Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tartine-esque panini

2 slices Take and bake Pugliese bread (Trader Joes)
1/4 ounce roquefort cheese
dijon mustard
1 slice Jarlsberg Swiss lite
2 slices rosemary ham (Trader Joes) or 1 ounce thinly sliced ham

Spray 2 sides of bread generously with Olive oil using a misto.  Spread half of the blue cheese on the insides of the bread, then dijon mustard, add ham and swiss cheese alternating.  My method to grill is to place on med-high heat in cast iron for about 5 minutes.  Turn sandwich and press for another 5 minutes, watch to make sure the press stays flat on. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Perky Iced Americano!

So refreshing!!!
Brew one strong small cup of espresso.  Add a small sprinkle of Turbinado sugar and a teaspoon of Kahlua.  Stir with spoon and stick in freezer to cool down for 10-15 minutes.  Pour over a glass of ice and add water as desired.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rustic French Tart

125 gm Whole Wheat Flour
125 gm flour
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp herbs de Provence
1/4 cup(s) olive oil

3 oz low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup(s) broccoli
1 roma tomato
1 Tbsp butter  
2 Chicken apple sausages TJs
2 turkey bacon slices TJ's
2 eggs  
1/4 cup(s) half-and-half cream
Grated fresh nutmeg
To make dough, combine 125 grams whole wheat flour, 125 grams flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp herbs de Provence, 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup cold water.  Mix with fork, then knead and roll out on floured surface, then form into your quiche pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Over medium heat melt butter, saute 3 cloves chopped fresh garlic, broccoli.  Sprinkle half of the reduced aged cheddar over bottom of unbaked crust.  Arrange cooked and chopped sweet apple chicken sausages, turkey bacon, and broccoli over cheese.  Combine eggs, cream, the rest of the cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese.  Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until center has set.

A bottle of Petit Syrah and you are set!  I only added 2 eggs cause that's all I had!  You really could put whatever filling you'd like in this crust.