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Showing posts with label vegetarian. Show all posts

How to Make Meatless Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes: A post for my Dad (Tony Alfonsi) by Cleo Coyle

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I swear this 2-hour meatless sauce will fool anyone into thinking it was simmered for 6-hours with meat. The rich depth of flavor is amazing and well worth a Saturday afternoon making it the way the "old timers" did. Even if you make it only once in your cooking life, the experience is one you'll never forget.


For those of you who've made pasta sauce from fresh tomatoes, you know the very smell of the sauce cooking is like nothing else on earth. With all my heart, I wanted to experience that little piece of heaven again to bring back some very sweet memories of my father, Antonio "Tony" Alfonsi...

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How to Make Queso Fundido - The Billionaire Mexican Cheese Dip by Cleo Coyle

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In Spanish, fundido means melted, consequently, queso fundido means melted cheese, and if you’ve sampled it, then you may agree it’s about the best cheese dip on the planet. 

Cleo Coyle has a partner in 
crime writing—her husband. 
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Originally served in Northern Mexico and the Southwestern US, queso fundido has culinary roots that take it back to campfire eating, which is why it's traditionally served bubbling hot.  

The recipe in this blog post is the version my husband and I enjoy. That's why we included it in the recipe section of one of our most popular Coffeehouse Mysteries Billionaire Blend (first edition published December 2013). Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! May you... 


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Eat with fundido joy! 
~ Cleo 

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How to Make Low-Carb Pizza Crust from Cauliflower (No flour, no yeast, no kidding!) from Cleo Coyle

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This low-carb pizza, mentioned in our 13th Coffeehouse Mystery, Billionaire Blend, tastes as good as it looks, yet the crust is made from nothing more than cauliflower, egg, and mozzarella cheese with some salt and spices thrown in. 


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No flour, no yeast, no kidding! 

While versions of this recipe have been around for years (dating back to the early days of the Atkins diet), they aren't all equal. My recipe includes a key step to making it work. 

Yes, I was skeptical at first. My husband was, too, but he's a believer now. He enjoyed half this small pie with me, beer in hand, smile on his face. May you, too, eat with joy!

~ Cleo





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How to Make Queso Fundido - The Billionaire Mexican Cheese Dip by Cleo Coyle

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To my American ear, fundido sounds a little like an advertising slogan invented by a group of Mad Men trying to sell tortilla snack chips. "Party with our queso fundido. It’s fun, fun, fun!" 
Cleo Coyle, who sees
the fun in fundido,
is author of The
Coffeehouse Mysteries

The truth is, fundido in Spanish means melted; consequently, queso fundido means melted cheese, and if you’ve sampled it, then you may agree it’s about the best cheese dip on the planet. That's why we included it in the recipe section of one of our most popular Coffeehouse Mysteries Billionaire Blend (first edition published December 2013).


http://coffeehousemystery.com/userfiles/file/Cleo-Coyle-Queso-Fundido-Mexican-Cheese-Dip.pdf
To download this recipe 
as a free PDF, click here


Originally served in Northern Mexico and the Southwestern US, queso fundido has culinary roots that take it back to campfire eating. The recipe in this blog post is the version my husband (and partner in crime writing) and I enjoy. We hope you do, too. 

Eat with fundido joy!
~ Cleo 

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as a free PDF, 
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Alone in the Kitchen with a Cabbage

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I give you The Cabbage...



It looks like a big green planet, doesn't it? See the solar warmth on the left and the chilly dark side on the right? As the subject of a photo, I think it should have its own atmosphere. As the basis for a recipe, it's a smart choice. It's low in fat and calories and high in nutrition. As for what to do with it, there are countless ways to go. 


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I found myself alone in the kitchen with this cabbage the other day, and decided to try Extreme Simple Cooking. Let's abbreviate it to ESC, like the Escape key on your computer keyboard. Seems appropriate because recipes like this one let you escape from the kitchen as fast as possible. And to that end, away we go! 

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Eat with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries






No-Crust Mini Pizzas: My No-Guilt Writer's Snack by Cleo Coyle

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As a kid, I took all my pop's homegrown veggies for granted. As an adult, I miss them dearly, especially at the end of summer. This recipe for mini pizzas makes great use of zucchini. My Italian-born mother and aunt used to make them as a kid-friendly lunch for me when I was a little girl. As a grown woman, I now make them in the afternoons as a no-guilt writer's snack.   
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5 Minute Honey-Cinnamon Peach Sopapillas from Tortillas by Cleo Coyle

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Cleo Coyle has a partner in
crime-writing—her husband.
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Summer fruits make the best desserts, don't they? Here's an idea for an easy way to dress up that summer peach and serve it as an elegant dessert. It's fast, healthy, and absolute ambrosia to eat. To read more click here, scroll down, or hit the read more link below...




How to Make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting without Butter or Cream by Cleo Coyle

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Cleo Coyle has a partner in 
crime writing—her husband. 
Learn about their books
by clicking here and here.

This "buttercream" frosting has no butter or cream, yet it tastes like a chocolate fudge dream. So what's the mystery ingredient to this frosting? It's one that vegans and vegetarians may have guessed by now...avocado.

If you've never used avocado as a substitute for butter in baking, I can tell you that it's a lot of fun to play with...


No-Guilt Mini Pizzas: A Writer's Snack from Cleo Coyle

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Writing novels for a living appears to be a perfectly safe occupation. As my fellow authors know, however, the writing life comes with one major hazard. No, we don't dodge flying bullets or psychotic killers (though our characters may). What we combat every day is a more sinister villain: Excess Calorie Man. He lurks behind every extra handful of peanuts or just-one-more-silver of pie.

Even when our diet is relatively healthy, the hours of sitting in front of our computers take their toll as EC Man gets his jollies from as little as a sliced-up banana on a peanut butter sandwich or an extra hunk of cheese with your crackers.

As you can imagine, it’s even worse for a culinary mystery writer. Testing recipes, especially delicious ones like the cookies in Holiday Buzz (my latest Coffeehouse Mystery), give Excess Calorie Man free reign. Well, today I’m going to show you one way this writer reigns him in...with a lunch of my No-Guilt Mini Pizzas