Mikaela's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Delicious EAT CLEAN Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes

Check out my Cupcake blog for this recipe! www.krissascupcakes.blogspot.com

Leek Potato Soup

This soup reminded me of onion soup with a mix of miso soup. Josh and I enjoyed it. Its only 92 calories per serving where as this recipe makes 10 cups.

6 Leeks, whites only, well rinsed and drained and coarsely chopped
4 medium potatoes peeled
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups low sodium chicken stock.

Wash leeks thoroughly. Cut into one-inch pieces. Place in a colander and rinse again. Drain. Peel potatoes and cut into one-inch chunks. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat olive oil. Add leeks, potatoes, onion and garlic. Cook for 5-10 minutes until soft. Add stock to saucepan and bring to boil. Once mixture has come to a full boil, reduce heat and cook for another 30 minutes until all vegetables are soft. Puree soup with a blender or food processor.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Eat Clean Oatmeal Cookies

I was impressed with these cookies. They are from the Eat Clean Diet book which I am in the process of reading. They are not only more natural cookies to eat but they were delicious. I would easily eat these instead of sugar loaded, nutrition lacked cookies.

2 2/3 cups unsalted olice-oil based margarine
2 cups packed brown sugar
3 large omega 3 eggs
3 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbspbest-quality vanilla
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
3 pounds (8 cups) old-fashioned rolled oats
4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
8 oz dark raisins
8 oz coarsly chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Cream the margarine and sugar together in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the eggs, honey, vanilla and sea salt until smooth and creamy. Use a large wooden spoon to mix in flour and oats until well combined. Add raisins and walnuts if desired. Shape the dough into large three inch balls and press into five or six inch cookies on the baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes or until as brown as you desire. Cool on wire racks. Makes 24 large and very delicious cookies.

Nutritional information per cookie with raisins and walnuts: 471 calories; 6g protein; 27g fat; 52g carbohydrates

Nutritional information per cookie without raisins and walnuts: 380 calories; 4g protein; 21g fat; 47g carbohydrates.