What I hear the most from everyone in quarantine is that they are sick of cooking but I have the most delicious, easy, 2 ingredient chocolate mousse recipe for Mother’s Day. I promise you that if you make this once, you will have a hard time not making it every week!!!!
adapted from instrupix.com
I was telling a friend today that this corona quarantine is like one long snow day, food wise. When we hear a blizzard is coming the first thing most people do is run out to the grocery store and stock up on some comfort food. And then one or two days (max!!!) later we are back to our normal routine..no carbs, no sugar, exercise etc. Well this never ending snow day is really wreaking havoc on my diet routine. Nothing is off limits, kitchen wise ,these days. If it’s there, it’s fair game. I have been going through my Weight Watcher’s recipes and I remembered this Cauliflower Cup recipe. I’m ready to turn over a new leaf today and really start watching it…don’t worry, I will be back with some comfort food for you next week to help you get through!!!! In the meanwhile….
1C riced cauliflower
4oz prosciutto (or any protein)
1/4 shredded cheese (your preference)
1/4 diced onion
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1/4 t dried mustard
Sauté onion and prosciutto
Mix all ingredients together
Grease muffin tin
Spoon mixture into tins
Bake 20 minutes at 375
I got this recipe from my friend Laura “Corona” DeDona. She has been posting these awesomely laugh out loud Quarantine videos, from the containment zone, that have really kept me going for the past 5 weeks!! You HAVE to check them out on her INSTAGRAM. So, the other day she made this awesome soup for her adorable son Miles. It looked so good that I had to make it myself. Honestly, it was one of the best soups that I have ever made!!!! You have to try it. I did not use the pepper and used low fat milk instead of the cream but other than that, I followed Laura’s exact recipe. This was just too good to keep to myself!!! You are going to flip over it!! Bon Appetit!!!!!
Makes approx. 4 servings:
2-3 large Zucchini
1 bunch scallions
1 red pepper
1 medium onion
1/2 pint grape tomatoes
1/2 pint marinara sauce
1/2 cup seasoned croutons or breadcrumbs
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup light cream (optional)
1/2 cup chicken stock
Parmesan and Romano cheese to taste
1/2 stick of butter
Cut Zucchini in half and toss in olive oil..Top with breadcrumbs and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350.
Melt the butter in a heavy bottom soup pan. Dice the scallions, pepper, onions and tomato (in larger pieces). Add to soup pan and cook at medium heat for 15-20 min. Turn off heat.
Add Zucchini to vegetables and marinara sauce, light cream (if using), chicken stock .
Once it has cooled, blend with a hand blender until desired constancy. Garnish with as much cheese to your taste.
The question used to be where are you going for Easter Sunday but now it is what are you cooking for Easter Sunday!!!!!????!!! So many of my friends are planing their Easter menus. I am going back and forth about what I should serve my family. Some friends are doing a big brunch, others are attempting a lamb dish. I am doing a combination of some take out and some cooking. I always love to try new side dishes. I found this rice recipe online the other day. It really looks good. How can you go wrong with butter, parmesan and mozzarella cheese? Bon Appetit!!!
1 cup rice, 2/3 stick butter, 2 cups milk, 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 large brick mozzarella (cut up into 1/4 inch cubes), 1 egg (beaten)
Cook rice in salted water (I use a rice cooker).
Add butter and milk gradually to the HOT rice. (If it appears to dry, add more milk but make sure it is not soupy).
Add Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and egg.
Grease a pyrex dish, add rice, dot the top with butter.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
I know, I know..everyone is complaining about being stuck inside and all the non-stop eating but requests are still coming in for baking recipes!! My friend Paula made this for her family this week and served it with ice cream. She said almost the entire thing went in one night. Thankfully she forwarded the recipe to me and I knew I had to share it. Don’t worry..next week I have a Weight Watchers recipe all set up for you!!!! Bon Appetit!!!
adapted from once upon a chef
This recipe was featured in the New York Times this week. The secret is that 1/2 cup of flour yields delicious gooey brownies. I had a request for a chocolate recipe to bake while social distancing! This one looks perfect. (try it with or without the nuts too) I bet it will be your go-to for many months to come!!!