Tag Archives: lunch

mmmahi mahi

1 May

Last week, Sunflower Market had mahi mahi for $3.99 / lb! I was all over that deal! We grilled the mahi mahi with a mango chipotle sauce I picked up at World Market earlier this week. We made the mango salsa by combining mango, minced onion, garlic and green bell peppers with avocado, cilantro, a little orange juice and few dashes of our favorite hot sauce. We served the fish with the salsa on top and grilled white corn on the side. We combined the leftovers to make a cold salad for the next day. This salsa really complimented the fish’s flavor and the whole meal was fresh and summery.

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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.

quick chicken rice soup

4 Apr

I’ve had a bag of  Trader Joe’s Chicken Fried Rice in my freezer for quite some time and finally came up with what I wanted to do with it. I chopped up some carrots and kale and threw them in some veggie broth, added some of the rice and voila! Super quick chicken rice soup. It was very good for how fast it was.

The Ritz!

28 Mar

Ritz Carlton

Today we had a lunch at the Ritz Carlton Resort for the boyfriend’s grandmother’s birthday! I hadn’t been there yet and was super excited to go. It was a long drive and situated right up against the mountains.. it was beautiful! Spring is here! The trees are turning green and there were wildflowers everywhere!

wildflowers

The food and service were excellent and we all had a great time.. the weather was perfect! When we got home we looked at our fruit bowl and veggie drawer and decided it was time to juice. I shop once a week and whatever we don’t think we’ll eat before my next trip (tomorrow) gets juiced.

great for composting!

We juiced carrots, celery, a cucumber, a tomato, mandarin oranges, a lime, a few blueberries, and ginger. It tasted so fresh and packed a lot of ziiing! After finishing our juice and cleaning the kitchen we hit the pool to relax and soak up some sun!

Because we had such a big lunch we decided to take it easy and have some of the pasta salad I made Saturday.

In the mix are cheese tortellinis from TJ’s, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, artichoke hearts, olives, feta, basil, crushed red pepper, and artichoke pesto. I like to make this salad in the summer because it’s a yummy, quick, cool meal perfect for hot days.

I’m off to bed.. have a great week everyone! 🙂

yummy black beans

25 Mar

Last night we made grilled chicken fajitas with blue corn tortillas and they were so delicious and beautiful but I wasn’t able to get any photos of my plate before I devoured it because the Arizona/Duke game (one of the GREATEST WILDCAT GAMES EVER!) was on and I had my game-face on. I made the beans ahead of time and was able to snap a few pics of them.

I chopped up some onion and garlic, sautéed them in a little Pam cooking spray, added about half a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, garlic salt and chili powder. I rinsed one can of black beans and added them to the pot. Brought it to a boil and then down to a simmer for ten minutes. I squeezed some lime on top and served in the fajita with chicken, guacamole, onion and green bell peppers, salsa, and shredded Monterey Jack. The beans were so good I saved the leftovers to bring to work today for lunch.

yummy black beans

Fajita veggies

TJ's blue corn tortillas

friday lunch

11 Mar

Lunch today was a quick soup I made last night after class for today’s lunch. It’s chicken broth, rice noodles, lots of garlic, peanut butter, green onion,  ginger and basil. Easy and delish!

I got this six-pack of Rolling Rock from one of my attorney’s as a ‘thank you’ for running around town this week to drop off forgotten documents one day and a wallet another day. You’re welcome! 

meet my gorp

25 Feb

I mix my own trail mix and bring a big bag to work as a snack. Usually it contains whatever yummy bulk items Sunflower Market has on sale. This batch has almonds, dried apricots and cranberries, peanuts and pecan pieces. Sometimes there’s granola in the mix, sometimes chocolate too. There are NEVER cashews or cinnamon candied almonds because I have not self-control and could eat a whole pound of each in one day. Maybe not that bad. But pretty close.