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exercise is my medicine. I run, swim, and lift weights anything to keep my body in top form. I am an RN, a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a friend. I am grateful for my life and each new day. My PRs Los Angeles Marathon (March 22, 2010) - 6:00:03 San Diego Rock and Roll Half Marathon (June 6, 2010) - 2:47:53 Redondo Beach Superbowl 10K (Feb 2010) - 1:03 Redondo Beach Superbowl 5K (Feb 2009) - 27:31

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Recipes I love (so I know where to find them)

Christmas lentil soup

Sheridan's idea.....because my kids love Lebanese food and it is red and green and yummy!
YIELD
 4 bowls
ACTIVE TIME
 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME
 45 minutes
CATEGORIES
 soup

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 bunch red stemmed Swiss chard washed and chopped into bite sized pieces
    • 1/2 cup lentils
    • 1 large yellow onion small small dice
    • 3 cloves of crushed garlic
    • fresh cilantro small bunch finely minced
    • 1 tbsp flour
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 quart water
    • salt
    • pepper
    • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
    • juice of 1 lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. In a soup pot simmer lentils in water covered until they are tender about 40 minutes.
    2. in a sauté pan add oil and onions cook until caramelized
    3. then add the Swiss chard, cilantro, spices and garlic, cover and cook until wilted
    4. then add flour cook 5 minutes
    5. then add vegetables into soup pot with lentils add lemon juice simmer for 10 minutes
    6. serve with warm pita

NOTES

healthy vegetarian dish to add to Christmas dinner!



MRS. SCHAUT'S RECIPE

banana bars

smells delicious
CATEGORIES
 cake

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 cup flour
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup shortening
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp allspice
    • 1 very ripe banana, mashed

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. usually double bake in large glass baking dish
    2. when still warm glaze with slurry of milk and brown sugar

NOTES

Mary Theresa Schaut was in my class and church growing up!


TEITA

Ramzi's Mom's cake


INGREDIENTS

    • 2 cup flour
    • 1 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
    • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup crisco
    • 1 cup milk
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. cream sugar and crisco, add eggs one by one
    2. then slowly add all the rest of the ingredients
    3. pour into 2 round cake pans bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
    4. cool
    5. icing
    6. 3 cups powdered sugar
    7. 1tsp vanilla
    8. 1/4 cup cocoa
    9. small amount of milk add 1tbsp at a time until icing is spreadable.




SHERIDAN

favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

CATEGORIES
 cookies

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 1/2 cup flour
    • 3 cup oats
    • 1 bag chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. preheat oven to 375
    2. cream butter and sugars, add eggs and vanilla
    3. and remaining ingredients
    4. drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake about 10 minutes

NOTES

Anthony loves these.
Mariana wants these every Thanksgiving.


SHERIDAN

pomegranate martini

perfect Christmas party drink
YIELD
 2
CATEGORIES
 drinks

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
    • 2 oz vodka
    • 1 oz Cointreau liquor
    • cup of ice

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. pour all ingredients into a shaker and the into filled martini glass add a few fresh pomegranate seeds into glass for pretty garnish.

SHERIDAN

snicker doodles

simple cinnamon cookie
YIELD
 48
TOTAL TIME
 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

    • 1/2 c shortening
    • 1/2 c butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 c sugar
    • 2 2/3 c flour
    • 1 tsp cream of tartar
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. cream sugar and fats
    2. add eggs
    3. combine all ingredients
    4. walnut size balls
    5. roll in cinnamon sugar
    6. bake 375 degree oven for 8 minutes

NOTES

Samantha loves these!




SHERIDAN

white velvet

cream of cauliflower soup
YIELD
 serves 6
ACTIVE TIME
 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME
 40 minutes
CATEGORIES
 soup

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 head of cauliflower
    • 8 oz broth
    • 1 onion
    • 3 cloves of garlic
    • 1 jalapeño pepper
    • 1 cup of cream
    • salt pepper and nutmeg

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. rough chop cauliflower, onion, jalapeño, and garlic
    2. add all to a large soup pot with both and water to cover vegetables
    3. cook on simmer until all vegetables are tender
    4. then in small batches and with care puree in blender
    5. return to soup pot add cream and season to taste.

NOTES

 Cassandra and Samantha love this made with vegetable broth.
 my friend Vicky also adores this!





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