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A Different Way to Serve Fresh Watermelon. Watermelon ?Cake?

A Different Way to Serve Fresh Watermelon. Watermelon ?Cake?
I saw this watermelon cake idea in the August issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine. This is a cute, fun, unique way to serve fresh watermelon. And I’m not the only one who excitedly tried this; checkout ‘messy thrilling life’ blog who also tried Martha Stewart Living Magazine watermelon cake. Thankyou Martha! Martha Stewart Living Magazine serves the watermelon cake plain, thats what I’ve done too. - sprinkle a little lime juice or lime zest on top - top with chopped basil or mint - sprinkle some feta cheeseand balsamic vinegar over the watermelon “cake” - drizzle a little tequila or rum or cachaca Wash and wipe a seedless watermelon. Lay it down horizontally. Cut about one thirds from the other end. Lay the middle third (the watermelon ”cake”) on a serving platter. Now take the two ends of the water melon. Now arrange these balls on top of the water melon ‘”cake”. This will serve about 8, with left over bits of watermelon from the cut ends. Comments comments Tagged as: watermelon Related:  Vegetarian

No Meat Zone Recipes: Vegan Warm Chickpea and Artichoke Salad Receive our weekly newsletter to get a sneak peek at upcoming articles, special giveaways, and behind-the-scenes information. We do not sell, spam, or share your email address. Click here to sign up. Warm Chickpea and Artichoke Salad Ingredients: 5 Tbsp (75 ml) extra virgin olive oil, divided juice of 1 lemon2 tsp (10 ml) dried basil, or use 1-2 Tbsp (15-30 ml) fresh, finely chopped1 tsp (5 ml) dried oregano1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh parsley, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) fine sea salt, or more, to taste1-1/2 cups (360 ml) cooked chickpeas, well drained (canned are fine; rinse well before using)6-8 artichoke hearts (about one large can), drained and sliced lengthwise1/3 cup (55 g) natural almonds with skin, coarsely choppedDirections: In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together 3 Tbsp (45 ml) of the olive oil, lemon juice, basil, oregano, parsley, garlic and sea salt. In a large frypan, heat another 1 Tbsp (15 ml) oil.

Homemade Goldfish Crackers There are amazing recipes all over the internets—impressive cakes and cookies, pies galore, delicious pasta dishes, fantastic dinner ideas, and so much more. But what has had me a little stumped were homemade crackers. Homemade crackers? Let me tell ya, they were pretty darn easy. Wanna see how? Before getting started, decide on what shapes you’ll be cutting out. I had so much fun I couldn’t stop, and made a Pac-Man and a football. You’ll need just a few simple ingredients: shredded cheese, butter, flour, salt and cold water. Begin combining everything, except the water, in a food processor until the dough looks like sand. Next, pulse in the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until combined. Remove the dough from the processor and form into a small, tidy package. Once chilled, roll out the dough. Now, the cutting fun begins! Place crackers on a lined cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes. Then moved on to the footballs and then the Pac-Man (or Mrs. Aren’t they cute? Look!

Recipe: Slow Cooker Vegetarian Irish Stew Vegetarian Irish Stew I can’t believe how busy I’ve been lately. A huge work project came to fruition–finally!–so I’m hoping the craziness will calm down a bit. One of the things I hate about being so busy–aside from the lack of blogging time–is that I tend to get lazy in the kitchen. Hubby and I dined out a lot last week which isn’t ideal but it helped me to stock up on fodder for the “He eats, she eats” posts! My favorite method for being lazy in the kitchen is to cook with my crock pot. With the first day of Fall on the horizon, this recipe for a meatless Irish stew is one of those vegetarian recipes that is perfect for warming you up on a cool Autumn day. ! Slow Cooker Vegetarian Irish Stew

Fresh Food Friday: 100 Healthy Snack Ideas Join our page on Facebook for our latest recipes and projects! Happy Friday! I did pretty well this week . . . I have only caved on one day to a sugary treat (I will be posting the treats later- they were so good! Totally worth losing points over.)! Snacks right around 3 pm each afternoon are my downfall. I am trying to train myself to reach for healthier snacks, but I just forget. So, I have complied this list that I am printing out and putting on my fridge. Here is my list: 1. If you would like to print this list out, you can either click on the "Print Friendly" button on the bottom of this post, or for a printer friendly version that will fit all 100 snack ideas on one page. *Please note that these are just ideas . . . my opinion of a healthy snack! I know that some are not the healthiest options out there, but there are definitely a lot worse things that you could eat! If you are trying to be Healthier...Try using Spark Natural Essential Oils!

Roasted Cauliflower - Your Vegan Mom Totally addicting bar snack or nutritious side dish? You decide. I am completely fine with it being both. Incidentally, Desmond loves this as much as Paul and I do. We tend to eat it with our fingers before dinner. Roasted Cauliflower 1 medium head cauliflowerabout 2 tablespoons canola oilabout 1/2 teaspoon garam masalaabout 1/2 teaspoon saltabout 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro (optional) Heat the oven to 400.

Guaranteed Crispy Sweet Potato Fries & Sriracha Mayo Dip Right here, right now I am going to teach you how to make crispy sweet potato fries. But first … Let’s get one thing straight. A sweet potato french fry is not a real french fry. I like them, I’ll eat them … but they’re not a real french fry. They are french fry substitutes to be eaten when a real french fry can’t be found. Yes, I know. I have been eating, making and lusting after french fries for as long as I can remember. Best way to eat a french fry? But … if you’re on some sort of stupid meal plan, or you’re all out of regular potatoes, or you just feel like having something a little different, why wouldn’t you cook up some Sweet Potato French Fries? Because they’re soggy messes. I’ve oven baked them, par boiled them and deep fried them and they don’t get crispy. Finally, I’ve figured out how to make crispy sweet potato fries and the best part is you can do them in the deep fryer or the oven! But like with most things, you’re more guaranteed if you do them in the deep fryer. See?

