2014

September_2014

Big Y World Class Market's Life In Balance Issue is filled with game day entertaining ideas, deliciously quick recipes, cooking tips, healthy make-overs, cold and flu and much more!

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THERE'S A DIY REVOLUTION HAPPENING. Whether it's "upcycling" old clothes into new fashions or breathing new life into used furniture with a needle and thread and a few coats of paint, creative folks have taken to making their own just about anything. We prefer to focus our crafty efforts on something fun, easy, practical and edible: Snacks. Because honestly, who doesn't love snacks? S N A C K S 1 cup Big Y plain lowfat Greek yogurt 1 8-oz. pkg. Big Y Neufchâtel 1 / 3 less fat cream cheese, softened 3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, finely minced 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, finely minced 2 tsp. fresh dill, finely minced 1½ tsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. Big Y garlic powder ¼ tsp. onion powder – Big Y salt and ground black pepper to taste 2 cups Big Y all-purpose flour 1 tsp. kosher salt ⅔ cup warm water ⅓ cup World Classics Trading Co. olive oil 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, cream cheese, herbs, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the water and oil; stir to combine and until dough comes together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple of times. Split dough into three and wrap each in plastic wrap. Let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a work surface; sprinkle lightly with flour. Using one dough ball at a time, roll out into a 1 ⁄ 8 -inch-thick rectangular shape, adding more flour as needed to prevent the dough from sticking. With a sharp knife, cut dough into thick strips; place on prepared baking sheets and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, for 15 to 20 minutes or until crackers are golden brown, watching carefully so they do not burn. Remove from oven and let cool. Dip can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days and crackers can be stored in a tightly sealed container for up to 1 week. NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (4 crackers; 2 Tbsp. dip): Calories: 138 (Calories from Fat: 72); Total Fat: 8g (Saturated Fat: 3g); Protein: 4g; Total Carbohydrates: 13g (Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 1g); Cholesterol: 11mg; Sodium: 191mg CREAMY HERB DIP WITH SESAME CRACKERS PREP TIME: 55 min. COOK TIME: 15-20 min. Makes 16 servings Click here to print recipe Foodnetwork.com offers up a plethora of homemade snacks recipes that are quick, easy and satisfying.

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