Change of Taste: Recipes for Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Chai Tea Cupcakes
This decadent and delicately spiced cupcake recipe makes a perfect tea party pastry and will impress your guests with a fun presentation idea.
 
INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup liquid chai concentrate (available in the tea section of your local grocery)
1/2 cup milk (I used skim milk)
1/3 cup applesauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup uncooked quick oatmeal, not instant
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut (I skipped the coconut)

INSTRUCTIONS
 
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
Combine the dry ingredients (oatmeal through sugar) in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Add chai, applesauce, vinegar, extracts, and coconut. Mix well, and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Best served warm, cut into rounds and top with Chai Mousse (see recipe below).

Chai Mousse

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup liquid chai concentrate
1 ounce (small box) of sugar or fat-free instant pudding, vanilla or cheesecake flavored
8 ounces fat-free whipped topping, well thawed

INSTRUCTIONS 
 
Pour chai concentrate into 4 cup or larger measuring cup.
Add pudding mix and stir with spoon until thick and lump free, about 1 minute.
Fold in whipped topping until evenly combined.
Place in refrigerator and allow to firm. Use as a topping.
Serving Chai Tea Cupcakes in Teacups
Cut the cake with a biscuit cutter to create individual rounds. Place the round of cake into a ceramic or glass teacup and top with a heaping dollop of Chai Mousse. 
 
 By: Kim Kropp

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Baja-Battered Fish

SERVES: 8
PREP TIME: 40 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes
LEVEL: Easy

 

 

  • 3/4 cup beer, preferably lager or pilsner
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1-1 1/4 pounds tilapia, or other firm white fish, sliced into 1/2-inch-by-2-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided

Directions
1. Place beer, all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, salt, oregano, mustard, cayenne and pepper in a blender; blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Transfer the batter to a shallow baking dish. Add fish, turning to coat all sides.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer one-third of the battered fish to the pan, placing each piece into a little oil. Cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer cooked fish to a plate; keep warm. Add 1 tablespoon oil and half the remaining fish to the pan; cook as directed above, reducing the heat if necessary. Cook the remaining fish with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Per serving
Calories: 120
Carbohydrates: 4g
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
Protein: 11g
Cholesterol: 33mg
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Potassium: 180mg
Sodium: 112mg

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Double Chocolate Treat

Ingredients

    * Kirkland Organic Plain Soy Milk, 2 cup (remove)
    * Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Sugar Free Pudding, Vanilla, 4 Serving (remove)
    * EAS Chocolate Protein Powder, 3 serving (remove)

Directions

Mix together in blender and pour into four cups. For a meal replacement or high protein snack.

Number of Servings: 4

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 166.5
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 387.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 21.3 g

Per serving
Calories: 120
Carbohydrates: 4g
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
Protein: 11g
Cholesterol: 33mg
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Potassium: 180mg
Sodium: 112mg

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Double Chocolate Treat

Ingredients

    * Kirkland Organic Plain Soy Milk, 2 cup (remove)
    * Kraft Jello-o Brand Fat Free Sugar Free Pudding, Vanilla, 4 Serving (remove)
    * EAS Chocolate Protein Powder, 3 serving (remove)

Directions

Mix together in blender and pour into four cups. For a meal replacement or high protein snack.

Number of Servings: 4

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 166.5
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 387.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 21.3 g

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user IGNAZIA. www.sparkpeople.com

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