What a successful week trying new recipes!

I have a year’s supply of recipes that follow my nutrition strategy, but once in a while I like to try some new recipes. Sometimes I am driven by areas that I don’t feel are included enough, such as Tofu and healthy snacks. At other times, it’s because there’s something in the fridge I need to use up, like spinach, broccoli and zucchini. This week, it was one successful recipe after another. Here they are:

Balsamic-glazed Salmon with Spinach, Olives, and Golden Raisins

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Balsamic-Glazed-Salmon-with-Spinach-Olives-and-Golden-Raisins-357270

Broccoli, Carrot and Dill Vegetable Strudel
Page 266 Rose Reisman’s light vegetarian cookbook

Indian-Style Tofu and Cauliflower with Chutney
Cooking Light APRIL 2010

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/indian-style-tofu-cauliflower-with-chutney-10000001973615/

Raisin-Cranberry Granola Bars
Page 200 Cooking Light way to bake, Oxmoor House. 2011

Zucchini Walnut Cake
By Marg, perhaps copied while at The Bay. This was the highlight of the week.

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt
½ tsp allspice

4 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar
I cup vegetable oil

1 ½ tsp vanilla
2 tsp freshly grated orange peel
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 ½ cup shredded unpeeled zucchini

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a nine inch flute pan

Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and allspice

In large mixing bowl, beat eggs until light.
Beat in sugar until mixture is fluffy (???). I tried for a long time, but couldn’t get it “fluffy”, at least in my eyes.
Slowly beat in oil.
Blend in the sifted dry ingredients.
Fold in vanilla, orange peel, walnuts, and zucchini.
Spoon into tube pan.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out dry.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes.
Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Dinners for Days 121 to 126

121 Salmon with tangy cucumber sauce & herbed Orzo from Redbook:

http://www.redbookmag.com/recipefinder/salmon-tangy-cucumber-sauce-herbed-orzo-215

 

http://www.redbookmag.com/recipefinder/herbed-orzo-290

122 Tofu South of The Border Enchiladas at soyconnection.com:

http://www.soyconnection.com/recipes/recipe_view.php/Tofu+South+of+the+Border+Enchiladas?Recipes_id=70

123 Trout with Lime & Thyme, recipe #98052 at Food.com:

http://www.food.com/recipe/trout-with-lime-thyme-98052

124 Suki’s Spinach & Feta Pasta at Allrecipes.com:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sukis-Spinach-and-Feta-Pasta/Detail.aspx

125 Broiled Haddock Fillets from Tweeky at food.com:

http://www.food.com/recipe/Broiled-Haddock-Fillets-35054

126 Ground Chicken Stroganoff from Chicken Lover #9

Dinners for Days 61 to 66

Great week for different fish: salmon, mackerel and trout!

61 Lemon Salmon (canned) & Navy Bean Salad from Chef MD

http://www.chefmd.com/recipe_display.php?id=50

62 Tofu Tuna Patties, Garden Salad from page 56 Consumer Guide

63 Smothered Mackerel from Cooks.com

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1726,146169-251202,00.html

64 Broccoli Soup from page 60 Light Kitchen and in Marg’s Best folder

 

65 Baked Trout, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Veggies

 

66 Chicken, Broccoli and lemon stir-fry