Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Goodwill Book Score

All these little goodies for $16.94. 


Taste of the World - 274 Easy Multi-Cultural Recipes
Such a little book full of delicious looking recipes.
Page 114 White Cheese Chicken Lasagna. I was sold

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
Can't believe I've never read this gem.

365 Easy Mexican Recipes
I collect cookbooks but they have to have picture. Don't know why, I guess I just like to see the food before I make it. This book doesn't have one picture in it. Even the cover photo is a drawing. So why would I buy it? Because I love Mexican food and while I was flipping through it every title sounded delish. Chicken Breasts in Creamy Pumpkin Seed Sauce. Grilled Flank Steak with Chili-Corn Sauce. Muy Pronto Cooked Green Sauce (Jason loves green sauce and this recipe looks so easy.) 
Yes, Yes, Yes!

Rachel Ray 30-Minute Get Real Meals
Eating Healthy Without Going To Extremes. For $1.99 I thought I'd check it out. 

The 3 Hour Diet By Jorge Cruise
I also collect diet books. I know weird. I always learn something new so I continue to collect them.
I like Jorge so I've added this one to my collection.

Breakthrough by Suzanne Somers
Eight Steps To Wellness - Life Altering Secrets from Today's Cutting Edge Doctors.
Only Eight? 

Natural Cures "They Don't Want You To Know About by Kevin Trudeau
The updated edition. Includes the natural cures for more than 50 specific diseases.
This should be a good read. 

The Ultimate Weight Solution - The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom by Dr. Phil McGraw
and the collection grows.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sweet Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta & Caramelized Onion and Pepper Bruschetta






This is one of my recipes from SkinnyStove.com. I've been craving the Sweet Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta for the last couple of days. Yesterday I went to our local farmers market and I got what I needed to whip this up. So fresh and so good.


Sweet Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta




Ingredients

1 1/2 – 2 Plum Tomato, chopped
1 Garlic Clove, minced
2 Tsp Olive Oil, 1 tsp for bruschetta dressing and 1 for the baguette slices
1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 tsp Honey
1/8 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 Multi Grain Baguette, cut into 16 slices

Directions

Place the first seven ingredients in a bowl. Stir to coat and set in refrigerator to marinate.
Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Take the baguette slices and brush with olive oil on both sides and place on a heated pan. Once grill marks are made turn over bread over to grill the other side. Remove once that side has grill marks.
Place a scoop of the tomato mixture onto each slice of bread and enjoy.
Serving Size: 16
Nutrition Info
  • Calories: 25.2
  • Fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.9g
  • Protein: 0.7g

Caramelized Onion and Pepper Bruschetta




Ingredients

3 Sweet Mini Peppers, sliced
1/2 Onions, sliced
2 Tsp Olive Oil, (1 tsp for the grilling of the peppers and onions and the other for the baguette slices)
1/2 Multi grain Baguette, cut into 16 slices
1/2 cup Farmers Cheese
* Optional seasoning to season the farmers cheese.
Trader Joe’s 21 salute
Onion and/or garlic powder
salt and pepper

Directions

In a fry pan heat 1 tsp of the olive oil. Add sliced peppers and onion. Cooked until soft and translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Take the baguette slices and brush with olive oil on both sides and place on a heated pan. Once grill marks are made turn over bread over to grill the other side. Remove once that side has grill marks.
If you want to season your farmers cheese do so now.
Add 1/2 tbsp of farmers cheese to each toasted baguette slices and then top with the caramelized onions and peppers. Place under a broiler or a toaster over for a few minutes.
Serving Size: 16
Nutrition Info
  • Calories: 41.1
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.7g
  • Protein: 1.5g


And of course I enjoyed these little bites of heaven with one of my favorite wines from Newsome-Harlow.