Dried Tomato Crostini Recipe
12 sun-dried tomato halves, dry pack
1/4 cup boiling water
2 tbsp balsamic or red wine vinegar
1 medium tomato, peel, seed, chop
1/4 cup red onion, finely chop
4 pitted ripe olives, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp parsley, snipped
1 cl garlic, minced
1/2 tsp capers, drain, chop
1 cracked black pepper
8 oz loaf baguette-style french bread
1 parmesan or mozzarella, shred
1 fresh thyme sprigs, optional
Combine dried tomatoes, water and vinegar. Let stand for 15 to 20
minutes to soften tomatoes. Drain. Discard liquid. Cut dried tomatoes
into thin strips; return to bowl. Stir in ripe tomato, onion, olives,
oil, parsley, garlic and capers. Season with pepper. Bias-slice bread
into 24 pieces, about 1/2" thick. Place bread slices on a baking
sheet. Bake in a 350~ oven for 3 to 5 minutes or till light brown.
Turn bread over; bake for 3 to 5 minutes more or till light brown.
Spoon tomato mixture onto toasted bread and serve immediately. Or, if
desired, sprinkle added Paremsan cheese or mozzarella over tomato
mixture; return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes more or till cheese is
melted. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired. Serve
to Vegetable Recipes
Food Tips of the Week
A few tips on healthy eating
In planning a diet, the important thing is to also endeavour to restrict your ingestion of refined carbohydrates, salt and fats.
Some lower carbohydrate diet pointers:
* Make low carbohydrate breadcrumbs for deep fried foods.
Although you can probably buy low carbohydrate breadcrumbs, you may make them yourself by simply using low carb bread. Simply toast the low carbohydrate bread in a gas or electric oven on a baking tray. Once it is well toasted, grind it up in the food processor using a coarse blade. Store in a tupperware container.
Wonder foods with carotenes
(includes carrots, rose hip puree and winter squash)
These colorful plants contain carotenes thought by many to play a role in helping stop cancer, specifically those cancers involving the lungs and stomach. Most are also low in calories, so are ideal for including in your diet.
Dried Tomato Crostini Recipe from the Recipes 4U Collection
You no longer need waste money on expensive recipe cooking books or costly meals out in swanky eating establishments, just find & print out the recipe that you have chosen and before you know it, you will be cooking a good meal to amaze your friends in the convenience of your own home