Apples into Applesauce!

You’ve heard of turning lemons into lemonade, well here’s a quick and easy way of turning apples into applesauce!  Every have apples sitting on the counter long beyond their ‘shelf life’?  Or apples that were pushed to the back of the refrigerator and forgotten?  What did you do?  Compost?  Trash? STOP!  Turn your old (or new) apples into homemade delicious applesauce!  It’s as easy as 1) Peel and chop apples, 2) Place in small sauce pan on stove top with a little water (1/4 cup?) and a dash or two or cinnamon, 3) Boil/simmer until tender.  At that point, I use a potato masher to turn them into a chunky applesauce.  (You can keep cooking and blend cooked apples to get more of a pureed consistency, but when it comes to homemade, I like the chunky style.)  Enjoy!Chopped Apples

Picture of pan on stove with chopped apples and cinnamon

Chopped Apples/Cinnamon

Picture of homemade chunky apple sauce

Homemade Apple Sauce

 

 

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Grilled Swordfish – Light, Nutritious, Delicious!

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Swordfish_Orzo_Delight

Easy to prepare, light, delicious, satisfying, and nutritious!  This dinner can be on the table within 15 minutes!

Prep:  3/4 cup Orzo Pasta, 1/2 cup mixed chopped pitted olives, juice from half lemon, 1 TBSP (each) Butter and Olive Oil, 1/2 cup chopped unsalted roasted pistachios (or I used roasted/unsalted sunflower seeds), 2 Swordfish Steaks (lightly olive oil, salt, pepper).

Bring enough salted water to a boil  to cook pasta.  Light the grill or heat a grill pan (medium-high).  Cook pasta for about 8-9 minutes (to your liking.)  At the same time, grill swordfish , turning once.  When pasta is to your liking, drain and return to pan.  Stir in the butter, olive oil, olives, and lemon juice (salt/pepper to taste.)  Remove swordfish from grill and lightly cover with aluminum foil to let rest for a few minutes.

Stir the chopped nuts/seeds into the Orzo pasta mixture and plate up along with the swordfish.  Top with a lightly dressed arugula salad (juice from half lemon, light olive oil, salt, pepper.)

So easy, so delicious.  Enjoy!  Buon Appetito!