Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tuesday Food Day

Do you fall into a routine easily?  With food of course.  I have a terrible habit of eating the same things over and over and forget to make some really yummy recipes that I have stashed away!  Because I feel inclined to post what I've been making lately, I'll show you two easy as pie salads I had this week.  The first one incorporates butter beans, which if you follow this blog at all, you know how obsessed I am with them!  I always use frozen and just throw them in salted boiling water.  I make a whole small bag or 1/2 a large bag at a time so I can have leftovers for my lunches during the week. 

Yarra Valley Feta + Pickled Okra + Butter Beans   
Lemon Dressing

So easy and so yummy!  
Yarra Valley Feta-marinated feta in olive oil and spices. 
 The most delicious feta and it's spreadable too so you can even put it on a cracker!!  I don't know if it can be found in all stores?  I found it at Whole Foods in the refrigerated section near the cheeses.
Pickled Okra- You can find in a jar at any grocery-at least in the South!!!  
Found these in the same section at Whole Foods as the feta
Butter Beans-cook in salted water for at least 10 minutes
Bibb Lettuce
sliced Heirloom tomatoes
Salt + Pepper
Lemon Dressing
1/2 Lemon
olive oil-a few dashes
Salt + Pepper
garlic-crushed optional.
I am addicted to spicy things so I always put a healthy amount of Sriracha on my salads to rev up my metabolism too!

 I know most people drink white wine in the summer but I am a stickler to red wine all year round.  Particularly Pinot Noir.  You know, this is pathetic to admit, but I think one of the main reasons I like it so much is it doesn't turn my teeth red. Ha!   From that comment alone you can tell I know slim to none about good wines.  I usually go for "Two Buck Chuck" at Trader Joes or for Crane Lake-$4.99- at Whole Foods.  It seriously tastes good to me!  But the other day I was feeling crazy and decided to try "Meiomi" Pinot Noir-mostly because it was on major sale for under $20.  For those of you in Mt. Pleasant/Charleston it was on sale at both Whole Foods and Bottles for $19.99.  It is delicious and doesn't break the bank!

The first course of supper last night.  A little "Make Your Own Caprese" salad.   I topped this with the same lemon dressing as I used on the above salad and it was delicious.  A balsamic would have been better but I have to admit I was feeling a little lazy and didn't feel like dealing:)  Yesterday was a Monday of all Mondays.  

Hope y'all enjoy your week and please do share some yummy recipes with me. 
 I'm clearly in a rut!!!!!


Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

This salad looks great and I always love trying new wines!

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

They both look delicious. My piggly Wiggly has had fresh butter beans lately which are amazing! You reminded me I need pickled okra stat.

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