Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pasta Salad


box of multicolored rotini pasta
1 cup lg black olives
red, yellow,and orange peppers
1 small package cherry tomato
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of half fresh lemon
pinch of ground pepper
pinch of salt
2 tbsp of parmesan cheese


1. Cook pasta according to box instruction and in to  a big salad bowl.
2. Wash veggies, cut peppers to bite pieces, rinse olives, and combine all ingredients.
3. In a bowl combine lemon juice, salt, pepper, an olive oil. Mix well and add to the ingredients. Toss all ingredients and mix in parmesan cheese to the bowl.

Tofu with Sweet Peppers


1 Whole Firm Tofu
Yellow and Red Pepper
1/2 c. Mozzarella Cheeze
Olive Oil
Sun Dried Pesto
1/4 c. Parmesan Cheese


Drain Tofu and dry with paper towel. 
Cut into 4 even pieces and line up in a foiled cookie sheet.
Season with olive oil and lightly cover with parmesan cheese.
Julienne cut peppers.
Spread pesto to the tofu and assemble peppers on top and mozzarella next.
Drizzle olive oil over and broil low until golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes - check regularly, it can easily get burned.

Note: Good for Appetizer. These pieces are light and healthy. Enjoy!

Fruit Pizza


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
  • Fruit Garnish:
  • 10-15 strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 apple
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  1. Slice fruits, separate outer part of strawberries and set aside. In a bowl combine lemon juice and sugar.
Cream Base:
  • 1 cream cheese
  • 1/4 c. tbsp granulated sugar
  • strawberries (separated pieces)
  1. In a mixer, combine cream cheese, sugar, and pieces of strawberries until well incorporated. Set aside.


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 
  2. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. 
  3. Add egg and milk and beat to combine. 
  4. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  5. Press dough to a buttered cookie sheet evenly. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookie is just beginning to turn brown around the edges. Let it cool.
  6. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly in the cookie and arrange fruit slices and lightly brush fruits with lemon juice mixture. 

Note: Lemon juice will prevent discoloration of the fruits. Optional if serve immediately.