Wednesday, August 26, 2009


61 Calorie Popcorn Recipe

You can make popcorn in your own home that tastes just as good - without all the extra fat.

This is a recipe from the book "YOU:On a Diet" by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. (A great book, in my opinion, for the recipes alone).

You need:

* 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
* Flavored cooking spray (butter, olive oil, garlic)
* Garlic salt or cinnamon

Place the popcorn in a two-and-a-half quart microwave safe bowl, microwave for four to five minutes (don't burn it!) Pour it on to a baking sheet, coat with spray, and follow with the garlic salt or cinnamon. The nutritional breakdown for this is 61 Calories, fat - .8 g, carbs - 5 g, protein - 1 g, and sodium - 0 g.

Make sure you use about 1-2 seconds of spray at most - with Pam, that's 14 calories. If you use 1/3 second, I really doubt you'll cover the popcorn.

I recommend using olive oil spray for the garlic variety, and butter spray if you're using cinnamon. From: Diet Blog

"Believe it or not, you can make your own delicious, low-fat microwave popcorn using standard popping corn and a brown paper lunch bag. It works perfectly."

DIY Microwave Popcorn For About $0.10 - More free videos are here

Calories: 137 Microwave Popcorn

What you'll need:

* 1/4 cup of popping corn
* 1 Teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
* To taste - popcorn salt (It has finer granules than table salt with the same taste.)

And these tools:

* A stapler
* A teaspoon
* A measuring cup
* A brown paper bag
* A microwave

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Link for the Week

What’s awesome in August? Raspberries.

Red, ripe, juicy and eminently squishable, these furry little numbers may well be the finest tasting of all the berries and are a real summer crowd pleaser.

Our quick and tasty tip:

* Try lightly crushing some raspberries with a little icing sugar and orange juice, then folding through softly whipped vanilla cream and serving with freshly baked shortbread.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Some Good Resources


I am back. Its been a busy and exciting few weeks. Ended with me getting a cold/hayfever - still recovering from that.

No Tv Week: