Tasty Tuesday: Low Carb KEY LIME CHEESECAKE

Today’s recipe is courtesy of Kacie Orlando from Younique.  Kacie has been a customer of mine for some time.  I was thrilled when you shared this recipe with me which combines TWO of my favorite things: cheesecake and key line.  
Prep time:   Cook time:  10 mins     Total time:  30 mins
Serves: 8

INGREDIENTS

Crust

  • 1¼ cup almond flour/meal
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1½ teaspoons Splenda or preferred sugar substitute

Filling

  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • .3 ounce packet sugar-free lime jello
  • 1 teaspoon key lime or lime zest

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix almond flour, butter and sugar until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Press into the bottom of pan and bake for about 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Cool completely.
  5. Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment mix cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  6. Stir in vanilla extract.
  7. Add heavy cream and whisk on high until mixture thickens and soft peaks forms.
  8. Reduce speed to low and mix in jello packet and zest and mix until blended.
  9. Spread mixture evenly with a spatula over cooled crust.
  10. Cover and chill in refrigerator until set, about 2-3 hours or overnight.

Thank you Kacie for sharing this YUMMY recipe with us.  Be sure to check out Kacie’s Facebook Page. Younique’s mission is to uplift, empower, validate, and ultimately build self-esteem in women around the world through high-quality products that encourage both inner and outer beauty and spiritual enlightenment while also providing opportunities for personal growth and financial reward.

Kacie says this about “why” she became a part of Younique: I love makeup that makes me feel confident and doesn’t irritate my skin. That’s why I’m proud to be an independent presenter with Younique! Whether you’re a makeup beginner or pro, I invite you to come get dolled up along side me!

I am not a HUGE makeup person but I will tell you I LOVE the Beachfront Bronzer. 

So whether you are looking for some awesome cosmetics or skin care, be sure to check out her website.

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Tasty Tuesday: Yummy Treats for Your Pets

In honor of our fur baby who crossed the Rainbow Bridge last week…..

Tasty Tuesday is presented by Tracey Bartolomey of PawTree.com.  Heathy goodness for you pet..

The pawTree® Story

We’ve found a better way to do something; something so sensational that we’re bursting with excitement to share it with you!

After nearly a decade as a CEO in the pet industry, our founder, Roger Morgan, discovered something so exciting and revolutionary that he left his job and began a journey to create a company committed to making a difference in the lives of pets and people.

He pulled together a top team of veterinarians and a Ph.D. in animal science and pet nutrition to help pet parents answer the age old question, “What should I feed my pet?” The result is what makes pawTree stand apart from the rest.

Check out this video…

Here is another YUMMY recipe..

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Tasty Tuesday: Breakfast or Dessert?

Thank you Tracey Bartolomey and Tastefully Simple for today’s recipe…

Nothing beats a hot breakfast. But if, like me, you’re not a morning person, the opportunity for a few more zzzzs usually trumps getting up a little earlier to cook. In my world, “hot breakfast” = toast. Once in a while, though, there’s an occasion special enough for me to make the first meal of the day something more than a quick grab ‘n go. 

ingredients

  • 1 package Absolutely Almond Pound Cake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup, fruit syrup, whipped cream, optional

directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare Absolutely Almond Pound Cake according to package directions using water and butter. Allow to cool fully and cut into roughly 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a greased 8×8 baking dish, layer ¾ of cake cubes, cream cheese cubes, blueberries and remaining cake cubes.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, half & half, cinnamon and vanilla; pour mixture evenly over baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate 4 hours or up to overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove cover and continue baking 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool 5 minutes; cut into slices and serve with maple or fruit syrup and whipped cream, if desired.

Absolutely Almond Blueberry French Toast Bake blog post | Tastefully Simple

Tips & Hints

  • Prefer a slightly more traditional French toast recipe? Try using Bountiful Beer Bread® cubes instead of pound cake. This Overnight French Toast Bake is a sweet and savory option.
  • Try using Sunny Lemon Pound Cake & Icing Mix to add a light, citrus flavor.
  • Sprinkle toasted almond slices over the top before baking to add a nutty crunch.
  • Double-duty it as dessert! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Visit Tracey’s Tastefully Simple Facebook Group for more tips, hints and recipes.

