Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tomato Pesto Tarts

Another super easy recipe for you college students who want to class things up with minimal effort. These "tarts" are super easy and quick to make for a dinner party or gathering, and look like they took a lot more time than they actually did!

Puff pastry
Tomato paste
pesto (I used this recipe)
mixed olives
fresh tomatoes

Thaw the puff pastry, and preheat the oven to 450. Using a cup or a large round cookie cutter, cut the pastry into rounds and set aside on an oiled cookie sheet. (You can roll the extras in cinnamon sugar and bake later for a dessert!)

Spread the tops of the rounds with a thin layer of tomato paste. Put a dollop of pesto in the center, and top with a slice of tomato and bits of chopped olives. Sprinkle freshly cracked pepper over the top.

Bake until the puff pastry has risen and the tomatoes begin to look cooked (It should only take a few minutes). Best served warm!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Protip 1

Protip: bake your bananas in the skin before you put them in your banana bread!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lemon poppyseed yogurt with raspberries and cream

There are a two things that are on my dietary blacklist: bagels and muffins. They've reached the status of Do Not Eat, ever. EVER!!

These are also two of my favorite things. Funny how that works out, isn't it? Some days I wake up with an insatiable urge to devour everything in sight, and at the top of this list is always one thing: lemon poppy seed muffins.

To overcome these binge eating meltdowns, I've come up with a few recipes that sate my longing for all things carbohydrate, and leaves me feeling happy and full. This is one of those recipes.

Almost painfully easy, inexpensive, and quick: this is the perfect recipe for a girl (or guy) on the go. Throw it together in a cup on the way to work or class, and eat it on the way.

Lemon yogurt
poppy seeds
fresh berries
soy creamer (optional)

In a small bowl or cup, mix the yogurt with poppy seeds to taste. Top with fresh or frozen berries of your choice, and drizzle with soy creamer. Sprinkle poppy seeds for garnish. Enjoy.

That's it. Seriously. I told you it was easy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009