Black Bean, Avocado, Cucumber and Tomato Salad A touch of lime and a little cilantro makes this a perfect companion for grilled chicken or steak. Serve this as a side dish or also delicious served as a dip with nachos. My girlfriend made this recently at a party and I couldn't stop eating it. I knew I had to make it here. Black Bean, Avocado, Cucumber and Tomato SaladGina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 10 • Serving Size: 1/2 cup • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 ptsCalories: 126.9 • Fat: 5.7 g • Protein: 5.0 g • Carb: 16.0 g • Fiber: 6.7 g Ingredients: 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and diced2 medium ripe tomatoes, diced2 hass avocados, diced 15.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained2 tbsp red onion, minced 2 tbsp cilantro, minced 2 limes, juice ofsalt and fresh pepper Directions: Combine all the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Skinny Mashed Potatoes Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite things to eat on Thanksgiving, but this year since I am pregnant and on a really strict low carb diet (for my diabetes) real mashed potatoes are out (bummer). I recently started researching alternatives to some of my favorite dishes because there is NO way my plate will be without a big ole pile of mash potatoes. I came across this recipe that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes. ***BEST MOCK mashed potatoes I have ever had! What you will need: 1 head of cauliflower 1 tablespoon of cream cheese1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic1/2 teaspoon of salt5 or so dashes of pepperChives for garnish Directions:Wash and cut cauliflower into small pieces. These were seriously unbelievable!
Honey Citrus Salmon Many people spend Valentine's Day at their favorite restaurant with their loved one. I can't say I wouldn't love that myself- a night off from the kitchen with no distractions away from my husband sounds amazing. However, depending on the restaurant, sometimes the crowded and noisy atmosphere can alter the intimate mood you were hoping for. Which brings me to why a meal at home may be your best choice. However, the biggest stumbling block to a successful Valentine's Day dinner at home is finding the right dish. You want the same advantages as eating out, but with a personal environment without sacrificing the special feeling of the night. This Honey Citrus Salmon provides exactly that. Hope you enjoy it!! Recipe Tips To prevent your fish from sticking to the pan and falling apart, make sure you keep your stove top temperature around medium- if it's too high it may begin to brown and stick to the pan . Cut your ginger into a 2x4 inch piece: Remove the skin: And grate your ginger: Directions
Jar Salads Recipe This is the greatest idea I have ever seen. What a find! The author says they last about 7 days in the refrigerator. Done in quart wide mouth mason jars. Review by reader This is the greatest idea yet. I made 6 jars to last all week. Ingredients Directions Poppyseed: Layer, in this order: -poppyseed dressing -carrot shreds -green peas -pineapple -blueberries -raspberries -lettuce Asian: -light asian ginger dressing -peapods -carrot shreds -cabbage shreds -water chestnuts -green peas -bean sprouts -quinoa -toasted sesame seeds -lettuce Seafood (I make a light dressing with light mayo, skim milk, s and p, and parmesan -dressing -cabbage shreds -cherry tomatoes (halved) -black olives -celery -drained canned crab / drained canned salad shrimp -lettuce Caesar: -light Caesar dressing -carrot shreds -diced grilled chicken -celery -cukes -lettuce -parmesan
Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad Zesty lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this light and refreshing salad, no heavy mayonnaise to weigh it down. Made with the freshest ingredients; jumbo shrimp, avocados, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and chopped jalapeño tossed with some freshly squeezed lime juice and a touch of olive oil. This will be a huge hit at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta or summer bash! Serve this as is for an appetizer, or over lettuce o tostadas for a lunch or light meal. Shrimp is low in fat and calories, but tends to be naturally high in sodium so if you are on a restricted sodium diet, you may want to limit your shrimp intake. Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado SaladGina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 7/8 cup • Old Points: 4 pt • Points+: 5 ptCalories: 210.4 • Fat: 9.2 g • Protein: 25.1 g • Carb: 7.8 g • Fiber: 3.6 g • Sugar: 0.6Sodium without salt: 260.8 mg In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño. Makes 3 1/2 cups.
Sriracha and Banana Pepper Potato Salad Potato salad is not really my thing. As with anything that "isn't my thing", I like to try and think about what makes up the dish, what the reasons are that I might not like it, and how to make it better for my personal tastes. My main complaints with your common potato salad is that it's bland, has too much mayo, and has super large chunks of potato. This spicy and slightly Vietnameese inspired take on the American classic was none of these things. First I made an herb salad with mint, cilantro, scallion, and cucumber. This goes into the potato salad after it has cooled. The start of the dressing. Followed by a whole jar of banana peppers. At first I was concerned about the pink color, but the guests seemed to like it. I make it a point to never boil potatoes for anything. A nice half mash - half chunk consistency. After it cooled a bit, the herbs and cucumber go in. Really tasty stuff. Super spicy, but cooling at the same time from the cucumber and creamy potatoes and mayo.
