8.09.2011

Tasty Tuesday

Since my last post was all about healthy moderation, I thought I'd give you a glimpse of what we've been eating around here.

Let's start with the healthy dish I made on Sunday night to bring over to a friends house. They were having a BBQ and I wanted to bring a fancy, but light, summer salad and this recipe from SkinnyTaste.com totally fit the bill.
  • 12 oz lump crab meat
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 hass avocado, diced
  • 1 hot pepper jalape├▒os, diced fine (seeds removed for mild)
  • 1 can roasted corn kernels
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 limes, juice of (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
1. In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes. 

2. In a large bowl combine chopped crab meat, avocado, tomatoes, hot pepper and corn. Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. 

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You really can't make an easier salad. The only adjustments that I made was that I used 2 cans of lump crab ($6/can) and 1 can of white crab ($2/crab). I was able to save some money, and since the white crab was mixed in, it really didn't make a difference.

Ohh...and since I can't chop up a jalapeno pepper, I enlisted a helper

original recipe on the back of the cereal box!
3 tablespoons butter
1  bag of mini marshmallows
1/2 cup yellow cake mix
6 cups rice krispies cereal
sprinkles
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a baking dish (any size will do) and top with remaining sprinkles

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These are ammmmazing.



  • 1  15-ounce can  re-fried black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1  cup  thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2  cup  chopped red onions
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1  teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1   avocado, dice half and bake, use other half and slice on top after pizza cooks
  • 1 Wheat pizza dough, regular or whole-wheat
  • 1  cup  finely shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar
Bake at 425 degrees for 35 minutes.

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This doesn't exactly taste like "pizza" but it is nonetheless delicious.
Let me know if you try one of these treats - and also if you have a few other recipes for me to try. Like the lovely A.Liz Adventures, I'm really trying to make new recipes every week, so I'd love some suggestions!

3 comments:

  1. all of these look beyond delicious! I love light and healthy Summer cuisine!

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  2. I cannot wait to dive into the crab salad recipe! So delicious looking!

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  3. 1. I cut up my first jalapeno the other night and promptly stuck my finger in my eye. Not a good situation.

    2. I just bought all the stuff to make those rice krispies...I can NOT wait til they come out of the oven!

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