Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blueberry Cobbler - posted by Jessica

Here is a delicious way to get some antioxidants! This is a recipe from a Cooking Light (I know, surprising!) cookbook I have had for years. Saw that Sunflower had blueberries on sale, so decided to give it a try. I used white whole wheat flour and flax egg substitute with good results. I served it with some redi-whip but it would be delicious in the summer with vanilla ice cream. I only got 6 servings out of it than the 8 the recipe said it served. I only used about half of the cinnamon sugar topping which was plenty.


4 c fresh blueberries
1 tsp lemon juice
1 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp bk pwd
1/8 tsp nutmeg
dash of salt
1 Tb veg oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
3 Tb sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Oven to 350. Combine blueberries and lemon juice in lightly greased 8 inch pan. Combine flour thru salt. Combine oil thru egg and add to flour mixture just till moist. Drop by spoonfuls onto blueberries to make 8 dumplings. Combine 3 Tb sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle on top. Bake 35 min or until bubbly and lightly browned.  Serve with whip cream or ice cream.
Yield: 8 servings.

Barbecue Meat Loaf from Cooking Light - posted by Jessica

I found this recipe on the Cooking Light website and decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. It was moist and flavorful. My slices did fall apart a bit, probably because I only used 1 lb of meat and randomly decreased the other ingredients a bit, but was still really good. It was quick and easy to throw together as well. Thank you Cooking Light for a deliciously light version of meatloaf!

Barbecue Meat Loaf

Cooking Light 
Barbecue Meat LoafLee Harrelson
This easy meat loaf recipe gets its great flavor from barbecue sauce. Try experimenting with different homemade or bottled sauces to find your family's favorite.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 slices)


  • 1 1/2  pounds  ground beef, extra lean (raw)
  • 1/2  cup  dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 1/3  cup  barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1  tablespoon  prepared mustard
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  chili powder
  • 1  teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  large egg whites
  • Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine the beef, breadcrumbs, and onion, 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce, and remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.
Shape meat mixture into a 9 x 5-inch loaf on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Spread remaining barbecue sauce over top of meat loaf. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut loaf into 12 slices.

Nutritional Information

203 (24% from fat)
5.4g (sat 2.2g,mono 2.2g,poly 0.5g)
David Bonom, Cooking Light, MARCH 2006

Banana Zucchini Bread - posted by Jessica

So I had some shredded zucchini in my freezer left over from the summer that I wanted to get rid of. I was going to make chocolate zucchini bread but also noticed I had some overripe bananas so thanks to a Google search, I found a yummy bread that combines two classic sweet breads into one! I cut the recipe in half to make just one loaf and used sliced almonds instead of the walnuts as that is what I had on hand. I also used a good portion of white whole wheat flour for the all purp flour with good results. And I decreased the sugar just a bit as the banana was overripe and would be very sugary. I turned out really good!

3 eggs
3/4 c oil
2/3 c br sugar
1 c sugar
1 c grated zucchini
2 bananas, mashed
2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 c flour
1 Tb cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp bk pwd
1 tsp bk soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 c craisins
1/2 c chopped walnuts

Oven to 325. Grease two 8 x 4 loaf pans. Beat eggs. Add oil thru vanilla. Beat well. Stir together flour and spices. Add to creamed mixture just till blended. (I had to add a little more liquid to get the flour to fully incorporate; used a tiny bit of soy milk). Fold in cranberries and nuts. Pour into pans and bake 50 to 60 minutes till done.
Super easy with delicious results!

Yield: 2 loaves 12 slices each.