Friday, June 23, 2017

Fresh Pico

Tomatoes are really coming in and my jalapenos are doing amazing. So, it's time for fresh pico. This is so easy, I prefer to chop it all by hand so I have control over the size of the diced. You can use a food processor, but be sure to pulse not actually turn on. It will turn to soup.

  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced small 
  • 1 small red onion, diced small  (mine was large I only used about 1/2 or less)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced small
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

These are the blurry pics of my small diced tomatoes.

Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl.
Give it a good toss. Enjoy!!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sauteed Squash & Veggies

Yummy! I decided to use some of my fresh veggies and toss them with a little olive oil, garlic, and seasonings for dinner. I served this with Gardein Crabless Cakes (I love those).
  • 2 small to medium sized zucchini, sliced into half moons
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 Vidalia onion, sliced into half moons
  • 3/4 orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large handful of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • seasonings (salt, pepper and whatever you like)

Add a good splash of olive oil to a large non-stick skillet. Once warm toss in all the veggies, except the garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 7-8 minutes.

Then I added this seasoning that was a Christmas gift from my lovely friend, Michelle. I used about 1 tablespoon and add the sliced garlic. This is very flavorful and not overly hot.

Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are done, but still hold their shape. Do not overcook it.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Asian Pork(less) Bites & Cabbage

This meal comes together in about 15 minutes making it great for a work night. I cook this in a nice metal wok that gets hot fast and evenly distributes the heat. But you can use a large non-stick skillet or whatever you have.

  • 1 package Gardein Porkless bites (save the sweet & sour packet for something else)
  • 1/2 head Savoy cabbage (or whatever kind you have), cut into l"- slices
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, halved and then sliced into half moons
  • 1-2 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons black bean sauce
  • 3-4 tablespoons chili garlic paste

Let the Gardein sit out while you get all the other ingredients ready, Then cut each bite in half. Letting it partially thaw makes this much easier.

Large shreds of cabbage and half moons of onion.

Oil shimmering in the wok.

Add the porkless bites to the wok and gently stir now and then til they begin to brown.

Add cabbage and onion and stir-fry 2-3 minutes. Toss in the sauces and give it a good stir.

Serve hot.

Enjoy!! Serves 3-4.