Monthly Archives: March 2014

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast

A healthy breakfast is the best way to start your morning. Here is one that not only taste good, but it is good for you. If eaten on a regular basis; it will lower your cholesterol; how cool is that?

 

  1. 1/2 cup of 5 min Oats
  2. 1 cup of Water
  3. 1 pinch of Sea Salt
  4. 1 Strawberry or fruit of choice
  5. A drizzle of Honey

 

Cook oats according to packaging directions. Garnish with fruit and drizzle with honey. Enjoy and happy eating.

 

Oatmeal with Honey

Oatmeal with Honey

Panko Tofu

There are times when I just don’t want meat. So, what is the next best thing? Tofu. Did you know that when you fix Tofu it will take on whatever flavor you cook with it. Also, it comes in all forms; crumble, soft to extra firm. Depending on how you want to prepare it; will depend on which form you will choose. In this dish I have used the firm form. With it as well as with the extra firm you can slice it and pan fry or bake it. You can pretty much prepare it as you would a piece of meat. So, the following is one of my dishes that I like to prepare when I just don’t want the heavy feeling you get after eating meat.

  1. 1/2 block of firm Tofu
  2. 1 small squash
  3. 1 small zucchini
  4. 1 small Onion
  5. 1 clove of Garlic minced
  6. Sesame Seed Oil
  7. 1/2 teaspoon Ms Dash table blend
  8. 1/2 cup of Panko Breadcrumbs
  9. 1 Sweet Poatato

 

Preheat oven to 350. Place Tofu in a towel and place on plate and then place another plate on top of that to help squeeze out excess water for about 30 min. On a separate plate, place panko breadcrumbs and add Ms Dash table blend and mix well. Cut Tofu into 3 pieces  and coat with breadcrumbs and place on a lightly coated baking sheet and bake for 25 – 30 min. Place sweet potato in aluminum foil and bake with Tofu. Cut squash and zucchini long ways and set aside. Slice onion and saute in olive oil and garlic until onions are cooked to your liking. Add squash and zucchini then cook to desired tenderness. After plating lightly drizzle sesame seed oil over Tofu. Happy Eating, Enjoy.

 

Panko Tofu with sweet potato

Panko Tofu with sweet potato

 

 

Blackbean Burger

Since I stopped eating red meat a year ago; I have discovered blackbean burgers. They taste great and are very filling. What goes good with blackbean burgers? Well, I thought you would never ask. Onions, sauteed in olive oil and garlic. Now, lets not forget the the side dish. One of the side dishes I like and I know you will too; is sauteed spinach in olive oil. So here is one of my dishes that I think you will enjoy.

 

  1. 1 Wholewheat Sandwich Thin
  2. 1 Morning Star Blackbean Patty
  3. 1 Slice of Fat Free Cheese
  4. Handful of Spinach
  5. 1 small Onion
  6. 1 small Clove of Gralic minced
  7. Pinch of Sea Salt

 

Saute onion in olive oil and garlic. When onions cook down remove the amount of onions that you want to place on your burger. Add spinach and sea salt to the remaining onions and cook spinach to the desired tenderness. Cook burger according to packaging directions. Enjoy!!

 

Blackbean Burger and sauteed onions

Blackbean Burger and sauteed onions

 

 

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Oatmeal Bars

Even when you want to eat healthy; you can still have that tasty desert. A desert does not have to be loaded with sugar and white flour to taste good. The following is a desert that is both healthy and great tasting.

  1. 2 cups of Oatmeal
  2. 1 scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder or 3 TBL spoons of Cocoa Powder
  3. 1/4 cup of Honey
  4. 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  5. 1 Egg
  6. 1 Apple pureed or 1/4 cup of Applesauce (unsweetened)
  7. 1/4 cup of chopped Raw Almonds
  8. 1 TBL spoon of Flax Seed
  9. 3/4 cup of Almond Milk

 

Preheat oven to 350

Combine dry ingredients slowly add the wet ingredients. Mix well. Use parchment paper in a 9×13 baking dish. This will eliminate the use of butter on the bottom of your dish; not to mention easy clean up. Bake for 25 to 30 min. Cool for 5 mins; cut into bars. This dish is high in protein if made with the protein powder….Enjoy!!

 

Oatmeal Bars

 

Hidden in plain sight – backdrops and drapery in photography

Great info….

National Media Museum blog

I love the way Chris Harrison used backdrops and drapery to dramatic effect in Copper Horses. He used a sheet of canvas to hide parts of the machine he was photographing which he didn’t want us to see. That way he broke the machine down to fragments.

From Copper Horses, National Media Museum, Bradford © Chris Harrison From Copper Horses, National Media Museum, Bradford © Chris Harrison

The result is a complex visual metaphor for his thoughts and feelings about his relationship with his father and the many people who work hard to make ends meet in British industry.

From Copper Horses, National Media Museum, Bradford © Chris Harrison From Copper Horses, National Media Museum, Bradford © Chris Harrison

As devices, backdrops and drapery have been used for as long as photographers have been taking photographs, as a fine bit of drapery gives an artistic air to the image.

19th century studio portrait photographers used painted canvas backdrops to mimic parlour settings in two dimensions, while a…

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Photography 201: Choosing a Photoblogging Theme, Part I

Great info!!

The Daily Post

In our Photography 101 series, we covered the fundamentals of photography and learned how to use your camera and take great pictures. At the end of the series, we introduced post-shooting topics like editing images and establishing a workflow. In our next round of photography posts, we’re focusing on more photoblogging topics, from choosing a photography theme to working with featured images to finding free-to-use images online.

To kick things off, let’s talk about how to choose a photoblogging theme.

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Berry Smoothie

Here is a smoothie that works great as a meal replacement. For those days that you don’t have time to cook or you just want something light.

  1. Handful of Kale
  2. Handful of Spinach
  3. 1 Apple
  4. Barries of Choice
  5. 1 Tbl spoon of all nature Almond Butter
  6. 1 Tbl spoon of Raw Honey
  7. 1 Tbl spoon of Greek Yogurt
  8. 1 TBl spoon of Flax Seed
  9. Almond Milk

This smoothie has all of the food groups; greens, fruit, protein and milk. Here is a tip; freeze fruit it gives the smoothie a great creamy taste. I have found using ice takes away from the taste and does not give it that great creamy texture. En

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Smoothie