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Peas, Cauliflower and Cashew Salad

Peas, Cauliflower and Cashew Salad

Peas, Cauliflower and Cashew SAlad

Peas, Cauliflower and Cashew Salad

Peas and cauliflower are not vegetables often served.  Peas get added to soups or rice, rarely used in salad or as a side dish as buttered peas.  Cauliflower is in almost every vegetable tray  set up at the grocery or buffet.  It is a once-in-awhile vegetable on my table.  After eating the , Peas, Cauliflower and Cashew Salad, raw cauliflower is becoming a salad stable.

Peas, Cauliflower and Cashew Salad

Peas, cauliflower, nuts and a bit of bacon makes a delicious summer recipe for your luncheon or dinner,
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bacon fried, drained and crumbled
  • 10 ounces frozen peas
  • 1 cup cauliflower cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1/4 cup green onions diced
  • 1/4 cup yellow mini pepper diced
  • 1 cup cashew pieces lightly salted
  • 1 cup Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Fry bacon, drain on paper towel.
  • Cool and crumble in small pieces.
  • Wash and cut the cauliflower, celery, green onions and peppeer
  • Mix the Ranch dressing and sour cream.
  • Mix bacon and vegetables together, except peas, into a large bowl.
  • Stir in the dressings.
  • Pour into a large serving dish, refrigerate.
  • Add the frozen peas 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving.

Notes

This recipe was adapted from Peas Cashew Salad by Janice Griggs in "Our Pitch-In Secrets" by UNISYS, HIM Service Center employees.

 

Cauliflower protects against cancer and packed with vitamin C and vitamin B folate helping your  immune system.  To get the most benefit of the nutrients, it is best to steam, cook in a wok or microwave.  Boiling the cauliflower in water causes it to lose those nutrients.

Cauliflower Vegetable Pizza

Cauliflower Vegetable Pizza

Cauliflower Vegetable Pizza

 Cauliflower with Mornay Sauce

Cauliflower with Mornay Sauce

Cauliflower with Mornay Sauce

Stir-Fried Frozen Cauliflower

Stir-Fried Frozen Cauliflower

Stir-Fried Frozen Cauliflower                                                        

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Julia Ann

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Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Quiche, France’s answer to Italy’s Pizza

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

They are both called pies, and are served in or on  a crust.  The quiche is a flaky pastry shell filled with an egg custard of  cheese, meats and/or vegetables..  The pizza is a yeast dough crust for savory toppings, hot and spicy also of cheese, meats and/or vegetables.  Introducing the Cheese-Bacon Quiche also referred to as a Quiche Lorraine.

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Quiche Lorriaine was first a custard base of few pieces of meat and poured into a hollowed out bread shell  Now the delicious Cheese-Bacon Quiche is poured into a pastry shell.  Some quiches have the meats, cheeses or vegetables on the bottom of the pastry shell with the egg custard poured on top. Quiches make a very good breakfast, brunch and small tart-like quiches make tasty appetizers or hors d/oeuvres.

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Savory pastry shells can be made by adding  egg yolks or Parmesan cheese.  The pastry for this particular quiche was made with coconut oil.  Coconut oil does not have a flavor of coconut and the pastry is very flaky making it somewhat hard to handle getting into the pie plate.  The flakiness of the pie dough adds texture to the custard filling.

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

An egg custard filling with cheese, bacon and onion baked in a crust, a classic French recipe for Quiche Lorraine.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast - Brunch
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 serving
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked 8-inch pie shell
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup onion sliced
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pinch of nutmeg freshly grated
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 F.
  • Chill pie shell before filling. Remember to warm a glass pie plate before putting into hot oven.
  • Fry the bacon in skillet until crisp.
  • Remove from skillet, drain on toweling and crumble.
  • Drain excess bacon grease from pan, save 1 teaspoon or enough to cook the onions until transparent.
  • In a large bowl, combine milk, eggs, 1/4 cup cheese, salt, pepper, sugar, nutmeg and hot sauce.
  • Stir in the bacon and onion.
  • Pour into the prepared pie shell.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Sprinkle with the paprika.
  • Bake 350 F for 35 minutes or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Notes

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Menus and serving Recommendations

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiches served at a brunch could be made in to small pie like tarts, accompanied with bowls of fresh melon and mango and the Sour Cream Bundt Coffee Cake.   Lunchtime Cheese-Bacon Quiches would be enjoyed with a nice spring lettuce salad with oranges and pecans or tomatoes and green onions and walnuts.  Think quiche for that extra appetizer for your next dinner.

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Cheese-Bacon Quiche

Other sources of quiche recipes.

Simply Recipes

Spark Recipes®

 

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Corn-Mushroom Chowder

Corn and Mushroom Chowder

Corn and Mushroom Chowder

Corn and Mushroom Chowder

This is a hearty soup for winter or for a summer luncheon, particularly when fresh corn is available from the local Farmer’s Markets.  I am an advocate of using fresh vegetables and fruits.  That is the advantage of living in small rural areas.  However, I have seen Eataly NYC via of the internet.  That is on my bucket list.

When I can’t get the fresh corn, the next best is the frozen bags I have in my freezer.  I never freeze enough; end up using grocery store frozen corn.  Just not the same, it does not have the milk scraped off the cob as for cream corn.

A Summer Time Treat, fresh corn.

Corn-Mushroom Chowder

A hearty soup of fresh corn, roasted red peppers and mushrooms, enhanced with crisp bacon pieces.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Prepare the roasted red peppers before starting the chowder.
  • Mince and chop the vegetables to have ready to put into the soup.
  • Melt the butter in a large sauce pan or Dutch oven.
  • Add the onion and garlic, cooking until onion is translucent.
  • Add the roasted red peppers, chopped mushrooms and corn.
  • Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the chicken broth over the vegetables.
  • Add Blend, sugar and parsley.
  • Stir to blend, cover, bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Add the milk to the soup, cover and cook for additional 5 minutes.
  • Do not let boil.
  • Pour 1 cup of the soup mixture into blender, mix briefly before adding the beaten egg yolks and cream. *(See notes)
  • Return the blended egg mixture to the large soup pan and heat only until hot.
  • Fry the bacon pieces until crisp, drain on towelling paper.
  • Serve the bowls of soup sprinkled with crisp bacon pieces.

Notes

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Roasted Red Peppers ready to peel the charred skins.

Roasted Red Peppers ready to peel the charred skins.

Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted Red Peppers are a favorite to have on hand in the freezer.  I clean and cut them to remove seeds and flatten for broiling about 15 mintues until well charred.  Cover them with aluminum foil for another 15 minutes will loosen the skin for easy peeling.  Best to wear gloves to prevent staining or burning your fingers. Lay them flat in one layer in freezer bags makes it easier to remove to use in soups, salads, stews, with vegetables, and meats.  They are tasty heated with olive oil, oregano flakes and balsamic vinegar for a side dish vegetable.

A serving of Corn and Mushroom Chowder

A serving of Corn and Mushroom Chowder

                                                                        

 

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