Avocado Feta Sandwich Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Avocado Feta Sandwich

I could live on this avocado feta sandwich. In May of 2015, I discovered this delightful treat in a coffee shop called Cava, up in Millers Point, Sydney, Australia. The young lady made it right in front of me while her friend brewed my coffee. It doesn’t get any fresher than that! I took it outside and found a sunny bistro table to soak up the sun and soak up the flavor.

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Green Garden Smoothie Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Green Garden Smoothie

This Green Garden Smoothie is so incredibly refreshing. Not too sweet, not too tart. It is simply perfection in a glass while packing in your daily greens. My nephew Nick and his wife, Patri, got me started on this in the Fall of 2013, and we have been enjoying it ever since! Make it a healthy start to your day, or enjoy it as a summer beverage. I promise not to tell anyone if you slip a little vodka into the mix. In that case, I recommend a sunny patio or balcony and a lounge chair to boot. Find your happy place!

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Banana Smoothie Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Banana Smoothie

A Banana Smoothie instantly makes you feel like you are on vacation. Do you have bananas past their prime? Don’t throw them out! Their sweetness and soft texture make them perfect for smoothies. Just remove the darkened skins, and then freeze the flesh in tightly sealed bags until you are ready to transform them into a quick breakfast or afternoon snack. For an extra-special treat, add 2-3 tablespoons of spiced rum.

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Crustless Quiche Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Crustless Quiche

This crustless quiche has a beautiful back story. During the summer of 2016, our friend Teri invited us to her lovely vacation home on Lake James. No need to ask us twice… we packed our bathing suits, grabbed a few bottles of wine, and hit the road in our convertible.

One delightful morning Teri and I made a traditional Quiche Loraine for breakfast, and it was perfect. Baked in a pie crust, it was savory decadence. At home, I make a leaner crustless quiche, baked in little ramekins. Leftovers not only look great but reheat well in the microwave.

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Zucchini Bread Muffins Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread is a tradition in the Midwest. Zucchini is a summer squash and easy to grow, and the plants are prolific producers. When the first zucchini of the season is ready, be sure to check daily and harvest at 8-10 inches while the flesh is still firm and the seeds are still tiny. Too many times, I have discovered sneaky ones hiding under big leaves, having already made the jump to jumbo. That’s when you make zucchini bread.

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