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Sausage & Egg Breakfast Wraps

I can't even remember the last time I posted here, I think its been a year! Alot has happened, I've moved(bought my own place finally!), one of my recipes was included in an online magazine thingy and I contributed a recipe to a book about Glasgow! Its been crazy and as much as I enjoyed all the attention, I'm glad things are calming down for a while.

There isn't much cooking in this recipe, its more of an assembly job than anything else. Its soooo simple and yet soooo tasty! Something a little different for Sunday breaky. You basically cook off some sausages and eggs put them in a wrap. You can put any combination of things in the wrap - bacon, beans or how about eggs n black pudding?

There's more pictures on the blog and some information as to why breakfast is important, especially if you suffer from PCOS

Tomato basil hand pies.

I'm using tomatoes and basil, both fresh from my garden. Oh, by the way, I garden. Don't get me wrong, the walls were gyrating thanks to DRI this whole while, and I spent a little while in a few dumpsters just last week.. but nothing beats garden fresh herbs and vegetables.
Yields: 5

Ingredients I
2 1/2 cups white flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp white sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
2 tbsp canola oil
~1 cup warm water
Ingredients II
Tomato paste
Basil, roughly chopped or pulled apart
Olives, pitted and quartered
Himalayan pink salt
Freshly ground pepper
--optional, other fillings of your choice
Preheat oven to 400F.
For the dough, whisk together all dry ingredients, then add in your wet ingredients. Roughly mix with a fork, then get those hands in there. The dough should be a little sticky, but not so much it sticks ruthlessly to your hands. If that's the case, add a little more flour. Add your ball of flour to a lightly floured surface and knead for 3-4 minutes. Ensure the dough remains a little sticky or it won't stick together nicely when you press the edges together.
I Pam'd the press, after learning the tough way it's for the best. Add your ingredients into the press, being mindful of the edges. Add your seasonings on top, the tomato paste doesn't have the high sodium content like premade pizza sauces. The edges best stay clean so the guts don't spew out during pressing and baking. I pressed the edges together, and used my finger to push away the excess dough, which I added back to my dough ball.
Bake at 400F for approximately 12 minutes. The pies are ready when you tap on the tops with a utensil and they sound a little "hollow", and the bottoms will be browned nicely. Let stand for 5 minutes before gorging.

Drenched Lemon Cream Cake

1. I made you lemon cake that rockkkkks. I ate 4 pieces in a day. I'm a little embarrassed that that is not hyperbole. But whatever. Own it.

2. I'm pissed off about the celebrity photo leak -- and by people's reactions. I didn't want to get too #realtalk in my WBB post because my blog audience isn't ready for that and I just gave them a dose re: Ferguson that I want to let them digest. But this is exactly what people talk about when they talk about rape culture: being welcoming, excited about, and rewarding of the violation of women's bodies and privacy. The victim blaming and frat-style high fiving over this, I can't even. But anyhow, read my somewhat sanitized thoughts over on the blog. I should journal in my actual LJ more than I do, because I need to be more vehement about this stuff. Anyhow, cake.

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Ten2/Rose kiss

Looking for a grilled mozzarella recipe

I found a really interesting recipe for mozzarella on the grill.  We live in South Florida so the grill gets a lot of use and this sounded really yummy.  So I bought the mozzarella but now cannot locate my recipe!  I think my husband tossed (hopefully recycled at least but who knows) the magazine.  HELP!!!  I've been Googling madly but all I can find are recipes for fried mozzarella sticks and grilled cheese sandwiches.

As far as I remember, the recipe involved breading slices of mozzarella (maybe around 1/2 inch thick?) with I think Panko, but I can't remember what else was involved.

Anyone have a recipe for this???  I have all this lovely fresh mozzarella to use!  Okay, I obviously can use it for something else, but darn it - that grilled mozzarella sounded REALLY REALLY GOOD!!!

No-Bake Coconut Icebox Cake

I'm on a quest to create a coconut cake for all baking levels.

So here it is, finally: the easiest ever coconut cake! It's a coconut cake for the masses. Too lazy to bake? Too hot to bake? Too busy to bake? This is your coconut cake. Lucky you, because it's also totally insanely delicious. Just be sure to buy really good shortbread cookies. Enjoy!

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Taco Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are low-carb, lightning fast, and so very delicious! Mike and I can down six of these between the two of us, but I think this is probably three servings for more civilized folk. Enjoy!

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