I’ve Moved ~ Please join me

Hi Foodie Friends,

Micki Sannar …I wanted to let you know that I have moved my recipes to a new blog.Also I am actually regularly adding new healthy and delicious recipes.

I have been using Facebook as my recipe blog for a while now, as I am working n a couple of new cookbooks titled, Aroma & Olive Oil and Olive Oil & Spice I have also decided to move all of my recipe and foods chat to blogger because it is easier for me who is not that techno savvy,  not to mention that it is easier for my kids to help me design.

I hope you will subscribe to my new blog and receive new recipes and food videos each time I post. I have been doing a lot with veggies and it is very EXCITING!!!

If you are interested in increasing real and delicious healthy recipes with lots of veggies join me on the following new pages:

I hope to see you on my other pages. In the meantime I thank you for your love and support over the years and never forget….

OLIVE U,

Micki

EVOO Granola with Vanilla Love

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This Granola is a staple in our Kitchen. We use it for everything from yogurt to ice cream topper, and everything in-between It is especially great treat for Vegans, and people who cannot have gluten. But don’t let that scare you. I have converted many a die-hard junk cereal fans to my way of enjoying something healthy that does not taste healthy.

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The stuff you need

6 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice (pecans are my fav)
1/4 cup cashews or sunflower seeds
1 cup dried apples (optional)
1 cup corn flakes
1/2 cup Krispy rice cereal
1 1/2 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 mild extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins

What to do

1.Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

2.In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts (or seeds),apples,cereals,coconut,and brown sugar.

3.In saucepan, honey, oil, vanilla and salt. Heat over a medium flame until very hot.

4.Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans (jelly roll). Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 20-30 minutes to achieve an even color.

5.Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add dried fruit and mix until evenly distributed.

This is a very large batch and keeps well stored in a mason jar or Ziploc

Hearty Veggie Sandwiches

 

Where’s the Meat? Who Cares? When you sink your teeth into this delicious Veggie Sandwich, you won’t miss the meat for one moment. This little yummy sandwich is so delicious and healthy, it actually won a “Taste of Home” contest was published in their latest cookbook! Enjoy

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                 Hearty Veggie Sandwiches
by Micki Sannar

The stuff you need:

2 teaspoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
4 slices whole wheat bread
4 slices cheddar cheese (3/4 ounce each)
2 slices red onion
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
1 small tomato, sliced
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
2 lettuce leaves

What to do:

1.Spread mayonnaise and mustard over two slices of bread; layer with
the cheese, onion, olives, tomato and avocado. Sprinkle with pepper.

2.Drizzle each sandwich with 1 tablespoon of dressing.Top with lettuce.

3.Drizzle remaining dressing over remaining bread; place over
sandwiches.

Yield: 2 servings.

Micki’s EZ Little Green Smoothie

If your family and friends refuse to eat their veggies, don’t get mean, go green then! One sip and it won’t be difficult to charm with this deceptively delicious green smoothie.

Ugly in color, yet delicious and healthy in taste Smile

Micki’s EZ Green Smoothie

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Makes about 3.5 cups of green goodness

The stuff you need

1 cup green grapes

1 tsp. agave, optional (I like my greenie sweet)

1/8 small lime peel and all

1/2 apple (peel it if you dare)

1/2 cup pineapple

2 cups fresh spinach

1/2 ripe banana, peeled

1/2 cup white grape juice

1 tsp. pure vanilla

1 cup ice cubes

What to do with all of the stuff

1. Place all ingredients into your blender. Be sure to add it in the order listed

2. Start you mixer on a low speed to start or if you have a smoothie button, go for it!

3. No smoothie button, no problem, just slowly increase the speed as the ingredients start to blend together.

4. Blend for , oh about a minute Serve and enjoy delicious healthiness!!!

Maple Caramel Apples, With EVOO

I am new at v-logging so please hang with me while I learn to include the recipe along with the video…

Also, as I mentioned my candy thermometer is not working. It took about 15-18 minutes to get the caramel to the firm ball stage. Be sure not to over cook. Olive oil tends to harden faster, so I would even under cook this just a wee bit.

