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March 22, 2017 | By: Alex
These marinated cucumbers and onions are such a simple way to elevate your everyday meal. Toss them over salads, sandwiches, burgers, or just eat them by themselves! The delicious oregano flavor comes through so it especially goes great with Greek food and Mexican inspired dishes. For example, I tossed them over a grilled lamb burger the other day, what a wonderful addition! AND, I also tossed them over a little side salad with some seared salmon (that I seasoned in adobo seasoning) for a delicious and fresh lunch. When I do top them on salads, I just drizzle a little of the marinade over the lettuce as my dressing…fantastic!
It is super easy to whip up and can be used as flavor enhancers throughout the week. I just keep them in the fridge for no longer than 5 days (as they tend to start getting soggy), but its hard to keep them around that long anyway!
March 21, 2017 | By: Alex
Tuna Poke, or Hawaiian raw-tuna salad, is all the rave right now. You’ve probably either been to or heard of a Poke Bar or restaurant popping up somewhere near you. In fact, in Dallas a few just popped up, which I am super excited to try by the way!!
In Hawaii, this is a classic dish you can find everywhere! Restaurants, family gatherings, and even delis–you name it, poke is there most likely. It’s super simple to make (think of it as tossing a salad) and the only trick is finding really good quality sushi grade tuna. Try your local fish market, or in the fish freezer section of Whole Foods and Central Market they have frozen sushi grade tuna. I always buy mine from Central Market, I’ve found it to be the best quality.
I’ve already decided that this is going to be my summer poolside lunch or dinner go-to. It’s so fresh when dining in the Texas Heat and super light, and it certainly doesn’t skimp of flavor! Oh, man is it good!!
AND, one more thing– you pronounce it “po-kay”, expert foodies are weird about when you mispronounce it but HEY, I am from Texas, we mispronounce everything…
March 19, 2017 | By: Alex
For me, the perfect Sunday brunch is a big, juicy bunless burger with a side of sweet potato fries. Since you all know I am all about the savory, spicy flavors– I like to ‘zest’ up my sweet potatoes fries in lots of yummy spices and toss them in the oven roast for an easy, delicious side dish.
Spring is here! Fire up your grills and get some burgers going and serve these delicious fries with them!! They are a crowd pleaser!!! Oh, and these go fantastically with Tessemae’s Ketchup for the perfect Whole30 feast.
March 13, 2017 | By: Alex
Want to know my favorite food? Chips. Yes, I know…weird, huh? For someone that loves food SO much I choose chips as my favorite food. But it is what it is, the heart wants what the heart wants!
The Whole30 diet definitely helped me with my addiction to chips. Previously, chips and salsa were my afternoon snack of choice. But, do you know the problem with chips and salsa? Once you start you just can’t stop. Well, for me at least. During my first Whole30 Challenge, this was the most challenging thing to say goodbye to for me. I craved my salty chip and salsa fix like a true addict. But I am glad I went through that struggle. I started to find other things to snack on that a) were more healthy and b) I could stop eating them when it was time to stop eating them. Thank goodness!! Today, I still indulge in chips and salsa at least once a week. Its my thing. But I have a much better relationship with it.
With all that to say, I love chips! Chips love me! Which is why I wanted to turn regular roasted potatoes into a tangy and delicious take on one of my favorites– Salt and Vinegar chips! You can eat them by themselves but I also love to serve them with the smokey aioli sauce, it reminds me of my study abroad time in Spain!
You guys have to try this one out if you are real chip lovers like myself! It’s SO good.
March 7, 2017 | By: Alex
This is one of my favorite meal prep tips of all time. It’s a two for one special y’all and I love it! Throw a ton of ingredients in a pot and let it simmer for 3 hours and you’ll have absolutely delicious homemade broth and lots of shredded chicken!
The shredded chicken is fantastic for chicken salads, in soups, in breakfast hashes, in casseroles, in pasta, in ANYTHING (except for dessert, obviously). Try making this super easy Buffalo Chicken Salad for starters–yummo.
The broth is great for homemade soups and I even love it in a coffee mug to just sip on because its delicious, comforting and nourishing!