Showing posts from May, 2015

Grilled Shrimp Tortillas


Grilled Shrimp Skewers over White Bean Salad

It's Memorial Day Weekend!... Let grilling season begin.Fresh herbs make all the difference in this light, summery bean salad that in turn makes an aromatic bed for the easy grilled shrimp. The shrimp and salad are wonderful together but you could also make them separately. Consider skewering and grilling scallops as another delicious option. Ingredients1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest1/3 cup lemon juice3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons packed fresh oregano, minced2 tablespoons packed fresh sage, minced2 tablespoons minced fresh chives1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper1/2 teaspoon salt2 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed12 cherry tomatoes, quartered1 cup finely diced celery 24 raw shrimp (21-25 per pound; see Note), peeled and deveined

PreparationCombine lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, oregano, sage, chives, pepper and salt in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dressing in a small bowl. Add beans, tomatoes and celery to the large bowl; toss well.P…

Cousin Peanut's Pink Stuff.

This recipe is fun.. I love that it's called Pink Stuff.  Great to take to a pot luck or picnic.

1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk1 can crushed pineapple1 can cherry pie filling1 small container of Cool Whip2 cups of mini marshmallows1 cup chopped pecans
Mix together and chill.

Mexican Polenta

Polenta is usually an Italian dish made with corn meal. It is usually a side dish in some Italian restaurants. It is really good grilled.


6 cups water 2 teaspoons salt 1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal 3 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons of tomato and chili mix. Rotel is a good brand. pinch of cumin   Cheddar Cheese
Toppings: Grilled bell peppers, red, green and yellow, cut into strips. medium salsa

Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a heavy large saucepan. Add 2 teaspoons of salt and cumin. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the mixture thickens and the cornmeal is tender, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat. Stir in the cheese and olive oil.Spread into a baking sheet. Pour salsa over the top. Bake at 250 for 15 minutes or until set. Top with the peppers. Slice and serve


Cowboy Caviar.

Cowboy caviar is a a black bean salsa. It's not fish eggs, although the use of black beans, it's suppose to resemble fish eggs. Ha Ha

4 cups cooked black beans 1/2 cup finely diced onion 1 green bell pepper finely diced 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 can of tomatoes with green chilies 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning. 1 tablespoon of lime juice 

In a large bowl add all the ingredients. If you are using canned beans, drain and rinse the beans. Mix well, and refrigerate for at least four hours. Serve with chips and sour cream.

Cinco de Mayo

Today is May 5th. Happy Cinco de Mayo!.

For some it's about all the margaritas and salsa you can handle. At the office we are also celebrating with a food day.
I have made a couple of dishes as well.

One is the Cous Cous cheesy casserole from the Chopped contest and the other is Cowboy Caviar.

Remember the Chopped Food Network contest had to do with what you can make with chicken tenders, cheese, cous cous and salsa.
If you don't know, cous cous is a middle eastern wheat product. When you open the package it looks like sand. Israeli cous cous looks like small pearls. 
It is usually l made with olive oil, herbs, and veggies. Cous cous by itself has a neutral taste so for this  dish, we give a Mexican taste.

Cheesy Chicken Cous Cous.

1 box of cous cous4 cusps chicken stock1 small can green chiles1/3 cup green chili salsa1/3 cup medium salsa3 cups of shredded cheese, Mexican blend is best 2 Tablespoons of olive oil1 cup diced chicken hot water In a medium large stock pot add t…

New Nut Butter Smoothie

Oh, yum....

I have a new smoothie recipe... It is so good....

1 banana3 tablespoons of  Justin's  nut butter2 tablespoons cocoa nibs1 scoop protein powder1 tablespoons flax chia blend3 ice cues1 cup coconut milka squeeze of honey
put all the ingredients in a blender. blend for 3 minutes or until smooth.

There is enough fiber and protein in this drink to keep you full and energized
all morning
I love simple.