Saturday, May 29, 2010

Super Easy Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad

2 cups torn fresh washed spinach
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 c sliced almonds
3 T ground flaxseed
olive oil
balsamic vinegar

So simple! Layer spinach, strawberries, almonds, and flaxseed on serving plates. Drizzle with olive oil, then balsamic vinegar. SO easy and yet SO good!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Asian Greens Stir Fry

3T olive oil
2 T sesame oil
soy sauce
rice wine vinegar
1 small head bok choy, chopped
1 small head napa cabbage chopped
1 medium white potato, sliced thin
1 small sweet potato sliced thin
1" piece of ginger minced
3 garlic cloves minced
2 bunches green onions minced
1/4 toasted sesame seeds

Heat olive and sesame oil in large pan. Saute potatoes until crisp tender. Add garlic, ginger, and onions and saute till crisp tender. Add bok choy and napa cabbage till wilted but still somewhat crisp. Add rice wine vinegar and soy sauce to taste. Start with less, add more. Top with toasted sesame seeds. Great served over rice. You can add cooked shrimp or chicken or mushrooms, bean sprouts, etc. if you like.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Healthy Fried Bananas

This is more of a technique, given to me by the angel Dr. Peebles through Summer Bacon! I always need energy and potassium, as well as oil, so I was instructed to slice bananas, heat up some olive oil in a pan and fry the bananas over medium high heat. While it sounds gross, they get all nice and browned and they make the oil SO sweet it tastes like sugar! This is a little healthier than the version of bananas in butter and you will be surprised how sweet and dessert-like it is!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Jazzed up Black Beans

1 28 oz can black beans or the equivalent of cooked black beans (don't drain)
1/4 c chopped sweet onion
1/4 c chopped red or yellow bell pepper
1/4 c chopped celery
1/4 c chopped/peeled carrot
2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
1 T cumin
1 t salt
olive oil

Coat the bottom of a decent sized pot with olive oil over medium high heat and saute onions, garlic, celery, carrots, and peppers till crisp tender, about 4-5 minutes. Dump in can of black beans and stir till all is heated through.

Great on it's own over rice, or with carnitas, chicken, you name it! I like it with Costco's pork Carnitas, and a side of rice.