All of the quick recipe ideas sounded wonderful! But only four could be chosen, and here are the winners selected by the Magic Bullet power that be.
Susan, Carly, Annie D., and Junkie, please send me your full name and mailing address asap so your magic bullet can be shipped to you!
1. SusanRecipeWe're following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to see if it will help with my five year old daughter's ulcerative colitis. We just traveled to a conference/camp for the weekend and took our old Magic Bullet (I wish I had heard about the To Go option sooner!) and it was great because we were able to make smoothies, pancakes, chicken guacamole and more with it. Here's one of our favorite snacks right now - which can be adapted for those who are not on the SC Diet. BANANA PANCAKES Ingredients- 2 Eggs - 1 Large Banana (or two small bananas) - Pat of butter - Cooked/mashed blueberries (optional) Place two eggs and the banana(s) in the Magic Bullet or a blender (if you don't have the Magic Bullet!). Blend the items together. Place pat of butter on a griddle or in a pan. Pour small amounts of the banana/egg batter onto the griddle or pan. (Smaller pancakes seem to work better - I usually can fit four per pan.) Cook on medium for a minute or two until one side is golden brown, then flip and repeat. I just pour the batter straight from the Magic Bullet. Optional topping: While the pancakes are cooking, take a cup or two of blueberries and place into a pot. Put on medium heat. Use a potato masher or other gadget to smash the blueberries. As the blueberries heat up on the stove, use the masher to squash the blueberries. Once the blueberries warm up, the color will turn purple. Continue to mash the blueberries until you get a chunky, jelly-like consistency. Place blueberry topping on pancakes and serve! We usually have these after school or summer camp because they're fast and easy to make. I usually make enough blueberry sauce to cover 3-4 batches of pancakes. For those who prefer a sweeter snack, you could add a little sugar or honey, but the pancakes alone are still slightly sweet due to the bananas and blueberries.
2. Carly RecipeMediterranean Crostini: 1/4 feta cheese 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted and quartered. 1 tsp. Kosher Salt 1 tsp. miced garlic, or garlic powder 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper Mix above ingredients and served with pita bread that has been warmed in the oven.
3. Annie D. RecipeDads, grand-dads, and husbands alike all have found this recipe to be delicious!! It's quick, easy, healthy, and sure to please the masses! In a FLASH Guacamole 1 Avocado, flesh scraped out 2 T Medium Salsa 2 T Chopped Onion 1 T Lemon or Lime Juice 2 Dashes of Hot Sauce Salt and Pepper to taste In a bowl, mash the avocado and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Or for an even flashier FLASH, place all of the ingredients in a Magic Bullet Blender (small jar with the whipping blade) and whir together until blended (about 5 seconds). Serve with your favorite chips, cut veggies, or as a spread on your favorite sandwich.
4. Junkie RecipeBlack Bean Brownies...say whaaattt? Yep...a flour-less brownie that has left many in bewilderment ...but sufficiently satiated by the magically deliciousness :) 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed 3 large eggs 1/3 cup melted butter, more for the baking dish 1/4 cup cocoa powder (if you're willing to spend the extra dough..go for a name brand such as Guittard or Scharffen Berger..will elevate the deliciousness...) 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cane sugar 1/2 cup gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts Method Preheat oven to 350°F. Put black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract and sugar in the bowl of a food processor or BLENDER and process until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips and/or walnuts. Pour into 8x9 in pan...Bake 30-35 minutes. I usually double the recipe to get thicker brownies..as these can be on the thin side..