Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kale with White Beans & Italian Sausage

I love rustic dishes, and I thought this was a perfect way to use the beautiful kale I just picked up. Kale is an awesome veggie, and full of great nutrients. A little italian sausage, a can of beans, and the dish grew from there. This is a quick meal that is packed with flavor and

2/3 lb ground italian sausage
1 large bunch of kale
1 1/2 cup white beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. While meat is cooking, wash kale and pat dry. Tear kale into pieces and set aside. When the sausage is almost cooked through remove from skillet. Add kale, white beans, and spices. When kale begins to wilt, add sausage to skillet. Season with salt and pepper.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

I made a nice salad to serve along side my mojo chicken. This was a quick dressing I threw together, and it turned out awesome. I love the flavor or maple and dijon. I topped a mix green salad with apple, walnut, and almonds. Enjoy!
1 T maple syrup
1 t Dijon mustard
1 T cider vinegar
1/4 t salt
1/8 t pepper
2 T olive oil
Mix together all ingredients accept for olive oil. Then slowly drizzle in olive oil while stirring with small whisk or a fork.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Grilled Mojo Chicken

I noticed that this marinade has been circulating the blogs for awhile now, and decided to give it a try. The recipe called to marinate the meat for hours hours, however I marinated the chicken for about 12 hours and it was delicious!! I can't wait to try this with pork. Enjoy!
1/2 cup orange juice
2 T fresh lime juice
2 T soy sauce
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T minced garlic
1/2 t hot sauce
1/2 t ground cumin
1/4 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

I a medium bowl whisk all ingredient together. Place chicken and marinade in a ziplock bag. Marinade in fridge for 8 hours. Grill or bake till chicken is cooked through.