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Tasty Tuesday: Caribbean Chicken Rice Bowls

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 can (13.6 oz./403 mL) coconut milk (about 1½ cups/375 mL)
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) water
  • 12 oz. (350 g) uncooked Jasmine rice (about 2 cups/500 mL)
  • 1 lb. (450 g) chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Jamaican Jerk Rub
  • 1   red bell pepper
  • 1   lime
  • ½ can (7 oz./200 g) kidney beans (¾ cup/175 mL), rinsed and drained

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1   fresh pineapple or about 1½ cups (375 mL) diced canned pineapple
  • 3   green onions
  • ½ cup (125 mL) loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour the coconut milk and water into a Small Batter Bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour the coconut milk mixture into the Multipot and add the rice. Bring to a simmer, uncovered, over medium-high heat.
  3. Meanwhile, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Place in a medium bowl, add the rub, and mix to coat.
  4. When the rice is at a simmer, place the Silicone Collapsible Steamer & Strainer (collapsed one layer) over the pot. Transfer the chicken to the steamer, reduce the heat to medium, and cover with the lid. Let the chicken steam for 4–5 minutes.
  5. Cut off the top of the bell pepper, and remove the seeds and veins using the Scoop Loop®. Cut the pepper into quarters and slice with the Quick Slice.
  6. Remove the lid, push the chicken to one side of the steamer, and add the bell pepper to other side. Cover and steam for 4–5 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F (74°C).
  7. Use the Pineapple Wedger to peel, core, and halve the pineapple. Using a Chef’s Knife, coarsely chop half of the pineapple. Save the remaining pineapple for another use.
  8. Slice the green onions into large pieces. Place the green onion and cilantro into the Manual Food Processor and process until finely chopped. Remove the blade and add the pineapple and salt; stir to combine.
  9. Remove the steamer from the pot. Juice the lime into the rice with the Citrus Press.
  10. To serve, transfer the rice into serving bowls. Add chicken, bell pepper, beans, and salsa.

Yield:   6  servings

Nutrients per serving:  U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 430, Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 9 g, Cholesterol 45 mg, Sodium 250 mg, Carbohydrate 61 g, Fiber 5 g, Sugars 6 g, Protein 25 g

Cook’s Tips:

  • Steaming is a quick and easy way to cook chicken, fish, and vegetables without oil or fat. Steam is as hot as boiling water, so it cooks food as quickly, but more gently.
  • Cooking the rice in coconut milk creates a creamy texture and a subtle coconut flavor, but you could use broth or water if you prefer.
  • This recipe is all about customization. Switch out the rub for a different flavor, or try a vegetable like zucchini or chickpeas instead of kidney beans.

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Tasty Tuesday: Egg Roll in a Bowl

This YUMMY recipe is from Weight Watchers.

Prep Time: 10     Cooking Time: 20     SmartPoints™ value: 1     Servings: 8

Ingredients

1 pound(s) cooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast
1 pound(s) packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
½ medium uncooked onion(s), thinly sliced
1 Tbsp sesame oil
¼ cup(s) soy sauce
2 medium clove(s) garlic clove(s), minced
1 tsp ground ginger
2 Tbsp fat free chicken broth
1 pinch table salt, to taste
1 pinch black pepper, to taste
2 medium uncooked scallion(s), sliced
8 oz canned bamboo shoots, 1 can sliced bamboo shoots
8 oz canned water chestnut(s), 1 can sliced water chestnuts
14 oz baby corn ears, canned, cut each in halves or thirds

Instructions

1. Brown turkey over medium heat.
2. Add sesame oil and onion to pan with turkey. Mix together and continue cooking over medium heat.
3. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, garlic and ginger together. Once onions have softened, add sauce mixture to the pan.
4. Immediately add the cabbage to the pan and toss to distribute ingredients together evenly. Add chicken broth, scallions, corn, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, salt and pepper. Mix together. Cook until cabbage is wilted to desired crunch.

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