Friday, June 25, 2010

Smoothie Madness



Did you know you can cook with a blender? I can hardly wait to try this baby out. Maybe it will accompany me to the family reunion, complete with recipe book.

Online recipes:

2 c apple jouce
3/4 c plums
2 c raspberries, frozen
1 c ice

Add apple juice and plums to WildSide pitcher and secure lid. Press “Smoothies”. Add the remaining ingredients and secure lid. Press the “Whole Juice” button. Pour into 9″ x 13″ pan and freeze for 30 minutes. Using a large spoon or fork, scrape frozen crystals from edges of pan into liquid.

Repeat this process every 30 minutes or until mixture is frozen about 2-3 hours. Using a fork, scrape and break up granita into shaving pieces and serve in chilled dessert dishes.
1 c raw cashews
1/2 large red bell pepper
1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
Seed pepper and cut into pieces for food process. Add everything into the food processor and blend until smooth. Enjoy!


Pesto (Food Processor)
Ingredients:
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 ounce basil, stemmed (about 1 cup, loosely packed)
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ounce parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated

Directions:
Put the garlic, pine nuts, and salt in the work bowl of a food processor. Process to a smooth paste. Add the basil, one handful at a time, processing to a paste after each addition. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil in a thin stream, and process until smooth. Stir in the cheese.

To sauce pasta: Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water when you drain the pasta. Toss the pasta with the pesto, and use the reserved water to thin to the desired consistency.

Very Berry Soup

4 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen (nearly thawed)
2 cups vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup milk
6 Tbsp agave, divided
¼ cup water
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen (nearly thawed)

Add strawberries, yogurt, orange juice, milk and 4 Tbsp cup agave to Basic or WildSide pitcher and secure lid. Press “Smoothie” and pour soup base into 6 bowls. Rinse jar and add remaining agave (2 tbsp), water, lemon juice, and raspberries to pitcher and secure lid. Press “Smoothie” and drizzle over soup base. Swirl drizzled mixture with a spoon for a dramatic effect.

Easy Salsa

1 can (20 oz.) whole tomatoes, do not drain
½ medium onion, halved
½ tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cumin
1 can (4 oz.) green chilies, do not drain
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 drop hot sauce

Add ingredients to the Basic or WildSide pitcher in the order listed above and secure lid. Press the “Pulse” button 5-10 times until the desired consistency is achieved.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

Russell Baker, American journalist and humorist

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Then again

Maybe not - just found out that there will need to be a change of plans for the sprint. Info pending...

Just Tri It

Come join the fun!!!

Saturday, June 19, is the first annual (if everything goes well and is fun) unofficial friends and family sprint.

Meet at 8:00 am at the Lehi Legacy Center to Run/Walk (3 miles), Bike/Trike (8 miles), and Swim (500 meters) our way through a mini-triathlon. Please be aware that there will be no support staff at the transition points.

RSVP if you would like to participate so we are able to plan prizes... And so we know who to contact in case there is a change in the time or venue.


Bike Path

Run Path

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Salad

Mango and Apple Salad
yields 4 servings

1 mango, peeled and cubed
1 apple, peeled and cubed (your choice--or Granny Smith)
3/4 c. cashews
1 T. basalmic vinegar
1/2 tsp.cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger

Toss everything together and add a pinch of salt for flavor as needed.