Friday, August 10, 2012

Two Cooks In The Kitchen

We wanted different things for dinner. Divingabe wanted to use some of the jalepenos and I wanted a light dinner. I sort of indulged yesterday. I had a fresh bagel (which I so MISS in Florida) with  lox spread,oh heaven! A light salad and a few zucchini chips would suit me and my sweetie made his french bread jalapeno,andouille sausage pizza.

I had a few cucumbers and made this cucumber salad. I have a few friends who omit sugar and I made this without sugar. It was good! I might include the sugar next time but I really didn't miss it and I do have a sweet tooth.

Cucumber Salad

2 Cucumbers thinly sliced
2 or 3 Tomatoes cubed (can use more,depends on the size of tomatoes)
1/2 red onion sliced ( raw onions don't like me so didn't add
1/3 C Oil ( used canola)
3 TBL. Red Wine Vinegar
3 Tbl.Sugar (didn't use)
3/4 Tsp. Kosher Salt
1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper
1/4  Tsp. Garlic

Slice cucumbers and dice up the tomatoes. Mix oil,vinegar,salt,pepper and garlic. In Florida I have a small magic bullet which I love to use to mix up dressings. I used my little whisk.
Pour over cucumbers and tomatoes and put in fridge for a few hours.

The zucchini chips are in the oven. EASY recipe. Thinly slice the zucchini. I used 2 small zucchini. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

I sprayed the parchment paper with Smart
Balance. Zucchini is very bland and I wanted to add some zip to them so I went to one of my favorites that is a staple in Gregory's house. Slap Ya Mama! I can only find Slap Ya Mama when we go to Cedar Key in Florida and always pick up a few and make sure I have a new one to take home. My friend Paddi in Montana told me about Slap Ya Mama and I couldn't find it in NY. When I opened Gregory's spices cabinet, there it was, I should of known he would have it. He said it's a staple when he's offshore.

Add the zucchini in single layers on the cookie sheet lined with parchment and sprinkle with salt. Slap Ya Mama on mine.

Preheat oven 170 degrees and cook for 2 hours-see note below
next time I'll cook them on a long rack and increase the oven temp. They weren't crisp. I had them in the oven almost 3 hours at 170. Smaller rounds were crisp and they were pretty good.


  1. Your photos of the food make my mouth water. The cucumber salad looks so good. Think I would add the onions tho they don't like me either. Tums will be on the menu also. Never had the chips, but they look so good. Divingabe is so handy in the are a lucky lady.

  2. This looks so good..Another way of using my Cucumbers Up..Thanks Linda