Sassy Salsa

Health has always been important to me. It's very much a part of my daily life so there is no better time than now to start sharing some healthy and fast recipes! I'm cutting out dairy for a bit so sometimes you need to jazz up a dish. This salsa is amazing and perfect for just that. Here is what you need:

6 Tomatoes (recipe makes 3 cups)

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

1/2 onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 lemon juice

Mix everything in a bowl and boom you're done! You can use it to top almost anything! Or even better whip up with chips when you have guests.

Have a fit Wednesday pretties!


Pimm and Proper

You guys ready to get fancy on this fine Friday?

Today's Martini Moment is not a martini at all. It's been a while since I've done an unexpected pairing and the last one was a big hit. Without any adue I give you Pimm's Cup and Lamb Skewers. Each compliments the other. This cocktail is the perfect summer drink! Here is how to make it:
  • 1 1/2 oz Pimms
  • 1/4 Gin
  • 1/4 cucumber, muddled
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 4 oz Ginger Ale
  • 2 mint leaves

Add lemon juice, mint, and cucumber to glass and muddle (like crazy). Add ice and the remaining ingredients, the add Ginger Ale last. Using a vegetable peeler, peel a cucumber length-wise. Using a pick, thread a cucumber, curling it as you go. Garnish with cucumber and rosebud. Whaaaat? Best garnish ever? Yes.

Next just throw some lamb and red onion on a skewer, sprinkled with Rosemary and Garlic. This is a perfect combination for a dinner party or just dinner!

Have an absolutely perfect weekend!


Fast and Fresh

Ahhh the kitchen. One of my favorite places to be. One thing I am known for is loving magazines. Probably because it's a faster read than a book. Recently I picked up Food and Wine's "Fast + Fresh". Because I don' t think there is a better food combo. What I didn't realize is it also pairs a wine with each recipe. Um that means me in heaven. I'm sure there will be more to follow but I wanted to share my first recipe from this amazing mini cookbook.

Sichuan-Style Green Beans with Pork

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 3/4 lb green beans, sliced thin and clockwise
  • 3 small red peppers (the recipe called for chilies but I couldn't exactly locate them so I improvised)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 lime juice and the same for soy sauce

How to: Cook the pork in oil, then add green beans and peppers (or chilies I guess, haha) and garlic, cook until the green beans are crisp-tender, then just throw everything else in and season with salt and pepper.

Wine pairing: German Riesling

I don't know about you but I'm in love with fast, fresh, and ..wine. This is a must try for a quick weeknight dinner.

Have a lovely Wednesday!