Monday, October 20, 2008

Bluerberry Flax Muffins

1/4 cup flax seed
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup golden brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw)
3 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
cooking spray
1 Tbsp flax seeds

Place an oven rack in the middle position and preheat to 375G. Place the 1/4 cup flax seed in a coffee grinder (or blender or small food processor) and process til finely ground.
Place the ground flax seed in a large bowl and whisk in the flours, brown sugar, baking powders, cinnamon and salt. Place the blueberries in a second bowl and coat with 2 Tbsp of flour mixture and mix untiul just combined. Fold berries into batter.
Spray a 12-slot muffin pan with spray (or use muffin liners). Spoon batter into pan; the batter should come right up to the top of each slot. Sprinkle the tops of each muffin with 1 Tbsp of flax seed.
Bake muffins for 25 minutes of til muffins spring back when genlty touched in the center.

Creamy Turkey and Vegetable Soup

1 medium onion, diced
1 medium celery rib, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup flour
3 1/2 cups turkey stock
1 /12 cups diced cooked turkey meat
3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
3/4 cup light cream or milk
1 tsp dried sage
Salt and pepper

Melt butter or heat oil in a pot set over medium heat.Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook til softened, about 5 minutes. Mix the flour and cook 2 minutes more. While stirring, slowly pour in stock. Mix in diced turkey, corn and sage, bring the soup to a simmer, and simmer 15 minutes. Mix in cream or milk and heat throughj 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Polynesian Chicken

1 fryer chicken cut up
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp ginger
2 Tbsp minced onion
1/2 cup flour
1 can pineapple chunks
1 can mandarin oranges
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1.4 cup water
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds

Arrange chicken in shallow pan. Combine soy sauce, oil, ginger, onion and marinate chicken for one hour. Shake chicken in flour and brown oil in fry pan. Drain fruit and set aside. Add fruit juices to soy marinade. Combine cornstarch and water and add to soy fruit sauce. Place chicken in casserole. Pour soy fruit sauce over and bake in a 350F oven for 45 minutes. Shortly before serving, add fruit and almonds.
Serves 4.