Santa Fe Salad

This is by far one of my¬†favourite go-to salads. It is simple, delicious, and healthy! I usually make this to go with a nice blackened chicken breast, or any chicken breast with a nice spicy kick to it. I know a lot of people don’t like dates, but do not take them out of this salad! You will love it! And if you REALLY hate dates, you can replace them with figs!

Ingredients:

For the salad:

-8 c mixed greens (arugula, spinach)

-1 c fresh dates, roughly chopped

-1/4 c sun dried tomatoes, chopped

-1 1/2 c black beans, rinsed

-1c feta cheese, crumbled

-1 whole avocado, diced

-1/4c peanuts

For the dressing:

-1/4c evoo + 1/4c fresh lime juice

-2 tbsp peanut butter

-1 tsp sugar

-1tbsp soy sauce

-1 clove garlic, minced

-1 tbsp fresh lime juice +zest

Directions:

Take all of the dressing ingredients and add them to a bowl. whisk until emulsified or you can use a hand held immersion blender. Adjust to your taste. I don’t ever measure anything so this is just a basic guideline to follow for measurements!!

Mix all of your salad ingredients together in a bowl. Toss with the dressing. Serve!!


Cajun pulled pork taco’s

If there is something that I love more than anything, it’s taco’s. Throw some pulled pork in those bad boys and I am in love entirely. This is a great recipe for pulled pork taco’s, you must try it!

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Ingredients:

10-15 corn tortilla shells

For the pork:

-1/4-1/2 c of your favourite cajun seasoning

-1 1lb pork tenderloin

-1 1/2c BBQ sauce

-1 1/2c chicken broth

For the slaw:

-1 large english cucumber, match sticked

-1 large carrot, peeled and grated

-1/2 bunch of cilantro, fine chopped

For the slaw dressing:

-1/4 c evoo

-1/4c rice wine vinegar

-2 tbsp honey – adjust to your taste

-salt and pepper

Directions:

Pat the pork tenderloin dry. season liberally on both sides. Place in a slow cooker. Add your bbq sauce and your chicken stock to the bottom of the pot. Do not pour over the pork as you want to keep that seasoning there. Cook on low for 8 hours. once the pork is finished cooking, you can shred it with two forks.  Reserve some of the cooking juices for mixing in to the shredded pork.

For the slaw: mix all of the dressing ingredients together, pour over the slaw. Toss.

Build your taco’s. These are really good with a sriracha mayo on them. Just mix sriracha, mayo and fresh lime juice!