Summertime here in our house means fresh corn on the cob and we’ve been enjoying it for the last couple of weeks. My kids don’t like eating it off the cob so I was looking for something different to make with the last dozen I bought. I scoured Pinterest and found a recipe for elote corn salad.
Elote Corn – also known as Mexican Street Corn – is a delicious way to eat fresh corn. It’s smoky, tangy, creamy and fresh. The corn is grilled first, taken off the cob and then mixed together with spices, butter, sour cream, red onion, lime, cheese and cilantro. It’s great as a side dish or on top of a taco.
Growing up I HATED Brussels sprouts. My mom would buy a bag of frozen sprouts and cook them in the microwave. They smelled gross, were mushy and she would make me eat at least one. It was horrible.
A few years ago, I had them prepared a different way and was amazed how amazing they were when prepared a different way. While they still smell gross, they’re so good and I make them several times a month.This recipe is so simple and easy, plus delicious! I love the crusty bits from sauteing and the tartness of the balsamic vinegar. My kids even eat them without any complaints!
In my last Misfit Market box, I received a small bunch of purple kale and was in the mood for kale salad. My family is not a big fan of kale, but I love it. Especially with a simple dressing and topped with dried cranberries, Parmesan and sunflower seeds.
I’m looking forward to making this salad again. It’s so simple, yet filling. I find that eat more salads in the summers and am so ready for all the local produce to be available. I stopped at the roadside farm stand for the first time this weekend and I was so happy to see local strawberries, tomatoes and more.
Today’s Earth Day and I’m excited to participate in a fun blogger challenge. In honor of today, a group of bloggers is sharing vegetarian recipes and/or sustainable food. My kids have been on a little boycott of all vegetables. Not sure why now, but I’m starting to work on them again. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone shares today! Make sure you check out everyone’s recipes below.
I really enjoyed this orzo salad. You can eat in hot, room temperature or cold. I tried it all three ways and preferred it at room temperature. It was easy to make and you can easily switch out any of the veggies to use what you have on hand. The original recipe called for pine nuts and feta, but I omitted those.
I recently signed up to receive boxes of produce from Misfit Market and am really loving all the fresh, organic fruit and vegetables I’m receiving. I got two heads for broccoli in my last box and was looking for something different to make with it instead of steaming or roasting it. I love broccoli salad but rarely make it. I found a mayo-free version while scrolling Pinterest, and decided to give it a go. It was really good!
I love all the addition of the fruit and sunflower seeds. After a day sitting in the fridge, it was even better as all the flavors combined. The dressing is delicious – I loved the creaminess of it. I can’t wait to make this salad again. I know it’s going to be a sample this summer!
Green peppers were on sale the other week and I pick up a pack. Stuffed peppers are one of my go-to meals – you know those meals that everyone enjoys and there’s no complaints. We all loved this recipe. The filling was creamy and delicious and packed full of mushroom flavor.
Even better, it made enough for leftovers which is always a bonus!
I’m still continuing on finding new recipes that are low-carb that my family will eat and it seems stuffed mushrooms are going to be our go-to meal. This dinner got two big thumbs up from my kids and it was packed full of flavor. I served it with a side salad – which got some grumbles from my kids.
Another thing I love about portobello mushrooms is that they’re meaty and are filling. They are a great substitute for meat too!
I love a good lo mein …. my kids on the other hand, do not. I thought this would be one of the those recipes my kids would love, but they complained all through dinner about how gross it was, it was chewy and disgusting. My daughter even forbid me to never make this recipe again. My husband and I thought it was really good and was packed full of flavor. I might try it again and switch out the sesame oil and see if my kids like it then…..thought I’m not sure I want to hear the complaining again if they don’t. Ha!
This recipe can easily be switched out to include whatever veggies you have on hand. I made it a meatless dish, but a piece of grilled chicken, steak or shrimp would be a great addition.
I love scallops, but rarely make them at home. My former coworkers would always know what I was going to order when there were scallops on the menu. Ha! I’m not sure why I don’t make them at home, but now that I have this recipe, I’ll be making them more often.
My husband and I both loved the zoodles, the lemony sauce and the crispy bacon. I used bay scallops, but I bet this would be delicious with sea scallops. Maybe next time! I also need to work on my searing technique. I think my scallops were a not dry enough – make sure you press out the water.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m working to incorporate more meatless meals into our life and this recipe was perfect for that! I love mushrooms and this open-faced sandwich did not disappoint. Sautéed mushrooms and onions top a piece of crusty bread with ricotta and then topped with mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven until crispy. YUM!!
I paired our sandwiches with a salad and a glass of red wine, but this would make for a great appetizer too!