Mexican Sweet Corn Cookies

 Mexican Sweet Corn Cookies

Funky Veggies

Another feisty veggies recipe that just makes me happy! As my recipe collection grows and the more I experiment in the kitchen, the more I realize how versatile vegetables can be. 

These 5 ingredient Mexican sweet corn cookies are just perfect!

For this recipe I’ve used corn flour, so these delicious little treats are also great for gluten free eaters. Delicious with white cheese such as feta crumbled over. Yes, more please!

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Eggplant Pesto Rolls

Eggplant Pesto Rolls

These seven ingredients Eggplant Pesto Rolls make a great antipasti.

The combination of fresh herby pesto and soft creamy crème fraîche rolled up in slices of smoky grilled eggplant makes an amazing medley of tastes and textures. Top this with some roasted pine nuts and parmasan cheese. Nom nom, decadent comfort food!

This can be a great vegetarian entrée,  or serve as part of an antipasto selection, or as a tasty side dish to your favorite summer meal.

Eggplant Pesto Rolls
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Eggplant
  2. 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  3. 3 Tbsp Pine Nuts
  4. ½ cup crème fraîche
  5. ¾ cup pesto (homemade or store bought)
  6. Rocket Salad
  7. Parmasan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Roast the pine nuts and set aside.
  2. Mix ½ cup crème fraîche with ¾ cup pesto.
  3. Cut the eggplants lengthwise into slices (about 6-8 slices). Brush the eggplant slices evenly with olive oil on both sides and grill for 3 minutes each side.
  4. Spread a heaped tablespoon of the crème fraîche / pesto mixture evenly over each eggplant slice, add some rocket salad and roll up the eggplant slices.
  5. Place the eggplant rolls on a plate, sprinkle over pine nuts and parmasan cheese and serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Tip: secure rolls with a toothpick.
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Watermelon Cheese Snack

Watermelon cheese snack

Sweet taste of summer!

Watermelon is my ultimate summer fruit. Nothing beats the heat (or thirst) like biting into a slice of juicy, refreshing, sweet watermelon!

I have loving child memories of eating melon at my grandma’s. We would savor on a slice of melon and save the little pits. We washed the melon seeds in warm water, let them air dry in the sun, strung the seeds with a thin needle on a thread and so created a melon seed necklace. How fun was that!

The luscious watermelon recipe in this post is so simple, healthy and yummy. Just crumble some white (feta) cheese over slices of watermelon, add some black olives and fresh basil leaves and dive in!

Ps. Did you know that watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 91% water by weight, and is a rich source of vitamin C?

Watermelon basil olive cheese

 

Watermelon Cheese Snack
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 Watermelon
  2. White Cheese (Feta or Vegan Cheese)
  3. A Few Black Olives
  4. Some Fresh Basil Leaves
Instructions
  1. Cut the watermelon into equal slices and place them on a large scale.
  2. Crumble over white cheese.
  3. Garnish with black olives and fresh basil leaves.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Optional: Serve this dish warm. Heat it for a few minutes in an oven, until the cheese is melted.
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