01 November 2011 – Spice up That Morning Drive

Just wanted to mention a great way to get your circulation going as you start that morning drive.

On your way home one night stop in to your favorite bagel shop and grab a few of the most savory bagels to take home. Grab some of your favorite cream cheese while you are there.

If you are like me you will have some fresh chili peppers, cilantro and tomatoes at home. If you don’t, stop and get some. Go home now and do the chores.

When you wake up – grab that cup of coffee to open those eyes and then slice and toast that bagel. Slice some tomato and some of your favorite chili peppers too. Now you can spread a good amount of that cream cheese on your toasted bagel and then add your tomato, chili peppers and a nice amount of cilantro.

Wrap it up, fill up that coffee cup and hit the road. This will hold together nicely for those eat on the drive folks and will be just as good if you wait to have your desk under you.

This particular version was an everything bagel with onion and chive cream cheese, Serrano, habanero peppers and garden tomatoes. Don’t forget the cilantro; it adds such freshness. The cream cheese tames the chilies just enough and the combination of ingredients will keep you going all the way to a late lunch.

Southwestern Bagel

Southwestern Bagel