Thursday, November 25, 2010

Recipe is subject to the amount desired by individual.  I typically use a handfull of basil for one person, 1 TBSP garlic and 2+ Sun-dried tomatoes.

Fresh Basil Leaves
Minced Garlic
Sun-dried Tomatoes (packed in oil or rehydrate)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In a food processor, combine Basil, Garlic and Sun-dried tomatoes.  Pulse till well blended.  Slowly add EVOO while still blending...until desired consistency (a medium thickness paste)

Banana Cream Salad w/ Pineapple Dressing

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Salad Recipe: use as a side dish or dessert

16oz Cream Cheese (light – Do not use Non-fat
4TB Mayonnaise
3TB Lemon Juice (add to fruit)
2sm Cans Crushed Pineapple (save juice for pineapple sauce)
2/3 cup Chopped Walnuts
5-6 Med Bananas (diced)
½cup Maraschino cherries (chopped)
1 container Light Cool Whip
    (may substitute whipped heavy cream)
Squeeze out pineapple juice until fruit looks dry and put aside for sauce
Add Lemon Juice to prepared fruit
Soften cream cheese and mayonnaise until creamy
Add Walnuts to fruit
Add and fold in cream cheese mixture
Add and fold in cool whip

Put into glass serving dish


Need double boiler - If you do not have one, put a metal bowl on top of a pot containing water.

¼ CUP sugar
Dash Celery Salt
2 TB Cornstarch
1½ cups Pineapple Juice (add water if necessary) **
4 slightly beaten egg yolks (may use egg beaters – sauce will be fluffy rather than pudding like)
¼ cup lemon juice

Mix Sugar, cornstarch, celery salt, and set in the top of a double boiler, stir in the pineapple juice.
Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and looks clear like.
Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Take a tablespoon of the cooked mixture and add to slightly beaten egg yolks – do this about three times.  Then add egg yolk mixture to the sauce in the double boiler.
Cook over hot water; stirring constantly for 3 minutes; remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. 
Put in a serving container, cover and chill until ready to serve.
Tablespoon Dressing over individual salad servings.

If you are making a double batch you cannot double the ingredients, you must make two separate batches of sauce.

**Substitute orange juice for the pineapple juice.

Gideon's Cranberries

1 Navel Orange
1 1/2 Cups Organic Cane Sugar
1/2 Cup Chopped Toasted Pecans
1/2 TBSP Grated Ginger
4 cups Fresh Whole Cranberries

Grate Orange Peel and combine sugar and ginger in a medium sauce pan.  Juice the orange and add the juice to the sauce pan.  Simmer on Medium heat until sugar is dissolved.  Add cranberries and cook until they pop...about 5 to 10 minutes.  Add pecans and cool.  Best if cooled over night.

Chicken Salad Cups

Thursday, November 11, 2010

This is my mom's recipe and it is super yummy.  Perfect for a get together or family night munchies.

Master Mix Pancakes/Waffles

3 cups Organic Master Mix
2 1/2 Cups Organic Low Fat Milk
1 Egg
1 cap full of Vanilla Extract

Blend all ingredients until mixed well.  Milk can be added if the batter is too thick.
Makes a minimum of 18 pancakes and 6 waffles....the smaller you make them the better, as this mix is thicker than Bisquick or other pancake mixes.
We like to add fresh fruit on top of pancakes/waffles and top with Organic Blue Agave Nectar instead of Syrup.

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