pistachios


Kayte picked this week’s theme for Eating with Ellie – Soup and Salad.  Really, we could make one or the other or both.  It’s still pretty warm in Louisiana these days so I went with salad.

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This is a rice salad mixed with pistachios, orange slices, and basil.  the dressing is made from red wine vinegar, mustard, orange juice, honey and EVOO.

I liked the mix of wild rice and brown rice with the nuts and fruit but I didn’t care much for the dressing.  The rice mix  added a nice ‘tooth feel’ to the salad. I will make it again – but with a different dressing.

I like that Ellie made me think, at least for me, outside of my regular salad ‘box’.

The recipe is from Ellie’s The Food You Crave (page 147) but is also on FoodTV.

There are more soups and/or salads at Eating With Ellie.

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If you are in need of a super quick, super tasty sweet treat then Ellie has just the one for you.

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These were ready in no more than 7 minutes.  A lot of taste in a little bite.  Simply: pistachios and dates ground up with some cinnamon and nutmeg and rolled in coconut.  DONE!!

The recipe makes 8 so you may want to make 3x that batch because they will go very fast.

This was Kayte’s pick for Christmas week and it is a nice way to get away from all the chocolate, peppermint, sugar, etc. that I know you have been indulging in since Thanksgiving.  And,  AND they are only 55 calories EACH!!!

The recipe is from Ellie Krieger’s Weeknight Wonders (page 290).  Need more – just pop over to Eating with Ellie for more truffles.

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