Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hello Everybody

I'm just popping in to post my new favorite appetizer recipe (below) and to let you all know that we are taking this dietary intervention thing a step farther - we are following the GAPS and SCD diets now, in hopes of even better health for my daughter. I think all grains may be bothering her, and possibly corn, which many people mistakenly believe is a vegetable. We are in stage 1, eating nutritious soups, and things are going well.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and/or Hanukkah and will have a lovely start to 2015. :)

Parmesan Stuffed, Bacon Wrapped Dates

Whole pitted dates
Sliced bacon, uncooked
Parmesan cheese wedge (may omit for a casein free appetizer)
Round toothpicks, heat tolerant

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Start by cutting the pointed end of the cheese wedge off into 1/2 x 1/4 inch sticks. Try to get the sticks to be 1/2 inch long and 1/4 inch thick. Find the cut opening of the date and push the cheese stick into it lengthwise. Close the date around it. Wrap with 1/2 slice of uncooked bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn dates over and bake for 6 more minutes. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. May eat at room temperature within 4 hours. Uneaten portions may be refrigerated and reheated.

~ Delicious!