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Showing posts from June, 2012

Chef Ramsay's Ratatouille

1 large red onion- peeled
1 small eggplant
1 red bell pepper, halved, cored, seeded
1 yellow bell pepper, halved, cored, and seeded
1 large zucchini
4 table olive oil
1 fat garlic clove, peeled smashed
few thyme springs
14oz can chopped tomatoes
8oz vine- ripened cherry tomatoes
handful of basil leaves- roughly torn

1. Chop the vegetables into bite size pieces- keeping them separate. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and saute the onion with thyme over heat for 1-2 minutes.
2. Add eggplant, red, yellow peppers and garlic. Saute for a min, then add zucchini and saute for another 2 mins. or so.
3. Tip in the canned tomatoes and add a splash of water. Now add the cherry tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
Serve with a sprinkle of basil.

Serves: 4

****Suggestions: I didn't have cherry I actually just used puree and chopped tomatoes. It was still delicious!!!


Easy Pizza Monkey Bread

Ingredients: 24 Frozen Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold*
48 slices of pepperoni
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, cubed in to 48 pieces
1/2 cup Butter, melted
2/3 cup Parmesan Romano cheese, grated
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
5 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Pizza sauce (recipe below) Cut rolls in half and flatten each half. Top with one slice of pepperoni and one cube of mozzarella. Wrap the dough around the pepperoni and cheese to completely enclose and form a ball. In a small bowl combine melted butter, cheese, parsley, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Roll dough to lightly coat with cheese mixture and place in a bundt pan coated with non-stick spray. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until almost to the top of the pan. Remove plastic wrap and bake at 350°F 30 – 35 minutes. Cover with foil if the top is getting too brown. Remove from oven and invert on to serving tray. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping. Recipe from:…

Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

Crispy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Fries with Sriracha Lime Mayo
fries adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride, mayo adapted from White on Rice Couple

Ingredients Fries 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 lb zucchini (about 1 medium)

Ingredients Mayo (DIDN"T TRY THIS)
3 tablespoons mayo
1 1/2 teaspoons sriracha sauce 
1 teaspoon lime juice

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place a wire rack in the baking sheet.

Add the flour to a resealable plastic bag. Combine the egg and water together in a shallow dish, and beat lightly with a fork. In a second shallow dish, mix together the Panko, Parmesan, salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

To cut the zucchini into fries: Slice the top and bottom off the zucchini. Cut into about 3-inch fries - I found this easiest to do by cutting the z…