BSI – Flour

I really have no idea where my brain was yesterday morning.  It usually only takes me a few minutes to put my breakfast and lunch together for the day, because I have a general idea of what I have.

Yesterday I decided I was going to make open face egg sammies with turkey bacon and peaches on the side.  Only one problem – I forgot the egg!

the cheese saved the day! 😀

this was the best peach I've had all summer - breakfast comes in at 339 calories, 46 carbs, 22 protein, 12.2 fat and 7.6 fiber

I worked out earlier than usual – left my office at 10:50.  All the bike machines were taken (I think they were doing physical therapy during that early time – need to remember that) so I ended up doing the elliptical for45 minutes while watching the Little League World Series.  Tony and I love watching that!  I just think its funny how one kid, age 12, comes to the plate and is 5.4″ and 132 pounds – the next kid comes up, he’s also 12 and is 5.11″ and 190 pounds!

So my plan for lunch was to have my leftover tofu and beef from the Chinese takeout the night before.  I decided to bulk it up with broccoli and more tofu.  So I get my bag out to make lunch . . . yep, I forgot the Chinese takeout!  It was sitting on the counter where I left it 😦  So all I had was broccoli and tofu!  Luckily I have a cabinet in the work kitchen that I have made my own.  I started looking around to see what I had and realized I had a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup.  God knows how long its been there!  But since I used thai chile paste on my tofu I brought, and I had spicy stir fry sauce in the fridge, that ended up making a quite spicy broth!

this whole bowl comes in at 323 calories, 37 carbs, 23 protein, 11.9 fat and 9.3 fiber (not even gonna mention the sodium!)

There are so many food blogs! It still amazes me, nearly almost 2 years of having my own food blog, how many others I stumble across that I have never even seen!  The other day I ran into this blog: Lifesambrosia –  and decided to make her avocado sauce for our steak dinner last night.  The only thing I did different was to use 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar and reduced the olive oil to 1 tablespoon.  This was so bright and delicious!!

oh, and I may have added a bit more garlic!

dinner comes in at 461 calories, 29 carbs, 41 protein, 22 fat and 7.8 fiber

So Veronica of Recipe Rhapsody is this weeks BSI hostess.  She chose flour as the secret ingredient – and after 90 weeks, I too was shocked that no one picked it before!  I am not even sure I can call this a tart, I just used a tart pan!  I just bought it at a garage sale for $1 so I was anxious to try it out.

Biz’s Sour Cream Apple Tart (printer friendly version)

Makes 8 servings (308 calories, 12.3 fat, 46 carbs, 3.0 fiber and 4.8 protein)


4 tablespoons butter
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 1/3 cup low fat sour cream
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup egg beaters
3 large apples, peeled and sliced thin


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoon butter. Add in graham crackers and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Mix well.
  3. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch tart pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Combine sour cream, 1/2 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons flour in large bowl and whisk well. Beat in egg substitute.
  5. Put sliced apples on top of graham cracker crust. Pour custard mixture over the top.  Bake for 35 minutes, or until center is set.
  6. Combine the remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar and 6 tablespoons flour in a small bowl. Cut in the last 2 tablespoons of butter until mixture looks like crumbs.
  7. Sprinkle that mixture over the top of the custard, broil for 3 – 4 minutes. Remove from oven. Let set 15 minutes before cutting.

first off - I never bake with any other apple than Fuji apples - they keep their shape and are always sweet

after mixing the graham cracker crumbs, butter and cinnamon, I used the bottom of a measuring cup to pack down the crust

after it bakes for 10 minutes - the crust is set

mix the custard and set aside

layer the apples - I used three big Fuji apples for this tart pan

pour the custard over the top - kind of tap the pan gently - it will be all the way to the edge of the pan

mix the topping while the tart bakes

done! slightly brown around the edges - let cool 15 minutes before removing the sides of the tart pan


I don’t make desserts too often, but I really liked this.  Reason #1 was because it wasn’t too sweet, although Tony did make a point that is true, most of my desserts I make aren’t that sweet!

Stats for Thursday

  • 1733 calories (including 1.5 ounce almonds and 3 viactiv calcium chews not pictured)
  • 174 carbs, 100 protein, 81 fat (39%) 33 fiber
  • 45 minute elliptical

Alright, lets hope I remember to bring all my food to work today!  Happy Friday!

23 thoughts on “BSI – Flour

  1. Yumm! That looks fantastic!

  2. OMG, I am just drooling over that apple tart! Wow!

  3. The tart looks amazing! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  4. It’s like a cake tart, but I agree if it is in a tart pan, must be a tart.

    Boy oh boy was your brain turned to the off position. At least the can of soup saved the day. I hope today is going a little better.

  5. I’m am totally impressed with your improv skills when it came to lunch! Totally impressive what you were able to do! Dinner looks amazing also!

    I absolutely understand what you mean with so many food blogs….there is always a new one that is great! Have a great weekend!

  6. that tart looks so simple and delicious! although you probably made it look simple because you’re such a fantastic cook!

  7. Biz-Noel is from the town where the LLWS is held…and it’s a zoo up there every year! He therefore is not such a fan. I think his baseball heart is happy right now, since the orioles seem to be pulling themselves up!

  8. That apple tart looks AMAZING! I’m going to make that this fall. I also love that avocado sauce, YUM! I bet leftovers are so good on tortilla chips. 😛


  9. Just hit PRINT on that tart recipe! YUM! On Thursdays when we go to Sean’s parents I like to bring dessert and that looks easy and tasty! 🙂 thanks!

  10. You are such a good cook – I love how you rescued breakfast AND lunch! And that tart – omg – I would eat it right through the screen if I could!!!

  11. That tart looks amazing! I have to make that! I am making more of your baja fresh salsa right now! Tomatoes are on the grill! 😀 HAPPY FRIDAY!

  12. MMMMmmmm…tarts….mmmmm…. it looks delicious.

    I just posted my challenge update at

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  13. Wow – that tart….I’m speechless. I need to bookmark this one!

  14. I love how you still managed to make lunch even though you forgot your leftovers! I also always put extra veggies in my Chinese/Thai leftovers the next day too. And what a tart, it looks delicious!

  15. It’s funny isn’t it, how many comments there are on your tart versus your yummy dinner? I think there’s just something special about desserts. For most people, they are a special treat but they are also just so pretty to look at! They are pretty in a way that (IMO) steak can never be. I love your tart–thank you so much for your glorious submission! I’m getting lots of them, which is exciting! I never asked, but I was just wondering what the story is behind BSI and why you started it? That might be cool to include on your BSI rules page.

  16. gorgeous tart – i’m so impressed!

  17. What a delicious apple tart! I love the topping!

  18. stumbled on your site… wow you are an inspiration! can’t wait to try the tart.

  19. Biz, that last photo is amazing… i would buy that magazine

    (and great recipe as well!)

    Hope all is well, I have had connection issues that made reading your photo heavy posts all but impossible… SLOOOOOOW. But all that is fixed now, and look forward to returning as a regular.

    And I will be posting this week, but the challenge… Met

  20. That sour apple tart looks and sounds fab! Ithink it might be a little lonely…it’s looking for my mouth! Your brother Charlie dropped by my blog, it was great to meet him. thanks!

  21. i’m always so amazed with each post at all the delicious food you have up! i love the look of that avacado sauce.

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