Thursday, September 23, 2021

Harvest Fritters

Happy autumn all!

This is perfect for fall or anytime.

2 - 3 medium zucchini shredded
2 - 3 T. olive oil
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, parsley
1 - 2 cloves fresh garlic crushed and chopped
1 - 2 T. flour (adjust amount needed)
1 - 2 eggs
Pinch red pepper flakes

Line a large plate with a few layers of paper towel.

Rinse, remove ends of zucchinis.

Crack egg into a seperate bowl, beat slightly with fork, set aside.

Using a grater, shred zucchinis into a mixing bowl.

Put zucchinis on the paper towel lined plate. 

Using the paper towels, bundle the zucchini. Squeeze out excess water from zucchini.

Pour zucchini back into the mixing bowl. 

Add egg, flour, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic to zucchini . Mix well. 

With clean hands form zucchini  into patties. 

Heat saute pan over medium high heat. Lower heat to medium and add oil.

Fry zucchinis on one side for 3 - 5 minutes until brown on 1 side. 

Flip zucchinis over and flip on other side for 3 - 5 min. more or until done. 

Serves 4.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Summer’s Almost Over Broasted Vegetables

Soon it will be autumn.

There’s still time to enjoy the vegetables of summer.

1 each: large sweet potato sliced, red bell pepper sliced, large zucchini sliced, medium onion sliced

2 - 4 T. olive oil

1/2 tsp. lemon juice

Non stick cooking spray

1 clove crushed fresh garlic, chopped

1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, dried parsley


Preheat oven to 350’ F. 

Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

Peel, crush, chop garlic.

In a measuring cup combine: salt, garlic, pepper, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, stir to mix with a clean fork.

Rinse, cut ends of and cut zucchini, sweet potato into slices.

Rinse, seed and slice pepper.

Peel, rinse and slice onion.

Arrange vegetables on baking sheet, drizzle oil mixture on both sides.

Place vegetables in oven and cook for 20 to 30 minutes.

Serves 4.





Thursday, September 9, 2021

Peach Tomato Salad

This is perfect as a summer side dish or anytime.


2 each sliced: Roma tomatoes, peaches, 

1/2 c. feta cheese cut into chunks

1 medium head romaine lettuce


Dressing:

1 clove crushed, chopped fresh garlic

1/4 tsp. each: fresh basil, salt, pepper

1/4 - 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1/8 - 1/4 c. olive oil


Salad:

Remove feta cheese from refrigerator, slice into chunks.

Rinse, pat dry romaine lettuce, set aside.

Rinse, pit, slice peaches, set aside.

Rinse, slice tomatoes, set aside.

Rinse, pat dry, chop basil.

In a clean salad bowl, place lettuce. 

Arrange peaches, tomatoes, feta cheese, half of basil leaves over lettuce.

Place into refrigerator until ready to serve.


Dressing:

Peel, rinse, crush and chop garlic.

In a clean jar combine garlic, rest of basil, oil, salt, pepper, vinegar.

Place lid on jar and shake to mix for a few seconds.

Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.


To serve:


Remove salad and dressing from refrigerator.

Shake dressing again for a few seconds. 

Remove lid from dressing jar and drizzle dressing with a spoon over salad.


Serves 4.










Thursday, September 2, 2021

Recipe To Help Louisiana And Hurricane Ida Survivors

Prayers, thoughts for Louisiana and everybody who were in the path of Hurricane Ida.

The hurricane knocked out power to many, caused flooding, many homes were damaged.

It will take many weeks for homes, businesses to recover from what happened.

On the left side of the website are links under Pay It Forward.

Some of the organizations are helping familes.

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. 

Friday, August 27, 2021

Watermelon Gazpacho

This is perfect for the hot days of summer or anytime.


2 -3 c. seeded, chopped watermelon

1 - 2 Roma tomatoes chopped

1 clove garlic (crushed and chopped)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt (optional)
1 small cucumber chopped
1/4 c. green onion chopped

1/2 c. each: onion chopped, bell pepper chopped

1/8 tsp. diced jalapeno pepper (optional)

Cut and prepare vegetables, watermelon and tomatoes.

In a blender or food processor combine tomatoes and watermelon and some of the vegetables. Blend for 10 - 20 sec. 

Pour gazpacho into a serving bowl.

Combine with remaining ingredients. Mix well and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Makes 4 - 6 servings.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Recipe To Help Wildfire Survivors and Haiti.


Prayers, thoughts, peace for everybody dealing with the wildfires out West, the earthquake recently in Haiti and Tropical Storm Henri. 

On the left side of the website are links under
Pay It Forward.

Some organizations are helping families.

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Beckys Blueberry Smoothie

This recipe is inspired by my niece Becky.


2 - 3 c. almond milk

1 c. blueberries

1/2 c. each: pineapple chunks, pineapple juice


Rinse blueberries in a colander.

Open up a can of pineapple chunks, strain liquid into a measuring cup. 

Put pineapple chunks into a clean bowl, set aside.

Pour pineapple juice into a clean ice cube tray and place into a freezer until frozen.

Remove ice cube tray from freezer.

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend for 20 seconds. 

Pour smoothie into clean glasses.

Serves 4.