Strawberry spinach salad!

I am so not a salad person but since it’s the summer, it’s about time I shape up and eat healthy. With salads it has to taste good and have a variety of different flavors which is why I really like this one. I’m not into spinach but the strawberries add a sweet flavor where as the feta cheese bring some texture and saltiness, and the almonds add that extra crunch.

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Ingredients

  • Baby Spinach
  • Strawberries ( adjust to your liking)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup smoked almonds
  • 1 small onion (optional)

Dressing

  • 2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Mexican Rice

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So I’ve been experimenting with Mexican food recently as my husband loves it, so I thought since he’s away, let me practice, so by the time he’s back, I’ll be a pro! This is basically my version of Mexican rice. I kind of put whatever I felt tasted good and altered it a bit to my taste and what I liked.

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Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2tsp granulated garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  1.  Sautee the onions, garlic and bell peppers with olive oil in a pan
  2. Add the rice and mix it in
  3. Add the tomato sauce, chicken stock, turmeric, cumin, oregano, garlic and salt and pepper
  4. Close the lid and simmer on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes.

*I tend to like things a bit on the spicy side, so I like to chop up a habanero pepper and add it in while cooking the onions and garlic to bring out the flavor.