Sunday, October 16, 2011

Crab Rangoon Bites

I was craving crab rangoon today...I had these ingredients in my fridge/pantry so this was my solution...and my lunch ;)

Makes 16 appetizers
(55 calories each)


16 wonton wrappers
4 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
8 oz. pkg of flake style imitation crab meat
1 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 TBL of sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1) Place wonton wrappers into a non stick mini muffin tin.

2) Mix remaining ingredients together in a small bowl.

3) Scoop one heaping tablespoon into each wrapper and fold the edges up around the edges of the filling.

4) Bake for approximately 12-13 minutes watching so the edges don't get too brown.


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Back on the wagon!!!

In the groove and feeling good ;)

I just wanted to quickly share something for the tea lovers out there. This is by no way, shape, or form a replacement for chocolate....but it helped me get through the past few nights by not snacking in the evenings.

It's CHOCOLATE tea!!!

The brand is The Republic of Tea and while I bought it online I have also seen it sold at Whole Foods.

The taste is smooth and not bitter like some teas. Hot I like to add some splenda or sugar along with a tiny splash of non-fat creamer and that really helps curb a sweet craving.

Believe it or not, I also enjoy it cold. ;)

So...I would recommend The Republic of Tea to any tea lovers and/or dieters. If you order online they often send you samples of different flavors or new flavors. Which is really nice!!!

On a side note...I'm also living vicariously through baked good candle smells since I'm trying to stay away from actually baking them.

Check out at this absolutely adorable Paula Deen candle I came across at Wal-Mart:

This candle was fast burning so it didn't really last very long. The smell was fantastic, but it was pretty much centralized around the candle itself. While it didn't really fill the air with the smell of Apple Crumb Cake, it was super cute while trying!!! It would make a really great gift for the foodie in your life ;)

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Red Pepper BioFresh Test

Nothing real scientific here...just using the bags and reporting the results.

This red pepper is from a produce delivery dated September 12th. Today is October 1st and this pepper is still crisp and no sign of wrinkling ;)

I actually had two peppers and the first one met it's destiny in some western hash browns with this morning's breakfast.

This remaining pepper will accompany some of her friends and family to a party inside Mr. Iceberg's house later this week. Others in attendance will be her younger brother Mr. Green Pepper, Mr. Water Chestnut, Mrs. Scallion and Mr. Carrot...the beautiful Miss Fresh Ginger who is bringing her new Baby Portabella for everyone to meet. The life of the party Mr. Ground Chicken will probably be the first one to jump in the pool. They will all lounge around in a hot tub filled with soy sauce, honey and red pepper flakes and then finally all meet up for dinner inside with Miss Riesling.

What a great party!!!

Until then....

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