I saw this tip on Food Network a couple of weeks ago from the Hungry Girl. She said when making lasagna, omit the middle layers of lasagna noodles, and replace them with slices of eggplant instead. This will make the lasagna a little lighter, a little healthier. I tried it a few days ago and am now going to do this all the time. My turkey, eggplant and spinach lasagna came out divine! Wish you could have had a piece too :)
Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS
1 15.5 oz can chickpeas, drained and liquid reserved
¼ cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp dried oregano
½ tbsp dried parsley or 1 tbsp fresh parsley
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp crushed red pepper (OPTIONAL)
In a blender, combine chickpeas and roasted red peppers and blend until minced. Add remaining ingredients and 2 tbsp of the reserved chickpeas liquid. Blend until mixed and smooth. You can garnish with a few whole chickpeas and diced roasted peppers. Serve with your favorite chips or toasted pita bread. Optional garnish – Parmesan cheese.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Our local Lexus dealership hosted a food truck event last Friday, and I was so happy my hubby discovered the ad for it! We went with the fam to check out the 18 or so food trucks that had descended upon our town. A lot of them drove up from Miami, where it seems the food truck action is bigger. I was excited to see that Sakaya Kitchen's food truck was there, Dim Ssam a gogo. SK is located in Midtown Miami, and serves up delicious Asian fusion fare.
After a walk through to check out all the trucks and their menus, we decided to sample a few. The burgers at the Latin House Grill looked really good, and that's coming from someone who's not a big fan of burgers. One was a Southwest burger, complete with jalapenos and an onion ring, the other, a Mexican burger, with Chihuahua cheese. My fave was the Mexican burger, and at 2 for $10 they were at a great price.
We saw that there was a HUGE line at CheeseMe Grilled Cheese & Sliders, so it must be the truck to be at, right?? So we got a Kobe beef slider, which I was excited to try as I had never had Kobe. This slider looks delicioso (pic below), but to me the beef itself wasn't that tasty. It lacked seasoning. The toppings of melted provolone and bacon were the best part.
Tacos from Nacho Bizness Taco Bar were next. We had 2 selections - a Spicy Korean Pulled Pork Taco with Cucumbers, and a Grilled Mahi Mahi Taco with Tropical Pineapple Slaw. These tacos were so GOOD, I should have gone back for seconds!
We didn't bother to buy from Dim Ssam a gogo since we've eaten there so many times, and already know their food is delish. When our tummies were stuffed, we decided to look about dessert. There were a few choices, from Sugar Yummy Mama to the Chipstix booth which offered to deep fry my favorite candy bars. I settled on the Big Kahuna truck, with its promise of a Stuffed Snow Cone. Sweet, juicy, ice creamy goodness was my Cherry snow cone with Vanilla Soft Serve ice cream in the middle!
To follow Miami Food trucks, visit MiamiFoodTrucks.com.