Sunday, May 6, 2012

Recipes from the week

I would like share some recipes from our week that are worth sharing, (i think:)  They are on the healthier end.  I'm trying to help us make better choices these days with food. The first one is a delicious Asian salad.  It makes A LOT, so look out!  It's so good and very pretty too.  The boys don't love it, but they will get over it. 

Asian Noodle Salad:
1 Package Linguine noodles, cooked
1/2 head sliced green cabbage
1/2 head sliced purple cabbage
1/2 bag baby spinach
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow bell  pepper, sliced thin
1 orange pepper, sliced thin
1 bag beans sprouts (also called mung bean sprouts)
chopped cilantro, to taste
3 whole scallions, sliced
3 whole cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1 can whole cashews, lightly toasted in skillet (i omitted this)

1 whole lime, juiced
8 T olive oil
8 T soy sauce
2 T sesame oil
1/3 cups brown sugar
3 T fresh ginger, chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 whole hot peppers, chopped (optional)

Mix salad ingredients together.  Whisk dressing ingredients together and pour over salad.  Mix with tongs or hands and serve on platter. 

This recipe came from Rods mom.  You can double the recipe and freeze the access.  Really tasty.  The boys like this one and enjoy helping to make it too.   

Raw Granola:
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped/sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Heat just to melt:
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup honey or agave

Pour oil and honey/agave over the dry ingredients and mix well. 

It's a joke in our house that mommy made water!!  some of us like it, some don't!  try it for yourself.  I find it helps me to drink more water.  It's a refreshing combo. 

For each gallon of water, ADD:
2 lemons, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced
15 mint leaves

Those were some things i've been working on in the kitchen, but most of my time recently is spent outside in the garden and flower beds!  May is always a busy month with those things! 

Have a terrific week.  We have some sick ones here in our house....clay, daddy, and brad (NOT from the meatballs, A!)  so i imagine the rest will get it too ??  Not a bad week to get our turn out of the way.  We don't have a whole lot going on, as of now. 
good night!

1 comment:

Megan said...

So seriously, that salad is AMAZING!! I'm hoping that the rest of my family likes it as much as I do because I have a feeling they will be seeing it alot ;-)