Wednesday is for Taking it Easy
Posted January 16, 2013on:
Today was really ugly out, so I stayed home. Did a bit of cooking, so I have a couple of recipes for you all today.
Monday’s lentil burgers came out well, although I managed to overcook them slightly. Still, they held together and taste good , especially on a bagel thin with some green veggies under them and a wedge of Laughing Cow spread over them.
Deb’s Lentil/Quinoa Burgers (10 burgers @ 3 Points Plus per burger)
- 1 pkg (4 servings) Streit’s Lentil Soup Mix
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups water (for making the lentil soup)
- 1/2 cup matzo farfel
- Prepare the lentil soup as per the package instructions. Drain off the liquid (and freeze for stock).
- Let the lentils cool to room temperature.
- Mix together the lentils, quinoa, eggs, and matzo farfel.
- Shape into patties and place on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Broil for about 4 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Today, I looked in the fridge, and was a bit alarmed by all the leftover veggies I found, so I took the stock left over from making the veggie burgers and made gumbo.
Deb’s Leftover Veggies & Seafood Gumbo (11 one-cup servings, @ 3 Points Plus per serving)
- 2 cups veggie stock
- 1 pkg frozen okra
- 3 cups cooked broccoli
- 1-1/4 cup cooked corn kernels
- 1 pkg Great American Seafood’s Seafood Combination
- 3/4 cup tomato paste
- 2 cups water
- 4 links, cut up, Premio Sweet Italian Sausage
- Put all ingredients into a large pot.
- Bring to a boil.
- Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 – 30 minutes.
- Portion into one-cup containers, except for one portion – place that in a bowl and enjoy.
And lastly, I got a huge bunch of turnip greens at the produce market the other day, so I decided to braise them in some of the leftover sparkling cider from New Year’s Eve.
Deb’s Braised Turnip Greens (4 servings @ 2 Points Plus per serving)
- 3 – 5 cups of turnip greens, rinsed and chopped into 1″ wide segments
- 1 cup Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider
- 3 Tbsp Bacon bits
- Place all ingredients in large pan and cover.
- Simmer until tender, stirring occasionally.
- Divide into four portions and enjoy.
So those are today’s recipes. All of them support getting more veggies into my diet, and moving toward a flexatarian lifestyle. If you try them, please do let me know what you think!