ARF/5-A-Day #80

by Cate on July 25, 2007

Just a mini ARF/5-A-Day roundup tonight, but feast your eyes on the below and dig in.

A Transition to Vegan is back this week, featuring an Indian-inspired meal with Green Quinoa:

Cooking Is Medicine takes advantage of fresh peaches to turn out a gorgeous Peach Upside Down Cake:

Newcomer More Than Burnt Toast goes Greek with her contribution of Greek Potatoes with Lemon Vinaigrette:

Carrots find their way into this week’s submission from What Smells So Good … by way of Nutty Carrot Caramels:

And me? Would you believe I’ve never made any dessert with Jello? I know, horrors, right? When The Neighbors came over for our inaugural dinner on Sunday night, I made a patriotic one, complete with strawberries and blueberries, which makes it perfect for tonight’s ARF/5-A-Day roundup. The blueberries came fresh from the farmer’s market this weekend as an added bonus. Light, refreshing and with light and sugar-free items, even healthy. We’ve been feasting on it ever since.

Patriotic Layers
Recipe courtesy of Jell-o

1 qt. (4 cups) boiling water
1 pkg. (8-serving size) JELL-O Brand Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 pkg. (8-serving size) JELL-O Brand Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
2 cups cold water
1 cup blueberries
1 tub (12 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed (used lite)
1 cup strawberries, sliced

STIR 2 cups of the boiling water into each flavor dry gelatin mix in separate medium bowls 2 min. or until completely dissolved. Stir 1 cup cold water into gelatin in each bowl. Refrigerate blue gelatin 1-1/2 hours or until thickened (spoon drawn through leaves definite impression). Let strawberry gelatin stand at room temperature.

ADD blueberries to thickened blue gelatin; stir. Pour into 4- to 6-qt. glass bowl. Refrigerate 30 min. or until set but not firm (gelatin should stick to finger when touched and should mound). Spread with 3-1/2 cups of the whipped topping; refrigerate. Meanwhile, refrigerate strawberry gelatin 1-1/2 hours or until thickened. Stir in strawberries; spoon over whipped topping layer.

REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm. Top with the remaining whipped topping. Store in refrigerator.

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the chocolate lady ??? ??????? July 25, 2007 at 7:58 pm

Lovely roundup, Cate.

I’ve remained mostly quinoa-skeptic these last few years, but that green quinoa recipe might just be the one that wins me over.


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