Appetizer

Fire Roasted Salsa — I WANT TO COOK THAT

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The first time that I ever ate fire roasted tomatoes was at a international food fair.  It was a bruschetta.   I thought that I had died and gone to heaven.  The intensity of the tomatoes with a smoky undertone.  I loved it.  I loved it even more when I found out that these were canned tomatoes.  I could use them anytime of the year.

Here is a great salsa recipe to make.

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

 

You can make this salsa anytime! It is a simple salsa made with canned fire roasted tomatoes and a few other ingredients. Get out the food processor and in a few minutes you are done! You will need: 1/2 -1 fresh jalapeno pepper (ha- la payn-yo! pepper) 1/4 -1/2 white onion 2 garlic cloves a […]

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Food Porn Corner, Vol 26 — Beats & Burgers

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From Beats & Burgers!

You know how you make a dish and you have to open a can to use part of it for an ingredient?  Well!  We love artichoke frittatas.  I used canned artichokes, but always have some left that end up sitting in the refrigerator until I finally remember to use them in a salad.  The problem is that they never taste as good as when they are an ingredient that blends with other ingredients.

I made a frittata the other day and have half the can sitting in the fridge just waiting to be gobbled up.  I saw recipe and it looks so good!  The only change I am going to make is to use shredded mozzarella instead of balls!

Enjoy!

Marcey

 

 

Cheesy Spinach & Artichoke Dip Recipe

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Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Cherry Relish — Palate Evolved

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Unfortunately for me, I have a problem with an elevated cholesterol.  I was told to lose the cheeses.  I agree with this blogger!  I’ve never a met a cheese I didn’t like.   One of my favorite snacks was some cheese with a glass of wine.  The thought of never having cheese again was totally depressing.  Talk about magnifying things out of proportion.

As a nurse, I have always taught my patients to do things in moderation.  I realized that I needed to listen to myself.  Now I have cheese as a special.  I look for unique recipes to make.  I feel less deprived.  This looks like a great recipe!  And Halloumi is a cheese I have never had.

From the blogger!

Confession: I’ve never a met a cheese I didn’t like. But it wasn’t until only a year or two ago that I came into contact with my absolute favorite: Halloumi. What is Halloumi cheese? It’s a semi-hard brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and sometimes cow’s milk. It is salty and […]

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Enjoy!

Marcey

Super Easy Spicy Black Bean Dip For Your Weekend Barbecue!

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I made this spicy black bean dip this weekend for a dinner.   It’s relatively low fat.  Gluten Free.  And Vegan.  People loved it.  Especially people who had a problem with gluten.  Several people wanted the recipe, so I told them I would repost it.  And here we are!

Enjoy!

Marcey

Source: Super Easy Spicy Black Bean Dip For Your Weekend Barbecue!

 

 

6 And More Appetizers For Christmas!

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When you start out as a beginner vegetarian, parties are really hard.  Especially, if you are trying to do it in a healthy way.  You don’t know how many times I have gone to a party and there really wasn’t anything that I could eat.  Maybe a salad, but not too often.

 

People would find out that I was a vegetarian and they would look for something for me to eat.  A lot of times I would get an offer of fried chicken(I am in the South).  Or someone would find some shrimp.  And I would explain that a vegetarian diet didn’t include either of those.  They were shocked.  They thought being vegetarian meant not eating beef or chicken.  Read the rest of this entry »

I’m Going Hummus for the Holidays!

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From The Whole Dish!

 

The first time that I ate hummus, I thought ‘eh’.  What’s the big deal?  Most of the hummus seemed heavy and bland.  It wasn’t something that I would go out of my way for.

 

One day I went a party and tasted the hummus.  It was an explosion of flavors.  I thought OMG!  This is wonderful.  I realized that what I had before was all wrong.  Made all wrong that is.  Too much tahini.  No spices.

 

When  saw this recipe, I knew it’s something that I would be worth making.  Check it out!

 

 

I’m Going Hummus for the Holidays!

 

Enjoy!

Marcey

Red Pepper Salad / Side Dish

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Roasted Red Pepper Salad

From Sylvia Melange!

This is a wonderful dish.  I make something like this myself for when I have guests coming over.  Or if I have an access of red peppers in the garden, I will make this up, keep in the refrigerator until I want something simple and delicious.  Serve it with French Bread and a glass of white wine.  Heaven!  Check out  of her site!

Red Pepper Salad / Side Dish

Enjoy!

Marcey