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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Granola and steak roll-ups

It's been tough trying to figure out what's good for me and what is not and although carbs work well for me, it is making me feel a little too groggy at times. So, I figured why not make something that has carbs but with a healthier twist and so I decided to whip up some homemade granola. I've been wanting to make granola for a long long time, but have been afriad since alot of granola you find in the stores are jam packed with fat and calories. So here is my version of a more sliming homemade granola.

3.5 C oatmeal
1/2 C chopped dried fruit ( I used cranberries, apricots and mangoes)
1 tbs cinnamon
1/2 C brown sugar
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs honey
2 ts vanilla
Grease a baking tray lightly with olive oil spray.
Put oatmeal in a medium sized bowl and mix in cinnamon and brown sugar.
Heat up olive oil, honey and vanilla in a saucepan and then mix it into the oatmeal/cinnamon/sugar mixture until combined.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, stir and return to oven for another 10 minutes.
Add in dried fruit and put back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes or until oats are golden brown. Serves great with yoghurt.

Originally I had decided to make a philly cheesesteak sandwich for Brandon for dinner one night but he didn't sound too thrilled at the idea, so instead I used the thinnly cut meat to grill up some steak roll-ups.

3 slices thinnly sliced steak
1/4 of a red pepper, sliced into strips
1/4 of a green pepper, sliced into strips
1/4 of an odwalla/sweet onion, sliced into strips
McCormicks Montreal steak seasoning

Sautee peppers and onions with some olive oil till almost cooked through.
Place some veges down the middle of the length of the each steak, roll up and secure with toothpicks. Rub steak with olive oil and use montreals seasoning and rub outside liberally with it.

Heat Grill and before placing steak roll-ups onto grill, oil the grill with a paper towel soaked with olive oil. (Use tongs to hold paper towel). Grill on each side until cooked through.

Serve on a bed of salad.

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