Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Vroooooooom Grilled Cars Anyone ?

You know you are mom of boys when everything you cook somehow seem to turn into a ball, a car , a monster or some kind of bat. So much so sometimes food can turn into clones or droids or Pokeman character. Love love love being with my kids they are a world to me. Those PJ's and arm farts yes dear readers arm farts crack me up. All I wish is for time to stand still .

Making these cheesy sandwiches is super easy
2 slices whole wheat bread
cheese slices
Salsa ( I used pineapple salsa from Trader Joes)
and sweet basil

Cut bread slice and cheese with the same cookie cutter and lay cheese on top of bread

Spoon and Slather bread with salsa and top with basil

Grill with broil option for 3-5 minutes depending on your oven. Wallah grilled cars ready to

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sundried Tomato Hummus & Baked Pita Chips

Sundried Tomato Hummus & Baked Pita Chips
Healthy snacking is always a challenge especially at the work when the 3 o clock hunger pangs hits you, vending machines with sugary stuff or deep fried chips do not help as well. Its really a tough job snack healthy, one of my favorite store for healthy snacks is Traders Joes. I am always impressed by variety and various options of healthy snacks available not to mention each belonging to a different cuisine. Few of my favorites are honey mustard baked pretzels tangy and sweet at the same time another favorite is baked pita chips usually in different flavors like cheese and pepper .Inspired by baked chips decided to try my own gourmet version by making them from scratch also wanted to add some flavor to regular Hummus and kick it up a notch.
Todays recipe is semi home made with store brought Hummus and adding some flavors.

Pita Chips
Ingredients For Pita Chips
1 pack of Pita bread
1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp dried Oregano
1 tbsp Paprika
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
Ingredients for Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
1 cup brought Hummus
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/3 cup olive oil/ oil from the sun dried tomatoes jar
1. Divide the pita chips length wise, in the sense split into two layer by separating into pita
2. Mix Cheese, Oregano and Paprika separately in a bowl
3. Spread the above mixture on the pita and spread evenly.
4. Pre heat oven to 400 o Degrees
5. Place the pita on oven rack and allow to bake for 10 minutes, Please adjust according to oven and also Pita size. Intent is to crisp the pita.
6. Remove from oven and allow to cool till warm
7. Break them into pieces and serve with Hummus

Process for Sun dried Tomato pesto
1. Mix all the ingredients in a food processor and grind while adding olive oil / oil from sun dried tomatoes till into turns into a fine consistency.
Serve Pita with Sun Dried Tomato Hummus , this sure is a healthy snack and does satisfy all your senses.
This entry goes all the way for A.W.E.D Middle Eastern Cuisine at Siri’s Corner.
Few of my other stints with Sun dried Tomotoes from the past here .

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