Tuesday, November 10, 2009
For the sauce: simply heat in a saucepan 1 can of red enchilada sauce and 1 can of diced tomatoes and green chiles (like Rotel). Stir in 1 tbl of lime juice and some fresh chopped cilantro.
For the beans: Rinse and drain 1 can of pinto beans. In a microwarve safe bowl heat with 2 tbl of water for 2 minutes. Mash with a fork. I added some salt, galic powder and cumin for some flavor.
Top a heated tortilla (flour or corn, your preference) with beans, then with a fried egg (or scrambled, or egg white, again your preference!) then top with the red sauce. Sprinkle with queso fresco or simply mexican cheese if that is what you have on hand!
The entire meal was so quick and easy to prepare and clean up, and was so quickly devoured, that my camera didn't stand a chance. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
- 2 tbl soy sauce
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
- (I think this particular time I added a squeezed orange too because I felt like it)
Preheat the oven to 400*F
Heat 1 tbl peanut oil (I usually use olive oil) until it is very hot. add the salmon and cook for 3 minutes then transfer to the preheated oven and cook for 5 minutes. Allow to stand for 2 to 3 minutes. Preferably, I skip this altogether and hand it off to Kevin to grill :)
To cook the greens, heat peanut oil (again, I use olive oil) until very hot, and add 1 or more cloves of chopped garlic, and a chopped 1 inch piece of gingeroot. Stir fry for a minute, and then add the greens. You can use bok choy, or chinese cabbage. Personally I like to use 1-1/2 to 2 huge bags of spinach. Yes, two!! I love spinach because it cooks down so much. Kevin and I can easily eat 2 bags.
Back to the greens - so stir fry the greens until just wilted and then add 1 tbl of rice wine, and the recipe calls for 1 tsp of sugar. I like to squeeze one orange instead for some natural sweetness. Remove from heat and toss in 2 tsp soy sauce and 1 tsp sesame oil. Serve immediately with a side of brown rice.
This particualar picture was NOT served immediately. I made it before a track workout and ate it when I got home a few hours later. Still yummy :)