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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Grilled Corn, Avacado and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

This is from For The Love of Cooking
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 ears of fresh sweet corn (or 2 cups frozen corn thawed)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Honey Lime Dressing:
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Super Food Salad

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I couldn't find pomegranates so when I cooked the shrimp I cooked it in olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, and threw in some Crasins.

Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette combines ultra-healthy and flavorful ingredients like quinoa, pomegranate, citrus, avocado and beans, in a light-yet-filling meal, that’s bursting with satisfying flavors and textures.
Eat by itself, or topped with shrimp or grilled chicken.

Superfood Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Serves 5
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
1 orange, peeled and segments chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup pomegranate arils (about 1 pomegranate worth)
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
salt & pepper
For the Lemon Vinaigrette:
2 lemons, juiced (need 1/4 cup juice)
2 garlic cloves, microplaned or finely minced
dash of sweetener (agave nectar, stevia or white sugar)
salt & pepper
6 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
2. For the Lemon Vinaigrette: combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake to combine. Or, add lemon juice, garlic, sweetener, salt and pepper into a small bowl and whisk in oil.
3. Combine cooled quinoa with red onion, orange segments, avocado, beans, pomegranate arils, corn, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pour Lemon Vinaigrette over the salad and stir to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature. Pin It

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos

WOW! Soooooo good!
This is from A Year of Slow Cooking

3-4 pounds beef roast (I used a trimmed chuck roast)
1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup soy sauce (La Choy and Tamari Wheat-Free are gluten free)

1 head garlic (peeled, but leave cloves intact--approx 10 cloves)

1/2 onion, diced

1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and grated

2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 whole jalapeno, diced (be careful! use gloves!)

The Directions.

Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Okay. This truly can't be any easier. I didn't brown my meat, but I did trim off the visible fat.  Throw everything in however you'd like.

Cover, and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat has fully shredded. Serve in soft corn tortillas with shredded cabbage salad and brown rice.

 Shredded cabbage:

1 bag shredded coleslaw from the grocery store's produce section

1 tablespoon soy sauce (la choy or tamari wheat-free)

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

toss together and serve immediately (it gets too wilty if you make it early in the day)

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