Thanks for watching, and remember….Olive U

Micki

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EVOO Maple Caramel Apples Dipped in Homemade

Nutrition Month Tip – How To Convert Your Dessert Into A Healthier Version

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Sundance’s Foundry Grill Room~ A Review

 

This past Halloween, and for the first time in years, I broke with tradition and did not greet the children with a random skit at my door as I gave them their candy.  This means that I did not make my traditional caramel apples, dipped in homemade granola, served with my freshly brewed hot apple cider.  

Each Halloween this is the treat the adults get when they are willing to brave the elements in their SUVs!

After an incredible week of sickness, very little sleep, hospital visits,  and never ending work, I was ready for a break!

My big break came when my Hubby made reservations for us to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary at a Sundance Restaurant. We dined at The Foundry Grill. The FGR is one of two restaurant options when you eat at Sundance Resort. I usually prefer the FGR over The Tree Room because of its recognizable food and cozy atmosphere.

I ordered the Braised Short Rib and Dave ordered Shrimp and Scallop Scampi. We started off with a little soup and Caesar salad, accompanied with bread and butter. I also ordered a Virgin Margarita. Dave , liking the sour stuff, attempted once again to get a glass of real live cranberry juice (he always does this).

I asked the waiter for a sample of both soups. If you have ever been anywhere to eat with me I do this often, and many restaurants are more than happy to accommodate. Our fancy waiter looked perplexed and he said “I’ll check”.

The drinks came first . My virgin margarita tasted like pure salt and Dave’s”pure cranberry”, well… not so pure, lots of sugar. The waiter tried to tell me that margaritas taste salty until you move the straw around. I tried that, and nope….still salty. I guess if it had some booze in it, I may not have noticed that I was drinking something which reminded me of the Great Salt Lake.

Okay, so the drinks were not our favorite…

Soon after the waiter contacted Robert Redford, President Obama, or someone in charge, he consented to bring me my samples of soup. I chose the tortilla soup.

On a scale from 1 to 10, I’d give it about a 6. It was luke warm and kind of bland. Nothing much to rave about. Dave’s caesar salad….the thing that comes to mind would be tiny fish. I say this because the salad was tiny and a bit heavy on the anchovies, which are usually blended into standard caesar dressing. I like a good fish every now and again, just not in my salad. Both the Salad and the soup needed a bit more salt. Hmmmm, I know… maybe it was placed in my margarita by accident.

Lastly, our main course arrived and it was nothing short of spectacular! Both entrees were as delicious as they were beautiful. From our first savory bites, to our last… Divine darling, just divine…

For dessert (my favorite food group),we shared a slice of apple pie. Take it from me, when eating at an upper scale grill restaurant, stick with the French sounding desserts, that way you will not be expecting your Grandmas Apple Pie… It was dry, but thankfully the smooth vanilla bean ice cream saved this pie from a most certain death.

The atmosphere was cozy, as we celebratedthe evening by a toasty fire. The Service was, eeehhh, just okay.

Dave and I were dressed more casually than others around us. I was becoming envious  as our waiter seemed to fawn over those dining and ordering fine wine & cocktails, and….. not asking to sample the soup.

So here’s my humble opinion:

Service- Precise, yet aloof.. very distant, and lacking personality.

Taste- Fantastic, as long as you stick to the main course.

Price- On the midline ($ 32) for the portion size. Mostly worth it!

Recommendation- Yes if you dress expensively, order wine, and drive up in a Lamborghini.

The FGR caters well to the upper eschalons of society, which we are not. However, you may be. So, why not give them a try?

Have you eaten at Sundance’s Foundry Grill Room? What do you think?

Happy Eating,

Micki

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