Deconstructed Egg Roll

Deconstructed Egg Roll 2

I love the taste of egg rolls – those delicious Chinese snacks filled with shredded vegetables and meat, wrapped in dough, and deep-fried to crunchy perfection.  What’s not to like?  Well, perhaps the wrapper that is made of wheat flour and the fact that it is deep-fried.  In order to still enjoy the tasty combination of flavors, I have recreated the egg roll in a de-constructed form, omitting the wrapper and the need for hot oil for frying.  Instead of being just a snack, it is now a meal….

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Kurtoskalacs

Kürtőskalács

The photo above was a tasty treat – a Kürtőskalács – that my blogging friend Stephanie enjoyed while she was in Europe. She and Amanda, from KevinandAmanda.com, took two awesome trips this summer that covered several European countries.

Being that Stephanie and Amanda traveled a lot, I am going to provide you some clues as to where they enjoyed the above Kürtőskalács. See if you can guess the city.

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

I owe much gratitude to Italians for the creation of Parmigiana, a dish made with a shallow or deep-fried sliced of meat, topped with cheese and tomato sauce, then baked.  It appears that both Campania and Sicily, as well as the Northern province of Parma, lay claim to the fame of the dish. Regardless of where the dish originated, the combination of the breading, tomato sauce, and cheese is a ...

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