Garlic Stuffed Pork Roast

I love stuffing garlic into any roast before cokoing. The mellow garlic flavor permeates throughout all the meat and makes for a great dinner. This time I did it with pork roast and served with Potato Pancakes.

Garlic Stuffed Pork Roast
Garlic Stuffed Pork Roast

8 servings (1 serving = 4 oz. meat)
242 calories per serving

2 lb. pork roast
4 garlic cloves
Salt and pepper to taste
½ t garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Trim the roast of 95% of the fat. Make slits in both sides of the meat and stuff in little slices of garlic. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place ½ cup water in the bottom of a baking pan and then place the roast in a rack on the pan. Cover loosely with foil and cook ½ hour. Raise the oven temperature to 375 degrees and continue cooking 1 – 1.5 more hours or until done in the center. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Savory Breakfast Muffins

These are FABULOUS ! Serve as a breakfast muffin, for brunch, for lunch, or even as a dinner side. They are quite versatile – add or remove spices to make these taste just how you like them 🙂

Savory Breakfast Muffins
Savory Breakfast Muffins

12 servings
190 calories per serving

6 slices thin bacon, chopped (I use the precooked version and totally skip the frying step)
10 cloves roasted garlic, chopped finely (don’t substitute raw garlic)
3 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk Bisquick
1 1/2 T chopped parsley
2 c shredded low fat mild cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin pans with Pam. Fry bacon and remove to a plate with a slotted spoon. Beat eggs and stir in Bisquick, parsley, cheese, bacon, salt, pepper and garlic and spoon into muffin tins. Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool before removing from pan.

Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps

A perfect accompaniment to ice cream, perfect served alone, a great dipper for Fruit Salsa – these are super easy to prepare and great tasting.

Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps
Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps

Makes 96 crisps
24 servings (4 crisps per serving)
52 calories per serving

12 – 7 or 8 inch flour tortillas, cut into 8 wedges
Pam (butter flavored)
1 t cinnamon
½ c sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking pan with Pam. Place as many pieces as will fit on the pan and spray with Pam then sprinkle with a mix of the cinnamon and sugar. Bake 5-10 minutes or until crispy. Repeat with other tortillas. Let sit and cool a few minutes to finish crisping.

Tomato and Mozz Panini

Another from the stable of easy grilled cheese sandwiches – I do so many in the very similar way of cooking – but each is stuffed with different types of ingredients and gives you a whole different taste treat. This one is like easting a Caprese Salad.

Tomato and Mozz Panini
Tomato and Mozz Panini

1 serving
330 calories per serving

1 Arnold sandwich thins roll (only 100 calories!)
4 thin slices of tomato
3 oz. low fat mozzarella, thinly sliced
1 T basil, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Place cheese on bottom bun, then add tomatoes and finally basil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and close sandwich and spray each side with a few squirts of ICBINB Spray. Spray a hot skillet with Pam. Heat each side of the sandwich 2-3 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted.

Sesame Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

This is a great tasting asian dish that is so versatile – you can easily change up the veggies or the protein and end up with something quite different.

Sesame Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry
Sesame Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

4 servings
400 calories per serving

12 oz. cleaned, peeled shrimp
8 oz. uncooked egg noodles
1 T sesame seeds
1 t peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 c broccoli florets
8 oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained
4.5 oz. jar whole mushrooms, drained
½ c chicken broth
2 T dry white wine (or extra broth)
2 T soy sauce
2 t cornstarch

Cook noodles according to package instructions. Cook sesame seeds over medium high heat 2 minutes or until golden and fragrant then set aside. Heat oil in skillet and cook garlic 30 seconds then add broccoli, water chestnuts and mushrooms and cook 7 minutes or until broccoli is beginning to get tender. Add shrimp and cool 5 minutes or until shrimp is done. Combine broth, wine, soy and cornstarch and mix well then add to skillet and cook until thick and bubbly. Add in the cooked noodles. Sprinkle with seeds just before serving.

Breast of Chicken Hortelana (Baltimore International College)

This was one of those meals that just had that special extra something. Thanks to Baltimore International College School of Culinary Arts for another great recipe that brings gourmet cooking into your home. Sure, you could just brown up the chicken and call it done…but by adding these few extra ingredients to the pan, simmering, and then serving over the chicken, you have a restaurant quality dish that you will be proud to serve. And at only 277 calories per serving, there’s plenty of room for a nice side as well.

Breast of Chicken Hortelana
Breast of Chicken Hortelana

Baltimore International College School of Culinary Arts has many, many recipes for you to try out (just go to the menu option ‘Programs” and then you will see a link to the recipes. And if you know someone with a passion for food looking for formal schooling, pass along the link. So make sure to visit – just click the banner below 🙂

2 servings
277 calories per serving

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4 oz. each
1 T flour
1 T olive oil
½ t salt
1 oz. finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ c mushrooms, sliced
1 oz. finely diced ham (I used some leftover Canadian Bacon)
¼ t pepper
2 oz. white wine
1 T lemon juice
2 oz. chicken broth
1 T chopped parsley or cilantro

Pound the chicken down a bit with a meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy pan – make sure the meat is even so it cooks evenly. Dredge in flour and then cook in hot oil. Sprinkle with salt. Cook approximately 2 minutes each side then remove from pan and keep warm. Add ham, onion, garlic, and mushrooms to pan and cook 3 minutes. Add wine, stock, and lemon juice and simmer a minute longer. Place chicken back in pan, add parsley and cook 2-3 minutes or until done. Serve sauce over chicken breasts.

Breast of Chicken Hortelana
Breast of Chicken Hortelana

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup

This is rich and savory and a perfect lunch soup for a cold winter day.

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup

2 servings
365 calories per serving

1 can water
½ can low fat cream of mushroom soup
3 c low fat chicken broth
5 oz. cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast cubed (Perdue Shortcuts work great here !)
1 6.5 oz. can sliced mushrooms and their juice
½ c frozen mixed vegetables (peas, corn, carrots, etc.)
Salt and pepper to taste
½ t onion powder
½ t garlic powder
1 t parsley flakes
4 oz. whole wheat egg noodles
4 T fat free half and half

Combine water, soup, broth, chicken, mushrooms and juice and spices and bring to a boil. Add vegetables and bring back to a boil. Add noodles and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Lower to a simmer and add half and half and cook a few moments longer.

Related Posts with Thumbnails