Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cinnamon Vinaigrette

For a Sunday night dinner at my Aunt's house, she made a delicious salad with avocado, strawberries, candied pecans and red onion and the vinaigrette below. It was AMAZING!
Cinnamon Vinaigrette
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup Raspberry or Currant Vinegar
3 tablespoons Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Veggie Quiche Cups To Go

I've been cooking from the South Beach Diet book by Arthur Agatston, M.D. for my father. I'm finding some really delicious recipes. These breakfast cups are good! Anything in bold and italic is how I've modified the recipe.
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen, chopped Spinach
1 cup Egg Whites
3/4 cup Extra sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Bell Pepper
1/4 cup diced Onion
3 drops Hot Sauce (optional)
12 pieces Canadian Bacon
Pinch of salt and pepper
Microwave spinach for 2-3 minutes on high. Drain excess liquid.
Line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups. Spray the cups with cooking spray. Place 1 piece of Canadian bacon in each cup.
Combine egg, cheese, peppers, onions and spinach in a bowl. Mix well. Divide evenly among muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
*Can be frozen and reheated in the microwave. Make a pan of them and then you have a delicious, nutritious, breakfast...even on the go!