Thursday, February 05, 2009


I was musing over ideas for posts today while at work. I have no real knitting content to give you. I did want to give you something to amuse youselves with, though. While flipping through a recipe magazine/book from Weight Watchers that was kicking around the store, I found their 'recipe' for bruschetta. I use quotes because they played fast and loose with bruschetta. Their recipe involved low fat mayonnaise (ick) and cream cheese. Also low fat of course. Also ick. I have been making a kick ass bruchetta for years. It is low fat. It is good for you. It is also teh nom.

It is what I call a Classic Italian Recipe. Which basically means a pinch of this and a dollop of that. Feel free to change proportions etc to suit your taste. It is pretty much impossible to eff up.

Here it is:

chop up a couple of Roma (or plum, although any tomato will do in a pinch)
chop up a slice of sweet onion. Small slice.
chop up a clove of garlic (or however many you want)
chiffonade (had to use the fancy cooking word!) (or chop up) a few fresh basil leaves
dash of salt if you want
dash of red wine vinegar.

toss it all into a bowl and mix. Feel free to add more or less of the ingredients till it looks right to you.

Let it sit in the fridge for an hour or 2. Or overnight. (you might need to drain some water if you do,though.)

Toast some baguette rounds. Put a dollop of the mixture on it and enjoy.

I have used toasted bagels instead of baguette. Or use any bread you have lying around. It's all good.

It's healthy, low fat and tastes good. No need for substituting crappy ingredients for good ones.

Take that Weight Watchers!