Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cheesy Tuna Patties

This recipe was contributed to our contest by Carrie from www.naturalmomsrecipes.com :


  • 4 cans tuna (may substitute canned salmon)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 t chopped garlic (or to taste)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T  Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
Mix ingredients together and shape into patties. You may either fry on stovetop in oil or bake in the oven. To bake, preheat oven to 425F. Place on well greased baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until well browned.

Thanks Carrie!  Sounds yummy! And easy. 

I'll use my healthy soaked whole wheat bread for the bread crumbs.  When I cut my bread, I save the crumbs in a bag in the freezer.  I haven't found a healthy worchestershire sauce, though I need to look for one. (If you know one, please share in the comments.)  I usually just use organic tamari and that works well.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Another way to win!

Since the recipes are not yet flowing in, I'm adding a prize!  For every place you promote this contest, you will receive an entry for a $5 amazon gift card.  So, list it on your blog--that's one entry.  Tweet it--that's 2.  Be creative, but I have to be able to verify what was done and it needs to reach at least 20 people.  For each entry, you'll need to comment below this post and tell me what you did.  Leave me enough info that I can find your blog or tweet.  Or, if you'd rather, you can e-mail me that information if you win. Definitely leave me an e-mail address to contact you!

Promotions should include basic information about the contest and this link:  http://lymeadehealth.blogspot.com/2012/05/quick-whole-foods-recipe-contest.html

Must get 15 recipes or no prize will be given.  I am extending the deadline until June 5th for recipes to get in, but you must promote the contest before June 1st! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Quick and Healthy: Fried Rice

Since I'm asking you to share a favorite easy recipe, I thought I'd share one of mine. Actually it's not mine though, so I'm going to refer you back to where I got this yummy recipe:


I'm not at all a vegetarian, but I'm thankful to the "Accidental Vegetarian" for sharing her recipe! My only tweaks to the recipe are that I sprout my rice with vinegar. And I leave out the saffron (a bit to pricey) and sorry, but I've yet to find the ginger paste, so I do just use the ginger powder--don't recommend it, but that's what I actually do and it's still super yummy!

Looking forward to posting our first contest entry recipe, so send in your best!

Quick Whole Foods Recipe Contest!

It's a juggling act to balance whole foods cooking with time and modern life! So, give me your best recipe. It has to meet my standards of cooking (or only be cheat a little) and be easy. 15 minutes would be great, but longer will do especially when the cook is just waiting on something in the oven. :)

Right now my family does things like hot dogs (organic beef ones) when we don't have a meal ready, but those are neither cheap nor that healthy. :) So, give me your best recipe. It does not have to be a main dish, but does need to be something simple to help when there is "nothing to eat". I'm probably a little prejudice toward main dishes though. And whatever my family likes best will win.

I will summarize my health standards so you don't have to read ALL my old posts before entering:

-Grains, beans, rice, and nuts should (mostly) be sprouted or soaked for full nutrition.
-Fermented products are good (around our house we often have kefir and fermented salsa--recipe is on here)
-No artificial products, canned products, soy (except fermented soy and small quantities of non-GMO products), pork, or shellfish. 
-Must be something you've made before and have clear instructions (so when I make it--it works and taste good!) 
-I only use quality whole food, so milk is raw milk, oil is olive oil or coconut oil (not canola or vegetable oil), salt is Real Salt etc. You do not have to spell all that out if you don't want to. 
-While I think organ meat is fantastic for your body, we can only handle it when it's really well hidden in food. 
-We use homemade bone broth and do usually have some of this on hand. 

(A hint: the judge's family doesn't eat much fish. :) )

 Prize will be awarded only if there are at least 15 entries! Prize will be a $5 gift credit to Amazon.Not huge, but I don't really make money off this blog (probably should work on that, but I'm too busy homeschooling and trying to cook from scratch and just don't have time to care!) If I have a lot of entries I MAY award 2 prizes instead of one, especially if I can't make up my mind.

 Deadline for entry is June 5th.  Recipes should be submitted to the e-mail address in the about me section on the left side of the page. Submission indicates permission to post the recipe on this blog. Please include a name to post with your recipe (can be a screen name, first name, or whatever). Also feel free to include your blog or website if you want that listed. Up to 3 recipes per person allowed.

 Feel free to send a photo (that is a reasonably sized file) to go with your recipe to entice me to try it. I don't promise to try every recipe--only those that sound good (otherwise it would be months before I could decide!) AND you are also welcome to have your friends comment on the recipe if they try and want to say how great it is! :) Again, prize will be award to my favorite recipe, so no promises to be "fair". That's about it.

Can't wait to see your recipes! Please do me a favor and share this with all your healthy friends. The more people that enter, the more recipes we all get to try!

If you don't have a recipe, look here for how you can still enter to win:  http://lymeadehealth.blogspot.com/2012/05/another-way-to-win.html