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Program #868

Deidre Odumakinde

Deidre's Tomato Gravy

2 Medium Tomatoes diced
1 large red onion chopped
1 heaping tablespoon mix of Turmeric, Curry, Basil, Cayenne Pepper
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 Cup water
4 pickled beets chopped with juice included
4 tablespoons of olive oil
In a preheated skillet add the oil, tomatoes, onion, garlic, seasonings, beets and water. Stir frequently.
Let it simmer about 10 minutes until it is a nice gravy consistency. Add to your breads, rice or pasta for a quick meal for your next get together. Enjoy!

Bananas with Walnuts and Honey

1 banana peeled and sliced
1/4 cup walnuts
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon banana extract

In a heated skillet put in the oil, then, add the bananas, walnuts, honey and extract. Stir gently for 3-4 minutes to warm and blend all of the ingredients and flavors.
Store in a jar or serve immediately with ice cream, yogurt or drizzle over cake and cookies or pie. Enjoy!

Popcorn with Chocolate and Nuts

Microwavable Popcorn
White Chocolate
Mixed Nuts
Microwave the popcorn, then put it into a bowl. Grate or chop the white chocolate and put it into the bowl with the popcorn.
Add the mixed nuts to the mixture. Fold in mixture and put into a cup or bags to serve. Enjoy!


Salt in Antiquity

While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!