Sunday, April 30, 2017

Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette

Every time I go to one my favorite restaurants in Florida, I always order the same thing...and I am not sick of it yet!.....This time after I came home I wanted to try and recreate the salad, which theirs has coconut shrimp, toasted sliced almonds ,mandarin oranges and sprinkles of coconut flakes....They also serve it with a citrus dressing.....This is what I came up with, I thought it turned out pretty close.....I made my salad with grilled shrimp along with the almonds, oranges and coconut flakes with chopped romaine lettuce,....But you can add whatever you like!
Here is how I made the vinaigrette.....Enjoy!

Vinaigrette Ingredients
1/2 Cup Orange Juice or more( I squeezed 2 mandarin oranges, mine were juicy, you may need more to get  a 1/2cup)
1 lime (juiced)
1/2 Cup Olive oil
3 Tablespoons Honey
1/4 Cup White Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt
Add all ingredients to your Bullet or blender and blend until incorporated
NOTE**I added an extra orange that I squeezed so it was a little more than 1/2 cup

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Garlic-Parmesan Kale Chips

When I am trying to eat healthy the hardest thing always is what to snack on....Plantain Chips are one of my favorites. But when I came across the Kale at the Market I decided to make Kale Chips out of them.....They are so simple to prepare, and for being so healthy for you they can be pretty tasty......You can add what you like to them to season them but for these I added garlic powder and parmesan cheese, along with pink Himalayan sea salt and boy were they good...I could have eaten the whole bowl....When my hubby came home from work and tried them he practically did eat the bowl!..Here are the basics of how I prepared them, You can try them with different seasonings in the future if you like...Here is what I did....Enjoy!
Kale Leaves
Olive oil
sea salt
garlic powder
parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 300 - Bake for 15 - 20 minutes
Cut leaves away from middle stalk of Kale
Add leaves to a bowl and drizzle with enough olive oil to lightly coat and toss
Place leaves on a parchment lined baking sheet
Sprinkle leaves with salt, and garlic powder then sprinkle with parmesan cheese
Bake for 10 minutes then check and turn the leaves that are getting crispy
return to oven for 5 to 10 more minutes until  they are all crispy
This is what was left, but not for long!