Captain Crunch Granola

Standard
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 ½ cups chopped nuts
  • 1 ½ cups shredded coconut
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsps. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups dried cherries or cranberries

Preheat oven to 300º. Combine all ingredients but the last, and spread in a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring every 10 min., for about 40-45 min. (until golden and dry). Stir in last ingredient, and spread onto waxed paper to cool.

Spanish Quinoa

Standard
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 4 tbsps. canola oil
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups veg. broth
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder

Fry the onion and garlic in oil for a few minutes until softened. Stir in remaining ingredients; cover; and simmer. Stir a few times within the 1st 5 min., and then leave it alone. Cook for a total of 20 min., or until the liquid is mostly absorbed. Let sit 5-10 min. before fluffing w/ a fork to serve.

Rice Pudding

Standard
  • 2/3 cup instant white rice
  • 2 ¾ cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • ½ cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350º. Combine all ingredients, and place in a greased 1 qt. baking dish. Bake for 1 hr., stirring after 15 min. and again when pudding is done (Pudding will thicken as it stands).

Tortilla Egg Bake

Standard
  • 3 eggs, beaten together w/ some milk and scrambled
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 3 sm. tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded mozz.
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 sm. tomato, sliced thin
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. dried parsley

Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 10” cast iron skillet w/ nonstick foil. Place a tortilla on the bottom, and spray w/ cooking spray to avoid drying. Spread ½ the eggs onto the tortilla, and then 1/3 cup of the cheese, and then ¼ cup of the salsa. Repeat these layers, ending w/ a tortilla on top (also coated w/ cooking spray). Sprinkle w/ the remaining 1/3 cup cheese, then tomato slices, and then the last 2 ingredients. Bake 10-15 min., until the stack is heated through w/ melted cheese. Cut into wedges to serve.