Sunday, April 4, 2010

Week 6: Snacks and Soup

Recipe: Low calorie not-fried cheese sticks
Verdict: Yum. Definitely try again

I got this recipe from Hungry Girl: 200 under 200. The recipe uses Fiber One Original cereal and egg substitute.

This light cheese stick gets cut in half and dipped in egg substitute.
Then they are shaken in a Ziploc bag of blended Fiber One and seasoning.
They are then baked in the oven. I did not get a picture of them after baking, but they looked pretty much like this, except with cheese oozing out.
They were served with Chef Pastorelli pizza sauce, possibly the best pizza sauce ever. Since I don't eat cheese, I did not get to taste the cheese sticks, but Rob tells me that they are excellent and should definitely be served at our next party!!

Recipe: Blooming Onion
Verdict: Ok. Will not try again.

Take a sweet onion. Cut in sections almost to the root and place in water to allow the onion layers to open up.
Again this recipe is a Hungry Girl recipe and calls for Fiber One Original and egg substitute. It was very difficult to cover each little piece of each layer of the onion with the egg and the cereal.
Here it is after baking. It was not super pleasant to eat, since the coating was very uneven and clumped in areas. I really like onions, so I couldn't stop eating it, although I did remove a lot of the coating :) There was a dipping sauce recipe to go with the onion, but since it sounded a lot like Thousand Island dressing and I already had some in the fridge, I just used the pre-made Thousand Island. It went well with the onion.

Recipe: Fresh Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Crisps
Verdict: Yum. Will try again.
Modifications: I made half of the recipe. I used garlic instead of shallots. I added red chili pepper flakes.

I got this recipe from Vegetarian Times online. Here is the beautiful asparagus, all cut up and divided in piles.
Asparagus cooking in veggie broth with seasonings.
Meanwhile, I made some parmesan crisps. The recipe called for lining the cookie sheet, so I used wax paper.
Unfortunately, the paper stuck to the bottom of my crisps. Ooops.
Second attempt. No wax paper. Success:)
After the asparagus is blended, lemon juice is added.
Rob's soup with parmesan crisp.
My soup with croutons(a slice of bread cut in cubes and baked).

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