I love onion rings, but I hate deep frying anything. These don't taste the same as the deep fried variety, but they are crispy & flavorful and a nice alternative. Adapted from Taste of Home. Servings will vary greatly depending upon your onions - approx 4 rings per serving. Please use very large onions and they should be sweet onions (such as Vidalia, Maui, or Walla Walla). Regular onions just won't taste the same.
Surprise the hungriest of appetites with a gargantuan serving of this satisfying vegetable dish. Toasted sunflower kernels add unexpected crunch. This is a meatless version, made to be low-fat, low-cal. You could certainly add any meat you may have in mind for a change.
Fun-filled meal, especially for kids. But I have to admit, I like the visual on my plate too! You can adapt the filling to suit your needs, by adding any longer, eye-appealing veggie you desire. If you took out the chicken, would be nice to present at a casual dinner party. Enjoy! Note: you can use any dressing on the bottom, sometimes blue cheese isn't very kid friendly, so maybe try some ranch or your favorite homemade dressing!
Serve as a firt course, or a light luncheon dish with whole grain bread. You can vary the flavor and texture by substituting apples, peaches, papayas or melon for the pear. Taken from the Family Circle Cookbook.