Apple Rings With the hot summer months upon us, I have found myself buying container after container of fruit. Whether it be strawberries, blueberries or even apples, when it comes to summer I love to sit down with a big bowl of fruit and satisfy my sweet tooth. The best future sister-in-law ever went berry picking the other day while I was out of town. She came home with an over abundance of raspberries and cherries. Thoughts of syrups, tarts, scones, and muffins danced in my head...and the more ideas I came up with, the more I failed to realize that as I was brainstorming, I was also popping one raspberry after another into my mouth. At that point, I was back to square one...until I looked at the kitchen table and saw apples that were begging to be enjoyed. Next on my to do list? Apple Rings For the rings: Ingredients: What is your favorite way to bake with apples? * Recipe slightly adapted from Wikia.
Broiled Tilapia with Lemon-Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce This week on my Patch Column, "Cooking With Chelsea", I made Broiled Tilapia with a Lemon-Dill Beurre Blanc Sauce. A deceivingly simply and elegant dish that can be made in little time! Despite the fancy title of this dish, it's far easier to make than you might expect. Requiring a little prep work to chop your ingredients, then some sauteing, boiling, and whisking and you have a delicious sauce to top over your broiled tilapia or any other mild white fish you prefer! This dish is full of wonderful flavor with it's mixture of delicious ingredients. The use of shallot, white wine, butter, dill, and lemon creates a rich and creamy sauce perfect for a special occasion when you're looking for a dish with beautiful presentation. To find this recipe click here to visit Patch!
Pear, Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Candied Pecans and Cranberry Vinaigrette Dressing I love a special salad during the holidays. If you are a fan of cranberry flavor, you will love this salad. It has a tart, sweet and salty thing going on, which I love. Shrimp Ceviche Recipe Go to Recipe Photography Credit: Elise Bauer With the warm days of summer upon us, a great way to cool off is with ceviche. Ceviche is typically made with red snapper that is “cooked” by the acidity of lime and lemon juice (see this ceviche recipe.) This version of ceviche is prepared with shrimp, which is first lightly cooked, and then marinated in the citrus juice. Why pre-cook the shrimp? Personally I don’t find this as much of an issue with raw fish (think sushi, sashimi), but for some reason shellfish like shrimp and scallops can go bad much more easily. Shrimp Ceviche Recipe Print If you find the ceviche a little too acidic, drain out some of the juices after the marinating, add a little more avocado (or some olive oil) and/or a little more salt. Ingredients MethodHide Photos 1 In a large pot, bring to a boil 4 quarts of water, salted with 2 Tbsp salt. 2 Drain the shrimp. 3 Mix in the chopped red onion and serrano chile. 4 Right before serving, add the cilantro, cucumber, and avocado.
Avocado & Cilantro Dressing Pssst….. Guess what today is? 27 years ago today, my poor mother laboured for many hours in a hospital bed. Then I came into the world, all 5 lbs. 10oz of me. My older sister’s dreams of being an only child were shattered in those moments and life has never been the same. That’s right, today is my birthday. I look forward to painting my toenails a glorious shade of fuchsia, travelling into the “big city” with my growing family, eating the most delicious tuna tacones the world has ever known and then finishing it off with a double scoop ice cream cone. What could be a better way to say, “Happy Birthday” to me? I’m not getting older, only more beautiful and wise. But what is a birthday without a gift? This avocado cilantro dressing is an amalgamation of some of my most favourite of flavours. Avocado & Cilantro Dressing 1. ** Just a note that this dressing is FANTASTIC on pasta salad too. It’s also quite a few members of my family’s birthday in March as well.
How to Make a Rose Apple Tart I love pie. Love it. LOVE it. For flavor, it can't be beat, in my opinion. No finer dessert around. But even I have to admit it has a more humble, rustic appearance than a fancy cake. I was inspired by classic French apple tarts. This was more of a technique than a recipe, really, but I'll list out the ingredients I used, too. Rose Apple Tart Recipe single pie crust recipe Four or five large apples, sliced thinly 1/3 cup sugar 1 t cinnamon 2 t lemon juice 2 T butter, melted First thing's first: make your dough. Press the dough into your tart pan and brush with melted butter. Pin It Next up, core and slice your apples. Use this technique for coring your apples. Pin It Slice your apples thinly. Pin It Now it's time to start forming the roses. To create the center of the rose, roll one apple slice in a tight coil. Pin It Do you see what I mean about using the coring technique I linked to above? Pin It Pin It This apple tart was delicious just as it was.