This week, I threw you all a challenge to make your ARF/5-A-Day contribution using a recipe from a fellow blogger. Some of you joined in the fun, some stayed the course. But no matter, there’s lots of ARF, fruit and veggie goodness to follow.
For my own contribution tonight, I made Asparagus Au Gratin I found on Home Recipes’ website. I hadn’t been to this site before, but the asparagus recipe was featured as part of Kevin from Seriously Good’s Asparagus Aspirations 3 round-up. It was super simple to make and I love the saltiness that the prosciutto gave the asparagus. Only thing I did differently was that I didn’t cook the asparagus first. I just roasted it in the oven once it was wrapped with the prosciutto. This one’s a keeper.
Not ARF/5-A-Day related, but still yummy nonetheless, I also made Guy Fieri’s Breath Mint Pie for a client’s dessert tomorrow. For those that don’t recognize Guy’s name, he was the winner of The Next Food Network Star and his new show starts in June. Another very simple recipe to make, it’s chocked full of minty fresh goodness.
Heather from Eating for One has her way with a pack of peppers:
Erin’s Kitchen recreates a restaurant favorite with Zee Carrot Zoup:
Cascading Flavours uses exotic ingredients in her Red Banana Sandwich
Another newcomer this week, Cooking Dabauchery serves up Garlic Roasted Cauliflower:
Happy Burp celebrates Germany with her veggie inspired pizza:
Soup’s on over at Albion Cooks with her Italian Spring Soup with Fava Beans, chock full of veggie goodness.
And that’s a wrap for tonight folks. Until tomorrow…
Hot Health Hint: Just the facts, all about Spinach. Did you know … there are three types of spinach (savoy, New Zealand flat leaf and semi-savoy. Spinach will stay fresh for 3 days in the refrigerator. Spinach has 22 nutrients in it. 294% of daily value of vitamin A is in 1 cup of cooked spinach (wow, eat up!). It takes 91 cups of raw celery to be equivalent to the Vitamin A in one cup of cooked spinach. Lenexa, Kansas is the self-proclaimed Spinach Capital of the World and is home to an Annual Spinach Festival.
A year ago today… delicious cookies!