Showing posts with label recipe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recipe. Show all posts



hallo all my dear readers! how are you?
i would like to present a new semi~regular posting to antebellumblog called~
as you all know among my many fetishes, i also have a food fetish... so here is my first recipe~

pre-heat oven- 400 degrees

with a fork punch little holes in your sweet potato

cook for approx- 15- 20mins, (depending if you want your potatoes to be firm or softer)

test firmness  with fork.

remove from oven and let cool down

peel sweet potato and cut into large cubes

place in a bowl 

add  one or two table spoons of vegannaise, (not mayonnaise) 

you can add  one, some or all of the following ingredients~

chopped parsley
chopped spinach
chopped kale
chopped swiss chard
chopped celery
chopped fuji apple
sesame seeds

squeeze a little fresh orange

mix together
chill in fridge




Today’s recipe comes from a need to use up some ripe tomatoes and produce.
I found a bag of about six limes and a bag of about eight large jalapeno chilies.
This makes simple, refreshing appetizer for our desert summer weather.

Easy Gazpacho

1 onion, quartered

3 large jalapenos, seeded and quartered

4 ripe tomatoes

1 clove garlic

The juice of 1 lime

Salt to taste

1 lime quartered, reserved for garnish

In a blender put all ingredients except the lime for garnish. Blend until puréed. Serve immediately.
If making ahead, you will need to re-blend as the gazpacho separates over time.
Serves four

posted by betty fenar- palm desert/antebellum corespondent



CHEAP EATS: Asian Chicken Salad

Mandarin oranges are in season and here is recipe that is easy to put together.

You might call them cuties, clementines, or mandarin oranges. Whatever you call them, they are in season right now and this week’s Cheap Eats recipe is full of these little orange treasures. You can use store-bought rotisserie chicken or oven baked chicken breast as I did.

Asian Chicken Salad

2 C. cooked and cubed chicken

1 bag Iceberg salad mix

1 head romaine lettuce

5-6 stalks green onions

½ bunch cilantro, chopped

½ C. dry roasted, unsalted peanuts

5 fresh Mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented

Asian Ginger Dressing

3 cloves garlic, minced

4 T minced fresh ginger root

¾ C. olive oil (or sesame oil)

½ C. rice vinegar

3 T honey

1 T soy sauce

In a jar, combine the ingredients for the dressing and set aside. Arrange the lettuces, cilantro, onion, and chicken in a salad bowl. Top with Mandarin oranges and peanuts. Shake the jarred dressing and pour over the salad. You might find you do not need all the dressing. For this meal I shopped mainly at Winco. I spent about $1 for the salad dressing, $2 in chicken and $4 for the other salad ingredients. Seven dollars for a delicious spring-time meal is some good cheap eating!

repost by betty fenar- palm desert/antebellum corespondent



CHEAP EATS: Coachella Ceviche Tostadas

If you have a lemon tree, or like us, a neighbor’s tree that hangs into your yard, you might enjoy this recipe that uses lemons. It is also appropriate for those observing meatless meals for Lent. My good friend Diana Garcia, born in Coachella, made these Ceviche tostadas for our family.


1lb. Imitation Crab meat, shredded
1lb. shrimp, deveined, tails removed, and chopped
2 avocados, chopped
½ red onion, chopped
1 lrg. Pinch of fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ c. soy sauce
1 ½ c. ketchup
Juice of 5 lemons
4 large pickled jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped (optional)
2 T. Tapatio sauce (optional)
1 pkg. tostada shells

Combine fish and wet ingredients and refrigerate for one hour, or up to overnight. Serve on prepared tostada shells.

If you shop at Winco as I did, the recipe will cost less than $15.00. Add $1 if you have to buy your lemons. It will make about 15-20 ceviche tostadas.

posted by betty fenar- palm desert/antebellum corespondent