Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Panini

Super simple panini for lunch today!

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Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Panini

Ingredients:

2 pieces of bread

4-6 large basil leaves

1/2 roma tomato, thinly sliced

4 thin slices of fresh mozzarella

salt and pepper

A panini maker! (You could also grill in a pan like a grilled cheese sandwich.)

Directions:

Assemble your sandwich by placing the cheese on one slice of bread. Top with your tomatoes, salt, pepper, and basil. Close your sandwich. Throw it in the panini maker until the cheese is melted. Mmmmmmm!!


Roasted Beet Kale Salad

Roasted Beet Kale Salad

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Ingredients:

4 large beets, trimmed, scrubbed and quartered

1 large onion, diced

3 tbsp minced fresh ginger

3 cloves fresh garlic, minced (or grated.)

1/4 c olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

3 tbsp real maple syrup

1.5-2 tbsp honey dijon mustard

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 c fresh parlsey, roughly chopped

zest and juice of one lemon

1 small head of kale, or 4 large leaves of kale, roughly chopped

Directions:

-Preheat your oven to 450 Fahrenheit. Place your beats in a roasting dish, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Cover with foil, and bake 45 mins to 1 hour, or until tender. * It is always good to do the beets before hand so they have time to cool. I used my beets when they were still a little warm, just my preference!

-Once cooled, remove the skin of the beets and chop into 1″ chunks. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan over med-high heat. Add onions, garlic, ginger and parsley. Cook until softened. Season with salt and pepper.

-Add kale to a large bowl. Add the beets, garlic and onion mixture, maple syrup, honey dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, more fresh chopped parsley and the lemon juice and zest. Serve!