Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spicy Barley Summer Salad

Rinse and cook some barley as per package instructions, and let that chill for an hour or more.  I just put it in the big bowl and let it cool off, then saran it and put in the fridge.  I don't get to cleaning and chopping the veggies for the rest of this salad until later, maybe I did some dishes in the meantime or went and got the Feta cheese (if I didn't have any in the fridge), something like that and treat this like a Greek salad.

So you will need the red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers (spicy if you like) and washing and adding all the things you would use to make that.  I also add celery and jalapeno's and if this salad is JUST for me, I would add one hot bomb habanero pepper chopped finely.  Put it in the big bowl.

You could use Greek dressing, but I use my own homemade dressing of extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic, grated garlic, honey, pepper and cumin.  You can sub in anything you like or leave out anything you don't. Taste test, as you might want more or less of something.  Add a bit of the dressing and stir to see if you like how it tasted, again you might want more or less depending on your preference.

 No salt is needed because the Feta cheese you will be using -( again just like a Greek salad) is salty enough.  Another thing that I add is fresh chopped up cilantro, which is not in your standard Greek but it's good and gives you plenty of heavy metal detoxifying herbal help! Plus this is great for vegetarians.   This salad lasts a few days too.   :)

Mix and enjoy!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

West Coast Salmon Dinner with Sugar Agave Glaze- PICTURE THIS

Taco Salad Night

This is a picture of a taco salad I made.  It was very good, but I don't have a personal recipe or anything.  It was simply a taco salad from allrecipes.com . It called for a whole bottle of french dressing and chili kidney beans, cooked hamburger, tomatoes, tortilla chips etc. etc  and all those kind of things.  So I recommend to trying out a home made taco salad, except find one without the french dressing sauce as that kind of was strange.  It does make a lot.  If I could find something else instead of French dressing to use for the sauce instead I would.  That is my preference though, as I don't particularly like eating store bought or a lot of dressing on my salad.  I will try making a taco salad with simply leftover chili.  Bon Appetite! 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Salsa Canning Party

Ask me for my salsa recipes if you are interested. Leave me a comment below! I am getting to be a bit of a veteran at canning salsa.  This past fall 2014, I was fully pregnant so I made a half batch; 6 jars instead of a full case of 12 jars as I usually do.

It was seeming like a lot of work, and so I copped out and with the remaining tomatoes I made a fresh tomato sauce for dinner one night.  It all seemed the same to use it and eat fresh, rather than take the time to make and can sauce or salsa....  and leave the store bought jars of sauce alone in the pantry for the winter. :)  I saved myself a lot of work and there is still 2 jars left so I am satisfied we almost made it through the winter and ate healthy salsa all the while.