Next, it's time for Weekend Cookbook Challenge conceived and hosted by two fabulous ladies – Ali of Something So Clever and Sara of I Like to Cook. This challenge is around picnics using recipes from some un(or under) used cookbook. I also get to squeeze out another entry for Kalyn’s Weekend Herb Blogging event, my other fave happening. This weekend it's being hosted by Virginie at Absolutely Green. So that's where to head for the roundup.
So now let me back up a bit….last Friday was my father-in-law’s birthday and my honey was going to be out of town on business so we thought we do a combined Father’s Day/birthday do on Saturday, culminating in leisurely lunch at our home. Because I wanted a light but interesting lunch that I could semi-prepare the day before (we were going to be busy all morning and just showing up at our place at lunch time), I thought of doing dishes that would also work for a picnic. That way I could kill two birds with one stone – create an easy-to-do meal and an entry for Weekend Cookbook Challenge. I used the The Sonoma Diet book and came up with a
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Dufferin Farmers’ Market (I actually did go there – just not in time for the parade of farmers markets), pineapple and cantaloupe with some fresh mint. Nothing could be easier or more natural.
Delicious Magazine. Too lazy to shell pistachio nuts, I toasted some pecan pieces instead. I substituted Splenda for sugar and whole wheat flour for regular. Next time I’ll try it with almond meal instead (I only thought about it after the muffins were in the oven). So all in all it's quite South Beach Diet friendly too.
So here's my menu for a lovely picnic - whether you eat it at home on a table or in the country on a blanket.....
Tuna & Pickle Relish Salad (or Sandwiches)
Mini- Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins at the bottom of the St Lawrence Market post
Related links: Food and Drink recipes weekend cookbook challenge weekend herb blogging South Beach Diet