Saturday, May 28, 2011

Turkey Wraps

These are a great lunch, or a nice main course when it's too hot to cook!
I used left over turkey meat from one that that we roasted.

Turkey cut into bite size pieces
2 stalkes celery chopped
1 apple chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
squirt of dijon mustard
2 tsp thyme
salt and pepper to taste
handful of craisins
Tortilla shells (whole wheat are great too!)

Combine all the ingredients except tortillas. Mix well. You may want to adjust the amount of mayo or mustard depending on your tastes. Wrap it up and enjoy!

best banana bread ever!

1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (you can use cooking oil)

Preheat oven to 350. IN first bowl combine dry ingredients and make well.
In 2nd bowl combine wet ingredients. Pour into the well of the first bowl
Stir just until moist and pour into greased pan. Bake 50-55 min.

This is my favorite banana bread recipe!! I hope you enjoy it too.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Roasted Salsa

This is my new favorite salsa recipe. It's roasted so it has a nice smoky flavor to it, not overpowering, just right. Plus roasting the veggies really brings out the flavor. Since it's not quite yet tomato season I'm loving it!

5-6 tomatoes
1 onion 
4-6 cloves garlic crushed
2 jalepenos
1 green pepper
1-2 tbs lime juice
handful of cilantro
3 Tbs white vinegar
2 tbs brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

First, half or quarter the onion, tomatoes, and peppers, depending on the size. If you want milder salsa, remove the seeds and ribs of the jalepenos. If you want more heat, leave them in and even add a couple more. I usually go mild because I have little ones.
Place the veggies (except garlic) on a baking sheet.

Then place them under the broiler until they begin to char. It could take anywhere from 7-13 minutes, just keep an eye on them.

After they cool, place them in a food processor or blender along with the lime juice, vinegar, sugar, garlic and cilantro. Process until it looks like salsa. :-) It takes my food processor under a minute.

Add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy! I think I'll add garlic next time too, but this was really delicious!

This would also be great on top of grilled chicken. I would love to hear from you on what you think? Do you have a favorite salsa recipe? Please share!