Baked Eggs in Avacodo

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Hubby was gone for the day and he hates Avacodo.  I love them and had one getting a bit soft.

I also have some cilantro in my herb bed making an appearance.  I don’t know why it is coming back after such a cold winter. Not from seed either because it is in a row. When it comes back from seed it usually comes up in patches.

Anyway on with the eggs.

I saw this idea on another blog and hate to say I don’t remember which one. It seemed so easy I didn’t think to bookmark.

It really wasn’t all that easy.

You need to remember to use very small eggs. You also should scoop a bit of the Avacodo out to make your hole a bit bigger. Don’t forget your salt and pepper.

The pan I baked them in is a mess from egg overflowing.

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I baked them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. 

They must have been good because I devoured both halves.

March 31, 2015 at 10:59 am 2 comments

White Bean and Smoked Sausage Soup

This soup reminds me of the bean and bacon soup mom use to feed us as kids.

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I just threw it together and it surprised me with memories.
Funny when a food triggers nostalgic moments.

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White Bean and Smoked Sausage Soup

3 cup dry Great Northern beans, presoaked overnight and rinsed
7 ounces smoked sausage sliced
8 cup water
2 tablespoon granular chicken bouillon
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning, I used Luzianne Cajun
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced green pepper
1/4 cup sliced carrot

Put all ingredients in a covered pressure cooker and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 5 to 6 hours.

#soup #beans #sausage

March 31, 2015 at 3:43 am Leave a comment

Oat Flour and Pancakes to boot

I wanted to try my hand at making my own flour and oat flour is the easiest. ..so let’s try!

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I put one cup oats in my food processor and processed away.
Here is the result.

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So I figured let’s make pancakes.

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1 cup oat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons applesauce
1 large egg or  substitute
1 cup soy milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients. Using a 1/3 cup measure pour , and fry on a hot greased griddle.  Serve warm with maple syrup.
Makes about 6 pancakes at 97 calories each.

This post was submitted to the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck and Mix it up Monday Linky

March 29, 2015 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Blackening Season for Pork or Fish

I love this easy blackening seasoning when we grill boneless pork chops.

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I just smother each chop with about a tablespoon of this both sides and let them sit in the refrigerator until we grill.

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Blackening Season for Pork or Fish

2 teaspoon ground paprika
4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 teaspoon onion power
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon pure cane sugar
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Mix all and store in a tight covered container. Use about one tablespoon per chop or piece of fish, at least a half hour before grilling. I am sharing this seasoning with

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March 29, 2015 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

Overnight Oatmeal

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Cold oatmeal? I wasn’t too sure about the subject.

What the heck. Why not try and if you hate it just heat the things up.

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After a night in the refrigerator, they seemed a little drab. I threw in some chocolate shavings and a dollop of my homemade blackberry jelly.

Still not my favorite breakfast but good for a healthy snack. You could top it with a variety of ingredients. Coconut or bananas would be nice.

Orange and Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal

1/2 c oats
1/2 c milk
1/4 c orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stir into a covered container and refrigerate overnight. I am sharing this withReal Food Fridays

March 28, 2015 at 6:30 am 2 comments

BLT Pasta Salad

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Lovely pasta salad adapted from A Bird and a Bean

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I used Farfalle Pasta and left out the yogurt.  I also used iceburg lettuce instead of romaine and left out the milk.

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Just mix the pasta with the mayo and sour cream. Salt and pepper to taste and then layer with the other ingredients. I also added black olive and grape tomato.

Farfalle shaped pasta
12 ounces lean bacon
4 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon chopped
fresh thyme
1 clove garlic, minced Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup mayo
¼ cup sour cream
4 tablespoons chopped chives
5 cups chopped romaine hearts

Since chives are in season around here…

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It turned out very tasty. .yum.
Sharing this with Fiesta Friday and co hosts https://selmastable.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/crustless-cardamom-blood-orange-milk-tart/ and http://www.lapetitecasserole.com/2015/03/pan-di-ramerino-the-rosemary-and-raisins-buns.html

March 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm 8 comments

Cream Cheese Stromboli

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I love pizza and another form of pizza is rolled into Stromboli
This one went off the wall with cream cheese

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You will need

Pizza dough for one pie
8 oz cooked sausage, drained well
1cup pizza sauce
8 oz mozzarella
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup large dice bell peppers
1/2 cup large dice onions

Divide your dough in half and working on a large surface roll one half into a large rectangle
Layer 1/2  of all ingredients on top of dough and then roll into  log
Pinch ends closed and transfer to a sprayed cooking sheet. Repeat with second half of dough.
Slash the dough down the tops and bake at 400 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes
Slice and serve warm with marinara sauce

March 24, 2015 at 10:21 pm Leave a comment

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