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ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

ROASTED CORN CHEESE DIP

I so do miss our happy hours.  It seems that lately one day melts into the next and half the time the only sure reference of date we have is what month it is….as the conversation goes: what day is it?  I don’t know but I think it’s still September.  Our big move is coming up soon (a reference to our craziness on my other blog here if you are interested) so most days are consumed with making lists and…

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BAKED EGGS IN ROASTED PEPPERS

BAKED EGGS IN ROASTED PEPPERS

Chilly rainy days mean cooked breakfast aboard R.E.D.  I had some fresh greens, peppers and farm eggs just begging to be turned into something belly warming. The greens I used were a mix of baby kale and arugula which gave a more crispy result.  Small chopped spinach leaves work well too.   Choose your peppers wisely if using the Omnia stove top oven.  They should be small enough to sit as flat as possible.  Also, when cutting them try to…

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STOVE-TOP QUINOA STUFFED PEPPERS

STOVE-TOP QUINOA STUFFED PEPPERS

Here’s another of my little stove top vegetarian dishes for your next Meatless Monday.  You could add some ground chicken or spice it up with some well seasoned sausage but the quinoa and added cheese pack a pretty good protein punch without it. I made them with a Mexican flare, adding jalapenos, corn and black beans to the mix. As there was no animal protein to cook they were ready in about 25 stove-top-minutes,  although if you decide to add…

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PEPPER BACON

PEPPER BACON

Oh my, but this was good!  I made a batch of this pepper bacon and before it was barely cooled I had consumed or rather inhaled at least half of it.  Sadly this was all that remained from one pound of bacon.  Seven slices.  I made a special trip back to the market for another package.  Bacon addicts anonymous should be notified. I think I’ve demonstrated how good it is on its own but added to a spicy grilled cheese…

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DIETARY REBOOT – Days 27 and 28

DIETARY REBOOT – Days 27 and 28

Here’s what’s on the menu board for today… Breakfast Pumpkin Spice Smoothie minus the yogurt (click on the image below for the recipe) Lunch Apples with Sunflower Seed Butter Supper Grilled Steak  with Cocoa Coffee Rub and  Green Salad Steak of choice 2-3 tbsp cocoa coffee  rub (my recipe here)

CACIO e PEPE (cheese and pepper) PASTA

CACIO e PEPE (cheese and pepper) PASTA

Another snowy day with nothing much in your pantry? Got pasta? Got butter? Got Parmesan? some dried chilis? salt & pepper? Well you’ve got dinner! CACIO e PEPE Spaghetti or Fettucini (enough for 2 servings) 1 generous tsp freshly cracked pepper (extra to garnish) 1 tsp dried chilis 3-4 tbsp butter 3/4 cup grated Parmesan (+ 1 cup more if making ‘Frico’, see below) Cook pasta in well salted water until ‘al dente’. Scoop out 1/2 cup pasta water. Heat…

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