This recipe comes from my good friend Kristacular. Enjoy!
I’ve been a Chefanie groupie for some time now, so when I created this recipe I knew it would be perfect to share with the community! This summer my CSA box from Eat Well Farmshas been filled with Middle Eastern Cucumbers. I have been trying to find new creative way to use them and have fallen back on ol’ faithful: cucumber and cream cheese. Cucumber Splits are a variation on the ol’ faithful theme and have become a staple in my kitchen this summer.
Bean burgers are my new found favorite meal. Last week I tried a Chipotle Black Bean burger which turned out great. This recipe might be even better. It combines the traditional flavors of Falafel with a creamy cucumber Tzatziki sauce.
As these patties are grilled, not fried, it is only 160 calories and you can jazz it up with different toppings. I used tzatziki, tomato, spinach and a shmear of hummus.
I’m looking for other bean burger recipes. If you have some let me know! Enjoy! Continue reading →
This is a recipe I got from my friend Kirstyn. Kirstyn (and her whole family) is super creative. Besides being a family of amazing cooks, her and her mom also have a great eco-friendly organic clothing line called kika paprika. They sell exclusively through home parties and are always looking for more independent sales reps. You should contact them and follow their pinterest if you are interested. Honestly I love kika paprika!
Now, back to the food. Kirstyn’s version of this fabulous appetizer is a bit more decadent because she serves it on a fried wonton wrapper and is definitely worth it once and a while. As I am going the healthy route I put the tuna tartare on a cucumber slice and it is also very good and you feel better eating it. This recipe has 170 calories per serving. LOVE THAT!
You have to use sashimi grade ahi tuna which you can get from your seafood market or butcher. Enjoy!
It’s crab season in San Francisco! I love crab. It is healthy with very few calories. As I am on a strict diet (wedding coming up) I thought this recipe would fill my sushi craving. It did. This filling salad only has 220 filling calories.
I don’t have a ring/mold that you might want to use for this recipe to make it circular. Instead I cut the bottom of a plastic cup and called it a day. I am sure it would have turned out much prettier, like this one, with the real chef’s mold. But this DIY trick worked out fine.
If you wanted to go for it and create more of a deconstructed California roll, you could just add some rice to the bottom of the mold as well. Continue reading →
Chefanie Wambach came over the other night and we both wanted to cook something light, healthy and summery. And of course it had to go with our Secret Recipe dish, Manchego Jalapeño Cornbread.
My inspiration for this salad was to have as many colors as a salad bowl would allow me too. I chose the veggies for their taste obviously but also for the colors and the beauty they would add to the overall dish. I tended to go for heirloom veggies, but you can substitute for whatever you want and whatever suits your fancy.
This salad was awesome and all of us went back for a few more bites. I was originally planning on dressing it with a cilantro vinaigrette but Wambach has the “cilantro tastes like soup” gene and we decided to go with a homemade spicy ranch to tie it all together. It worked and maybe even better than a vinaigrette would have. It is crunchy, creamy and looks beautiful on the table.