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Mango, Lime, Chili, Sea Salt Salad

YUM! In this mango salad you will find sweet, salty, tangy and hot flavors that all come together to make an awesome experience in your mouth! A must try for the summer.

Ingredients:

  • 2 mangos
  • Juice of 1 lime and some zest
  • 1-2 tsp red chili pepper flakes (more or less if desired)
  • Sea Salt (Pink Salt if you have)

Directions:

  • Cut mango into cubes
  • squeeze lime juice
  • add in salt, chili pepper flakes and mix everything
  • cover and let it sit in fridge for at least 20 minutes before serving

Enjoy! 

 

Posted on July 27, 2015 and filed under food, snack, savory, sweet, apps/side dish, vogue.

Whole Wheat Couscous with Cherries & Arugula.

Incase you didn't see the recipe that I posted on Instagram and Facebook I thought I would share with you an easy and yummy couscous salad I made recently.  I made a few changes like taking out the cheese and adding more EVOO at the end. 

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I love arugula. It is my staple green along with spinach and kale. Arugula salads are the best. Mix it with some EVOO, lemon juice, fresh parm cheese and pine nuts and you are good to go. I made this for lunch today:

  • arugula
  • hard boiled egg
  • apples
  • cucumbers
  • avocado
  • evoo - balsamic - lemon juice - turmeric - pepper
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Enjoy!

Posted on June 3, 2015 and filed under apps/side dish, lunch, snack.

Creamy Cashewmilk Smoothie

My two favorite kind of nuts are almonds and cashews. You will always find them in my pantry. I also love making my own almond and cashew milk, but sometimes I don't have the time. That's where Silk Cashewmilk comes in hand! Silk Cashewmilk is gluten, dairy and soy free and has 25% fewer calories than skim milk. It is so creamy and makes the best cashew milk smoothie!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 frozen banana (if it's not frozen that is ok! I like to peel and freeze my over ripe bananas for smoothies)
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Silk Cashewmilk (I opt for the unsweetened version because the banana will add your natural sugar)
  • 5 ice cubes

Directions:

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend away until creamy smooth. There may be some mini ice chunks but I like that little crunch in my smoothie. Enjoy! What is your favorite  smoothie mixture?

Silk Original Cashewmilk: 60 cal/serv; skim dairy milk: 80 cal/serv. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 27. Data consistent with typical skim dairy milk.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Silk through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about Silk, all opinions are my own.

Posted on March 6, 2015 and filed under snack, drink.

Fiesta Quinoa side dish or snack

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Quinoa is just awesome. And this easy to make, looks like you worked harder than you did dish makes it even better! This can be served cold or at room temperature so it is perfect for summer.You can make this for your next BBQ or to keep in the fridge ready to take out and eat as a snack or side dish.  (** the picture above does not have black beans OR cilantro)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 1.5- 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half (you can cut it again to make it smaller if you wish)
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 can or 2 cups black beans (you can get canned black beans or make them fresh! Follow bag directions for fresh black beans)
  • 3 ears fresh corn
  • 1 batch cilantro chopped 

Directions:

  • Cook your Quinoa and then set aside to cool off completely
  • dice tomatoes 
  • chop cilantro
  • dice your avocado 
  • if you are using fresh beans this may take a whole night to prepare. Follow package directions. You can use cans if this is all you have.
  • I think fresh corn is BEST for this dish. So try to avoid the canned stuff. How to make corn? You have options:
  1. grill
  2. boil
  3. bake (simple and comes out really good! Add salt and paper to the corn before you place in the oven)

Let the corn cool off and then CAREFULLY cut the corn off the cob. 

After everything is prepared and cooled off you will get a large flat dish to lay out your quinoa. On the side mix the avocados, black beans, corn, tomatoes and cilantro. To this mixture add 3-4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and one whole juicy lemon! Salt and pepper to taste. 

Place dressing and vegetable mixture on top of quinoa. Do not mix. The vegetables are meant to say on top of the quinoa and get mixed in as people serve themselves.

This makes an amazing dish. If you have leftovers it keeps great in the fridge! Enjoy!

Posted on July 17, 2013 and filed under snack, apps/side dish.