive oil. Fry onions and garlic for a few minutes and then add cooked rice and broccoli. *Place steamed asparagus aside.

  

4 – Add kale and diced tomatoes in the mix. Also, add red pepper flakes.

5 – Cook ingredients until the onions and kale are soft. Then add the cheese.

  

  

6 – Place rice mixture in centre of the haddock fillets, add 2-3 asparagus inside as well, then roll up. Place fillets on greased tinfoil (on a baking pan). 

  

*I needed to use toothpicks to keep the haddock together.

7 – Sprinkle salt, pepper, dill, and parsely on top of fish and then bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

VoilĂ ! The finished product.

  

  

This recipe makes four servings and best served with a mixed green salad.

I only had three pieces of fish so I had left over rice mixture, but it will be good to eat tomorrow with a salad. Therefore, in the fridge it goes!

Enjoy this healthy, straightforward, and most importantly, full-flavored recipe.

Holly