Simple-vegetarian-recipes.com - Simple-vegetarian-recipes and Vegetarian Recipe Grilled Cheese Rolls ~ A Fun Spin on an American Classic! A fun spin on an American Classic... ...Dip these simple Grilled Cheese Rolls in a bowl of piping hot tomato soup or ramekin of your favorite marinara ~ and I dare you ~ I dare you to eat just one! All you'll have to do is... cut the crusts off your bread, here I used a soft wheat. Flatten your crustless bread squares with a rolling pin and then top with one piece of American Cheese (do not be tempted to use more cheese, in this case one is enough) Here I used fresh, deli sliced, Land O'Lakes yellow American Cheese - YUM! Roll your cheese squares up and then cook them in a pan with melted butter over medium heat (SEAM SIDE DOWN FIRST TO SECURE THEM) (rolling occasionally in the buttered pan to crisp all sides) until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and your Grilled Cheese Rolls are ready to enjoy! Pin It

Tomato and Sweet Pepper Bisque and Grilled Daiya Sandwich « The Vegan Project I’ve been going through a lot of changes over the past couple of weeks and am finding these last few months of winter exhausting. While I was working over at Jessica’s place this morning, I felt myself in dire need of some comfort – a warm hug from mom at just the right moment. Unfortunately, my mom didn’t happen to be standing outside the door with open arms (but wouldn’t that have been cosmic if she had?) With a few tweaks to accommodate our now more refined (and vegan) palettes, I created a fresh tomato and sweet pepper bisque and a grilled Daiya sandwich that was reminiscent of a simpler time in our lives. Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 small yellow onions, chopped 8 roma tomatoes, roughly chopped ($5.68 got 8 gorgeous roma tomatoes on sale at Choices) 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 1 bouillon cube ½ tsp cayenne 4 small, sweet red mini peppers, chopped 4 cups water ¼ cup chopped fresh dill 1 tsp maple syrup Method: Now prepare the sandwiches… 1 tsp grainy mustard Back to the soup…

Panko Mozzarella Sticks! | Tasty Kitchen Blog - StumbleUpon I first discovered panko bread crumbs back in 1999. Please don’t ask me how I know that; I just do. I remember vividly reading a recipe that contained panko bread crumbs, and I remember vividly that I was nursing my second baby, and I remember vividly that I was hormonal and desperate, and the next thing I knew I was ordering panko bread crumbs from some market in Chelsea that the magazine recommended. Panko bread crumbs, in a word, are delicious. Panko are Japanese breadcrumbs, and are lighter and flakier than regular breadcrumbs. When I set out to make a recipe with panko bread crumbs, I started in the direction of something Asian/exotic. So guess what I did? Let me back up: my family LOVES fried mozzarella sticks. Here we go: Panko Mozzarella Sticks! Grab the panko breadcrumbs. You’ll need a bunch of string cheese—one string cheese per two fried mozzarella sticks you’d like to make. You’ll need a bowl of flour… A couple of eggs… A little milk… And some dried parsley flakes. Oh! Yum!

Top 10 Best Countries to be Vegetarian Vegetarians will have a hard time traveling to certain countries, as meat is in the culture and can be included in everything. However, certain countries have large vegetarian populations and customs. 10. Canada: There is a large vegetarian culture in Canada, especially in big cities. 9. Because Israeli restaurants and supermarkets will often abide by Kosher laws, pork and shellfish are not served, and prepared food usually will not combine milk and meat. 8. Inspired by British culture, Hong Kong has many vegetarian options, that are not only Chinese food, but often Indian or Western inspired. 7. Especially around big cities like New York, San Francisco or Chicago, the US has many vegetarians. 6. Vegetarianism is accepted in Thailand, and many traditional Thai dishes with rice and noodles are meat-free and loaded with a wide range of fresh veggies. 5. Taiwan does offer vegetarian options, but it is difficult to navigate your options without knowing the language. 4. 3. 2. 1. What Next?

Meatless Monday Meatless Sliders It’s Meatless Monday and we’re havin’ a slider party! And yes, folks that’s a meatless slider. Inside that lovely little homemade dinner roll is a scrumptious little veggie burger topped with smoked Gouda and drizzled with a very tasty tamari soy reduction. Our tasty little mini burger is comprised of a combination of breadcrumbs, eggs, grated carrots, chopped mushrooms, toasted hazelnuts, grated onion and a little milk. Of course, you can top these sliders with anything you want, but that tamari sauce may have just stolen the show. Although these sliders would be perfect for your next Meatless Monday Night Football party, I think they’re good enough for any party. Meatless Sliders Printable Recipe Ingredients: 4 cups whole wheat bread crumbs1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds2 cups grated carrots1 cup finely chopped mushrooms (food processor works great for this)4 Tbs. grated onion1/2 tsp salt1/8 tsp pepper3 eggs, beaten1/4 cup + 1 Tbs. milk

Vegan Creamy Vegetable Gratin Chop the broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Steam them for 5 minutes. If you;re using frozen or precooked vegetables, don't steam them. While the veggies are steaming, chop the onion and garlic finely and cook in the margarine or oil over medium heat. When the onion is translucent (do not brown), add the two tbsp of flour and whisk for 2 minutes until the flour is cooked. Turn the up to medium-high, start adding the water slowly and keep whisking. Meanwhile, start chopping the herbs and add them to the sauce along with the celery. Put the vegetables in the baking dish, pour the sauce and mix well. Bake at 450 degrees for about 15 or until the top is brown and serve. Serves 5 people. A great variation is to serve this over pasta!!!

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