• Tropical Salsa

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    We used to have a restaurant here on Lake Hefner that was island themed.  When it disappeared, I was beyond sad…I loved their food – cuban bread, fried plantains, and all the rest of their tropical themed cuisine. Last night, Mr. Wonderful and I spent a night on the patio.  We had planned on grilling…

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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie

    March 23, 2012DishinandDishes

    Rhubarb and strawberries are showing up everywhere!  Here’s a Saturday morning, or any morning smoothie made in memory of this. Only it’s minus the 90 million fat and sugar grams that you get with it. Toss some nonfat plain yogurt, some fresh strawberries, rhubarb, honey and a little ice into the blender, and you’ll have…

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  • Homemade Almond Butter

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    Last month while visiting my brother and sis-in-law in Phoenix, we visited a Trader Joe’s store.  I purchased a jar of almond butter there and then proceeded over the next month to languish over the jar, inserting a small spoon in it and savoring each nutty tasting in order to slowly stall to the day…

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  • The Best Salsa Recipe

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    I started making this recipe years ago, and it has remained a favorite in my family ever since.  If I try to put a jarred salsa on the table, my kids mutiny against me and threaten to not clean their rooms until I make the good stuff. Just kidding on the kids…but they really do…

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  • Black Bean Salsa -Oklahoma Caviar!

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    Warning! This recipe is highly addictive! Mr. Wonderful and I made this last night while waiting for baby-back ribs to slow-cook in the oven.  By the time the ribs were done, we weren’t very hungry. Why, you ask? Because we ate half a bowl of this stuff. I love this recipe.  This recipe incorporates many…

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  • Appetizer Skewers

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    This is a super fun, easy and delicious appetizer to make for your next party.   The girls and I gobbled these up Saturday night.  They are kind of like a salad-on-a-stick and great for a before-dinner little bite of a snack. There isn’t a science to what you can put on your skewers.  Simply…

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  • Roasted Smoky Salsa

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    I am anticipating. Anticipating growing my backyard heirloom tomatoes.  Mr. Wonderful, on the other hand, is probably not anticipating the work that will go into that.  Are you Mr. Wonderful? Huh …huh? Of course he is. And I think I may add some peppers this year.  In fact, I’d love a salsa garden.With the abundance…

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  • Scallop Ceviche Avocado Salad

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    A few weeks ago when my folks were here, we visited 1492 New World Latin Cuisine.  My dad was going to order their ceviche.   After I explained to him just what ceviche was, well….he ordered something else.  The problem was, now I’ve had ceviche stuck in my head now for two weeks. Last night I…

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  • Kicked Up Hummus

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    One of my favorite things to eat when I’m eating healthy, is hummus. Hummus with it’s peanut butter consistency is a spread primarily made of garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) and tahini, a sesame paste, made of, you guessed it, ground sesame seeds. Add in some lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper, and you…

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  • Butternut Squash Bruschetta with Sage Pesto

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    Toasted bread topped with roasted butternut squash and sage pesto is the perfect fall or Thanksgiving appetizer.

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  • Kicked Up Chipotle Hummus

    January 15, 2011DishinandDishes

    One of my favorite things to eat when I’m eating healthy, is hummus. Hummus with it’s peanut butter consistency is a spread primarily made of garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) and tahini, a sesame paste, made of, you guessed it, ground sesame seeds. Add in some lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper, and you…

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  • Holiday Spiced Cider

    December 22, 2010DishinandDishes

    Baby it’s cold outside…well sometimes.  We actually had a 75 degree day one day this week.  Ya just never know in Oklahoma. The holidays are and have been upon us. We like to start a crockpot of this cider on Thanksgiving and Christmas and pretty much every weekend in between. Not only is it warm…

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