Archive - August, 2011

Sugar Free Banana Bread with Whole Wheat Flour, Sweetened with Dates

Sugar Free Banana Bread with Whole Wheat Flour, Sweetened with Dates // wishfulchef.comFresh baked banana bread is one of the most comforting things to have in your kitchen. It should always start with fully ripe bananas, as it adds natural sweetness to the bread. And what’s great about my recipe is that it contains no added sugar at all! Well, there’s a tiny sprinkling of brown sugar on top but you can omit if you want. Also, chocolate chips are a nice addition if you don’t mind a little sugar. Continue Reading…

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Green Smoothie – Blueberry Celery Smoothie with Coconut Water

Green Smoothie   Blueberry Celery Smoothie with Coconut Water // wishfulchef.com

As promised, here’s another Green Smoothie recipe. This is one of my all-time favorites, not only for its beautiful color but it also tastes delicious. The celery flavor is noticeable, but subtle enough to not overpower the berries. One whole banana adds a creamy texture.

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Open-Faced French Tartine – A Twist on the Classic BLT Sandwich with Garlic Mayo

Open Faced French Tartine   A Twist on the Classic BLT Sandwich with Garlic Mayo // wishfulchef.com

I’ve had tartines – open-faced sandwiches – all summer long. I truly enjoy how much variety you can add with these simple appetizers. And they’re much healthier than traditional sandwiches, especially when using only one slice of whole grain bread. Tartines are also a little bit more sophisticated and make for an impressive starter course at any dinner party.

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Tropical Hurricane Irene Cocktail with Coconut Water, infused with Basil and Strawberries

Tropical Hurricane Irene Cocktail with Coconut Water, infused with Basil and Strawberries // wishfulchef.com

In honor of Ms. Irene, I created a quick cocktail drink. Hopefully this will appease her wrath as the hurricane is making its way up to New York. I made sure the drink is strong enough (probably a category 3 by my standards) and adding coconut water and lime juice make this a bit more tropical. Enjoy as one of the last summer cocktails of the year. Cheers!
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Mini Baked Egg Casseroles with Tomato, Basil and Prosciutto

Mini Baked Egg Casseroles with Tomato, Basil and Prosciutto // wishfulchef.com

Baked eggs cooked in small portions are a great alternative to more traditional egg based breakfasts like omelets. Especially if you want to entertain, preparing eggs this way is convenient as everyone gets to eat at the same time.

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Honey Roasted Spiced Nuts with Garam Masala

Honey Roasted Spiced Nuts with Garam Masala // wishfulchef.com

If you like honey roasted nuts, you should try my version of this snack. I combined several varieties of nuts and spiced it up with some homemade garam masala, a spice mix common in India and other Asian countries. Garam masala is a spice blend containing ground peppercorns, cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon, among other spices. You can find it in Indian grocery stores or large supermarkets in the spice aisle. Or you can make your own which you can keep for several weeks and use in many other dishes.

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Green Smoothie Recipe with Parsley and Mango

Green Smoothie Recipe with Parsley and Mango // wishfulchef.comThis is my first – of hopefully many more – green smoothie recipes. It’s great for beginners as it only involves a few ingredients…..mangoes, parsley, water and ice. Make sure your mangoes are very sweet and ripe, otherwise the taste will be bitter and sour. If your mangoes aren’t ripe enough, place them in a brown paper bag the night before you use them. For extra sweetness, add one or two dates into the mix.

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