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California Fresh Salsa


What to spice it up without adding mega-calories? This salsa will definitely do it! If you never made salsa, don’t worry :it’s quick and easy and has very few ingredients. Take your time to make your own salsa it is really worth it, The flavors exude to compliment the best of fire-roasted chicken, steak or mahi-mahi

This Recipe was given to us by “MasterChef RoD” the definite king  of spicy chiles.  Thank you oh great master of spice for showing us the right way to spice!

Ingredients:( for one cup of salsa)
2 tomatoes, peeled
1 jalapeno with seeds
1 green onion white and green parts
4 or 5 stalks cilantro
1 or 2 cloves fresh garlic ( the fresher the better)
1 pinch sea salt
1 Tbsp lime juice

Chop all ingredients into 1/4 inch bits. Mix in a large bowl and let cool in refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Serve at once, since it is not recommended to save. Those who like it hot, add two Thai-Sri Lanka peppers per tomato. Serve with salt free blue corn chips or as a compliment to fire roasted meats. Enjoy!

Just for fun: scary foods

Dare to learn the calories associated with fried cheese fries? Want to have a laugh or a scare with food?

Food and Wine magazine put together a list of the world’s scariest foods: from a Fried Tarantula to Canned Hamburger.  Thanks guys!

Sun Dried Tomato Carbonara Sauce


Carbonara is a traditional sauce which incorporates the sweet smokiness of cured pork. Our version plays up vegetables for a much healthier choice without sacrificing flavor. Try using turkey bacon if you are watching your cholesterol. It’s a great supper without the mega calories!
Ingredients:

2 Cups assorted vegetables, such as squash, zucchini fresh corn and peas diced
1 yellow onion finely chopped
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, julienned
3 strips bacon, turkey bacon or pancetta
3 Tbsp pan drippings of sausage or bacon
salt & pepper to taste

Cook bacon in a sauté pan till golden brown;  remove from pan and reserve  3 Tbsp of drippings. Cook the onions in the drippings till golden brown but not burnt, incorporate the vegetables and the sun dried tomatoes.Let cook till the juices released by the fresh vegetables are absorbed by the tomatoes.

Serve over pasta such as rotelle as a hot dish or as a salad. Fresh grated Pecorino Romano compliments the sweet tanginess very well.