Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Best Spinach Salad Ever

another recipe to try.......
Ingredients:
  • 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)
Instructions:
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.


Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-best-spinach-salad-ever-recipe.html#ixzz2V3Owcudr

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.
Ingredients:
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Granny smith apple, peeled
  • 8 Ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 Cup water
Instructions:
1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
Recipe Credit: food.com


Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/14-ways-to-use-spinach-slideshow.html#ixzz2V3MusSaX

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Boursin Cheese (Homemade)

This recipe is from Food.com Home of the Home Cook.  

INGREDIENTS
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


DIRECTIONS
  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.

REVIEWS I LIKED
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.