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EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING BLEND

EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING BLEND by Our Family

Since I’m boycotting bagels worldwide, I of course won’t let a bagel in the house. Well, Steve loves bagels, but he knew I meant business.

So low and behold, he finds a loophole. His favorite bagel is the Mish Mash – a bagel with ‘everything’ sprinkled on it: sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, garlic and salt

He toasts 2 slices rye bread, smears vegan margarine all over them, then sprinkles the margarine with the EVERYTHING BAGEL BLEND and eats it. Well, he loved it, and he’s been eating it every night since.

I even tried it. Yes, it was messy, that’s why I never ordered a Mish Mash bagel. It was good though; I could actually taste the seeds, which surprised me.

The one thing I didn’t like about it was the salt. It doesn’t need salt. Margarine is already salted, so more salt, and it had a strong salt taste, wasn’t needed or wanted.

What I might do when the jar is empty is fill it with my own seed combination plus dried onion and garlic, minus the salt, adding pepper though. Why not? Are Jews allergic to pepper? Put some pepper on your bagel.

  • Lucky’s Market had the jars on sale – a really low price – so he went back and bought three more. Guess it will be a while before I make my own version.

Regarding the BAGEL BOYCOTT: When Israel recognizes Palestine as a state and ends the illegal OCCUPATION of indigenous sacred lands I’ll lift the boycott.







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Pineapple Pecan Peanut Butter Scottish Oatmeal

PINEAPPLE PECAN PEANUT BUTTER SCOTTISH OATMEAL

This is some kinda’ Scottish Pie. Okay, serve it right out of the pan, hot with a dollop of full fat coconut milk solids salt and peppered. Yes, salt and pepper on this meaty, chewy, porky type oatmeal. The Scots are rolling on the floor and rising from their graves. Sharon did it! I’ll be trying some vegan whipped cream on this Scottish breakfast delight quite soon! Serve hot or cold, depending on the weather and your appetite!

Makes 8-1/2 cups

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Ocean Spray OUR FAMILY TODAY'S TEST INGREDIENTS

Today’s Ingredient(s) Sat. 11-17-2018

GOT THE GOODS

Made from the ingredients on display by YOU KNOW WHO!

And you know where to come for the best!

At CHEF SHARON’S Animal-Free Kitchen! That’s where it all happens!


CANNED CRANBERRY SAUCE – one jellied and one whole.

Two brands: Ocean Spray and Our Family – both worked great by the way – together as it turns out!

Here we go:

SMOKY CRANBERRY ORANGE GRAVY fat free

If you’re looking for something different and familiar this is it! Plus you combine the cranberry and gravy into one dish, saving time and money. Did I mention how off-the-planet exciting cranberries can be when you recognize their potential? They’re just waiting to be explored!

Makes 3 cups


And what do we pour the gravy over? In this instance ROASTED YAM STEAKS, but why not try mashed potatoes, or stuffing? Put it over everything.

ROASTED YAM STEAKS – fat free

Tired of the same old mashed yams? Or the cubed and roasted style? Me too. Steve doesn’t like the texture. So what do I do with yams on sale? Try something new. Yam steaks! Pour the SMOKY CRANBERRY ORANGE GRAVY over, top with some pine nuts and a wonderful main dish event emerges to take over the table! I’m in. And Steve? Well, he ate the whole portion. Except for the pine nuts this dish is fat-free

Serves 6-8









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FRIED IRISH POTATOES

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FRIED IRISH POTATOES

Canned Irish potatoes pan-fried with green pepper, smoked paprika and rosemary, fresh garlic and ginger! Easy, quick and good!

Serves 4


3 T. liquid alternative butter or vegetable oil

2 c. diced green pepper (I used frozen – thaw, drain and squeeze to remove excess water from freezing)

2, 15 oz. cans Whole Irish Potatoes; drain well, cut into bite size pieces, then dry outside surfaces with paper towels, by lining bowl with several layers, and dropping in potato cubes, covering and shaking – I used Our Family brand

salt, pepper, smoked paprika, ground dried rosemary

fresh chopped garlic and ginger

ketchup or barbecue sauce


 

In large skillet, over medium heat, melt oil.

Add green pepper, salt to taste and saute till partially wilted.

Add dried potato cubes all at once in an even layer in the pan. Don’t stir or flip till bottom surface is golden brown.

While you wait, sprinkle tops of potato cubes evenly with salt, pepper, smoked paprika and ground rosemary – to taste

Flip the potatoes, stirring to evenly coat the spices and herb. Brown again by evenly distributing potatoes and waiting till they do their thing.

Raise heat to medium high for a short time to get an extra crisp on some cubes.

Add the fresh garlic and ginger during last 3-4 minutes of cooking.

Serve with ketchup or barbecue sauce.


 

Notes: This is how Steve likes his fried potatoes. Yes, he likes the canned ones. They are creamy and they don’t require much fuss nor time to make.

Onions good too with the peppers.

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CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA

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CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA

Our Family Whole Cranberry Sauce, Goya Black Beans and Wilson Produce Sweet Mini Peppers combined with Tostitos Chunky Salsa, fresh cilantro and lemon. Served with UTZ White Corn Tortilla Chips. Wow! My new favorite salsa!

Makes 4 cups