From: "Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa"-Arabian Gulf. This is the BEST fruit salad my husband or I have ever tried! It's easy, healthy, refreshing and WONDERFUL. You have to like cardamom to really appreciate it though. You may find yourself doubling the sauce in the future because you want to drink it up. I don't repeat very many recipes because there are too many new ones to try but this one is repeated over and over during cantaloupe season. I'm sure it would work with other fruits as well but I like this combo so much I haven't experimented.
This is adapted from a recipe I found in a pregnancy book. It is WONDERFUL! It's good hot, cold or room temperature. It's good plain or with butter. The original recipe doesn't use any sugar but I didn't think I'd like it without it.
Created for RSC #12. This cake ended up being one of the best cakes I've ever had! It isn't quite a cake and isn't quite a cheesecake but a mixture of the two. When you bite into it you experience a velvety firm texture, lemony cheesecake flavor and fruit that pops in your mouth. If you enjoy fruity lemony desserts you'll love this! I used cherries in this but if you prefer blueberries they should be great in it also. When the contest is over I can imagine using any fruit. *I've tried since making a strawberry version and it was too wet. I've also tried regular cake mix and cream cheese and it was wet also so I guess subbing ingredients changes the texture.
I found this on a Ralph's grocery store recipe card. I LOVE hearts of palm! I think mushrooms, olives and onions would be great in this also. And I'll probably try it with tuna and I bet it would be good with salami too! Oooh...and I'll be topping mine with feta. Yum!
From: “The Africa Kitchen by Josie Stow and Jan Baldwin”.
I changed this to use vanilla extract because otherwise you would have to make your own vanilla brown sugar. This also says in Africa they top the oatmeal with Amarula fruit cream liqueur instead of the whisky and vanilla brown sugar.
Inspired by RSC#11 ingredients. Do you like Spinach Artichoke Dip? If you do, you're sure to enjoy this. If you cut up the veggies and shred the cheese ahead it will be quicker to throw together. You could also assemble it the night before and then bake it the next day. I'm sure this would be great with chicken, shrimp or ground beef but I wanted it to be a Vegetarian entry. Go ahead, try it and impress your family and friends.