Monthly Archives: April 2016

Blender Salsa

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Salsa is a favorite in this house and we have accepted that we are addicted (could be worse;)  and since we make it, I am not worried about what is in it. This recipe was shared by my friend Michelle and it is super quick, easy and flavorful.

 

Ingredients:

2 cans fire roasted tomatoes with chilies
1 handful cilantro
1/2 large red onion, cut in quarters
1 jalapeño, seeded if you want less spice
1 teaspoon cumin
1 fresh squeezed lime
1/4 teaspoon raw sugar

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until blended :)

Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to a week, if it lasts that long!

 

 

Potato Tacos

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Our family continues to enjoy the “Wednesday’s Something New” and sometimes I will admit, I just am not feeling it but it has been such a great experience for all of us.  I explore the options, the kids get introduced to different meals and thankfully the hubs isn’t too picky and enjoys what he eats :)  Somehow we managed to have an abundance of potatoes and I had been looking in our Forks Over Knives cookbook and found a recipe for Spinach Potato Tacos. Always a fan of tacos!  My initial thought was that these may be too heavy in taste and in the belly, but looking over the ingredients it was not going to be a heavy meal, fulfilling maybe.  If you are not used to mild flavoring, you may want to kick it up with some hot sauce or diced poblano pepper toppings :)

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Equal & Fair

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Life lessons….

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Spicy Peanut Zoodles

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Not sure if my family is going to get zoodled out, but I have been zoodle’n away lately because it is a super easy and fun way to get more veggies in their bellies!  This recipe was one that just Jon and I had as the kids were away at the grandmas for spring break, but it will be made again :) I have made peanut sauces before and they are all similar and change slightly depending on how much more ginger, lime, garlic, pepper flakes or liquid aminos I add to the sauce.  I don’t really measure out, I tend to add as I go until I like the taste.  This time I was a bit more strategic in making the sauce.

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Quick Sauces for Veggie Noodles

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Yes, noodles made from veggies are something everyone should try but you will need a spiralzier and believe me, you’ll be happy you added it to your collection of kitchen gizmos.  I use mine a lot… a lot!  Once you use it, you want to spiralize everything!  The kids have fun with the creations and I have fun creating and finding some different flavors to try with them.  Here are a couple that are quick, easy and have minimal ingredients. You can either cook your zoodles for about 3-5 minutes depending on how al dente you prefer or you can leave them raw.  The potato variety noodles are better cooked :)

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Zoodles Are Oodles of Fun

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Replace the boring flavorless pasta noodles once in a while and invest in a spiralizer!  Yeah maybe it will take up some space with your other kitchen gadgets or you may think you won’t use it like some of the other kitchen contraptions you have tucked away, but this is a kitchen tool that will be used.  You, your husband, your kids, anyone will have oodles of fun using one and eating the noodles, and not to mention they turn meals into healthier options.

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