Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tex-Mex Soup...Carr Style

Yes...I realize the title is a bit ironic and funny, but I honestly didn't follow a recipe at all.

Tex-Mex Soup

  • 1 box Quinoa Harvest shells
  • 1 lb. ground beef (can substitute with ground turkey)
  • 1 64-oz. bottle of tomato/vegetable juice
  • 1 can of stewed tomatos
  • 2 cans of kidney beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 tbs. oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tbs. chili powder
  • 1 taco seasoning mix  
  1. Cook pasta and drain once cooked.
  2. Brown ground beef.  Drain fat.  Add taco seasoning mix and 1 cup of water and cook until the water has evaporated.
  3. Place pasta in large pot.
  4. Pour all of the juice into the pot.
  5. Mix in stewed tomatoes, kidney beans, corn, garlic powder, oregano, paprika, cumin, and chili powder.
  6. Place ground beef into the pot and mix in.
  7. Cook until it's heated all the way through.
Hope you enjoy it!!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Once again, I can't take credit for the entire recipe; however, I did make some tweaks (like I normally do...go figure).  Here's the website for the original recipe for the banana muffins: Cat Can Cook.

Here's the updated version of the gluten-free banana muffins!!!

Banana Muffins

2 large bananas
1 cup white sugar
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 cup melted margarine or butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups Arrowhead Buckwheat Flour
1/2 cup applesauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg, applesauce, and margarine together. Set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. 
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients all together!
  5. Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
The original recipe called for 3 or 4 bananas, but I only had two, which is why I added a 1/2 cup of applesauce.  I, also, was able to make 15 compared to the original 12.

Hope you all enjoy!!  God bless!!