Roasted Veggie wraps

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Maybe one of y’all know where I got these gorgeous sesame wrap breads? They were so pretty and tasty, and I cannot find them again. I thought I bought them at Walmart with the tortillas or Hungry girl flatbreads but now I cannot find them Boo too, because they were really spectacular!  This wrap sandwich contained roasted green Anaheim chills, Roasted yellow squash, zucchini and eggplant, chopped tomato and guacamole and then a little sprinkle of cilantro on this sesame bread wrapper. Way to go leftovers! Leftovers from a grilling fiesta the day before! I even had some leftover guac! So while it is definitely involved from scratch it was a quick lunch that day.

 

 

Sneaky snack

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When I feel a mite “peckish” like they say in regency romance novels, if I am near grocery store that has a sushi guy, ( many of them in our area do nowadays) I get a sushi roll snack.

I love that sushi ginger and could eat it just plain. But I do like to smother my veggie sushi in it. Like this blurry picture. You can get one of these for under 5 bucks, don’t feel guilty, has some nutrition even. Tasty vegetarian snackage.

I like the ones where they have really teensy julienne veggies in them. One place near us makes that style. I have made these at home but only for more than one person.

 

Rainbow cauliflowers

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I didn’t taste these at the produce show, But I have bought them before. We are such foodies that we will try most any vegetable that is new. Love the color on these. They taste the same and cook the same as regular cauliflower but add such pizazz to your salads.

One of my favorite cauliflower sales is a cold crunchy one. You just take the cauliflower. make flowerettes and then slice them about 1/4″ thick. Toss the slices with ranch dressing and some curry powder to taste. It is a great make ahead sale because it can sit in the fridge even overnight and just tastes better the next day. With these fancy cauliflowers it would be a vibrant white, green, and lavendar!

Product review: zipfruit

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Once You open the stylish packaging of “zipfruit” you get a snack size serving of tasty crispy freeze dried goodness.

by Oregon Freeze Dry, the world’s largest custom freeze dryer, ZipKitchen is providing a fresh take on the snack world. Thanks to their experience and technology, this new line of freeze-dried ZipFruit preserves the natural essence of the original fruit, ensuring the taste and quality remains intact.

I liked them, but hope for more exotic flavors in the future like raspberries, peaches, nectarines etc. I got a free sample so I do not know how much they cost, it is a smallish amount. Just right for a quick snack or to feed a child. They were easy to open.

I heard they are available at 7-Eleven’s nationwide so should be easy for y’all to try them for yourselves.

“Due to the freeze-dried technology that Oregon Freeze Dry bestows, and the fact that all of their products are sourced, freeze-dried, packaged, and shipped from one location, helps to guarantee that the nutrition and quality of their products remain at its peak. In fact, unlike traditional dried-fruit which concentrates all of the sugars of the fruit, and is often infused with preservatives, freeze-dried products are almost nutritionally identical to the original, minus the extra water weight.
With only 35-45 calories per serving, no additives, colors, or flavorings, and a 15-month shelf-life to boot, this is definitely a snack that I would feel good about eating myself, as well as for feeding the little ones in my life.”  from their site. The photo links to their site for more info.

 

 

Pico Tomato Salsa Delight!

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When the tomatoes are perfection and the local Texas sweet onions crispy and delicious, they only need a dab of spice and salt to be a flavor that can be so addictive that you just keep coming back to the bowl for more. Look how intensely red this is!

I like to hand chop this. I know, it takes more time but this is so simple, and I want the tomato and onion and jalapeno pieces to all be perfect tiny squares.

The proportions are to your taste but I like this–

  • 5 large dead ripe tomatoes,
  • 1 jumbo sweet onion ,
  • 2 green jalapeños.
  • 1 large bunch of fresh cilantro and the
  • juice of 3-4 limes.
  • add garlic salt and other spices to taste (or one VeggyMart Salsa/Pico Seasoning packet)

Hand chop the onions, tomatoes and jalapeño ( make the pepper tinier and remove the stem and seeds). Chop the cilantro and juice the limes. Start with three limes and  the fourth if it need more tartness.Throw it all in a bowl. sprinkle liberally with garlic salt.

This is only as good as the summer tomatoes and onions. This is still an ok recipe in the fall, but not as addictive as this week. Try to get the farmers at the farmers market to let you taste the tomatoes and get whichever tastes sweetest.

 

 

Corn Fritters

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These are quick snacks, sort of whole grain with the fresh corn. amazing, not very sweet. dipped in honey because I could not find any powdered sugar.Made with just these few ingredients mixed together and deep fried in hot canola oil. These is some honey in that pot!

 

 

 

Kale Chips

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Have to use up bunches and bunches of kale that we got from the produce wholesalers at The Dallas Farmers market. This was beautiful lush kale, the common regular curly type. I found several recipes for kale chips online, it is easy to do. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, wash and dry Kale. It has to be dry or it will never crisp up.

Take out tough center ribs,  put a layer one deep on cookie sheet falttening as best you can. Then sprinkle with garlic salt.

Bake for about 11 minutes. start watching at the 9 minute point. You do not want them to get over brown or they will be bitter.  These are getting too brown.

 

It is surprising how delicate and crispy they become. A large platter disappeared at our dinner party. We made some more and one very healthy eating 20 year old man took all the leftovers home, He was a runner and he loved them.

We have had commercial ones and like them but they were so easy to make at home!

Here is a big pile of kale chips ready for a party! Kale is surprising because raw it has a very substantial leaf and yet, when baked into crisps they are quite delicate and can even shatter into shards of itsy bitsy kale crisps.

Oh my! Apricot Love–

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Just a quick one–Have you seen some of the fist sized amazing apricots?

Just a few grocery stores have had them and I am working my way through a case from the Dallas Market wholesale guys…They are so wonderful–The produce guys sold out in several hours, 25 dollars for this box about 60 apricots….