Summer time is the time of entertaining. It seems that almost every weekend someone is having a get together, and you are bringing a dish to share. I love getting to hang out with friends, relax, and enjoy good food. But sometimes, I struggle with what to bring. I don’t want to bring the same thing all of the time, so I try to mix it up. Plus, I want it to be quick and easy! I know, I am kind of picky aren’t I?
My son didn’t have school on Monday, so my week is completely thrown off. I can not believe that today is Wednesday. I am starting to freak out, knowing that Easter is only 5 days away, and I have nothing ready. Aside from knowing we are having ham for dinner. My in-laws arrive tomorrow, so I really better get my butt in gear. Meals to plan for the rest of the weekend, Easter basket to stock, house to clean, and shopping to get done. Going to be a busy day!
Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? I honestly had no idea. I am embarrassed to say that, but I just didn’t know. I have been very fortunate to not have diabetes touch my life, or anyone close to me. I recently met someone who has it, but he manages it very quietly, so you would never know. My friend Carolyn, from All Day I Dream About Food is my closest real connection to diabetes. She is constantly in the kitchen doing amazing things, making over the most decadent dish to make it diabetic friendly.
Today many of us are getting together to help spread the word about Diabetes. Did you know that 25.8 million people (adults and children) in the United States have diabetes. In 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people 20 years of age and under. It is a wide spread disease that can affect anyone.
Today Carolyn challenged us to share a recipe that was gluten free, lower in carbs, and didn’t use any type of sugar. I came up with this Greek yogurt dip. It is a little spicy, and you can never go wrong with chili and lime together. Serve with veggies, or your favorite gluten free crackers for a super healthy snack. You can easily serve this at any party, and no one will ever know that you are serving something healthy!
I have been kind of obsessed with Indian food lately. I love the traditional dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, but I also love spicing up traditional foods to make them have more Indian flavor. Take these Curried Pretzels and Indian Spiced Nuts for example. Simple, easy snacks that both got an Indian makeover. Amazingly enough, my super picky 7-year-old loves Indian flavors as well. Those nuts, are one of his favorite snacks; so I decided it was time to spice up some meatballs.
I love a really good tender meatball. It can have barbeque sauce, marinara, or the famous glazed (with jelly) meatball. I am not too picky, I just love a good meatball. The opening weekend of football season my husband requested we have snacks and appetizers to watch the games with. I made a couple of his favorite dips, but I needed something that was actually going to fill us up. And something that my 7-year-old would eat. Guacamole just isn’t his thing. Enter meatballs.
I also made a spiced yogurt sauce to dip them in, and it was perfect together. The meatballs were very tender, and super moist. They were also full of so much flavor from the curry and garam masala. I am having visions of making a curry sauce and serving these over rice next time…yum! These would work great sitting in the crock pot for a party. They are flavorful twist on the traditional.
Please go check out Culinary.net to get the recipe!
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We are back with another addition of #SundaySupper. This week we were challenged with “beat the heat”. Make something that didn’t require the oven. The last couple #SundaySupper’s I have gone the savory route, so I thought it was about time I made dessert.
I had some Greek yogurt that needed to get used. I have been wanting to try frozen yogurt with Greek yogurt. And I had just gone to the farmers market and had more peaches than I knew what to do with. Seemed like the perfect time to put it all together and see what happened. Years ago my husband got me an ice cream maker for my birthday. The first year we used it a lot, trying all kinds of different recipes. But frozen yogurt never worked out. I was hoping these years of experience in the kitchen since, would mean I would finally be successful. Well, not sure what the reason, but it was a success.
This is not as creamy as the custards and ice creams I have made in the past, but it is still delicious. I also think if you used the full fat variety your results would be much creamier. I just had non-fat on hand, so that is what I used. I did have a hard time getting a pretty swirl, but who really cares when it tastes good, right?