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Crispy Zucchini Fries

July 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Croutons give these healthy appetizers a burst of flavor and help them crisp up.

Crispy Zucchini Fries

1 medium zucchini
1 1/2 cups large fat-free seasoned restaurant-style croutons
1 oz. Parmesan cheese, divided
1 egg white
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
3 tbsp light mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Trim and discard ends of zucchini; cut in half crosswise using a chef's knife. Cut each zucchini half using french fry cutter (discard any thinner pieces). Place croutons in manual food processor, caver and pun handle until finely chopped. Grate Parmesan cheese with Microplane adjustable fine grater. Place chopped croutons and half of the Parmesan cheese in coating tray; mix well.

Whisk egg white in a Classic Batter bowl until frothy. Add zucchini; mix gently until well coated. Dredge zucchini in crouton mixture, pressing firmly to coat. Arrange zucchini in a single layer on cookie sheet. Bake 14-16 minutes or until crisp.

Meanwhile, for dip, combine remaining Parmesan cheese, yogurt, basil, mayonnaise, garlic and black pepper in clean processor bowl; cover and pump handle until well blended, scraping down sides as necessary. Remove cookie sheet from oven to stackable cooling rack. Serve zucchini fries with dip. Yield: 10 servings.

*Courtesy of The Pampered Chef Spring/Summer 2012 Season's Best Recipe Collection.

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Casa Angelo: Italian Food in San Marcos, California

July 23, 2014 4:30 pm

Craving pasta in San Marcos? Consider trying Casa Angelo, where you’ll find a wide selection of Italian fare at reasonable prices. Sizzling, thin-crust pizzas are on the menu, bedecked with all of your favorite toppings like pepperoni, mushrooms, pineapple, peppers, fresh garlic, ham, red onions and salami.

The pasta menu features all of your faves, including Lasagna, Manicotti, Spaghetti, and Stuffed Shells. Hot subs and sandwiches make hearty options. Choose from a list that includes Pastrami, Meatball, Italian Sausage, Steak, Italian Beef, Eggplant Parmesan, and Chicken. Cold sub sandwiches are also on the menu. Check out their website to learn about their daily specials.

Casa Angelo is open Monday through Saturday not far from Windsor at Aviara in San Marcos, California.

Casa Angelo
823 W. San Marcos Boulevard
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 471-9725
http://www.casaangelo.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/casa-angelo-san-marcos

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Moonlight Magic

July 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Moonlight Amphitheatre is a cultural gem nestled in the heart of the Vista Community. Moonlight Amphitheatre is a 2,000-person capacity theatre that is located within the City of Vista's Brengle Terrace Park.

The Amphitheatre is home to four Broadway-style musical theatre productions each Summer. Ninety minutes prior to each show, the gates open and spectators can bring in a picnic dinner or enjoy a meal at the Artisan Cafe restaurant, which is located onsite.

Tickets for these events are on sale through the VisTix Ticket Office, located at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive weekdays from Noon to 5:00 pm. Tickets can be ordered by phone during the same hours by calling 760.724.2110. Please note that there are no additional service charges if ordering by phone or online.

For all events at the Moonlight Amphitheatre, outside lawn chairs are not permitted. Lawn chairs are provided upon entrance.

What's Playing:

DISNEY'S MARY POPPINS
July 16 – August 2, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Presented by Moonlight Stage Productions
Subscriptions are on sale now. Call 760.724.2110.

MY FAIR LADY
August 13 – August 30, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Presented by Moonlight Stage Productions
Subscriptions are on sale now. Call 760.724.2110.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
September 10 – September 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Presented by Moonlight Stage Productions
Subscriptions are on sale now. Call 760.724.2110.

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