Sunday, August 26, 2012

Grilled Corn with Chipotle Lime Butter

To make butter, mix together:

1 cup softened butter
1 chipotle in adobo sauce
juice of 1 lime, plus zest
pinch of salt

Spread over corn and top with feta, chopped cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Quinoa Pizza Bites

1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 large eggs
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped (or 2 tablespoons dried)
1/2 cup chopped, roasted red peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Marinara sauce for dipping
  1. Place the quinoa and two cups of water in a covered pot. Bring to boil and then simmer for 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Mix together all ingredients, except marinara sauce, in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (one heaping tablespoon each), and press down gently to compact.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Serve warm with sauce for dipping.
Makes 24-30 mini muffin bites.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Baked Brie and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Large Brie from Costco
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (in oil), chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 heaping tsp dried thyme
Fresh cracked pepper
Baguette, flat bread or crackers

Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Remove rind from brie and cube.  Combine tomatoes, garlic, thyme and pepper.  In baking dish, layer bottom with 1/3 of tomato mixture, then add 1/2 of brie.  Continue layering, ending with tomato mixture.  Allow layering to reach top of dish since it will melt down some.  Bake 30 minutes, stirring once half way through.  Serve warm.  (I skimmed off some of the oil on top before serving).

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Grilled Veggies

Yellow Squash
Crumbled Feta
Chopped Cilantro
Olive Oil

Slice zucchini and squash, then toss in olive oil.  Add a bit of S & P and grill til desired doneness.  Garnish with feta and cilantro.

Grilled Aparagus

AsparagusSalt & Pepper
Grilled Lemon
Crumbled Feta
Chopped Cilantro

Brush asparagus with olive oil and add a little salt & pepper.  Grill til desired doneness and top with feta and cilantro; squeeze grilled lemon over all.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Veggie Skewers

Red Pepper
Yellow Pepper
Green Pepper
Red Onion
Dried Oregano
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Cut veggies and skewer.  Drizzle with olive oil, then season with S & P and oregano.  Grill til desired doneness.  Easy peasy deliciousness!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Avocado and Pomegranate Salsa

Avocado and Pomegranate Salsa

2 avocados, peeled and diced (do not use avocados that are over ripe)
2 T. fresh lime juice
2 c. fresh peeled orange slices, diced
1 c. pomegranate seeds
½ c. green onion, thinly sliced
1 c. cilantro, minced
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. salt
baby arugula (garnish)
lime wedges (garnish)

Mix all ingredients together and let sit for at least 1hr in the fridge. Place arugula in bottom and up the sides of a large martini glass. Garnish with lime wedges and enjoy! While snacking later, I mixed the arugula and salsa together and piled on a chip...YUMMY! Would make a great salad!