Tag Archive | Spinach

Say it ain’t so…

Today I discovered that my favourite dish on the FRESH menu will not appear on the new menu being launched tomorrow!  Thank goodness I got to stuff my face with deliciousness one last time. The Jerusalem Bowl is a tasty combo of  flax hummus, grilled spinach, tomato, cucumber, parsley, red onion, sunflower sprouts, olive oil, tamari, mixed herbs, lemon & chili powder on a bed of basmati rice. I’m sure I’ll find something equally as good on the new menu but change is hard…

 

Jerusalem Bowl

Jerusalem Bowl

 

BTW: If you have never eaten a meal at FRESH-get off your ass and do it. I have never been disappointed-other fav’s include the quinoa puffed onion rings, the black bean burrito and the energy bowl. I am also addicted to the liver flush elixir and the miso gravy!

 

Eat Well

Be Happy

Laugh Loudly

xo Lisa

 

 

 

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Spicy Beef Salad

Backyard Potluck season is in full swing!

Yesterday, I headed to my gal pals K2 for a potluck in their backyard. Things are getting crowded in my fridge and so I thought I would purge the fridge to create my dish for the potluck. The rule is you can only use ingredients that you already have at home. This is a fun and creative way to cook, As you can imagine my pantry/fridge/cupboards are pretty well stocked! Here’s what I came up with…

Ingredients List:

Part One: Meat and Marinade

  • 1 Flank Steak Sliced
  • 50 ml Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sirracha
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Part Two: Dressing

  • 6 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 7 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp of chopped garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp of Dried Chili Peppers
  • 1/2 Tsp of Grated Ginger
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Part Three: Salad Stuffers

  • 1 Orange Pepper Sliced
  • 1 Red Pepper Sliced
  • 1 Hot pepper finely chopped
  • 1 package of Snow Peas steamed with sea salt and lemon juice
  • Half a Red onion Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Head of Broccoli Chopped
  • 1 Mango Chopped
  • 1 package of Baby Spinach


****click on the picture for a more info about how to make your own Spicy Beef Salad!

This is a delicious salad bursting with flavour and a perfect meal to share at home. I’m heading out of town for the weekend to work in Prince Edward County for the month and I am really stoked. I hear great things about this”new” wine country and my favorite cheese is made in The County! Can’t wait to see what kind of Foodventures I’ll find there!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa


 P.S. Check out my fav cheese co HERE….The CHeese is INCREDIBLE!

Lucky Parm!

Last night, I had some dear friends over for dinner, these folk all LOVE LOVE LOVE to eat, drink and be merry.  I knew that i wanted to make something that was delicious, hearty (to coat our boozy stomachs!) and low maintenance. We started off with roasted garlic, naan bread, goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and martini’s. The main event was chicken parm with fettucini alfredo and some delicious wines and we ended with mixed wild berry’s in maple syrup over vanilla frozen yogurt. All of these dishes were easy  to prepare ahead of time thus allowing me time to socialize without spending too much time in the kitchen. Here is my version of the Chicken Parm with Fettucini Alfredo.


Ingredients List:

  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 31/2 cups fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley (dry)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp of flour (put aside)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 2 cans of tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of arugula
  • 1 cup of baby spinach
  • 1 glove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of aged cheddar
  • 1 package fresh fettucini noodles
  • salt and pepper to taste

Serves 4

**click on the picture for a step by step explanation of How to make Chicken Parmesan and Fettucini Alfredo

 

A great evening with lot’s of laughter and love.

This is a perfect dish to make for a dinner party because you can coat and cover the chicken ahead of time and pop it into the oven about 30 minutes before you want to serve your meal. The alfredo sauce only takes about 10 minutes to make and the fresh pasta will cook within 3 minutes. Which means you only have to be in the kitchen for a minimal amount of time and you can spend the rest of the time hanging out with your guests.  You should make this tonight, it’s easy and it’s tasty! Let me know how it turns out. Happy Cooking!


Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

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Golden Spanakopita

My brother’s heart belongs in the mountains. He tried to resist heading West this winter but alas he has succumbed. Since he is doing the 45+ hour long trek by car, I figured it would be handy if he has some homemade snacks to eat along the way. His final destination is Golden…and so what better road food than Golden Spanakopita?

Ingredients List:

  • 2 med size shallots
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bag spinach
  • couple handfuls of fresh parsley
  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup fresh parm cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 10 sheets phyllo dough
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper

**click on the picture for a step by step explanation of How to make Golden Spanakopita.


My brother left this morning at 4:00am with his GS in hand. Safe travels!

This dish will sure to be a hit and it is so easy to make. Probably the easiest thing on this blog so far! Try it and let me know how it turns out. I’ll even post on how to make your own homemade Tzatziki very soon.


Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa