Posts Tagged ‘quick’

Breakfast Bites

March 25, 2010

Craving a Danish but just don’t have the energy to make frosting and cream cheese filling?  These dandy little treats will satisfy without taking all morning.  Best part?  They only take one pan!

Breakfast Bites

1 package refrigerated crescent roll dough

1/4 cup apricot preserves (I used Bonne Maman)

sprinklings of cinnamon sugar, cardamom, and ginger

3 Tb unsweetened dried coconut

slivered almonds, optional

Butter-flavored spray or vegetable oil spray

Preheat oven to 375 and lightly spray a cookie sheet.  Separate crescent roll dough into the preformed triangles.  Roll each triangle into a ball and mush it, then flatten it into a disk shape about 1/4″ thick (thinner is fine).  Spread fruit preserves over each disk.  Sprinkle with cardamom (go easy!), ginger, and cinnamon-sugar.  Sprinkle coconut (and slivered almonds, if using) on top.  Bake until golden and puffy.  Serve warm with tea, milk, or coffee!

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Quinoa Salad

March 3, 2010

This salad, served warm or chilled, is even better the next day.  Try it alone, stuffed in a pepper or tomato, or as an accompaniment to glazed tempeh.  It’s an easy and delicious way to get the family to try quinoa!

1 cup red quinoa, cooked (use a 1:2 quinoa to water ratio, bring to boil, turn down heat and cook 10-15 minutes)

1/4 purple onion, diced

1 bell pepper, diced

1 tomato, chopped

3 Tbs corn

3 Tbs peas

4 Tbs olive oil

1 1/2 tsp soy sauce

1/2 tsp lime juice

cracked black pepper, sage, garlic salt to taste

To make: Cook quinoa.  Add in pepper, tomato, onion, peas, and corn.  In a separate container, mix soy sauce, olive oil, lime juice, and seasonings.  Toss dressing in with salad and let chill 30 minutes.