Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Best Spinach Salad Ever

another recipe to try.......
  • 6 Cups spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 Cup dried sour cherries
  • 3 Scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Green apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/4 Cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Ounces crumbled goat cheese (optional)
1. In a large bowl, combine spinach, cherries, scallions, apples, grapes and walnuts.
2. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar and oil, and season dressing with a little salt and pepper to taste.
3. Add dressing and optional cheese to spinach-cherries mix, toss and transfer to serving plates.
Recipe Credit: Martha Stewart.

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Spinach-apple Smoothie

A recipe to try......
When I make a smoothie, I usually don't use a recipe but I do usually put in spinach.
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Granny smith apple, peeled
  • 8 Ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 Cup water
1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Boursin Cheese (Homemade)

This recipe is from Home of the Home Cook.  

2 garlic cloves
8 ounces butter, at room temperature
16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (the real stuff, and freshly-grated)
1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon chives
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

  1. Have cheeses and butter at room temperature.
  2. Crush garlic.
  3. Mix cheeses, butter and garlic.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, mix well.
  5. Pack into a container just large enough to hold the boursin and store in refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
  6. To serve, bring to room temperature.
  7. Serve with crackers.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours before serving.

Can-Can Canap├ęs! Boursin Baguette Bruschetta Recipe
Out of this world with a slice of garden fresh cucumber on a cracker!
boursin stuffed bacon wrapped chicken 
To Die for Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe
No cream cheese for me so I used a well drained block of fat-free yogurt cheese (my own drained for 24 hours). Skipped the butter as well. The flavors were just like the real thing and more than offset the loss of fat.
I served it with freshly baked whole wheat French bread and a salad, delicious.