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Have you ever looked at what is in foods these days? Have you ever wondered why life has gotten so crazy that we all rely on processed "quick" foods and fast foods? Well I have had my eyes opened recently when we started to realize our oldest child could be ADD. I decided to clean up our diets and turn out lives around. I am a woman, married to a wonderful man who supports everything I do. We have 3 wonderful children who keep us on our toes and every day when I pick them up from school the first things out of their mouths is "mommy what's for dinner" so here it is...

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's a Feingold Thanksgiving...What will be cooking in my kitchen

So here's my menu for our Feingold friendly Thanksgiving.  Most items are FG approved but some are not as my kids didn't care about them but other family members wanted them.

Main Dish
Turkey 2 ways (roasted in the oven and BBQ'ed) (the turkey has no added "bad" stuff to it)
Cornbread stuffing
Crock pot stuffing (making the bread tomorrow for this)
Green Bean Casserole (no added soup to this)
Herbed corn
Twice baked potato casserole
Mashed Potatoes
Yams with marshmallows (non-FG)
Hawaiian rolls (non-FG)
No knead rolls
Cranberry sauce (ST2)
Olives, sweet pickles & peppers (ST1 & ST2)

Pumpkin pie
Double layer pumpkin pie
Pumpkin turtle cheesecake
Pecan pie
Chocolate Pie

Everything will be made fresh, no boxed stuff here...

What's for dinner 11/22/10: Sizzling Garlic and Citrus Shrimp, Rice & Broccoli with Brown Butter

1st off I wanted to thank my readers...there has been over 1000 hits to my blog.

So tonight's Feingold dinner was good and I so with I had a loaf of french bread to go with it...Sizzling Garlic and Citrus Shrimp with rice & broccoli with brown butter...YUMMY
Sizzling Garlic and Citrus Shrimp

Serves 4

pound jumbo shrimp in the shell
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup lime juice
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup orange juice pear juice
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
6 garlic clove(s), finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon course salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I used just regular pepper)

1) Peel and devien the shrimp but leave the tails intact.

2) Arrange the shrimp in a layer on a large shallow baking dish.
Combine the butter, lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, cilantro,
garlic, salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl and mix well. Pour the butter
mixture over the shrimp.

3) Heat the broiler. Broil the shrimp for 8 minutes or until the shrimp turn
pink, turning once or twice.

VERDICT: This was good, what isn't good about lemon, butter, garlic and shrimp...
But if you make it have a loaf of french bread with you so you can sop up that
lovely sauce!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A special treat: Hot Fudge Cake from the crockpot

Tonight for your dessert taste buds a Feingold friendly dessert worth every penny.  I got this from the Taste of Home website. This cake cooks in the crockpot.  It's warm, fudgy and if you have a craving for chocolate this will sure enough fix that.  Just a warning: you need ice cream with this...it's super rich!


Hot Fudge Cake

Serves 8



  • 1-3/4 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-3/4 cups boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • In a small bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the milk, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Spread evenly into a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • In another small bowl, combine the remaining brown sugar and cocoa; stir in boiling water. Pour over batter (do not stir). Cover and cook on high for 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean. Serve warm with ice cream.

What's for dinner 11/14/10: Korean Beef Barbecue, Herb Rice & Artichokes

So tonight's Feingold friendly meal was a freezer meal, so easy to prep ahead of time, then just take it out, defrost & cook...Korean Beef Barbecue

Korean Beef Barbecue
Serves 4
1 pound sirloin steak
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
1 tablespoon mirin (rice wine) or sherry
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil (I omited this since I didn't have it)
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
12-inch bamboo skewers, soaked
olive oil cooking spray

Prep & Freeze instructions:
1) If you have time, freeze the meat for 30 minutes to make slicing easier. Using a sharp knife, cut the steak diagonally across the grain into 1⁄4 inch thick slices.

2) In a large ziptop bag, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic. Add the steak strips and turn to coat. Affix the cooking label and place flat in the freezer. Make sure to keep your skewers for later.

Cooking instructions
1) Heat the grill or grill pan to high heat .
2) Remove the steak from the bag, discarding the remaining marinade. Soak the skewers for 15 minutes. Thread the steak onto wooden skewers.
3) Grill the skewers 3-5 minutes, turning once, remove the skewers, and serve immediately.

I served this with herb rice and artichokes, even though I overcooked the meat (I broiled it) it was really good my family ate it all up (maybe that is because they knew I was cooking dessert (next post) but they ate it.

What's for dinner 11/12/10:Big Kahuna Calzones

Tonight's Feingold friendly meal is a fun one, Big Kahuna Calzones

Big Kahuna Calzones
Serves 6
1 recipe of your favorite pizza crust
12 slices of chopped ham
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup of your favorite pizza sauce (I used tomato sauce with added spices
1 8oz can of pineapple tidbits
2 large eggs (I didn't use these)

  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

1) Drain pineapple and cut the pineapple chunks into smaller pieces if you are using fresh pineapple or canned pineapple chunks instead of tidbits.

2) In a bowl, combine the pineapple with the ham and cheese.

3) When it has risen, divide the pizza dough into even portions. On a floured surface, roll each piece into an 8-inch round. You will have to eyeball the portions of the dough, and might need to discard some of it.

4) Beat the eggs and brush the edge of each base with beaten eggs.

5) Spread pizza sauce over each base. Top with even portions of the filling over half of each round.

6) Fold over the dough and press the eggy edges gently to seal.

7) Crimp the edges of each calzone to thoroughly seal.

8) Brush each calzone with beaten egg. Lay the calzones carefully on a greased pan and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Heat remaining pizza sauce and serve with the calzones. 

VERDICT: this was fun and yummy for a Friday night and a movie...