Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Fry your bacon-drain,
dig out the bread only from the bread bowl and (reserve the bread bits for use in a breakfast apple pudding),
melt the butter, add oregano, basil then spread on the inside of the bread bowl and lid. Place under broiler and toast lightly. Remove from oven then lay the cooked bacon on the bread bowl lid,and arrange the cheese in a plaid fashion on top of cooked bacon. Place the lid and bowl under the broiler to melt the cheese. Now I broil the bread two times to make sure the bread is not mushy. Then add your soup and top with a cucumber yogurt dip. You can do with with any soup you like,and it is great for chili~
I also like to do smaller versions of this in mini hard rolls~enjoy~
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
So 20 minutes before you serve your soup place 1 cup of your favorite pasta in boiling water and cook. Drain water from pasta, add to your soup ,cover let cook for 15 more minutes. Serve with your favorite breads. I usually serve this with toasted french garlic bread or cornbread topped with strawberry peserves. It's a southern thing . Serve your soup in your favorite bowls, top with parma cheese.
PS~Sometimes I add chopped kale, spinach, tortellini, parsnips,red~yellow~orange ~green peppers, even rutabaga . If you want to use canned tomato's you can but with no salt added. I find that when going into restaurants that the food has been salted way to much. Also remember you will get salt from the parma cheese . So enjoy ~
More about this soup in serving it the second day ~
Sunday, May 6, 2012
1 large leaf lettuce
1 red onion
1 Garlic clove peeled and slice in half
Tofu Swiss cheese slices
Tofu Hot pepper cheese
2 Vegan sausage patties
1 Red pepper
Vinegarette salad dressing
Spread butter on both slices of baguette bread ,and grill til lightly toasted.
Take half garlic clove with cut side and rub across the grilled side of the bread.
Spread your favorite mustard on the baguette ( I like the mustard with seeds)
Mince the rest of the garlic
Wash ,clean,deseed red pepper, slice into strips ,then place on grill with minced garlic
Grill Vegan sausage.
Place two grilled vegan sausage patties on toasted bread
Top with grilled red pepper
Add cheese place under broiler to melt cheese( I use half a slice of each cheese slice above)
Add rings of fresh thin cut red onions
1 lettuce leaf
Sprinkle of vinegrette dressing
Top with other half of bread .
Serve with sweet potato fries and a orange slice.....
I make this when I am tired of eating meat which I really eat very little of but you can make with with real sausage. I prefer making my own sausage with turkey or chicken breast. Adding my own seasonings.
The photo above does not show the red pepper or the leaf lettuce on the baguette because my son grabbed his meal before I could get the right photo shot.
Fruitnutty~Blueberry Crunch is the top of the days Breakfast ! Take Greek Yogurt which is healthier place a small amount on the bottom of a oven proof glass cup. Add your favorite healthy granola. I like the granola that is mainly crushed almonds & oats. Add fresh(washed) blueberries or frozen ( wintertime)which have been thawed . Then drizzle a spoonful of your favorite regional honey on top of the blueberries. Keep layering like you do lasagana. Layer up to the top of the rim of your glass ending with the blueberries. Place Fruitnutty Blueberry Crunch in the Microwave heat for about 1 minute or more. Remove Fruitnutty Blueberry Crunch from Microwave, top with your favorite honey, dash of cinnamon, almonds or the nut mixture . Now every microwave is different so heat the Crunch for 1 minute if it is not warm enough heat for a bit longer. This crunch is not suppose to be hot, just warmed up enough to get those Blueberries to change into a deeper color.
For a variation you can use raspberries,strawberries.blackberries,boysenberries,mango's. Banana's can be added as an extra layer on top of the granola as you build your crunch. What you want is a berry that releases a lot of juice when heated. I like to make a mixture of all the nuts and serve in one bowl. Or you can have all the nut varieties in separate bowls with individual pertty spoons for serving. Nut topping you can use are almonds, walnuts, pistachio ,pecans, sunflower ,pinon, Cashew, peanuts, hazelnuts, Ttasted coconut ,pinenuts, toasted sesame seeds. All these nuts can be lightly toasted in a dry pan but watch carefully the nuts will burn easily.Toast your sesame seed and coconut separately place in separate serving bowls.
Pine Nuts have a distinct flavor ~ the first time I tried a pine nut was on a trip to South Korea doing a shopping run for treasures, and the store owner brought us a small cup of tea. As I took the hot cup of tea I noticed in the bottom of the tiny cup seed like nuts. I was informed they were pine nuts. The warm tea heated the pine nuts. Wow what a treat to end the cup of tea with the flavor of pine. There were only about 3 pine nuts in the bottom of my tea cup but just enough to flavor the tastebuds. A very unique taste,that left one wanting more !
This recipe is a great Breakfast or Afternoon treat, lets kick it up a knotch, add a small scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top of the warm blueberries. Drizzle your favorite chocolate on top of the ice cream, & top with your favorite nut mixture.
You can use any type of pretty see thru glassware just make sure it can be heated in the microwave. You do not have to heat this recipe but I like it both ways .With blueberries the heated version is just as fun as the raw blueberries. More flavor pops when the blueberries are heated. For dessert I make a mini version of the Fruitnutty Blueberry Crunch.
PS~Just go wild, I am sure there are more tree nuts I did not name but you can prepare the nut mixture the day ahead. This is a great activity for children to make for mother's day breakfast for that special mom or grandmother in your family. You can even have a Fruitnutty~Blueberry Crunch party and everyone gets into the fun of making their own designer Crunch. Just prepare the nut mixture the day before,go shopping for the main ingredients and for what ever topping that suites your fancy. The day of the party hunt down your pretty serving bowls ,spoons, glass ware, and just go CrAzY having FUN making your Crunch! Enjoy ~