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Chopped Vegetable salad

30 Mar

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Every so often I get tired of lettuce as a salad.

Tonight I just wanted something cold and crunchy and low calorie.

One large seedless cubed cucumber

One container of grape tomatoes

Two cubed red peppers

One small chopped red onion

One handful of chopped parsley or cilantro

One bunch of steamed chopped asparagus

Two handfuls of arugula

Mix everything together.

Serve with your favorite salad dressing.



Roasted Red Peppers

4 Jun


These are so good and really dress up a meal.

Three or four large red bell peppers

Use one sliced clove of garlic for every pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup olive or canola oil

Place the peppers directly on the grill or on the oven shelf.

If you are roasting in the oven place a tray one shelf down to catch the juices.

Roast until the pepper skin has charred and blistered then turn to do all the sides.

Place the charred peppers in a paper bag and wait five minutes till they are cool.

Peel the charred skin off and take all the seeds out.

You end up with this clean red pepper.

Slice the pepper into strips and place in a bowl.

Add everything else and just stir to mix.

Keep in an air tight container because the garlic will permeate everything in the refrigerator.

These are great with chicken, salads, eggs, on a sandwich or just plain.

Save the oil and use it to cook with or as the oil in your salad dressing.

If the garlic is left, use that when you saute meats or vegetables.

Nothing should ever go to waste.

These are so much better then the jarred ones, cheaper and very easy to make.

Steak Supper

19 May

Steak Supper

This is one of my favorite meals and so easy.

Start with a ribeye steak

olive oil

salt and pepper

Heat the grill

Brush the meat with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Place on the grill for two minutes and turn 1/4 turn to get the nice grill marks for another minute

Turn over and repeat the turning to get the grill marks.

Grill to you’re liking or you can take the steaks off the grill and finish cooking in the oven for six to eight minutes.

Remember the 228 post?

Make a baked potato in the microwave and then fill with a pat of butter, salt and pepper and sour cream.

Boil the corn.

Mix a quick salad of cucumbers, red peppers and vidalia onions. Dress with some balsamic dressing.

I also cut thin slices of Italian bread and spread it with blue cheese.

Then I toasted them in the toaster oven to melt the cheese.

Great meal for fathers day.

A Caesar salad or lettuce wedges with blue cheese dressing is really nice with the steak.