This was inspired by two other wonderful hearts of palm recipes: recipe#170418 and recipe#236961. It's great smooth and creamy or chunky with the tomatoes and onion added. If you like heat add a minced jalapeno or cayenne pepper. It tastes close to regular guacamole but is healthier. Hearts of palm are full of nutrients and low calorie.
I whipped this up after my husband decided to try peanut butter and sour cream together on a spoon. He liked it so much he came to me and asked, "Are there any recipes that use peanut butter and sour cream together?" This is similar to some refrigerated pie fillings but I made it sugar free. I also didn't find any recipes that used cream cheese/neufchatel, cool whip AND sour cream together. It turned out great. Use as a pudding topped with fresh fruit or as a dip for fresh fruit.
This is adapted from a photo copy from a book or magazine. It says "The Best Light Recipe" at the top. My notes were to increase the lemon and decrease the basil. So I offered that below. Please use fresh lemon and herbs. Using the oven method gives you a fluffy and chewy brown rice instead of wet and soupy or burnt and crunchy.
This is from "Herbs and Spices the Cook's Reference" by Jill Norman. I've never seen one like this! It sounds more like a flavored oil sauce. Serve with poached or baked fish, grilled meats, artichokes, cauliflower or broccoli.
Adapted from: "Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison's Kitchen". "A homey Sunday-night sort of soup that makes no pretensions to being hoppin' John or any other southern dish but simply a bowl of delicious nourishment. I've found that frozen black-eyed peas take as long to cook as dried ones that have been soaked--a good hour and a half. Brown butter mixed with roasted sesame oil has a vaguely meaty flavor, which isn't detectable as either butter or sesame." "Smoked Spanish paprika stands in for the smoky flavor of bacon or ham."
I had some mushrooms to use up and couldn't find any recipes that I wanted to make or that I had all of the ingredients for. So I decided to play with some of my favorite flavors together to make a vegetarian no bread-crumb stuffed mushroom. I had so much fun with this one that I also made green chile stuffed mushrooms and am going to post that recipe next! I had to write down a few more ideas for the next time I have mushrooms on hand. Playing with food is fun!
I had some mushrooms to use up and couldn't find any recipes that I wanted to make or that I had all of the ingredients for. So I decided to play with some of my favorite flavors together to make a vegetarian no bread-crumb stuffed mushroom. I had to write down a few more ideas for the next time I have mushrooms on hand. Playing with food is fun! The filling in these did turn out soft with neufchatel so I'm giving the choice of cottage cheese. If you would like it spicier consider adding tabasco, red pepper flakes, jalapeno, or cumin.
From: "The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen" by Donna Klein. "Perfect for a party, these crunchy triangles are excellent vehicles for a variety of dips and spreads." "They're also a healthy snack on their own."
From: "Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way" by Lorna Sass. Adapted from a Jewish dessert. "It is a Sephardic pudding (alternately called prehito, moustrahana, and belila) that is common among the Jews of Turkey, who serve it to celebrate the fall holiday of Sukkot." "This dessert cooks in a flash and can be served warm or chilled. Leftovers make a delicious breakfast."
From: "Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way" by Lorna Sass. "Chewy, easy-to-love short-grain brown rice makes an appealing grain base for a salad containing many of the elements of a traditional salade nicoise. The tuna and its soaking oil become a major part of the dressing, coating each grain with the savor of the sea." *Time does not include time to cook rice and green beans.
From: "Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way" by Lorna Sass. "China meets the Southwest in this unusual fusion salad. Glistening Chinese black rice--usually sold under the label Forbidden Black Rice--set off against bright orange segments and avocado's pale green gives the mixture striking visual appeal." *Time does not include time it takes to cook rice.