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

via Food Porn Corner, Vol 26 — Beats & Burgers

Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Cherry Relish — Palate Evolved

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The the Palate Evolved Blog!

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

Another Shoutout for Figs

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The Whole Dish has another recipe for figs!

It’s seared Chinese 5-spice figs with cashew cheese.  It looks better than his last recipe and that one looked pretty good.  This recipe is easy.  The blend of the 5 spice powder with the cashew cream should be outstanding.  And this is a treat I think most people will be able to indulge in.  Including vegans!

Another Shoutout for Figs.

Enjoy!

Marcey

MOROCCAN CARROT DIP OVER CUCUMBER SLICES

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I am always looking for something that is vegetarian, yet might appeal to the meat eaters that come over for dinner or just drop in(it looks quick and easy).  The sweetness of the carrot with the kick of the spices look wonderful!  I think I am going to take this to my next pot luck!  A blurb from the post:

 

If you are hosting a dinner party, please make a batch of these babies to open the evening. They are light enough that no one will feel overly stuffed before the real meal, and if you go the extra mile and pipe the dip over the cucumber, the presentation is quite stunning. Even if I say so myself…

 

MOROCCAN CARROT DIP OVER CUCUMBER SLICES.