SHANI'S SUMMER RECIPES




'Anyway you like it' Frittata serves 4. This recipe is a wonderful way to be creative with what you have on hand for a hearty brunch or a light dinner served with Oven Roasted Salsa or Guacamole Tropical, crisp greens and your favourite homemade dressing! Also packs well for a summer picnic!

Ingredients:

6 eggs
1Tbsp olive oil or ghee (opt)
2 green onions, or 1/4 red onion
1 sweet potato, yam or 1 cup cooked brown rice
2 cups mixed chopped vegies of your choice (I like mushrooms, red pepper, asparagus)
1 Tbsp red wine or white wine vinegar
fresh herbs of your choice (I like basil, cilantro or parsley)
sea salt and pepper to taste
1 avocado for garnish (omit if serving w/guacamole) * you will need a non stick or cast iron skillet and an oven with a broiling element

How to:

1) beat eggs and set aside
2) saute onions over low heat, either in 2 Tbsp water or 1Tbsp olive oil or ghee, until golden brown
3) add vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper
4) add potato, yam or rice saute 5 mins.
5) add chopped vegies and saute 3 mins.
6) pat the mixture into an even form extending to the edges of the pan
7) pour beaten eggs over mixture, cover and cook 8-10 mins. until cooked almost throughout, the top will still look raw. Be careful not to burn the bottom!
8) garnish with slices of avocado radiating in a mandala
9) broil until top is golden
10) cool, slice and enjoy!!

Oven Roasted Salsa
Yeilds 2-3 cups
This salsa is rich with the smokey flavours of chipotle peppers. It makes a wonderful pasta sauce, pizza sauce, or a gourmet salsa for dipping. These canned, smoked jalapenos 'chipotles en adobo' can be found in the Mexican section of most grogery stores. Puree the contents, and keep in your fridge in a clean glass jar for up to 2 months. A tsp-Tbsp of this intense flavour adds deapth and a little kick to lots of dishes....play with it in eggs, sauces, dips, soups, cornbread...You are only limited by your own imagination!!

Ingredients:

2 Lbs Roma tomatoes
4-8 cloves garlic
1 red onion
2 Tbsp olive oil
1-2Tbsp red wine vinegar
1-2 Tbsp unpasterized honey
1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
1-3 tsp chipotle puree
1/2-1 tsp sea salt

How to:

* you will need an oven and a food processor!
1) cut tomatoes length wise, place cut side up on unoiled baking tray
2) cut garlic into slivers and insert into flesh of tomatoes, lightly salt and bake at 250 for 3-3 hours
3) saute red onion in oil over low heat until caramelized, add vinegar and honey to combine
4) puree the tomatoes with onion mixture, cilantro and chipotle puree, season with sea salt

Guacamole Tropical
yeilds 2 cups
A new twist on a Mexican staple. Create a Mexican fiesta anytime of year! Makes a great dip with homemade chips

Ingredients:

4 avocadoes
1/4-1/2 red onion
2 colves garlic
juice of 1-1/2 limes
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1/2 cup mango, papaya, banana or pineapple
1/2-1 jalapeno, serrano or chipotle puree
sea salt and ground cumin to taste

How to:

1) finely dice onion, garlic, cilantro, chili and fruit
2) combine with lime juic and avocado flesh, reserving one avocado pit thrown in the dip (this helps the guacamole to maintain it's vibrant green color)
3) season with sea salt and ground cumin

Homemade Chips

The little extra effort involved to make these, is worth it. I like to use sprouted wheat tortillas, but any kind, flour or corn will work
tortillas
olive oil
salt
paprika

1) cut tortillas into triangles, lightly brush with olive oil, place on a lightly oiled baking tray and bake at 350 10-15 mins. until golden brown. sprinkle with seasoning and enjoy!
Opt: if you don't have an oven, these can be made in a skillet with 1/4 cup of olive oil, drain on paper towels, lined with newspapaer (absorbes more oil)
paprika
1) cut tortillas into triangles, lightly brush with olive oil, place on a lightly oiled baking tray and bake at 350 10-15 mins. until golden brown. sprinkle with seasoning and enjoy!
Opt: if you don't have an oven, these can be made in a skillet with 1/4 cup of olive oil, drain on paper towels, lined with newspapaer (absorbes more oil)

Mexican Summer Treats

Guacamole

 

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Shani will be working with
Judy Chambers to prepare some
amazing healthy food for
the Summer Sostice
Surf and Yoga Retreat