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Tomato Goat Cheese Pie
It is those two words that brought this pie into being, GOAT CHEESE. I really do love it and find reasons to use it, whenever possible.
This got me wondering as to how you select recipes to make. Do you use Cook Books, the Internet, family favorites, cooking magazines or your instincts? What appeals to you most, a photo, the ingredients, what type of dish it is or any of the many reasons that we all have?
A good photo will sell me but I am more attracted to those magic words like, goat cheese, cauliflower, onion, corn, soup, etc. If it were up to me, it would cheese, every night.
Tomato Goat Cheese Pie
1 9-inch pie crust
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon basil
6 ounces goat cheese
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Preheat oven to 425 degrees or temperature on package.
Bake crust in according to package instructions.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Arrange 1 layer of tomato slices around the bottom of the pie crust, overlapping the slices.
Sprinkle half the basil onto tomato layer.
Sprinkle half the Cheddar cheese and half the mozzarella cheese over basil layer.
Slice goat cheese into 1/4 inch rounds and place on top of the previous layer.
Repeat layering with remaining tomatoes, garlic, basil, Cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
Spread mayonnaise over the top layer.
Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 30 minutes.
It says, "thai" so I have to like the Thai Chicken San Choy Bau that we are making this week in our Donna Hay Wednesday group. It was a bit spicy and the chopped chicken was a nice change of pace. Kayte selected this recipe from On the Shelf on page 124. I tried it with the greens and it was very good and then I put it on spaghetti and it was spectacular. My toddler granddaughter even liked it. Must have been the hot sauce. I used romaine for the greens and I subbed in red pepper and added some Sirracha to spice it up to make up for the real chilis. Do check out the other cooks' dishes at our Wednesday with Donna Hay site.
Another week, another vegetable for our Power Food group, a bunch of women who strive for healthy eating with the most delicious dishes. Each blog is inspiration . Each week, we choose a recipe based on the power food which comes from the book, Power Foods, 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients from the editors of Whole Living magazine. Brussels sprouts like broccoli and cabbage are cruciferous. This group offers a unique composition of antioxidants that may provide several health benefits. Brussels sprouts are low in calories and offer protein, vitamins and minerals to help build a healthy human. My first issue with brussels sprouts is that it took me years to spell it correctly. Each time, it came up, in writing, and I admit, that was not too often, I would stare into space asking myself does brussel get an S, at the end or is it sprout that gets the S. For some reason, I could not remember that both end with that S. I am happy to tell you, I overcame thi
Another week, another vegetable for our Power Food group, a bunch of women who strive for healthy eating with the most delicious dishes. Each blog is inspiration . Each week, we choose a recipe based on the power food which comes from the book, Power Foods, 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients from the editors of Whole Living magazine. That week, we concentrated on carrots. I like to check out our vegetable, not only for health benefits, but also for the names of their sisters. Carrots are related to parsnips, fennel, parsley, anise, caraway, cumin and dill. I didn't have a clue about many of these. I, have never seen carrots of other colors or at least, if I had, I didn't know, they were carrots. I am going to a good produce store, looking for purple or red carrots, to start my search. It is fun, shopping when purposely looking for new vegetables. I have definitely expanded my horizons. When, I was thinking about what to make with carrots, I