Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

Italian Caprese Avocado Toast
American Heart Association
Jan 24, 2018
https://recipes.heart.org

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Roasted sweet potatoes

The Food Lab: The Best Roasted Sweet Potatoes
2010
J. Kenji López-Alt
http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/11/the-best-roasted-sweet-potatoes-thanksgiving-sides-the-food-lab.html

a 350°F (180°C) oven and baked until tender

to make the most of this effect, you’ve really only got to cook them in a temperature-controlled water bath at 150°F (66°C) for one hour before baking

The par-cooked potatoes were significantly sweeter and more flavorful than the plain roasted potatoes, which were starchy and bland.

Quinoa (How to toast quinoa)

How to toast quinoa
http://ancientharvest.com/how-to-properly-toast-quinoa

thoroughly rinse your quinoa to rid it of its natural coating of saponins, which is known to leave a soapy, bitter taste.

  • Heat a big, heavy sauté pan on medium low.
  • Add (or leave) some water to the quinoa so that it is moist, and put a cup of the wet quinoa into the heated pan. (Make sure not to over-crowd.)
  • Using a wire whisk, quickly stir the quinoa around in the pan as it begins to toast.
  • Once the water is absorbed and the quinoa begins to pop, you will know that it is drying out.
    Keep whisking until the grains of quinoa start to brown.
    It will transform before your eyes and begin to smell nutty – and that’s when you know that your quinoa is toasted.

 

Asparagus

How to slice asparagus on the bias
SideChef
Use this cut for great stir-fries and frittatas.

How to Slice Asparagus
https://monkeysee.com/how-to-slice-asparagus
blanch asparagus
chop asparagus
slice asparagus

How to blanch asparagus
http://www.wikihow.com/Blanch-Asparagus
cook it until the spears turn bright green. This usually takes between [1] 2-4 minutes

Slice the asparagus on a very sharp angle (on the bias)
http://sixburnersue.com/cooking-fresh-eating-green/2010/03/a-prettier-way-to-cut-asparagus-and-a-tasty-easter-side-dish

How to cut asparagus