Thought it would be fun to share some new recipes I’ve really enjoyed lately:
Cheesy Taco Soup
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What’s better in the winter than a bowl of soup? Most likely you already have the ingredients for this one in your pantry. I love that it begins with a roux and ends with cheese…so creamy. I decided to puree my tomatoes and a few of the beans because I don’t love chunky tomatoes in anything. The results was a soup so velvety, it stuck to my spoon…….yum.
Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing
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Perhaps it was a longing for summer that had me eying this recipe last week. I hoped that we would receive a salad mixture in our Food Truck bin, but alas, no such luck. We were also stuck with a package of okra that N eyed like a ten foot snake. I had most of the other ingredients (you probably do too), though, so I began to stir fry them. First starting with the tomatoes, then the bell pepper, and when those were soft, the chicken, okra, corn, and beans. The avocado and green onions were added as a finishing touch on our plates.
I had already mixed up the dressing, and with a final huzzah, layered it on top. Oh my, so, so good.
And finally, I don’t have a picture for this one, but I don’t think a picture would do it justice. Most mornings, I eat an egg (prepared any number of different ways) and some sort of carbohydrate. I’ve been trying to stay away from grains and especially avoid wheat but I was craving something hot and mushy. Instead of oatmeal, I pan fried a sliced banana in coconut oil. I let it heat until the bananas started to soften and fall apart, then added a spoonful of peanut butter and a handful of chocolate chips (those are my usual oatmeal toppings, but the possibilities are endless). I continued to stir until it all came together in a hot, mushy, caramelized mess. You’ve got to try this, trust me.