Friday, July 29, 2011

Flour tortilla Pizzas

1 flour tortilla per child, 1-2 per adult
pasta sauce
Pre-cooked veggies (peppers, onions sauteed, cooked yam in slices)
Cheese (soy, cheddar, mozza, feta)
Meat (pepperoni, salmon, ham, bacon) cut into bite size pieces
Olives, capers

1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2) bake tortillas for 4-5 mins or until lightly crispy and remove from oven
3) Spread pasta sauce to the edges, and load with toppings, covering it with cheese
4) Return to oven until cheese melts 2-3 mins

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kitchen Sink Breaky

Another victorious easy meal! This time a breakfast/brunch winner. Minutes this is.... minutes!

3 eggs
a bit of milk (goat's, cow's, unsweetened almond milk)
Bread (any type, slightly stale, or fresh - whatevs)
Some type of filling ingredient - candied or smoked salmon, ham, mushrooms
Cheese (feta, swiss, cheddar)

Line the bottom of a pie pan with a teenie bit of butter or olive oil and then the bread - no more than an inch high (cut buns into 3 slices sideways). Whip up the eggs and milk and pour over the bread. Add the meat or veggie and cover or add cheese.
Salt and pepper optional

Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Meatloaf 2 in 1

Okay this is another "make one meal and use the leftovers the next day" meal.

Night 1 - meatloaf (I bought mine pre-made, feel free to share any good recipes for this since I have never made one!) with corn on the cob.

Save extra corn and meatloaf

Night 2 - Meat loaf cut up into chunks reheated in a pan on the stove top with red onions, pieces of cut off corn, sliced celery and salsa (lightly coat). Serve it with fresh avocado.


Gratin-ishness (gluten-free)

I just recently tried a Potato, Tomato & Zucchini Gratin and I loved it! Well, it required me to whip out my mandolin (slices food very thin) and it inspired another recipe:

Yummy Southwest Bake

2 yams
2 potatoes (Yukon Gold)
1 red onion
1 pk of cooked back bacon, or turkey bacon, or something like that
sour cream (optional)
grated cheese (cheddar, mozza, parmesan, monterey jack)

On the thinnest setting, slice the first three ingredients and layer them on an angle (like dominoes that have been knocked down) in a roasting pan that has a bit of olive oil and minced garlic in the bottom. Add spices on top (I used Epicure Herb & Garlic), pepper, a coarse salt and wallop the sour cream, salsa and spread the cheese over it.

Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. If you used thicker slices, it might need a bit more time.

NOTE: If you have too many thin slices, do a second layer on TOP of the first layer and put the condiments on top of THAT layer.

You will thank me for this recipe!