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Roasted Tomato Walnut Pesto Salmon

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hello Sparkfamily! If salmon is what you like, salmon is what you will get! Take a look!


Ingredients~

2-4 oz salmon fillets
2 Tbsp of walnut pesto
2-3 slices of tomato
1 tsp of dried basil (or fresh minced basil)
¼ tsp of black pepper

Walnut Pesto~

2 oz fresh basil leaves (about 1 cup)
1 cup walnut halves
½ cup olive oil
3 large garlic cloves

Directions~

Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Grease a tin pan with olive oil spray. Place all pesto ingredients into a food processor and blend pesto until a spreadable consistency. Place salmon fillets in the pan and cover each fillet with 1 Tablespoons of pesto. Top salmon with tomato slices and sprinkle with dried basil and black pepper. Bake salmon until opaque in the center, about 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!


Thought of the day~ Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work! Have a healthy day! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon

  
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    Did you say salmon?!? I'm in! emoticon

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    Sounds yummy emoticon for sharing the recipe

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123ELAINE456 6/1/2014 3:03AM

  I Love Salmon. Thank You. Beautiful Thought of the Day. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Lord's Day. Take Care.

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WILLOW49 5/31/2014 9:10PM

    Oh this look SO good! Thanks!

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    emoticon I love salmon.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/31/2014 4:43PM

    That sounds like a delicious topping for the salmon! I like the twist on pesto with the walnuts. Healthy for you.

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    I love salmon

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Dumpling Soup

Friday, May 30, 2014

Hello Sparkfamily! Are you up for some dumplings? Why then, check these out!


Ingredients~

4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (or use pre-cooked bacon crumbles)
3 green onions, white and green parts separated, sliced thin on bias
2 tsp. grated fresh ginger (I use the kind in a tube-again, to save time.)
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
4 oz, shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced thin
6 C. chicken broth
16 oz. frozen Asian-style dumplings or potstickers
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

Directions~

Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp, six to eight minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off all but two tablespoons of fat from the pan and return the pan to medium heat. Add the whites of the green onion, ginger, and pepper flakes and cook until green onions have softened, about two minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until beginning to brown, about five minutes.
Add broth and bring to a boil. Add the dumplings or potstickers and simmer over medium-low heat until they are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in fish sauce and lime juice. Serve, sprinkled with the greens of the green onions and bacon. Enjoy!


Thought of the day~ Do not give up. In due season the seeds you have planted will reap an amazing harvest! Have a healthy day! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon

  
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123ELAINE456 5/31/2014 3:20AM

  Yum. Love the Thought of the Day. Thank You. Have a Wonderful Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!Take Care.

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WINDY01 5/30/2014 10:18PM

    Recipe sounds great, of course how could it not ~ it includes bacon and onions! Enjoy your weekend! We are planting our garden tomorrow!

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FRAN0426 5/30/2014 4:23PM

    Sounds like a great recipe.

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/30/2014 3:09PM

    yum I will not give up hugs

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    Yum!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/30/2014 11:45AM

    Sounds delicious!

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DOTTIEJANE1 5/30/2014 11:36AM

    Sounds good shall try .Thanks for sharing .

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1CRAZYDOG 5/30/2014 11:34AM

    Wonderful recipe. Going to try it.

LOVE the quote for the day. Planting those seeds, waiting for them to spout w/nurturing.

Can’t believe it’s Friday already. Time has flown by too quickly. But enjoying it all. John goes back Saturday afternoon, so going to try to make another special meal. **SIGH** Too quick! So wonderful to be able to spend family time!

Phone interview for Jason today, so praying something good comes of it.

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Salmon With Mango Chimichurri

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hello Sparkfamily! It is fish night here in our home tonight! Take a peek!


Ingredients~

1 mango, peeled, pitted, and diced small
1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 c. oil, plus more for grilling
2 Tbsp. lime juice
salt and pepper
6 salmon fillets (2 pounds)

Directions~

Stir together mango, cilantro, red pepper flakes, oil, and lime juice; season with salt and pepper.
Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Season salmon with salt and pepper and lightly brush with oil. Grill until salmon begins to turn opaque, 4 to 6 minutes. Flip and cook until opaque throughout, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a platter, spoon chimichurri over top, and serve. Enjoy!


Thought of the day~ Get up today and say, this is going to be a great day. I'm excited about my future. Something good is going to happen to me! Have a healthy day! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon

  
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123ELAINE456 5/29/2014 11:48PM

  Sounds Very Yummy Yummy!!! Love the Thought of Today. Thank You. God Blessings Always. Take Care.

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WATERMELLEN 5/29/2014 7:22PM

    Sounds soooooo good!!

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BOVEY63 5/29/2014 4:16PM

    That sounds so good, and Mike loves salmon. Will try this one soon.

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/29/2014 3:18PM

    your thought of the day is excellent I a team leader of heart healthy team and I have a statement to click on if your happy today emoticon clicking on the smile icon daily I noticed my days are happier . your mango on the salmon sounds outstanding thank you

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1CRAZYDOG 5/29/2014 1:40PM

    Love your thought of the day. Things go as good as we make up our minds they'll go!

