Posts tagged ‘delicious’

September 19, 2013

Crazy Good Quiche for this gnashers return

I’m back! So much has happened since my last post…. I kind of let my job get the best of me and dropped blogging for a while. I was still in the kitchen, but not near as much as I would have liked…. Well, boy has that ALL changed. I’ve since moved to Northern California, I now work for Whole Foods (doing what I love most, being around FOOD!), and I’m ready to get blogging again!

A picture of the view on Los Gatos Creek Trail – about 5 minutes from my house and my main route to work!

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Since relocating, my mind (and wallet) have gone back to my roots of cooking – savory comfort food, and using what’s in the kitchen. This quiche was inspired by ‘hurry up and use these ingredients before they go bad!’ but turned out being one of the best breakfast items I have ever made (my boyfriend can attest to this). Therefore, we’re just going to get Cali with the name and call this one ‘Crazy Good Quiche’

What you’ll need:

  • 1 bunch Organic Lacino Kale, thinly sliced
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cooked Chicken Apple Sausages, diced
  • 1 365 brand Gluten Free Pie Crust (it’s quiet good)
  • 6 organic eggs
  • 1/2 cup of Parm, thinly sliced or grated
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Method:

Preheat oven to 375. In a frying pan, heat olive oil. Add chopped kale and onion and sautee. Remove from pan and put aside. Keep heat on pan and add diced chicken sausage, sautee until golden on edges. Remove from pan and put with sauteed veggies. In a medium bowl, crack eggs, add milk, salt & pepper and wisk together thoroughly.

Add sautee mix to pie crust, sprinkle cheese on top of mixture and pour egg mixture till the crust is full. Bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Enjoy, and don’t forget to save those leftovers!!

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And I’m off to reheat a piece of this! Until next time, gnashers!

October 16, 2011

Dark Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies

I’m pretty into Almond Butter these days and I was curious to see how almond butter cookies would turn out. I added some dark chocolate chips to give the cookie a richer taste. I found this recipe on the A Spicy Perspective website.These are a great cookie option when looking for a comforting sweet.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ lb. butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tb. vanilla
  • ½ cup Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Chips
Method:
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
In a mixer add almond butter, sugars and butter.

Creamed almond butter, sugar and butter

Once combined, add vanilla and eggs one at a time. Mix throughly. Gradually add dry mixture in thirds. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Bake at  350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy fresh out of the oven with a cold glass of milk or hot tea!

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies

July 20, 2011

Lox and Cream Cheese…Refined!

Lately I’ve kind of been obsessed with lox. I wanted to share with you a great breakfast to start off your day. So here we go, Lox and Cream Cheese …refined.

What you’ll need:

1 slice sprouted bread (such as ezekiel bread)*

2 oz. Smoked Salmon

2 tsp. Neufchatel Cheese (or reduced fat cream cheese)

1/2 avocado, diced

1 diced plum tomato

1/2 diced jalapeno

Garlic, Lime, Cilantro, Red Onion, Salt and Pepper to taste.

Mix avocado, tomato, jalapeno, garlic, lime, cilantro, red onion, salt and pepper. Put to the side. Toast bread to your liking. Spread cream cheese on bread, place salmon on top. Garnish with avocado mix and serve.

*I use Ezekiel bread because it processes as a grain, instead of a carb ,in your system and provides more nutrients. You can usually find Sprouted bread in the freezer section of your grocery store.*

This meal is great for breakfast, lunch or even a appetizer, if you scale down the size. Full of Omega-3’s, fiber and protein, this is a dish is sure to keep you full and going strong! Gnash On!

July 2, 2011

Joanne’s Asian Dressing

This recipe is near and dear to my heart. I first tried this dressing in 2008 while working in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. I was working on the Obama campaign, and staying in supporter housing. Luckily, our support housing consisted of a great cook and constant fresh ingredients. Joanne would always make us the most extensive lunches, often paired with a fresh butter lettuce and tomato salad, picked from their large gardens. This dressing has some great flavors going, sweetness, ginger, sesame and soy, making it a great topping for salads, veggies, rice, and potatoes. I’ve put this dressing on everything, and I guarantee you will soon understand the amazingness of this recipe.

What you’ll need:
1 cup salad dressing oil (I usually use smart balance)
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup sesame seed oil
1 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Mix all ingredients in a bottle and shake vigorously. You can serve immediately but the flavors are best after spending 2 hours in the refrigerator.

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