Wednesday, November 15, 2017

White Bean and Arugula Salad

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Oh my goodness. This salad, you guys. It's really yummy and isn't it just so pretty? I made a ton of shortcuts which made it come together in no time at all. We ate it as a side dish, but it could easily be a main course or hearty lunch since it's packed with protein. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 2 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 red onion, halved lengthwise and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick half-rounds
  • 4 oz. sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and small-diced
  • 4 tsp. minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto or pancetta, small-diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces baby arugula
Heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the red onion and saute over medium-low heat for 7 to 9 minutes, until wilted. 

Add the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, and prosciutto and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until fragrant. 

Add the beans and water and cook for 2-3 minutes, until heated through.

Pour the hot oil mixture over the warm drained beans, tossing well. Allow to cool for 10 minutes only. While still warm, stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Place in a large, shallow serving bowl, surround with arugula, taste for seasonings, and serve warm or at room temperature.

Source: Adapted from Food Network

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Banana Chia Seed Pudding

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I originally tried this recipe over the summer when I was doing the Whole 30 diet (ugh), and even though thinking about the diet plan still makes me gag, there are a handful of recipes that I'm hooked on and will continue to make.

This chia seed pudding doesn't use any starch or grain, but after sitting in the fridge all night still gets thick and creamy to resemble a pudding. It's great if you have a sweet tooth in the morning or are trying to stay healthy but want a little dessert.

Printable Recipe

  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and shake to combine. Refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!

Source: SK Original