Saturday, May 8, 2010

Garlic Feta Dip

This dip might make your breath smell bad, but who cares when it tastes this good? Perfect for parties, or self-indulgence :) It works great on crackers (I love Ener-G gluten-free, dairy-free crackers) or veggies... I've even used it on pizza instead of tomato sauce, yum!

4 oz cream cheese
8 oz feta cheese
2 tbsp olive oil
3-5 cloves garlic
Dash of oregano, basil and salt

Step 1: Microwave or heat feta and cream cheeses. Mix until completely combined, add in other ingredients, refrigerate and...
Step 2: Ta-da! Enjoy :)

Watermelon Sorbet

Looking for the perfect summer treat minus the ice cream truck jingle and hundreds of calories? This recipe is simple and simply delicious! A light summer treat...

Watermelon Sorbet:
1 Watermelon cut into squares
1 cup lemon juice (About 4 lemons if made fresh)
1/2 cup agave nectar, honey, or syrup (optional)
1 tbsp xanthan gum
4-5 tbsp water

Step 1. In a small bowl, mix xanthan gum and water. Microwave or heat about 15 seconds and mix well to form a thick gummy paste.
Step 2. Combine paste with the watermelon, lemon and optional sweetener and mix until well blended and light pink in color.
Step 3. Stick blender in freezer for 2-3 hours, remove from freezer, and blend again. Repeat step 3 once or twice. This is so that the sorbet will freeze evenly. Switch to a glass container and freeze.
Step 4. Ready to serve after freezing about 12 hours... or save it for later!