Salmon Rice Bowl

Salmon Rice Bowl

I am obsessed with rice bowls right now especially when loaded with healthy fiber rich ingredients like brown rice, beans, avocado and tomatoes. This is one of the easiest dinners to prepare yet it is satisfying, nutritious and absolutely delicious. The bright colors are inviting and the flavor is plentiful.

Salmon is a versatile fish that can be roasted, grilled, poached or sautéed. It holds up well without falling apart or loosing flavor. One of my favorite ways to prepare salmon is to marinade it in teriyaki sauce and then grill it. I also enjoy grilling it on a plank.   When buying salmon I try to stick to wild as much as possible, it’s better for you and tastier too.

Salmon Rice Bowl

In this recipe I seasoned the fish with salt, pepper and a little cumin and then simply roasted in the oven for 25 minutes. While salmon was roasting the rice cooker cooked the rice and I chopped tomatoes, avocados and lettuce. The entire dinner only took me about 35 minutes to make. Not bad, not bad at all.

Salmon Rice Bowl

Salmon Rice Bowl

I’m looking forward to Halloween. I took a day off for some fun with my munchkin and friends. So this will be a shorter work week for me and I’m happy about that. Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

5.0 from 4 reviews
Salmon Rice Bowl
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • ½ packet Goya Sazon con Azafran (in the international foods isle)
  • 2 salmon portions
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeños (optional)
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ tsp cumin
Instructions
  1. Cook rice by combining 1 cup brown rice, 2 cups water and ½ packet Goya. Add a little more water if needed. I find that brown rice takes longer to prepare than white. I used almost 3 cups of water to get it perfect.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, season salmon with salt pepper and cumin. Arrange on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil. Roast about 20-25 min. When done, gently pull flake.
  3. Divide rice, beans, tomatoes, jalapeños, avocado and lettuce in two bows. Top with salmon and serve with you favorite hot sauce.
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Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos)

Today we’re having Drunken Beans, a savory and satisfying dish made with beer, beans and ground beef.

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos)

I love beans but that was not always the case. I have to thank my husband for bringing out the bean loving side in me. They have become a frequent visitor on our dinner table. Beans are a nutrition powerhouse and are considered one of the world’s healthiest foods. Being the healthy food lover that I am it’s only natural that I love beans.

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos)

For those of you who have never had Drunken Beans before, they are pretty much phenomenal. I mean what’s not to love when you have beans simmered in beer. The alcohol from the beer cooks out and you’re left with flavorful and soupy Frijoles Borrachos. My version is packed with lots of flavor. It starts with a sofrito like mixture made with yellow and green bell pepper, onion, garlic, cilantro and jalapeno. It is a sure way to amazing flavor and delicious smelling kitchen.

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Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos)
I prefer to use dried pinto beans. Plan ahead and soak them overnight, it cuts down the cooking time. But if you’re pressed on time then go ahead and use canned ones instead, they will work great as well.

Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrachos)
Move over refried beans, there is a new dish in town.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Drunken Beans or Frijoles Borrachos
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb dry pinto beans, soaked overnight. You can also use the quick boil method by boiling beans covered with water for about 5 min. Allow to stand for at least 30 min.
  • 1 lb ground beef (or lamb)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, minced
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp acho chile powder
  • 1 bottle light beer, I used Modello especial
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven and cook beef until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  2. To the same pot, add bell pepper, jalapeño, onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent.
  3. Stir in cilantro and all the spices.
  4. Return beef for the pot, add beer and top with water.
  5. Simmer on low until he beans are soft, about 1 hour.
  6. Season generously with salt.

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Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

This drink  reminds me of the warm beaches of Mexico, its beautiful people and the grand time we had there.  Since Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner it’s a perfect time to have a tequila inspired drink. Not that I need an excuse to have a good cocktail.

Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

Kurt and I must have been Mexican in our previous lives. We love Mexico, adore Mexican food and are avid collectors of tequila. Drinkers of tequila as well I must add. My Russian family laughs at me because I’m not much of a vodka drinker but I surely do love good tequila.

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor!

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Experts say that a shot before lunch can stimulate the appetite, and one after a big dinner can aid digestion. Pairing that shot with a glass of water is a good way to go. The sugars in 100% agave tequila are simple sugars, so they break down easily in our body. The problem with tequila we get in the States is that it contains as much as 49% of sugar based alcohols and that can only lead to one thing…. hangover. That’s why, if you ever run into Kurt and I at the airport on our way back from Mexico, you’ll hear our luggage clink. All those bottles… :)

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Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

My Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz couldn’t be any easier to make. The flavors of muddled strawberries, fresh juices of orange, lemon and lime are refreshing and delicious.

Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

 

Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

 

Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz

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Kathy Sig 2

5.0 from 1 reviews
Orange Strawberry Tequila Fizz
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 4 fresh strawberries
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of half lemon
  • juice of half lime
  • ½ tbsp organic cane sugar
  • ½ tbsp agave syrup
  • 1½ oz tequila
  • sparkling water
Instructions
  1. Muddle strawberries and sugar in a glass jar.
  2. Stir in orange, lemon and lime juices.
  3. Add agave syrup.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve.
  5. Add ice to a tall glass, pour in the strawberry juice, tequila and top off with sparkling water. Stir and enjoy!

 

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