Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Foodday

Happy Friday lovebugs! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Corn Avocado and Tomato Salad
11 ears corn, cooked and kernels cut off
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 avocados, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 cup red onion, diced
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 lime, zested
2 limes, juiced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Combine the corn, tomatoes, avocado, and onion in a large glass bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss gently to combine.
Shells with Sausage and Broccoli Pesto
c/o Laloosh
  • 8oz whole wheat pasta shells
  • 6 oz chicken sausage, casing removed, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups basil leaves
  • 3 cups broccoli florets (1 ½ cups steamed)
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • Directions
  • Prepare pasta according to package directions, reserving ½ cup of the cooking water. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  • Pulse together the 1 ½ cups steamed broccoli, parsley, basil, garlic, Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a food processor until finely chopped. With the machine running, add the oil and 1/2 cup water, process until smooth.
  • Spray a medium sized non-stick skillet with non-fat cooking spray and set over medium high heat. Add in sausage and remaining 1 ½ cups un-steamed broccoli, and zucchini and cook until sausage is well browned and broccoli and zucchini are crisp/tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the pesto, sausage, and ¼ cup of the reserved cooking water to the pasta and toss to coat (adding more cooking water as needed to loosen the sauce). Season with additional salt and pepper as desired.

  • Mini Maple Pancake Muffins
    1 cup flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2/3 cup buttermilk
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
    2 tablespoons melted butter
    1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Sift together with a wire whisk.
    In another bowl, stir buttermilk, egg, maple syrup and melted butter until just combined.
    Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until combined.
    Stir in chocolate chips. Reserve a few chips to sprinkle on the tops.
    Bake for 8-9 minutes.

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