Enjoy some delicious recipes!

Program #880

Rhonda Matthews

Quick Wheat Bread

1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups applesauce (or buttermilk)
2 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons brown sugar

Combine first 5 ingredients and mix well.
Combine last 3 ingredients in a different bowl and mix until sugar has no lumps.
Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and stir until all dry ingredients are moist.
Pour into a sprayed 8x8 baking pan. Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees fahrenheit until golden brown.
Cool and remove from pan.

Texture of a muffin, flavor of wheat bread. Try it with garlic butter if serving with an entree. Or, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if enjoying for breakfast.

Chicken Sausage Veggie Supper

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 pound smoked sausage
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup bell peppers, sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced

Over medium high heat, saute thinly sliced chicken and smoked sausage in small amount of oil until cooked through.
Place on plate and set to side.

In same pan, add oil and cook carrots and cabbage until tender crisp.
Add peppers and broccoli to pan and continue cooking until all vegetables are tender.

Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Combine cooked meats and vegetables and serve over prepared spaghetti squash.

This dish can also be served over brown rice, pasta, or used as a topper for baked potatoes.

Spaghetti Squash "Noodles"

1 spaghetti squash
Olive oil or butter to taste
Parmesan Cheese

Choose a squash with a smooth dull rind.
There should be no obvious blemishes. The stem should be intact. It should be slightly heavy for its size.
Wash squash well. Place on cutting board and puncture with tip of a very sharp knife.
Carefully work to halve squash lengthwise. The rind is TOUGH. Work slowly and carefully.
Scoop out the seeds and membrane holding seeds in place.
Place cleaned squash face down in baking dish. Roast 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Squash is ready when flesh is fork tender and pulls away from rind when touched.
Use a fork to scrape all strands of squash from the rind.
Add scant amount of olive oil or butter to taste. Salt and pepper are optional.
Sprinkle lightly with Parmesan Cheese before serving.
Excellent served as side dish or topped with sauce for entree.
Good add-ins inculde cheddar, herbs, chopped nuts, or cream.

Fruity Honey Tofu Dessert

Tofu is low fat and high protein.
This adaptable dessert is fast and simple and lightly sweetend.

Firm tofu, cubed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons stevia
Your choice of berries or chopped fruit
Nuts (walnuts or pecans are good choices)
Add cold tofu cubes to dessert dish.
Combine lemon juice with stevia and drizzle over tofu.
Top with your choice of chopped fresh fruit or berries then sprinkle with nuts.
Drizzle with honey.
Serve immediately.
Tofu has no distinct flavor. It is an excellent background for any strongly flavored foods.

Rhonda Matthews
Clemson University Cooperative Extension

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!