20 February 2012

Apple Sandwiches kick off Oscar Week

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This week Beloved Green is going to celebrate the 84th Annual Academy Awards with a week of movie inspired recipes, dining tips, and foodie style celebrations.  

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The first recipe is inspired by the Best Picture nominee, "War Horse".  What better to feed your favorite equine war hero, then a tasty apple treat.  And it is not bad for humans.

So for a guilt free snack to munch on while enjoying the Oscars try an apple sandwich.  
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The Shopping List:
  • an apple
  • low fat ricotta cheese
  • almond slivers
  • meyer lemon juice
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The Method:

Core an apple, and cut it in slices.  Squeeze the lemon juice over top to preserve the apple and keep it from browning.  Spread with ricotta cheese and top with the almond slivers.

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Right now I am really drawn to simple recipes, and this one is not only a great low calorie snack, it is filling and the perfect companion when watching a movie instead of reaching for a bit of junk food.

And because I always love a party, I'm inviting everyone to fill out their picks for award winners and join in a game of Oscar Bingo this Sunday thanks to the brilliance of How About Orange.


16 comments:

  1. i'm a little skeptical about this because i've never eaten apple with cheese (although i've heard it's very nice!). the almond seems great, i love almonds.

    and i'm going to have to watch this film, i love horses! i feel like it's sad, though :(

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  2. This combo is really good, particularly using ricotta. I think it has a nice balance of sweet and salty. Also fills you up.

    This movie does make me tear up a bit, it was also a beautifully done play before taken to the silver screen.

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  3. How nice.. just as you said- you like using ricotta. I can imagine how healthy and nice for snacking this cute apple sandwich is.

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  4. as the world seems to be a constant fight between giving in to potato chips or chocolate, and trying to come up with new ideas for healthy snacks, you've definitely scored a stage win for the latter!

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  5. Wow, that sounds delicious! I love ricotta, and what a great idea to use apple slices for the sandwich :)

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  6. What a clever idea, I love it. Healthy guilt free snack. Wonderful photograhy. Congrats on the Top 9.

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  7. What a delicious and healthy snack:) Congratulations on Foodbuzz Top9.

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  8. what a cute idea! and i love that you have a whole oscar themed week :) congrats on the top 9!

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  9. PERFECT!

    Wonderful way to eat and apple.

    I would switch the almonds for walnuts (just my preference)

    Thanks for sharing

    Charlie

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  10. I love simple recipes and great combinations. This sound delicious ...except for the ricotta cheese, I've never liked ricotta...do you recommend an alternative? I was thinking fresh white cheese or brie?

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  11. I love these and the fact that they are healthy too!

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  12. I haven't see War Horse yet but it's on the list. Your apple sandwich looks delicious.

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  13. What a beautiful recipe, perfect for the ocasion indeed :) It looks fresh and deliciois :)

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  14. This sounds simple and delicious!!

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  15. I love the idea of having a Oscar week! A apple sandwich would be a perfect treat during the Oscars, a perfect sweet treat:-) Hugs, Terra

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  16. What a beautiful idea! Really lovely.

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