Culinary: Have you had Kizmet for breakfast?

Published 1:36 pm Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Have you had Kizmet for breakfast?

Tina and Scott Legendre, new owners, will be happy to fill you in on the art gallery, art lessons and white chocolate mocha or waffle sandwiches.

This couple is a friendly pair who love to socialize about Kizmet Koffee’s menu. You’ll love chatting with them and they aim to make every customer feel welcome.

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Later, move on to more than a dozen sandwiches based on flavors of the world, from Cajun and Jamacian to Hawiaan and Greek.

But be sure to ask about the chicken salad, with a touch of tropical fruit.

“It’s amazing,” said Mel Murray, who ought to know.

“I make it,” she said.

Prayer Walk
Francine Gaspard wants people to enjoy the Prayer Walk. If you can’t walk, you can enjoy the Prayer Coffee.
The second annual event will be Wednesday, June 3, with registration at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 700 Central Drive in Port Neches, from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Karen Schexnader will lead the walk at Central Park, across from the hall, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m..
They won’t walk too long, as the coffee will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Gaspard said to look for representation from the Coast Guard, area pastors, schools and other community leaders in a time of prayer, meditation, and worship.


Should you be eating that?
Soft Molassas Cookies, Fettuccine with Chili-Mushroom Stroganoff Sauce, Sicilian Beef and Rice and Pinto Bean and Avocado Dip… does this sound like I’m reading from a diabetic cookbook?
A thick and tempting book, the newest edition of 1,001 Delicious Recipes for People with Diabetes (Agate Surrey; 978-1-57284-170-3; $20.99), is a plenty-to-offer collection of recipes tailored to a diabetic diet and lifestyle.
More perks: This third edition has been enlarged and beautifully repackaged with a sleek, updated cover design and a broader, more useful format that sits flat when open for maximum convenience. Recipes range from appetizers to desserts and each one has been kitchen tested, for simple, reliable preparation. It  is part of the bestselling 1,001 series, which as sold more than 750,000 copies across all titles.
The above is what book promoters say. I say I’m thrilled that all these adventurous recipes full of healthy flavors should inspire anyone who needs a diabetic diet or not. The fact that nutritional breakdowns come with each offering, from appetizers to desserts, make it so handy for those keeping track of what is good for them.
In other words, no excuses. Get one of these books and get the family involved. Here’s an easy one to start with that should make you feel you’re at a nice restaurant:
Curried Scallop and Potato Chowder
This chowder has a lively curry flavor and a bright yellow color. Four servings
1 11-ounce bottle clam juice
one half cup dry white wine or water
one pound potatoes, peeled, cubed
1 teaspoon curry powder
one half teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound sea scallops
1 cup frozen peas
one fourth to one half cup low-fat milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat clam juice, wine, potatoes, curry powder and garlic to boiling in large saucepan; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Process about half the mixture in food processor or blender until smooth; return to pan. Stir in scallops, peas and milk; cook over medium heat until scallops are cooked, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Prince of Peace
Tea can fill you up and fortify you and it doesn’t have to be full of sugar, or even honey for that matter. Someone has shared with me a few bags of Prince of Peace 100 percent oolong tea and one bag makes a pretty strong pitcher. I’m calling it full-on tea. It’s full of flavor and keeps the energy up.