The first time I saw a jicama was when it came in my basket one week. I had NO IDEA what in the heck I was supposed to do with the brown rooty-turnipy looking thing.
After lots of playing around, I have since decided that using it in a slaw in the summer is my favorite way to eat it! This slaw is great for potlucks, and you can easily omit or change up ingredients depending what you have on hand! I’ve substituted shredded lettuce for cabbage, left out the onions, and added shredded carrots before – its all delicious! I love the slight crunchiness from the jicama, and the burst of corn. Give it a try for your next BBQ!
This soup is so simple to make, and easy to modify to whatever vegetables you prefer (or have left in your fridge that you don’t know what to do with yet).
This is my first attempt at blogging. I’ve always liked the idea of it; I like sharing recipes with others, and I like to talk (haha!). What a way to pair the two!
As I sit here (now for the 4th*5th* time typing this, thanks to my energetic 1 year old), I thought I’d like to share my recipe for a quick and easy soup. I love it because it can clean out your fridge of those veggies that have been in the crisper all week long (or more!). It doesn’t take long to come together, and who doesn’t need a little more time chasing the munchkins around? Continue reading “Veggie Sausage Soup”
One of my favorite add-ons is the Asian Pack! It always gives me the excuse to make up a big batch of stir fry. Today I wanted to do something different. Why not egg rolls! Simple enough, as all I needed were the wrappers. These egg rolls receive their heat from the dried Chiles de árbol in the pack. The coconut kiss, is a result of the rolls being fried in Bountiful Baskets scented organic Coconut Oil. Trust me, my house smelled amazing all day! Continue reading “Spicy Coconut Kissed Egg Rolls with Dipping Sauce Trio”
Spaghetti squash is a very versatile vegetable. It can be used as a nutritious substitute for any pasta. For our family weekend barbecue, I decided to make a pasta salad. I used spaghetti squash as the pasta in my recipe for Asian Salad. It was a family favorite!
Have you ever eaten Colcannon? It is a wonderful creamy combination of mashed potatoes, shredded cabbage or kale, and oozing butter. It is often associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but it is a warm and hearty dish for any day! Continue reading “Colcannon”
Someone once asked me why I volunteer every week at Bountiful Baskets. It’s not like I’m not busy enough already. I have an extremely busy and demanding life. I have a beautiful family that cook for, clean up after, run a household for, play tag with…. I’m a mom; a jack of all trades! My kisses make pains go away, my hugs make fears go away, my tenderness makes people feel loved. I am a wife, a mother, a homemaker, a professional woman with my own staff and career. We are in the middle of starting our own business. I have personal goals and dreams that I give attention to. I have relationships that I make an effort to maintain. So why do I spend every Saturday morning getting up at the crack of dawn to volunteer for Bountiful Baskets when its only “suggested” once every 6 times? Continue reading “Honey Garlic Pork Chops, Cabbage Salad with Crunchy Noodles and Parmesan Crusted Asparagus”
This is a delicious and easy recipe to use up a head of cabbage. You could also use water instead of beer but the beer gives it a more interesting flavor.
3 Italian Sausage Links, sliced (you could also use kielbasa)
3 slices of bacon, chopped
1 small head of cabbage, shredded
1 C beer (I used a wheat beer but you can use whatever you have)
1 beef bouillon cube
Cook the sausage and bacon in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the cabbage, beer and bouillon and cover. This will look like a lot of cabbage but it will reduce significantly as it cooks down. Cook the cabbage for 10 minutes (or until the liquid fully evaporates), stirring occasionally.
Many of us got cabbage last week so I thought I’d share my favorite recipe for it. This actually comes courtesy of my wife and her family so I can’t take credit for it. It is one of the many things from her family though that I love. I should mention it is easily adjustable based on how much cabbage you have or want to use. Depending on what other plans we have for ours or how big the head is we vary the quantities a bit. Continue reading “Chinese Chicken Salad”