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caprese polenta stacks

caprese polenta stacks | my skinny sweet tooth

One of my favorite things to order at an italian restaurant is the caprese salad. It seems to come in different forms, but they all compare with the main ingredients: tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and balsamic. Angels sings when these come together. I had recently made a caprese chicken and it was incredible. This go round, I had no chicken but I did have a tube of organic polenta in my pantry …

I could have easily thrown together this, but wanted something easier. Easier?! How could it get any easier? Well, let me tell you. The hardest part of this meal: slicing tomatoes. Oh, and maybe waiting for the cheese to melt … but that glorious moment will come 🙂 I had these as a vegetarian meal with a side of brown rice, but these would make the most perfect hor dourves that would impress just about anyone. I’ve broken up the points for however you decide to serve them; hor dourves, appetizer & meal. Enjoy!
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italian polenta bake

polenta bake | my skinny sweet tooth

Polenta can seem like one of those scary ingredients that leaves everyone thinking “What in the world do I do with that?”

I was definitely one of those people. How do I cook it? Is it for breakfast? Is it similar to grits? Gosh, way to many questions for something so simple. I like things to be easy and the easier it is for me to cook with, the more likely I am to do so. I found a pre cooked, ready to heat and serve polenta at Trader Joes. So, I bought it and there it stayed in my pantry for the longest time. Then one day, I sat the polenta on my counter and stared at it, hoping it would start turning itself into something amazing. Nothing happened … sheesh, guess I’ll have to do it myself … 😛

I have to admit, this is probably one of the easiest, quickest, thrown together meals I’ve ever made … and it tastes so, so good. My friends’ italian husband even gave it 2 thumbs up 🙂
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