Friday, November 26, 2010

Iced Espresso Latte

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    2 cups brewed decaffeinated espresso coffee, cooled 2 tablespoons golden brown sugar 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk 2 tablespoons sugar-free almond syrup Ice cubes 1 cup fat-free whipped topping 1 teaspoon ground espresso beans

In a pitcher, combine the espresso, brown sugar, milk and syrup. Stir to mix evenly. Refrigerate until cold.

Fill 4 glasses with ice cubes. Pour coffee over ice. Add 1/4 cup whipped topping to each drink and sprinkle with  chopped chocolate.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Boiled Escarole, Red Potatoes in Olive Oil and Garlic


 

  Escarole is delicious in soups, mixed in with pasta, or here is a simple recipe for a healthy side dish with any meal.

1 head Escarole
4 or 5 red potatoes
water
salt
In a large saucepot boil the escarole and potatoes together until the potatoes are soft.
Drain. Cut up the Escarole and potatoes, place in a large serving bowl, then  add 4 or 5 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder,  salt , pepper to taste. I like a little heat so will add hot pepper flakes.  Serve warm.

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