Sunday, June 25, 2006

Date & Walnut Loaf

Date and Walnut Loaf


3/4 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon Olive Grove Lite margarine
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
1 level teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup All Bran


Place dates, walnuts, All Bran, margarine, boiling water, sugar and bi-carbonate of soda in a bowl and stir until dissolved. Add the flour and mix well.

Bake in a loaf tin lined with Glad Bake for 40 minutes in a preheated 160 degrees oven. (10 slices - approx 2 points per slice)

Friday, June 23, 2006

Minestrone Soup

500 ml Chicken Stock
1 cup water
1 zucchini diced
Piece of pumkin diced
1 cup frozen green beans
3 carrots diced
1 can Italian diced tomatoes
1 chopped onion or onion flakes
1 sweet potato diced
small piece red capsicum diced
1 cup pasta (cooked al dente - just soft)
black pepper to taste
sprinkle nutmeg
sprinkle cajun spices

Bring chicken stock, water, vegies and spices to the boil and simmer gently until cooked. Add cooked pasta just before serving.

Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top of each serve if desired (yum).