This Skinny Cabbage Soup Recipe is a staple in my house. I make this soup at least once a month so I can “reboot” my body. It is a great detox soup that allows your body to shed a few extra pounds, dump some water weight and in general rev up your metabolism.
Skinny Cabbage Soup
Skinny Cabbage Soup Recipe:
1 head of cabbage, chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup white or yellow onion, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups (or more) chicken broth
14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
few shakes of black pepper
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots.
Saute until slightly tender.
Stir in garlic.
Pour in chicken broth.
Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
Cook until cabbage is tender.
Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using)
Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.
NOTE I add lots of seasoning to this, to make it my own. I also divided it up and in one pot I put in some pre-cooked chicken and the other some pre-cooked pork. I am all about getting that Protein because it is what fuels your body longer.
OMG these turn out so utterly perfect! But I gotta warn you, you better make a lot of them because they get devoured FAST. Everyone loves these caramelized Chicken Legs and Wings!!!
Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs and Wings
Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs and Wings
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2 1/2 lbs chicken legs
1 2/3 tablespoons olive oil (to help it stop sticking to the pan)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 2/3 tablespoons ketchup
3/4 cup honey
2 -3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Place chicken in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Mix together the oil, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, salt and pepper.
Pour over the chicken.
Bake in preheated oven for one hour, or until sauce is caramelized.
The Holidays are fast approaching and it would not be Thanksgiving at my house without my Chocolate pie!!
Homemade Chocolate Pie
HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PIE
1-1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of plain flour
1/4 cup of cocoa
dash of salt
4 egg yolks
2 cups of milk
1/4 cup of butter
1 tsp of vanilla
1-9″ pastry shell baked
Bake pie crust until golden
Combine first 4 ingredients in a sauce pan; set aside.
Combine milk and egg yolks.
Stir milk and egg yolks into mixture; add butter.
Cook over medium heat, and stir constantly until mix thickens and boils.
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla; spoon into pastry shell.
I topped mine with whipped cream
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1 lb chicken tenders or breast cut into chunks…
3 tbsp. bbq seasoning, divided
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
3-4 medium russet potatoes, cut into small chunks
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 green onions, chopped
Preheat oven to 475 F.
Toss the cubed potatoes with extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp bbq seasoning. Transfer the potatoes into a cooking spray coated baking dish. Bake the potatoes for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until cooked through and crispy and browned on the outside. While the potatoes are cooking, in a large bowl mix together the chicken, bbq seasoning and bbq sauce, refrigerate. Once the potatoes are fully cooked, remove from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 400 F. Top the cooked potatoes with the bbq chicken mixture. Bake for an additional 25 minutes, turning occasionally. In another bowl mix together the cheese, bacon & green onion and top the chicken with the cheese mix. Return the casserole to the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes until cheese mixture is melted.
pie pastry ( enough to fill 16 muffin cups, your own or from a mix)
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup soft butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Prepare muffin pans by rolling out pie dough and cutting 4-inch (approx) circles; fit dough circles into muffin cups; set aside in fridge until ready to fill.
In a small bowl, place raisins and cover with hot tap water; let stand on the counter for 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix together the soft butter, brown sugar, salt and corn syrup; stir well until sugar is dissolved and butter is creamed.
Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
Retrieve tart shells and divide raisins equally into all shells; then divide butter mixture into all tarts.
Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes; filling will be lightly browned but still bubbling.
Canadians fall into two camps about butter tarts and are quite loyal to their favourite type: runny or firm.
I like runny– the type that dribbles when you bite into one; if you like firm, bake them for the full 20 minutes, even adding another minute or two if you wish.
Let cooked butter tarts cool in pans for 10 minutes after removing from oven; then remove and place on racks until completely cool.
Peanut butter mixture
1/2 cup peanut butter (i am sure you could sub with almond butter)
3/4 cup cream cheese (choose reduced fat to save calories)
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 Tbs stevia or to taste
Mix well and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll out into eggs. Freeze eggs while preparing chocolate.
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
2 Tbsp stevia or to taste
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp whipping cream
Mix really well with a whisk. Dip frozen peanut butter eggs in to cover. I double dipped
Makes 10 eggs
Ps. To the leftover chocolate dip I add 2 Tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 cup chopped nut and poured it into chocolate molds mmmmmm
1 bag of popcorn ( I used Orville Redenbacher’s Naturals simply salted)
12 oz white chocolate chips
1 bag of festive M&M’s
2 cups your choice of chex cereal (I used Rice)
1 container of sprinkles ( used yellow)
Mix pretzels, popcorn and cereal in bowl
Melt chips over a double boiler until melted string constantly
When melted, drizzle over dry mix and mix until coated
Sprinkle half of the sprinkles, mix and sprinkle mix again
Do the same with the M&M’s and let sit overnight
Can be broken apart and put into bags for school treats or just leave in a bowl for the Bunny!
Store in an air tight container
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In stockpot, brown ground beef over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Add coleslaw mix. Cover pan and cook, stirring often, until cabbage softens, about 10 minutes. Mix in potatoes. Stir in soup. Cover and reduce heat to low to keep warm.
Unroll 1 can of dough. Press in 13×9-inch glass baking dish to form bottom crust. Spread cabbage mixture evenly over crust. Unroll second can of dough on wax paper. Press seams together to make one sheet. Place over top to form top crust. Press and tuck edges to seal.
Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 squares. http://www.food.com/recipe/mile-high-cabbage-pie-5fix-497021
Photo by BDMK
2 cups uncooked shell pasta
1 (1 ounce) packet hidden valley ranch dressing mix
1/4 cup bacon bits
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked turkey or 1 1/2 cups chicken
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into fourths
1/2 cup julienne strips cheddar cheese
4 cups bite-size pieces lettuce
Fill large saucepan 2/3 full of water. Heat to boiling. Stir in contents of Pasta.
Gently boil uncovered 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.
Combine Hidden valley ranch mix, onion powder and bacon bits with mayonnaise in large bowl. Stir in chilled pasta and remaining ingredients except lettuce. Serve on lettuce. Refrigerate leftovers (if desired, moisten with a few teaspoons milk before servings).