Saturday, February 14, 2009

I'm with Cupid --->

It's Valentine's Day err I mean Single's Awareness Day.

The way I see it as a single girl on Single's Awareness Day you have two choices you can wallow in a sea of self pity and loneliness with The Smiths or something equally depressing playing on repeat

or...

you can have a colorful and festive lunch.

I chose lunch.


Here are a few of the weight loss surgery friendly dishes I served...


Shelly's Lovely Lox Bites

1/2 cup "Pink" Nova Lox, chopped
1/2 "Red" Onion, diced
2 Green Onions, diced
4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tablespoon Milk
1/3 cup "Red" Tomatoes, chopped
1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill, chopped
5 Eggs, beaten
a few twists of Black Pepper

Saute onions till golden. Set aside to cool. Mix cream cheese and milk together till fluffy. When veggies are cool mix all ingredients together. Spoon into lightly greased (Pam works great) mini muffin tins.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Makes 24.

These would be absolutely perfect on a breakfast buffet. They are soooo good. Totally New York. Lox and schmear and all the typical bagel toppings (minus capers 'cause I don't do capers) turned "Bite" aka crustless quiche.


I served them with a Mixed Greens Salad w/ Fresh Red Raspberries, Slivered Almonds and a Raspberry Vinaigrette.


and to drink a pitcher of pretty pink smoothie...


Shelly's Cherry Berry Banana Protein Smoothie

8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk
8 oz. Water
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 Banana
4-5 whole Frozen Strawberries
1/2 cup Frozen Cherries
2-3 Tablespoons Sugar Free Black Cherry Torani Syrup

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.


and of course.... THERE MUST BE CHOCOLATE!

I used my super groovy mini donut pan to make a batch of my Mini Chocolate Protein Donuts. I topped them with Unsweetened Toasted Coconut, Crushed Sugar Free Peppermint, Crushed Sugar Free Malted Milk Balls, Chopped Hazelnuts and a few plain Chocolate Glazed.

9 comments:

Debbie Y. said...

The plate of donuts look scrumptious.

Anonymous said...

your recent post and last years totally made my evening. From one Single to another : Have a wonderful evening! Thanks for all your inspiring dishes, I'm in suspense for two more weeks but I'm a betting woman that it will be totally worth it :)

Heather

margarita said...

Michelle that looks great for a beautiful single girl like you or for a romantic couple...you should have a show on tv. I was wondering though for a banster like me, I know I can't do liquid with the meal but could I have a dounut and a mini quiche? I can't picture myself not drinking with a meal forever... :( should have done more research...anyway happy love day to you!!!!
margarita

Sherre said...

Love the new name for Valentine's Day. Some of your recipes look yummy. I cant wait to try them.

Michele said...

You are a awesome person!!! I don't think I have seen or tried one thing you have posted that my family or I have not enjoyed. Thank you so much from me and my family!!!!!

Michele (aka.littlemichele)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful table scape. I so enjoy your posts, I just wish you would do some stuff on YouTube. You would so awesome on there.

Anonymous said...

um write a friggin cookbook, like...now. :P

Katie said...

I made these donuts and they were SO good! I didn't have any plain chocolate protein powder so I used Click. YUM. I had the same problem with some other people about the batter being too thick, but I think it varies with the almond flour and protein powder. I also sacrificed a few SF Peeps on the donut alter, melted them down and used it as a glaze. YUM YUM.

Shena said...

I'm just happy you mentioned The Smiths!!!