Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Baby Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette

Your taste buds will smile with all the different flavors in this baby kale salad.

While at the Orillia market a few Saturday's ago, I discovered Yummies in a Jar. Tropical Summer is the vinaigrette I used for this particular salad. The ingredients that go into this include; peaches, cherries, kiwi, papaya, grapefruit, and lemon. It is oil free and tastes delicious.

If you live in the Orillia area you can find the Yummies in a Jar products at Apple Annies, or visit their store in Baysville.


  • Baby Kale salad mix
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Dried cranberries 
  • Walnut pieces 
  • Tropical Summer Vinaigrette
  1. Start with your baby kale mix in the bottom of a salad bowl.
  2.  Next add the thinly sliced red onion and grape tomatoes.
  3.  Add about one - two tablespoons of the Tropical Summer vinaigrette tossing gently.
  4. Add the cranberries and walnuts.
  5. Serve and ENJOY!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Delicioso Burritos

Hubby and I discovered a fast food chain called Mucho Burrito. Quite often while traveling in and around the Barrie, Ontario area we will stop at Mucho for lunch or dinner. Wanting to create the same taste sensation at home it took hubby two tries to get an even better tasting burrito.

Delicioso Burritos

  • Spanish rice cooked and ready to use
  • chopped tomato
  • re-fried beans
  • 1 - 2 pounds of lean ground beef fried, and drained
  • burrito seasoning
  • cumin
  • chili spice
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • side pan of stir fry green peppers, onions, and mushrooms
  • jalapeno peppers
  • large to extra large tortillas
Instructions on how to make delicioso burritos

  1. Start by cooking your Spanish rice to have it ready when you need it to build and roll your burritos. Stir in a chopped tomato.
  2. In a small pan stir fry the green peppers, onions and mushrooms and set aside.
  3. Cook the ground beef and add the burrito mix, cumin, and chili spice mixing well.
  4. Spread the tortillas with re-fried beans and then add some of the Spanish rice, hamburger mix, shredded cheese, stir fry veggies, jalapeno peppers and sour cream.
  5. Close one end of the burrito by tucking and rolling.
  6. In a George Foreman or Pannini Press Sandwich maker press and cook the burrito until cheese is melted and tortilla is browned.
  7. Serve with extra sour cream, salsa and guacamole. ENJOY!

Delicioso Burritos ready to enjoy!

BBQ or grill indoors all year round with an indoor grill. Healthier eating is easy with these as the grease is removed as you are cooking. Great for sandwiches, burgers, steaks, seafood and grilled vegetables.