Archive | December, 2013

Spicy Quinoa, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 3 cups water Salt to taste 2 cups diced cucumber 1 small red onion, finely minced (optional) 2 cups finely diced tomatoes 1 to 2 jalapeƱo or serrano peppers (to taste), seeded if desired and finely chopped 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar […]

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Sesame Mango Kale Salad

Ingredients 5 cups of kale Half a cup of dried cranberries 1 mango, cut into bite-size chunks Mushrooms 1 tablespoon Roasted Sesame Oil 1 teaspoon of Mango Balsamic 4-5 cloves of garlic Sesame seeds Directions Slice the garlic. Place the oil and vinegar in a pan, and fry the sliced garlic and the mushrooms in […]

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Fresh Caprese Salad

Ingredients 1 large tomato 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves 4 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese 4 teaspoons Espresso Balsamic Vinegar (create a reduction) 1 tablespoon Moraiolo olive oil salt and pepper Directions Slice the tomato in approximately 1/4 inch thick slices. Do the same for the mozzarella. Alternate layers between the tomatoes, mozzarella, and […]

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Chipotle Lime Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Ingredients 12 large shrimp, shelled and de-veined 5 T. Chipotle Olive Oil Zest and juice from 1 lime 6 strips thin bacon, cut in half Skewers for grilling Directions Mix together in a small bowl the lime zest and oil. Put shrimp in mixture.Lay the bacon on paper towels and microware until fat begins to […]

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