Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fresh Salsa with Cucumber

I've always preferred pico de gallo to that soupy type salsa you get at most restaurants. Some grocery stores make a packaged salsa very similar to pico de gallo, but unfortunately mine does not. I had some leftover jalapeno from a sauce I made and decided to make my own!

Fresh Salsa with Cucumber

Ingredients:
6 Roma tomatoes (or 3 beefsteak, or 1 package or cherry tomatoes)
2 jalapenos, seeds removed
1/2 of a cucumber
1/2 cup red onion
1 red bell pepper
4 cloves of garlic
1 Tbl fresh cilantro (optional)
1 lime, juiced
1 Tbl olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Cayenne/hot chili powder for spice (optional)

Directions:
Dice everything (or cut to your liking) and mix well in a bowl. Refridgerate overnight. Boom that's it. For extra spice, you can keep the seeds in one (or both!) of the jalapenos. The cucumber really adds a new element to the salsa!


Enjoy :)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

PB&J Oatmeal

I never realized how easy it is to make your own oatmeal until today. I actually don't think I'll ever buy store bought again! The possibilities are endless too- you can add fresh fruit, granola, and all different types of flavors. Today, per usual, I wanted peanut butter and jelly in my oatmeal! 


Ingredients (makes 1 serving, very easy to make for more than 1):
1 cup of water
1/2 cup quick oats (I used Quaker)
I/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbl peanut butter (I used creamy Jif)
1 Tbl jelly/jam (I used Welch's Grape)
1/2 Tbl brown sugar

Directions:
Bring water to a boil and add oats. Turn down to low and stir occasionally for about 1-2 minutes (or until desired consistency is achieved). Add in the remaining ingredients and it's as easy as that!

Enjoy :)