New Favorite · New Traditions · Vegetarian

Avocado and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Avocado + Goat Cheese + basil + olive oil + tomato = taste bud explosion!

AVOCADO AND GOAT CHEESE BRUSCHETTA

Baguette
1 avocado
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
basil leaves
1/4 cup goat cheese
2 teaspoons olive oil
Salt flakes and freshly ground pepper

  • Slice the baguette and toast the bread.
  • Slice and pit the avocado. ¬†Scoop out the flesh with a spoon, place in a bowl.
  • Mash the avocado and mix in the lime juice and chopped basil.
  • Add the goat cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix together,
  • Spread the mixture onto the toast.
  • Add a basil leaf to each piece of toast and top with a half of a sun gold tomato (or cherry tomato).
New Traditions

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is nothing new but when made with Black Krim tomatoes from my friend, Jan, it takes on a whole new level of yumminess. On another day, I’ll try Caprese Salad with the Green Zebra tomatoes she grows!

CAPRESE SALAD

sliced fresh tomatoes
sliced buffalo mozzarella
fresh basil leaves
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper

  • Wash and slice the tomato(s) about 1/2 inch thick, place on a platter or plate.
  • Slice the buffalo mozzarella about 1/4 inch thick and place on top of tomato.
  • Top with a fresh basil leaf.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar; salt and pepper to taste.
New Favorite · Skinny · Vegan · Vegetarian

Kale Chips…for the chipaholic in me!

KALE CHIPS

My oldest daughter first told me about making kale chips.  I like kale and I LOVE chips so what’s not to like?  She didn’t have a recipe to give me but explained how she made them.  I tried it and was instantly a fan.  Good for me, crispy/salty and easy….a winner!

KALE CHIPS

1 bunch fresh kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt (or flavored salt of your liking)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the baking sheet.
  • Wash the kale and dry thoroughly.   Remove the stem from the kale leaves.
  • Tear the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place kale on greased baking sheet and sprinkle with olive oil and salt.
Raw kale with oil and salt
  • Bake about 10 minutes or until the edges brown.  Watch carefully because the kale burns easily.