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May22

Sunday Recipe Makeover: Crispy Onion Rings

Posted on May 22 by

Crispy Onion Rings Recipe Have a craving for onion rings but don’t want the fat and grease that go along with deep fried rings? We have just the thing for you then! INGREDIENTS 2 medium yellow onions 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups fine dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat (see Note) 1 tablespoon seasoning blend, such as Cajun, jerk or Old Bay Olive oil or canola oil cooking spray   PREPARATION Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450°F. Coat 2 large rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray. Cut off both ends of each onion and peel. Slice into 1/2-inch-thick slices; separate into rings. (Discard the smallest rings or reserve for another use.) Place the rings in a medium bowl; cover with cold water. Combine flour and baking powder in a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in another shallow dish. Combine breadcrumbs and seasoning in a third shallow dish. Working with one ring at time, remove from the water, letting any excess drip off. Coat in flour, shaking off...

May08

Sunday Recipe Makeover: Pumpkin Pie

Posted on May 8 by

Frozen Pumpkin Pie Recipe While it’s not Thanksgiving time, there is nothing saying we can’t dive into a healthy pumpkin pie recipe at the next barbecue or family picnic. And this twist on traditional pie is sure to satisfy any foodie in the fam. INGREDIENTS CRUST 30 small gingersnap cookies, (about 7 1/2 ounces) 2 tablespoons raisins 1 tablespoon canola oil FILLING 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 2 pints (4 cups) frozen low-fat vanilla ice cream, softened   PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan with cooking spray. To prepare crust: Combine gingersnaps and raisins in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and pulse until blended. Press evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake the crust until set, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. To prepare filling: Combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a large bowl and mix well. Add ice...

May03

AED Facts – Did you know?

Posted on May 3 by

Despite the Canadian government and many public organizations adopting AED’s into their safety plans, many people still do not know what they are or how important they are in every day life. This is a problem for many reasons given that AED’s and general AED facts can help them save another person’s life.   Below are fun facts, general AED facts, and some tips and tricks for good measure.   Did you know…. AEDs are designed to be used by laypersons who ideally should have received AED training. However, sixth-grade students have been reported to begin defibrillation within 90 seconds, as opposed to a trained operator beginning within 67 seconds.   Bras with a metal underwire and piercings on the torso must be removed before using the AED on someone to avoid interference. American TV show Mythbusters found evidence that use of a defibrillator on a woman wearing an underwire bra can lead to arcing or fire but only in unusual and unlikely circumstances.   A study analyzed the effects of having AEDs immediately present during Chicago’s Heart Start program...

Apr25

Sunday Recipe Makeover: Taco Tuesdays

Posted on Apr 25 by

Healthy Taco Recipe Tacos are usually a fixture in the repertoire of a busy moms dinner schedule, and making them healthy for the family is an added bonus. Read below to take your homemade taco recipe from greasy and salty to Yummy and healthy.   3 Tips for making tacos healthy: We “oven fry” the taco shells instead of deep frying or using store-bought. To do this we spray them with cooking spray then bake them until they’re crisp. This reduces fat and saturated fat and we avoid the trans fats found in most store-bought brands of taco shells. We combine lean ground beef and turkey to cut out much of the fat and saturated fat. We add vegetables and jazzed-up refried beans in place of extra meat and cheese to keep calories and saturated fat down.   These tips may not seem like they made a big difference in your taco recipe but ask any doctor and they are sure to tell you you’re taking steps in the right direction for...

Apr17

Sunday Recipe Makeover: Avocado Brownie Recipe

Posted on Apr 17 by

Avocado Brownie Recipe   Brownies are nearly a staple food group. They are so delicious. But they are also extremely unhealthy… or at least they were, until we came across this equally as delicious brownie alternative that will have the kids and the adults asking if they can lick the pan.   Prep time : 10 mins Cook time: 25 mins Serves: 16 brownies Ingredients •           1 large avocado •           1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce •           1/2 cup maple syrup •           1 tsp vanilla extract •           3 large eggs •           1/2 cup coconut flour •           1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder •           1/4 tsp sea salt •           1 tsp baking soda Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a blender or food processor combine avocado, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla.* Add these ingredients to a large bowl and whisk in eggs. Add in coconut flour, cocoa powder, sea salt and baking soda and stir until well-combined. Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with coconut oil and add batter. Place in oven to bake for 25 minutes (slightly less...

Apr13

Youth Rider Sponsorship Update

Posted on Apr 13 by

Hip Hip Yee-Haw! We are so very excited to announce that Taylor competed last weekend at Rocky Mountain Winter Series in the 2’6″ Hunters. Her placings were 4 – 5th places and one 7th place. The relationship between her and her horse is coming along great and it is easy to see that they are becoming a great team. Taylor’s next show is at Spruce Meadows May Classic where Savannah and Taylor will be competing in a 3 day show.    We wish you the most luck girls!!!  ...

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