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.

 

 

Protein Bread

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The lovely ladies over at Alvarado Street Bakery sent me some loaf samples of their California style Complete Protein bread and Diabetic bread and included a note that said eat right away.

Richard, Zack and I all tried them. The texture of the sprouted wheat is tasty and substantial. It makes amazing toast and sandwiches. We put some home made raspberry freezer jam on ours and fresh tomatoes and avocados on the sandwich. Both were excellent. 

I make my own bread and I still really liked this and will buy it. They have lots of other sprouted grain products that I will give a try, Particularly the rye one, that sounds interesting, doesn’t it? The products seem to be available all around the U.S. They have pretty impressive distribution.

Alvarado Street Bakery’s mission is to give superior service in providing the finest quality baked goods to its valued customers nationwide by utilizing a worker owned and managed cooperative business structure and to strive to use whole grain and organic ingredients, wherever possible, to support sustainable agricultural practices and healthy living. Look up on the web- here

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.

 

Trumped by Turnips

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Ahh turnips, so sweet and crispy, I love them raw. My mom used to peel fresh vegetables and hand them to us raw to eat, including odd ones like potatoes, turnips and even raw corn from the field. The closer you are to the the soil where it was grown the more you do this, I guess?

Well I bought a whole box of turnips from the farmer’s market cheap! like 8 bucks for 40 lbs. I could not give them away! Perhaps I am the lonely only soul who loves them this much. I even told folks to try them raw, after a day they began to stink, pretty badly and my husband tossed them out, comparing them to death and stinky feet.

He said not even for a good deal would he waste the fridge space. Alas poor turnips, I knew you well—I can only sneak you in a baggie at a time. I toss them in soup all the time along with parsnips, which they also hate. I think my father liked steamed turnips, or mama, I remember eating them cooked as a kid too.

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.

 

 

Quickest Fancy Salad for Company

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Quickest salad ever:

Baby arugula lettuce (pre washed style)

Salt and pepper

Fresh lemon juice and  Ariston Lemon Olive Oil

Toss the leaves with some olive oil. Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice, season with salt and pepper. Super quick.

This is so tasty and Fresh, Perfect for summer parties and even a picnic! Love it, now I will need a case–

Boca Breakfast Links

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Great addition to breakfast fare. Richard and I both enjoyed these. They are pricey, but nice for a treat occasionally, when you want to feel like a traditional fry up. I cooked these links by the directions for skillet cooking. Then fried up a hash of leftover boiled potatoes, leftover corn off of the cob, chopped sweet onions, fresh mushrooms, 3 thai bird chiles and lots of pepper. Chopped the cooked links and stirred in. Richard liked it. It made tons of breakfast for just being leftovers. Unfortunately, it was not attractive  to take a picture of, just various chunks of brown stuff. Yep, it looked like dog food. But tasty vegetarian dog food.

Boca LInks

Cooking Directions

Not ready to eat. Cook thoroughly. Keep frozen. Product must be cooked thoroughly to 160 degrees F for food safety and quality. Do not allow product to thaw or eat without cooking. Do not microwave more than two links at a time. Skillet (recommended method): Cook frozen links in nonstick skillet on Medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through (160 degrees F), turning frequently. Product will be hot! Let cooked links stand 1 min. to cool. Microwave: 1. Place 2 frozen links, parallel to each other, 1 inch apart, in center of double layer of paper towels in center of microwave oven. 2. Microwave on High until cooked through (160 degrees F). Microwave wattage, time: Over 1100 watt, 50 sec.; over 800 to 1100 watt, 50 sec.; 600 to 800 watt, 1 min.

Boca’s site has lots of suggestions and recipes plus all the nutritional info from the back of their packaging– www.bocaburger.com