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Monday, April 27, 2009

Simply Southwestern

With the warm weather rolling in quickly, its time for you to revamp your dinner menu. I threw this wrap together and my husband and I loved it. The tomato and green pepper combo add a cool zest to the wrap making it great for spring and summer weather. Not only is it delicious, but so simple anyone can do it! Enjoy!

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Wrap

You will need:
  • Spinach (or Spinach and Herb) Flour Tortillas
  • Fully Cooked Southwestern Style Chicken Breast Strips (You can find this in your grocery's deli, Perdue brand, or Tyson brand are great choices.)
  • 1 Medium Tomato- Diced
  • 1 Small Green Pepper- Diced
  • 1 Small Red Onion- Diced or Green Onion (Chives)- Chopped
  • Shredded Taco Lettuce
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream

Spread the guacamole and sour cream over the tortilla.

Sprinkle cheese, lettuce, tomato, green pepper and onion over the spread.

Heat the chicken for about one minute in the microwave.

Place the chicken over the veggie layer.

Fold and enjoy. Keep the fold in tact with a tooth pick.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Go Organic With Your Cheese

Whole Foods Market is dedicated to bringing people organic foods from all over the world. Their cheese department surpasses any other. Just check out their website and see for yourself, as well as learn a thing or two!

Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra
For this true Southern dish you will need:

1 10-ounce box frozen sliced okra
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
A hint of pepper if you prefer
Vegetable oil for frying

If you are using frozen okra, be sure you allow it to thaw. Once your okra has thawed, allow it to drain. In a mixing bowl combine cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper. Roll the okra in the mixture (as pictured above). Allow the okra to remain in the mixture for about an hour so that the
coating will stick better during frying. However, I don't do this and my okra always turns out great.
In a large skillet or deep-fryer, heat about 2 inches worth of oil. When the oil is hot, add your okra a few handfuls at a time. It usually takes about seven minutes to cook, the crispier the better!

Allow the fried okra to drain by placing a paper towel on a plate, then transfer the drained okra to a serving dish.

I hope you guys enjoy this as much as we do here in Lynchburg! To us it is better than fresh, popped popcorn!

Monday, April 20, 2009

All Favorite

This recipe web site--All Favorite-- has something for everyone.  From appetizers to the main course you are sure to find something you love.  So log in and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Link to Great Fish Recipes and What to Buy

This blog, found on Rachael Ray's website, is a great source for picking fish.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Arrivals

I stumbled across this article on The Food Network and thought everyone would enjoy the fresh produce sprouting this spring. Take a gander, then hit up your local farmers market to ensure you get the freshest produce spring has to offer.