Apr 8, 2014 - MOCKTAILS, RECIPES    No Comments


Makes single 6-ounce serving

39 calories

1/2 ounce orange juice base, unreconstituted
1/2 ounce apple juice base, unreconstituted
5 ounces club soda
1 orange slice
1 cherry

Combine juices in glass.  Add soda and enough ice to fill glass.
Garnish with slice and cherry.

Apr 8, 2014 - ON THE SIDE, RECIPES    No Comments



Try on black bean cakes for a more interesting side.

1 cup whole kernel corn
1 small red onion, diced
1/4 chopped fresh cilantro
the juice of two limes
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 medium avocado, cut into bite-size pieces
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
1 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
salt to taste

Mix all ingredients.
Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

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The lime juice will keep the guacamole from turning brown and bring it a much more interesting flavor than lemon juice.
The sour cream turns it to satin.

the pulp of two avocados
the juice of two limes
1 clove garlic
1 small tomato, diced
1/2 cup red onion
1/2 teaspoon ground roasted cumin
sea salt
cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons sour cream

Mash the avocado with a potato masher..
Using a fork, whisk in the remaining ingredients except for the sour cream.
(can also do this in a food processor – will give silkier texture)
Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
Whisk in the sour cream, and you are ready to serve.

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Make 8-10 Servings.

NUTRITION INFO – per serving without radicchio
167 calories, 12 grams protein, 10 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrate, 34 mg sodium, 32 mg cholesterol.

4 cups cubed, cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups green seedless grapes
1 cup pecan pieces
1/2 cup mayonnaise (or creamy salad dressing)
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
Freshly ground white or black pepper, to taste
Radicchio or other lettuce leaves, optional

COMBINE chicken, grapes and pecans in large bowl.  Set aside.
STIR mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, poppy seeds and pepper in small bowl to blend well.
ADD to chicken mixture.
TOSS well to coat.

If desired, serve the salad on radicchio leaves.