Monday, March 22, 2010

Quicky Lunch

I sent the cheese scones I made yesterday with some cheddar cheese, apple sauce, dried fruit, cookies and chocolate soy milk. It looked like a pretty tasty lunch to me.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sconeday




So today I had the impulse to make a bunch of scones. I made blueberry - with Costco dried blueberries, glaze and blueberry sugar. I made cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, raisin and walnut scones, with glaze. And I made Mexican 3 cheese scones.

They were all delicious. The blueberry and the cheese scones I made with Garvey's organic mix. The cinnamon scones I made with Dassant vanilla scone mix.

The glaze was milk, real vanilla and powdered sugar.

Lunches 3/15-3/19

I was making lunches this week, but I was so busy I forgot to take pictures, or, rather, I thought about it, and realized I didn't have time.

I bought some Maranatha dark chocolate almond spread, and is it good! (see link at bottom of blog) I made sandwiches with it, and sprinkled on some sweet dark dried cherries- I was going for a black forest cake vibe. We all thought the sandwiches were very good. We thought they were so good we ate them two days in a row (Monday and Tuesday).

On Thursday I used Maranatha sesame tahini (see link) on flat bread with green onions and lettuce, and rolled that up.

On Friday I threw some granola bars and snacks in a bag and called it lunch.


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Mama Africa's Papaya and Apple Salad


I'm trying to work more papaya in to our diet, since I've read it is very, very good for us, so
I bought a large maradol papaya, and made papaya salad. Since I love Thai green papaya salad, I've been experimenting with other salads- and I don't worry about how ripe the papaya is. I just use it when I buy it. It's all good. Turns out papaya is good with just about any dressing, and it blends with sweet and savory. What a great fruit! Don't forget that the seeds are edible!

I used baby lettuce as my base, then covered that with thin slices of papaya- about 1 1/2" long, and 3/4" wide. On top of the arranged shaved papaya, I sprinkled green onions and matchstick pieces of pink lady apples. Then I topped it with a dressing I made out of Mama Africa's Jabula sauce (sweet red pepper, apricot and rosemary), and O olive oil infused with grapefruit- about 1/3 sauce and 2/3's oil.

I found the sauce at Whole Foods, and I only bought it because it was 1/2off- but it's really delicious. I'm going to try it on chicken, for my next experiment.

chocolate cherry scones


Very simple. Just scone mix with 1/2 cup or sweet dark dried cherries, and 1/2 of a chocolate candy bar chopped up.