Greek Salad with Marinated Tofu

Two Fat Vegetarians

Greek salad is one of my favourite light dishes. It’s simplicity, of course, is dependent on great quality ingredients and one of the benefits of making it yourself is that you can make sure they are up to standard. Alongside the vegetable and olives, is the feta cheese, it’s salty creaminess offset the sweetness of the tomatoes and the crunch of the cucumber. Of course, if you’re keeping away from dairy you have to find a substitute.

I thought of tofu, marinaded and then griddled to take the place of the feta and it has worked well beyond my expectations. It is, I think, down to the amount of salt I use in the marinade. 1/2 tsp is a lot, but most of it stays in the marinade and feta is salty. As ever with marinades, the more time you can leave your ingredients in them, the better. For this…

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All-Fruit Ice Lollies (Popsicles!)

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all-fruit ice lollies by kellie's food to glowIf it is hot where you are, eating cool foods and sipping iced drinks will be high on your agenda. Ice lollies are always a hit – whether bought or made; whether you are young or old. Why not keep it healthy and fun by making these all-fruit ice lollies?

It’s a hectic weekend for many of us so I shan’t keep you with one of my typical rambling posts. I will let the pictures and wee recipe – such as it is – speak for themselves. Enjoy your weekend. K x

all-fruit ice lollies by kellie's food to glow

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Grow Your Own Necklace

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Looks like crystals are staying around for a little longer. This tutorial is a little different than all the rest we blogged about because this one allow you to GROW your own crystals. You will need a few basic supplies and a little patience. This would be a great tutorial for tweens or teens as it has its very own science lesson hidden in DIY.  Grow your own crystal necklace tutorial.

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Father’s Day Recipes

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Show dad how much you care with these recipes for family-favorite steaks, chicken, burgers, salads, sides and desserts.

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RASPBERRY LEMON CURD FLOWER TARTLETS

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 Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets are the most refreshing little bite of  something sweet and delicious!
They would be perfect to serve at a tea, or Easter brunch or a Mother’s Day luncheon!
And what makes them even better… they are so easy to make!!!!
These fit into the WOW FACTOR dessert category…

Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets

StoneGable Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets
makes 16 tartlets
1 Box of refrigerated pie dough
1 jar raspberry jam
1 jar lemon curd
1 pint fresh raspberries
confectioner’s sugar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out one pie dough crust on a floured surface.
Using a flower cookie cutter, cut out 8 flowers per pie dough crust.
Using a mini muffin pan, put 1 flower into the well of the pan and shape. Leave the petals hanging over the edge. Do this for all the cut out pie dough flowers. Arrange as shown filling 2 mini muffin pans.
Bake for 8 minutes or until just done. Don’t over bake or the petals will be too dark.
Take the flower tartlet out of the pans and cool on a wire rack.
When the flower tartlets are cool  dip each petal into a bowl of confectioner’s sugar.
Add a small amount of raspberry jam to the bottom of each tartlet.
Put a dollop of lemon curd on top of the raspberry jam.
Add a fresh raspberry to the center of the flower tartlet.
Serve on a plate of dried split peas to help them sit upright.
Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets are so delicious… and they will go fast!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Riesling Peach Glazed Ham for Easter Dinner

Easter, Riesling Peach Glazed Ham

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 Riesling Peach Glazed Ham

Enjoy this peach and riesling wine flavored ham recipe – perfect for dinner.

 Ingredients
1 fully cooked smoked bone-in half ham (6 to 8 lb)
1 cup Riesling wine
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 jar (18 oz) peach preserves (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup stone-ground mustard

Directions

  • 1Heat oven to 350°F. Line shallow roasting pan with foil. Place ham on rack in roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer in ham so tip is in center of thickest part of meat and does not touch bone.
  • 2In 1-quart saucepan, heat wine, thyme sprigs and shallot to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 7 to 8 minutes or until wine is reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove from heat. Discard thyme sprigs. Stir in preserves, brown sugar and mustard. Brush half of glaze mixture over ham.
  • 3Bake…

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Riesling Peach Glazed Ham for Easter Dinner

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 Riesling Peach Glazed Ham

Enjoy this peach and riesling wine flavored ham recipe – perfect for dinner.

 Ingredients
1 fully cooked smoked bone-in half ham (6 to 8 lb)
1 cup Riesling wine
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 jar (18 oz) peach preserves (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup stone-ground mustard

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line shallow roasting pan with foil. Place ham on rack in roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer in ham so tip is in center of thickest part of meat and does not touch bone.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, heat wine, thyme sprigs and shallot to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 7 to 8 minutes or until wine is reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove from heat. Discard thyme sprigs. Stir in preserves, brown sugar and mustard. Brush half of glaze mixture over ham.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 1 hour 30 minutes, basting with remaining glaze mixture every 30 minutes. Cover loosely with foil; bake 30 minutes longer or until thermometer reads at least 140°F. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

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