Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Check Out Some Awesome Recipes on Girl Scouts For Girls Site

Did you know that the Girl Scouts For Girls site has some pretty awesome recipes? They do. Here are a couple favorites!

Cuban Sandwich—Taken from: The Junior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting

Ingredients and Instructions

1 tablespoon yellow or Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 sandwich roll
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 slices ham or roasted turkey
4 dill pickle slices
Butter, for toasting

Spread mustard and mayo over both halves of roll. Place first slice of cheese on bottom of roll. Top with meat, pickles, second slice of cheese, and top of roll. (This construction will help the cheese melt.) Push down as hard as you can, squashing the sandwich.

Toast sandwich, if desired. Butter outside of roll on both sides. Place in a frying pan and toast on each side over high heat for about 2 minutes, or until lightly browned. (You can also use a sandwich press or countertop grill press.) Let cool a bit, then enjoy!

Makes 1 sandwich.

Garden Charmoula from Morocco—Taken from: Sow What?—An It’s Your Planet—Love It! Journey

This is a popular Moroccan dressing or condiment that can be made with fresh herbs right from your garden. Toss it with pasta, potatoes, lentils, or anything that needs some spicing up.


1 cup flat Italian parsley, washed and stems removed
Handful of cilantro, washed and stems removed
Zest of 1 lemon, finely chopped
4 to 6 tablespoons virgin olive oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Optional: Powdered chipotle pepper or hot paprika. Roughly chop the parsley and cilantro leaves and place in small bowl. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Let mixture sit, up to one hour, to allow the flavors to blend. Add a pinch of powdered chipotle pepper or hot paprika, if desired.

Makes approximately 1/2 cup.

Find your favorites here!