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Toasted Coconut and Blueberry Muffins

Toasted Coconut and Blueberry Muffins

by Pam on April 9, 2013

I made these muffins for my kids and husband on Sunday morning. They were super quick and easy to make and they smelled amazing while they baked in the oven. These muffins were the perfect way to use up my tart blueberries that I had in the refrigerator. The kids ABSOLUTELY loved the muffins and so did my husband. They didn’t last long and the kids have already asked for another batch. I’d say that makes this recipe a keeper!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

Toast 1/2 cup of coconut. Place the coconut in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Place into the oven and watch very carefully so it doesn’t burn. Toss to brown evenly. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

Combine flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the toasted coconut and combine.

Using an immersion blender, mix together the egg, butter, milk, and vanilla until well combined. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold the blueberries gently into the muffin batter.

Divide the batter among muffin cups (I only used 11 of the cups). Sprinkle the (un-toasted) coconut evenly over the top of each muffin.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes in the muffin tin then remove from the tin and let them cool on a cooling rack. Enjoy.



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Toasted Coconut and Blueberry Muffins




Yield: 11 big muffins (or 12 smaller ones)

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 18- 20 min.



Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of white flour
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sweetened coconut, toasted
1/2 cup of sweetened coconut
1 egg, beaten
4 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries (divided)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and coat a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

Toast the coconut. Place the coconut in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Place into the oven and watch very carefully so it doesn’t burn. Toss to brown evenly. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

Combine flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the toasted coconut and combine.

Using an immersion blender, mix together the egg, butter, milk, and vanilla until well combined. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold the blueberries gently into the muffin batter.

Divide the batter among muffin cups (I only used 11 of the cups). Divide the batter among muffin cups (I only used 11 of the cups). Sprinkle the (un-toasted) coconut evenly over the top of each muffin.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes in the muffin tin then remove from the tin and let them cool on a cooling rack. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe in the Food 52 Cookbook

References

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Steamed Egg over Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous with Bacon and Parmesan

Steamed Egg over Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous with Bacon and Parmesan

by Pam on April 23, 2013

I love eating eggs with leftovers. As I was eating dinner last night I envisioned the leftover couscous[1] with a steamed egg and a bit of bacon, parmesan, and parsley sprinkled on top. I made it for lunch today and it was AMAZING.  I will seriously make this recipe again and again. I wish I had more leftover couscous so I could make this dish for lunch again tomorrow. I highly recommend this recipe!

 

If you don’t have leftover couscous[2], see recipe here[3].

Cook the bacon in a small skillet over medium heat. Remove from the pan when it has cooked through and place on a paper towel to drain. Once the bacon has cooled, chop or rip it into small pieces. Remove all but a quarter teaspoon of bacon grease  from the skillet. Add the leftover couscous to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.

While the couscous is heating up, boil some water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add a poaching cup to the liquid and spray the cup with cooking spray. Crack an egg into the cup, making sure not to break the yolk. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the egg white is solid but the yolk is still soft. Remove the poaching cup from the pan of water.

Place the couscous into a bowl. Sprinkle with bacon. Place the poached egg on top followed by a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

 



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Steamed Egg over Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous with Bacon and Parmesan




Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

1 slice of lean bacon
1 cup of leftover roasted vegetable Israeli couscous
1 egg
2 tsp Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

If you don’t have leftover couscous, see recipe here.

Cook the bacon in a small skillet over medium heat. Remove from the pan when it has cooked through and place on a paper towel to drain. Once the bacon has cooled, chop or rip it into small pieces. Remove all but a quarter teaspoon of bacon grease from the skillet. Add the leftover couscous to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.

While the couscous is heating up, boil some water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add a poaching cup to the liquid and spray the cup with cooking spray. Crack an egg into the cup, making sure not to break the yolk. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the egg white is solid but the yolk is still soft. Remove the poaching cup from the pan of water.

Place the couscous into a bowl. Sprinkle with bacon. Place the poached egg on top followed by a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Lemon, and Feta

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Lemon, and Feta

by Pam on October 28, 2013

My first attempt at brussel sprouts[1] was a big success with my entire family but my husband said he wanted to try it with lemon next time. I simply seasoned these fresh brussel sprout halves in olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then drizzled a bit of lemon juice on them before roasting. I then sautéed some garlic with olive oil then tossed the brussel sprouts in the pan and squeezed more lemon juice on top and tossed to coat evenly. Once they were in the serving bowl, I sprinkled the top with feta cheese. They turned out delicious and my husband and I both really liked them a lot, my kids on the other hand, were not fans. Oh well, you can’t win them all.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.

Zest the lemon; set aside.

Toss the brussel sprouts with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly then place on the baking sheet. Squeeze one half of a lemon evenly over the sprouts. Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes then flip the brussel sprouts and roast for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil. Add the minced garlic and dash of crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the brussel sprouts followed by the juice from the remaining half of the lemon. Toss to coat evenly. Pour into serving bowl. Sprinkle the top of the brussel sprouts with feta cheese and lemon zest. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Lemon, and Feta




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Total Time: 25 minutes



Ingredients:

2 cups of fresh brussel sprouts, halved
2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Juice of 1 lemon (divided)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
Feta cheese, to taste
Zest of 1 lemon

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.

Zest the lemon; set aside.

Toss the brussel sprouts with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly then place on the baking sheet. Squeeze one half of a lemon evenly over the sprouts. Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes then flip the brussel sprouts and roast for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil. Add the minced garlic and dash of crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the brussel sprouts followed by the juice from the remaining half of the lemon. Toss to coat evenly. Pour into serving bowl. Sprinkle the top of the brussel sprouts with feta cheese and lemon zest. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



 

References

  1. ^ Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)