Pasta Salad with tomatoes, mushroom, and onions

This is another one that I based on a recipe from Judi Strauss, which I got from one of her Beachwood classes.

Pasta salad with tomato, mushrooms, onions

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Tortilla Peanut Butter Banana Wrap

Tortilla peanut butter banana wrapThis is based on a Betty Crocker recipe. It’s one of those “so simple you can’t really call it a recipe” things, but it’s delicious, so I thought I’d share.

Ingredients:

  • Tortilla wrap
    • I like Whole Foods Whole Wheat wraps
  • Banana
  • Peanut butter
    • Very excellent with chocolate peanut butter, like Peanut Butter & Co’s “Dark Chocolate Dream
  • Honey or chocolate chips (optional)

Recipe:

  • Spread peanut butter thinly on tortilla
  • Place banana on tortilla (towards one edge)
  • Add honey or chocolate chips (optional)
  • Roll
  • Enjoy!

Curry Apple Onion Goat Cheese “Pizza”

Curry Apple Onion Goat Cheese "Pizza"Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. I’ve alternated between traveling, being busy, and being sick for the past month or so.

During one of my bouts of sickness, I ended up unable to cook all of the food I’d planned on making for a party. With the leftovers from unmade dishes and previously made dishes, I made this Curry Apple Onion Goat Cheese “Pizza.”

A bit of an unusual combination, but it was delicious!

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Red Pepper, Artichoke, Onion and Goat Cheese Strata

I love making (crustless) quiches. I’ve made a bunch of them over the past few years, with a quite a few varieties – veggie only, veggie and cheese, apple and sausage, etc.

But lately, I’ve been seeing recipes for “strata,” which basically sounded like a crustless quiche with bread cubes on the bottom (although I think with the name, it’s supposed to be in layers). Here’s a spinach and cheese strata recipe from Epicurious, for example.

Finished Red pepper, artichoke, onion, and goat cheese strataThis strata idea sounded interesting, so I made a single layer strata with caramelized onions, red peppers, artichokes, and goat cheese.

Wow, was it good!! The egg-soaked bread is just so delicious, and combined with everything else – I can’t wait to have more of it. Yum.

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