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    Yum!

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GAYLLYNNE 5/29/2014 10:56AM

    This sounds yummy and you gave me a great idea for dinner. I will include the red pepper flakes for my son but leave them out for me. Thanks so much! We love mango anything!

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Meatball Biscuits

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hello Sparkfamily! These are so yummy! Take a look!


Ingredients~

1 (12 oz.) can Pillsbury Grands Jr. Golden Layers refrigerated buttermilk or flaky biscuits
10 frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (about 5 oz.), thawed, each cut in half
2 sticks (1 oz. each) string cheese, each cut into 10 pieces
1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 c. marinara sauce, heated

Directions~

Heat oven to 375 F. Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Press each biscuit layer into 3 inch round.
Place 1 meatball half, cut side up, and 1 string cheese piece in center of each dough round. Wrap dough around meatball and cheese, pressing edges to seal. In ungreased 8 or 9 inch round cake pan, place seam side down in single layer.
Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
Bake 20 -25 minutes or until golden brown and biscuits are no longer doughy in center. Serve warm biscuits with warm marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!


Thought of the day~ How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these!
I know you will remember these simple words that have so much meaning. We are humanity and need to continue to treat each other as valuable and precious gifts from God! Have a healthy day! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon

  
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EILEEN828 5/30/2014 4:57AM

    I love your thought of the day, too true.

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PEGGY-BEE 5/29/2014 11:46AM

    These are great for Super Bowl parties but I always make my own meat balls and use a tastier cheese.

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WINDY01 5/28/2014 9:14PM

    I LOVE that you are posting recipes! This one sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

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BABY_GIRL69 5/28/2014 5:53PM

    Meatballs & chicken together?? Well I am not a huge biscuit eater but this sounds interesting...

God bless,

Dee

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C2BFIT 5/28/2014 4:25PM

    emoticon for the recipe and emoticon and treating each other well as God's treasures.
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ALEXSGIRL1 5/28/2014 3:15PM

    your recipe and thought of the day are both awesome

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FINNLANA 5/28/2014 1:15PM

    I can't wait to try these, thanks Rose! emoticon

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WILLOW49 5/28/2014 1:11PM

    I've made these for years! I found the recipe in a magazine; they were called Top Hats :)

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SWDESERTLOVER 5/28/2014 12:28PM

    These sounds amazing!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/28/2014 11:30AM

    I bet these look great!

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JESS0107 5/28/2014 11:13AM

    Sounds very good!! I will have to try this one!!

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LAURELSPARK 5/28/2014 11:10AM

    This one goes in my recipe file........thanks!

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123ELAINE456 5/28/2014 10:23AM

  Sounds very Yummy Yummy. A Beautiful Thought of the Day. Thank You for sharing. God Blessings Always. Take Care.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/28/2014 10:05AM

    Well said!

Your recipe is going to appear on my menu I think Friday. DS loves pizza, meatballs -- anything Italian. He goes back Saturday (dang!) so getting all the treats in for him.

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Roasted Cherry Tomato, Arugula And Sorghum Salad

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hello Sparkfamily! A salad anytime is music to my ears! Take a peek!


Ingredients~

Sorghum~

1 cup sorghum, rinsed in a fine mesh colander
3 cups water

Roasted cherry tomatoes~

1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
Sea salt

Lemony dressing~

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
¼ tsp fine grain sea salt
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Everything else~

3 cups baby arugula
¼ cup crumbled feta
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Optional: 1 can (14 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Directions~

First, cook the sorghum: Combine rinsed sorghum and three cups water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until the sorghum is pleasantly tender but still has some chew to it, about 55 to 65 minutes. You can wait until the sorghum is halfway cooked before proceeding with the next steps.
To roast the cherry tomatoes~ Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a small, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup. Toss the whole cherry tomatoes with one tablespoon olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Roast until the tomatoes are soft, plump and starting to burst open, about 18 minutes.
To make the dressing~ Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper until emulsified.
Once the sorghum is done cooking: Drain off any excess water and pour the cooked sorghum into a serving bowl. Pour in all of the dressing, all of the cherry tomatoes and their juices, the arugula, feta, Parmesan and chickpeas (optional). Toss well and serve. Enjoy!


Thought of the day~ Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty! Have a healthy day! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon

  
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PURPLEPEONY 5/29/2014 2:03AM

    Never heard of sorghum... emoticon

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    What is sorhrgum?

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123ELAINE456 5/28/2014 1:35AM

  Never had Sorghum that I can remember. Sounds Good Though. Love the Thought on the Day, Thank You for it. God Blessings Have a Wonderful Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care.

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L*I*T*A* 5/27/2014 7:38PM

    not had the opportunity to try sorghum as yet.........
will search it out to try......
thanks for sharing........

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WILLOW49 5/27/2014 5:49PM

    I've never had any sorhgum, but my dad used to love it.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/27/2014 3:29PM

    I love your thought for the day, as always!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/27/2014 2:13PM

    I've never tasted sorhgum. My step dad loved it.

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