I attended a Salads Without Lettuce
cooking class last week. Chef Ashley Pado prepared a variety of tasty dishes that tempted my taste buds and had me headed straight to the grocery store for ingredients. The first recipe was Southwest Salad with Avocado Dressing
Next on the menu: Zesty Shrimp Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
. It was AMAZING, and I’m pleased to share the recipe with you. Thanks, Ashley! Continue Reading…
I love salads. They’re typically quick and easy. They’re usually considered healthy. They’re made from good-for-us greens — BUT. Raise your hand if you get sick and tired of lettuce. Yeah, me too!
And that’s why I was eager to attend a cooking class hosted by Chef Ashley Pado at Today’s Kitchen Store
in Wooster, Ohio: Salads Without Lettuce. Continue Reading…
from Habakkuk’s Prayer, Habakkuk 3:3-4: Continue Reading…
This delightful dessert may look complicated, but it’s not! It’s Pavlova — a meringue cake with a light, crisp crust and soft, fluffy inside. To make Pavlova, combine egg whites, caster sugar and vanilla, then beat until stiff peaks form.
The mixture is then turned onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake it for over an hour until the outside is crisp and slightly browned. My son says it tastes like eating a crunchy cloud.
The Pavlova will crack as it cools — that’s normal. Just before serving, top the Pavlova with fresh berries. There’s something about the tart fruit contrasting with sweet “crunchy cloud” — pure delight!
- 8 egg whites
- 2 cups superfine (caster) sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Fresh fruit for topping
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
- Beat egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer. When they begin to firm, slowly add sugar and vanilla.
- Beat egg white and sugar mixture for about 15 minutes or until egg whites will stand alone.
- Scoop meringue onto a parchment-lined bake sheet. Pile it 3-4 inches high in a circle.
- Bake for about 60-70 minutes. The meringue will have a slight golden tinge to it when it's done.
- Remove from the oven and cool completely before topping.
“Up from the grave he arose; with a mighty triumph o’er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain, and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!