Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Seasoned Chicken Thighs Topped with Homemade Pico de Gallo

Simple, clean and tasty. Chicken thighs seasoned with garlic powder, ground cumin, paprika, salt and pepper served over some rice and topped with homemade fresh pico de gallo with tomatoes, corn, black beans, red onion, cilantro, jalapeños and topped with a whole squeezed lime. 

Pico de Gallo Recipe
1 can of no salt added black beans
1 cup of organic corn
1/2 cup diced red onions
1/2 cup diced tomatoes 
1/3 cup diced fresh cilantro
1/8 cup diced pickled jalapeños 
1 whole lime squeezed (or two if you like)
salt and pepper to taste

Vegetarian Poblano, Portabella Mushroom and Black Bean Fusion

I was feeling inspired after eating some flavor packed vegetarian tacos in Over the Rhine and whipped together a new recipe - sweet potato pancake topped with a bomb vegetarian mix of black beans, poblanos, portabella mushrooms, onion, tomato, paprika, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper which was grilled in the basket for 3-4 minutes. I finished it off with fresh cilantro and a sprinkle of feta cheese. This is a super flavorful and protein packed vegetarian meal with a blend of hearty flavors, a little heat from the poblano, crunchy from the sweet potato and softened by the feta. I also made it served over sautéed peppers and it was delicious. 

1 can of black beans (no salt added)
1/2 cup sliced poblanos
1 cup of diced portabella mushrooms
1/4 cup diced red onions
1/2 cup diced tomatoes 
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground cumin
dash of salt and pepper to taste

Heirloom Tomato Lettuce Free Salad

Too many leafy greens can leave some people feeling bloated or gassy (including myself). I know, it sucks. But it doesn't mean you can't enjoy salads! Lettuce free salads are a way to still get your veggies in without all the ruffage. This is my favorite - baby heirloom tomatoes, red onion and Greek olives topped with a homemade balsamic vinegar dressing (and sometimes a sprinkle of feta). Try adding them in every other day to give your belly a break from the ruffage and add some variety into your salad life!