Appetizers & Snacks

Tofu Antipasto

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Prep time: 30 minutesServes: 8 Ingredients: 1/3 cup Black olives, pitted 11⁄2 cup Firm tofu, diced 1 cup Mushrooms, quartered 1 clove Garlic, chopped 1 cup Celery, diced 11⁄2 tsp Dried oregano 11⁄2 cup Tomato, diced 3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar 1 Red pepper, cut in strips 1⁄4 cup Olive oil 1 Yellow pepper, cut in strips Salt & pepper to taste 2 Green onions, thinly sliced 7 oz. Tuna in water, drained (optional) Directions: 1. Combine chopped vegetables and tofu in a large mixing or salad bowl. 2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix gently to combine. 3. Marinate at room temperature...

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Tomato Bruschetta Bread

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Prep time: 10 minutesServes: 4 Ingredients: 8 slices French or Italian bread 2 cloves Garlic, halved 1 tsp Canola oil 2 tbsp Onion, minced 1 Large tomato, diced 1/8 tsp Dried oregano 1/8 tsp Pepper 2 tsp Parmesan cheese, grated Directions: 1. Toast bread on both sides until brown under broiler in toaster oven, rub one side of hot toast with cut side of garlic half. 2. Heat oil in non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add onion and cook, stirring, until tender. Add tomato, oregano and pepper, stir to mix. 3. Spoon tomato mixture over garlic side of hot toast and serve...

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Tomato Croustades

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Prep time: 1 hourServes: 4 Ingredients: 1 loaf of unsliced day-old bread 4 Tbsp of canola oil 2 garlic cloves crushed 3 tomatoes diced ½ Cup diced peppers ½ Cup diced cucumber 250g/ 9 oz bocconcini (fresh mozzarella) cut in small chucks 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar reduction 4 Tbsp herbs Directions: 1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F or 180 C 2. Prepare four bread boxes – remove crusts from bread and cut into for even pieces. Using a serrated knife cut a square from the centre of the cube of bread, leaving a border about 1.5...

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Turkey Bites

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Ingredients: 1 lb. Ground turkey 1 tbsp Dried parsley 2 Whisked egg whites 2 tsp Basil 1⁄4 cup Water 1 tsp Tarragon 1⁄2 cup Whole wheat bread crumbs 1 clove Garlic, chopped 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated Pepper to taste Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. 2. Spray baking sheet lightly with non-stick cooking spray. 3. Blend all ingredients and shape into small balls about 1 inch in diameter. 4. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until juices run clear.  Makes 45 servings Notes:You may serve with warmed berry jelly or jam by pouring a 4 ounce jar over...

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Baked Potato Skins

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Prep time: 10 minutesServes: 8 Ingredients: 1 Large russet potato 2 Large sweet potatoes 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 tbsp Parsley, chopped 1 tsp Dried basil leaves 1⁄2 tsp Garlic powder 1⁄2 tsp Salt 1⁄2 cup Fat-free sour cream 2 tbsp Chopped fresh chives or scallion greens Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. 2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Pierce the potatoes a few times with a fork. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Remove and allow them to cool slightly. 3. In a small bowl combine parmesan,...

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