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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cucumber Salad

This salad is perfect for grilling season and warm weather! I'm so happy that its that time of the year again!! It definitely puts a smile on my face. This salad was perfect with some grilled chicken that I made this week. I made it as a side salad, but next time I might try to cut the cucumbers and onions with a mandoline slicer to use it as a topping for chicken, fish or anything really! Since its such a simple recipe I'm sure I'll be making it a lot the next few months. It's so colorful, fresh, and yummy too!! It also takes a mere 5 minutes to make which is usually all the time I have to put something together to eat during the week. Its finals time...which means studying comes first, sleeping comes second, and takeout comes third... Cooking is nonexistent unless it takes under 10 minutes, so I am always on the lookout for healthy easy things to make! Hope you enjoy!!
Ingredients:
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 2 sliced cucumbers
  • 2 medium sized limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Recipe:
  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl, mix well, taste, and season as needed.
  2. Serve immediately or let it rest in the refrigerator before serving.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ground Turkey Enchiladas



 
I'm kinda obsessed with Mexican food. In fact, I love Mexican food so much that I swear I don't have taco seasoning running through my blood. That, and queso...but that's a whole other story. These enchiladas are a staple recipe for me. When my Mexican food craving hits, I whip up these bad boys. I've made this recipe so many times that I could probably make it in my sleep. I usually make variations of it depending on what ingredients I have in my fridge. These enchiladas are just as delicious with ground chicken or beef, or even shredded chicken.
 

Ingredients:
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 taco seasoning packet
  • enchilada sauce (I used canned)
  • tortillas
  • 8 oz can of diced green chiles
  • 1 bag shredded cheddar cheese
  • scallions, sour cream, and your other favorite toppings
Recipe:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions and garlic on low until soft and translucent. Add ground turkey and taco seasoning packet. Follow directions on seasoning packet. Once turkey is cooked, remove from heat.
  • Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray. On the bottom of the baking dish pour a thin layer of enchilada sauce. In each tortilla, put ground turkey mixture, diced green chiles, and cheese. Roll up each tortilla and place in baking dish. 
  • Once all tortillas are rolled up, pour the remaining enchilada sauce on top, then top with more cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with scallions and sour cream.  

 
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