Layered Nacho Bake-Vegetarian

This is perfect for game day…or any day actually!!!!

This is a cheesy yummy nacho bake that you will need a fork for! Layers of nacho chips, refried beans, salsa and lots of cheese!

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Hummus & Pita plus a few other dishes!

The other night I made a delicious dinner of Hummus & Pita plus a few other dishes! It was just what we wanted for a ‘beginning of spring dinner!

I bought pre-made frozen Falafel Balls to save a bit of time since.i was going to make the pita & other dishes! They were good & I am pretty sure they are available in most places now, If you can not find frozen Falafel Balls, maybe you can find the dry mix which is quick to use!

The menu was… Homemade Pita, Hummus, red pepper dip ( I will work on that recipe for the blog!), deviled eggs, pickles, cups up cucumbers, roasted cherry tomatoes & roasted cauliflower. I fried up some eggplant slices as well. OH… I can’t forget the tahini sauce too! So good! I have a few recipes on this blog for some of the food we ate so here they are! And.. I have added some recipes I did not make too!! This kind of dinner is just so versatile! You can add anything you like….

For the tahini, I do not have a recipe here … I have a recipe for tahini dressing & tahini sauce with roast potatoes. but here is how to make it , put this in a jar to shake it up or a bowl & uses a whisk, Take 1/2 cup tahini, juice of half a lemon, pinch of salt, & about 4 tbsp of cold water…mix, if this is too thick then add more cold water gradually. Adjust the seasonings…salt etc. you can add more lemon if you want too! Drizzle the tahini sauce over anything & everything!!

Baba Ganoush

As with Hummus, there are so many recipes for Baba Ganoush & I pretty much like all of them. Some are made with mayonnaise which I really like but the one that I have been making lately uses tahini.  Very quick & simple, delicious & healthy. If you can not eat tahini, add mayonnaise in its… Continue reading →

Avocado Hummus

I love guacamole & I love hummus…so I combined them. Easy. Also good because I had 1 can of chickpeas & a couple of avocado that were getting nice & ripe so I needed to use them.

Antipasto

This is my Aunt Marilyn Lyman’s recipe. I remember her making this & she gave me the recipe aver 30 years ago….

The recipe is just a bunch of jarred pickles, olives, tuna….& a few other ingredients…chopped up, mixed together & wow is it good!My aunt used to chop all fo the ingredients by hand but I don’t do that… I use my food processor. The trick is not to over-chop them…still tastes ok…. i do like my antipasto to be less coarse than the bought ones so I’m ok anyway the ingredients come out of the food processor bowl. You can of course chop the ingredients by hand!

There is a recipe for Antipasto in Norene Gilletz cookbook, Pleasures of Your Processor that is very similar to this recipe. In that book, it says this keeps for 6 weeks….I have also been told it lasts only 3 days…so honestly I do not really know, but have kept it for a couple weeks. If you do not want to keep it for so long, make half the recipe!

Here is the full recipe.which makes 2 large jars….

Ingredients

2 cups sweet pickles, drained

1 can of sliced mushrooms, drained

1 1/2 cups pickled sweet onions

1 1/2 cups of pitted green olives…I use the pimento stuffed ones….

2 cans of tuna, drained & flaked

1 1/4 cups Heinz chili sauce

1 1/3 cups ketchup

dash of lemon juice

a few shakes of worsteshire sauce

Method 

  1. I used my food processor to chop all of the ingredients.  Put the drained pickles in the food processor bowl & pulse a few times until you get the size of the pieces you would like your ingredients to be. Remove the chopped pickles to a bowl
  2. Do the same to the rest of the ingredients…the mushrooms, sweet onions & green onions…
  3. Add the drained tuna
  4. Now add the chili sauce, ketchup, lemon juice & worsteshire sauce…
  5. Mix well
  6. I store this in large pickle sealing jars…

Serve with crackers….

Enjoy!!

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Cheezies….An Appetizer

This recipe was from my aunt, Marilyn Lyman. I was going through her recipes one day & came across this typewritten recipe for Cheezies… they are a homemade cheese kind of cracker ….The image I get when I think of these is having them at a cocktail party, with the men & woman dressed to the nines.. chatting , drinking martinis & having these lovely little cheese crackers ….

The recipe is a bit vague… I tried them 2 different ways. One as it was written on the card.. mixed by hand…they were a bit crumbly& chunky…..so I tried them again using the food processor & they came out more to my liking..the texture was smooth & the cracker was not crumbly’

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