Category Archives: APPETIZERS

Torta para Picnic or Picnic Torte – Recipe

2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 slices apple wood bacon cut into pieces
1 big white onion cut into small pieces
2 minced garlic cloves
1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
1/4 cup low fat milk
1 10oz package frozen spinach defrosted and drained
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

In a pan over medium high heat oil and sauté onions, garlic until browned. I a big bowl mix all ingredients but bread crumbs, mix until well blended. Preheat oven 350 degrees. In a greased pirex pour the bread crumbs evently on botton and mix on top. Bake cover for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake until done. Bring to rooom temperature and serve.

*Dijon mustard is great on the side.

Shrimp Wonton – Healthy Recipe

1 pound ground pork
1/4 pounds shelled jumbo shrimp
3 leafs chinese cabbage
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 scallion
1 pack of wonton wrap thin

Cut jumbo shrimp into 3 pieces. Mix shrimp with pork, cabbage, salt, and sesame oil. Chop scallion and set aside.
Scoop the mix into small balls making sure each piece has a shrimp piece. Wrap each ball into a wonton wrap. In a deep pan boil water and drop the win ton until they float. Place in a a bowl and top with with soy sauce and scallions.

* Living in LA for 10 years has given me an oriental flair to my cooking

Sonia's Healthy Bruschetta Recipe

4 pieces soppresatta deli quality
2 cups part skim milk mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon italian spices
1/2 teaspoon red pepper if you like spicy
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 roma tomato
4 pre-sliced Oroweat 100% whole wheat sandwich thin, they are easy to find in the bread or deli section.
1-2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
fresh basil to garnish

In a wood board cut and mix and the first 6 ingredients until small. In a cookie sheet spread 1 tablespoon olive oil and place the open sandwich bread thins with the inside part down. Put the mix evenly on top, layer with a slice of roma tomato and cook 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Remove from oven, drip the balsamic vinegar on top and garnish with basil. Serve as an appetizer or just bread with any fabu meal!