Friday, May 1, 2009

Here, there and herbs!

Remember these?

They're the fresh frozen herbs that Matt from Daregal sent me. They might be the solution to all my problems. Ok, well, maybe just two problems--having fresh herbs on hand when I need them, and not letting any go to waste! The idea behind these is almost like canning for tomatoes- they're picked fresh, washed, and frozen so quickly that all the goodness (aroma, nutrients, and flavor) remain.

I'm sorry to say I've only tried one so far because I feel like I've been here, there and everywhere, but it was awesome! I can't wait to try the rest :) Head on over to Daregal, they're having two exciting things going on-- a sweepstakes for free herbs AND a recipe contest (hurry ends May 15)! Here's what I came up with...


Italian Grilled Cheese
Recipe by Shannon
Serves 1



While I added the amounts I used on my sandwich, adjust to taste. I picked up the cheese and various marinated veggies from the antipasto bar at the grocery store, perfect for a quick and easy dinner!

1 ciabatta roll
1-2 thick slices of fresh mozzarella
Healthy shake of Daregal Italian blend
3-4 quartered Artichoke hearts
1 Roasted Red Pepper
2 Marinated Pequilla Peppers

Slice open the roll, add slices of mozzarella. Sprinkle on a good amount of Daregal Italian blend, then add with artichoke hearts and both peppers. Top with the other half of the roll and cook up using a panini press or a grill pan (I just placed a heavy pan on top of mine to make sure it was warmed through). When it's nice and melty, dig in!

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A few more things before I forget... Mambo Sprouts is also sponsoring a recipe contest. If you haven't been over to Diet, Dessert & Dogs yet, now's the time! Not only does Ricki have some incredibly cute pups, but she's got so many great recipes, and is even giving away her new cookbook!! So very exciting :) Gina's also giving away Ani Phyo's new cookbook. I have been interested in all the raw treats popping up around blogland, and can't wait to try some of them myself! Have a great weekend everyone!!

24 comments:

Erica said...

This sammy looks so good! I don't know where you got that ciabatta roll from, but I need to know! Hope you have a great weekend

ttfn300 said...

Erica- it was from whole foods, along with the rest of the ingredients! This blew my brie melts out of the water :) SO GOOD!

5 Star Foodie said...

The grilled cheese look excellent. Do these herbs taste fresh then?

Elra said...

Ah, I really like your delicious looking sandwich! Yummy.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

love the melting cheese in that sammie! :)

Meg said...

Frozen herbs! WOW! Your grilled cheese looks fantastic.

ttfn300 said...

5 Star- they definitely did! I was impressed :)

Sharon said...

Oh wow, that looks delicious!

BOBBI McCORMICK said...

holy yum! I am so making that! THanks for sharing girl:) HAPPY SATURDAY!

Krista said...

That is a great looking grilled cheese!

Emily said...

Oooh, now I'm craving grilled cheese, Italian style!

Juliana said...

Wow, this looks great...I'll definitely try it. Love herbs and cheese.

Reeni♥ said...

I could go for one of those right now-it looks great!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Looks so good! I love sandwiches! :-)

Esi said...

That sandwich sounds good and the frozen herbs look just as good as fresh!

Elina said...

I love getting marinated or roasted veggies at the salad bar to make a quick healthy meal. Your panini looks incredibly delicious! It looked a little bit like a calzone in the picture, which now I'm also craving :)
See you tonight!

Kerstin said...

I love the idea of fresh frozen herbs. Your grilled cheese looks phenomenal - I love all the layers of flavor, yum!!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I'm glad you found a use for the herbies! I'm obsessed with those!!! Daregal has a lifer right hurr!

Dawn said...

I was just at whole foods and saw those! Darn!
But I did pick up the ciabatta bread. I eat a lot of the bread from Iggy's Bakery...now I know you've heard of them???

Maria said...

Love the sandwich. Herbs make life better!

Bridget said...

That sandwich sounds incredible!!! What a great idea for the fresh frozen herbs!!

Sammie said...

What a great product. I always wish that I had fresh herbs on hand but when I buy a huge bunch it always seems like over kill. Where can you buy this product? It was really great meeting you last night - the blogger dinner was fun.

Joanne said...

That is a grilled cheese sandwich to love! You've got me craving some ciabatta...whole foods here I come!

Jess said...

What a cool idea for storing herbs.

That sandwich is making me drool. Fresh mozz is one of the best things in life.

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