July 30, 2007

Onion and Leek Tart

This recipe is full of flavor even though it’s so easy! You can change it up a bit adding different vegetables or a layer of vegan cream cheese to start!

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1 Puff pastry sheet, thawed
1 Bunch of Leeks, thoroughly washed off of all grit
1 Red onion
1 Vidalia onion
2 Cloves garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with non stick spray and lay out pastry sheet and set aside. Preheat a sauté pan to medium heat and add a tough of olive oil. Roughly chop cleaned leeks and add to sauté pan, mixing to coat with oil. Slice Red and Vidalia onions and add to leeks. Let this sauté for a few minutes, cooking down. Adjust heat as needed, making sure not to burn leek mixture. Mince 2 cloves of garlic and add to leek mixture, stirring to combine. When leek mixture has cooked down, remove from heat and add to puff pastry sheet, starting in from about ¼ inch. Put in oven and cook for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit about 5 minutes to cool. Cut into pieces and serve with a knife and fork or pick up from the edges like a pizza and eat!


Posted by dangalvez at 10:43 PM

July 19, 2007

Sauerkraut Haystacks

This show is sponsored by Great Lakes Sauerkraut, the world's largest producer of sauerkraut, producing more than 120,000 tons of barrel cured kraut a year.

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Look for Great Lakes Kraut selling under the Krrrrisp Kraut, Silver Floss,Bush's Best or Cortland Valley brand names at your local grocery store. Sauerkraut can be found in the canned section or refrigerated meat section.

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Sauerkraut is full of vitamins A, B-thiamin, riboflavin and niacin-C, phosphorous, calcium, iron, potassium and fiber, so it's great for you! Sauerkraut is also a cruciferous vegetable that contains cancer fighting phytochemicals, and studies have shown an increase in consumption of sauerkraut decreases a person chances of developing certain types of cancers such as breast, colon, lung or liver. So, there are also health benefits to sauerkraut consumption.

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This recipe is fun, easy and will be the center of attention at your next gathering. Using Chocolate and sauerkraut together is fun and surprisingly delicious! I named this “sauerkraut haystacks” because they kind of look like little haystacks! You can throw some raisins in here for another flavor or garnish with a dusting of cinnamon or powdered sugar for an extra treat!

Sauerkraut Haystacks

1/2 cup Krrrrispkraut Sauerkraut, drained

10 ounce bag Tropical Source non-dairy chocolate chips

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup chow mein noodles

½ cup almonds, toasted

In a double boiler melt chocolate chips. Add cinnamon and mix to combine. Add drained sauerkraut, chow mein noodles and toasted almonds and mix well to coat everything with chocolate. Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper and drop teaspoonfuls of haystacks onto it. Put into the refrigerator until cool and harden, about 15 or 20 minutes. Makes about 18-24 haystacks, depending on how big your “teaspoonfuls” are.


Posted by pmadsen at 04:46 PM