Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunny Day

Some things are just good. Like sunshine and a blanket.


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And a good sandwich.


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The key is banana peppers. And olives. Ok, and ham, pepper jack cheese, hearty bread, tomatoes, lettuce, salt and pepper, and the best mustard; Maille which is a creamy dijonnaise.



And apple turnovers, the easy way.


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Even though I don't eat white flour, occasionally I'll let myself go when it comes to desserts if everything else is sugar free. Phyllo dough is super flaky and delicious and works great with apples. The apple mixture sinks into the flakes and the end result is gooey and buttery and good.




Apple Turnovers

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3 tart apples, large
2 tablespoons cinnamon (I eyeballed this, so use as little or as much as you'd like)
4 tablespoons Stevia (obviously you could use sugar but also agave nectar or splenda)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup water with 1 tablespoon corn starch stirred in
2 sheets phyllo dough or puff pastry

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Preheat oven to 400. Peel and cut up the apples. Add all the ingredients and simmer on low until apples are mushy and there is a thick syrup from the water. Spread the phyllo dough out and cut each sheet into four squares. Grease a large baking sheet with butter and lay the squares out. Spoon a little bit of the apple mixture onto each square and fold over. Use a fork to press down edges. With a sharp knife, make three small slits in the top of each turnover. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the phyllo is brown and crispy. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.





Take a bite. If you close your eyes, you might forget it's winter time.


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