JUICY

1 May

We made this juice from apples, carrots, cucumber, spincach, tomatoes, beets, ginger and a couple oranges. Vibrant color and taste!

Breakfast tostada

1 May

We made this tostada with some leftover black beans, zucchini, scrambled eggs, salsa, avocado and cilantro over a toasted corn tortilla. It was fresh and very satisfying. Yum!

White Bean, Chorizo & Kale Soup

1 May

This soup is one of my all-time favorites. It is soooo easy and quick but packs huge flavor from very few ingredients. I get rave reviews each time I make it.

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil, add chorizo and stir for a minute or so to brown. Throw in a can of rinsed white beans and stir around a little more to coat beans with chorizo flavor. Add chicken broth and bring to boil and then let simmer until the chorizo is cooked. Add the kale and turn off heat. This is seriously good! I’ve also made this soup before with red potatoes instead of the beans and it is also really good.

desayuno delicioso (delicious breakfast)

1 May
hearty breakfast

It’s been so long since I’ve posted on here! I’ve been crazy busy at the office and the spring semester is almost over which equals crunch time! I haven’t stopped cooking or taking photos, I just haven’t been able to find the time or energy to put it all together for a post. I’m glad I found some time tonight in between a late-night cereal snack attack and bed time!

 
We made this hearty breakfast awhile ago and it was a great one! I made the black beans the same way I did here and we mixed the eggs with some chorizo I bought for another recipe. This was a protein-packed southwestern breakfast fit for a rey (king in Spanish)!

secret ingredient challenge

1 May

At the office, two of my coworkers and I have been doing a ‘Secret Ingredient Challenge.’ It’s really fun.. we each bring in an ingredient on Wednesdays and on Friday bring in something edible containing all three ingredients. My ingredient was tofu. H brought in greek yogurt and S brought pistachios.

I found this recipe for curried tofu avocado dip and got to work. I added pistachios to the mix in the blender and also sprinkled some chopped pistachios on top as well. 

I think it came out pretty well! I served it with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and bell pepper slices.

Curried Tofu Avocado Pistachio Dip

grilled tilapia and pineapple salsa

8 Apr

The weather today was perfect for grillin’! This little dinner was fantastic and super easy! We marinated the tilapia in some pineapple teryaki sauce, sprinkled pineapple slices with a little margarita salt and chili powder and threw them on the grill. Once the pineapple was done, we chopped it up with some mango, green and orange bell peppers, cilantro, lime and a splash of orange juice to make the salsa. Throw some salsa on top of the fish and you’re all set to dig in and did we ever. I can see us making this dinner a lot in the coming months when it gets too hot to cook inside.

Chik’n Parmesan

7 Apr

Last night we had planned on grilling tilapia and pineapple but it was windy and drizzly and weird weather after record highs last week so we postponed that dinner to tonight and I threw together a quick chik’n parmesan (from Leftovers for Lunch) with broccoli. It was very good!

For desert we had a LOT of my current obession:

This frozen yogurt is so so sooo good. I can’t get enough. I keep running out of spoons 🙂

I’m looking outside my window here at work and I’ve got a bright blue sky staring back at me so I’m pretty sure we’re on for tilapia tonight before the next little storm moves in.