Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's All Greek To Me

These Greek-themed wraps are sure to please!

Greek Hummus WrapRecipe adapted from
Photos by Bake Yourself Happy

Greek Hummus Wrap

*Note - We found it easiest to prepare these one at a time.  The recipe below is for one wrap.
1 large sun-dried tomato wrap
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup red pepper, diced
1/4 cup cucumber, diced
2-3 leaves of lettuce
4 tablespoon hummus
3-4 kalamata olives, pitted

  1. SPREAD hummus onto flattened wrap.  Spread slightly off-center (it's easier to roll up).
  2. SPRINKLE feta cheese, red pepper, cucumber, and olive on hummus.
  3. PLACE lettuce leaves on top of hummus and other toppings.
  4. ROLL tightly, but do not fold ends in.
  5. CUT into small (1") pieces and enjoy!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Southwestern Chicken Salad

A simple, filling salad when you need that southwestern kick.

Southwestern Chicken Salad
Recipe adapted from For the Love of Cooking
Photos by Bake Yourself Happy

Southwestern Chicken Salad

1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice from one fresh lime
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Shredded lettuce
Grape tomatoes
Small red bell pepper
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup corn
1 diced avocado
Sharp cheddar cheese

  1. MIX together the cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, and oregano.  Set aside for roughly 30 minutes.  (For the Love of Cooking suggests using a blender for the dressing...mixing vigorously worked for us though!)
  2. ADD tomatoes, avocado, bell pepper, black beans, corn, and cheese to lettuce.
  3. TOP with your the cilantro dressing (cilantro lime vinaigrette).  Enjoy!
*Note - We kept everything separate and added individually.  This worked well for us, and made keeping the dressing for leftovers really easy!

Sorry for the pictures - we just had our cell phones!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Italy on a Toothpick

Not your typical "Little Italy"

Caprese Skewers
Recipe from Bake Yourself Happy
Photos by Bake Yourself Happy

Caprese Skewers
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Fresh mozzarella pearls (tiny)
  • Toothpicks
  • Balsamic vinaigrette

  1. PIERCE a grape tomato, a mozzarella pearl, a grape tomato, and a mozzarella pearl with a toothpick.
  2. CAREFULLY wrap a fresh basil leave around the tomato/mozzarella skewer.  Pierce each end of the basil leave with the toothpick.
  3. DRIZZLE with balsamic vinaigrette and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.  You can marinate for much longer, but we recommend at least 30 minutes.  Enjoy!