Awesome Summer Salad

This summer I will be eating lots of salads. In my effort to decrease the amounts of carbs/glutin in my diet, I will be turning to the greens to feel great! This salad has literally everything but the kitchen sink. You don't have to be precise when creating a salad, just use what you have if you need to.

Summer Salad Serves about 4

1 head of rommaine lettuce or mixed greens
4-5 large strawberries, chopped
chopped carrots
sliced cucumber
chopped red onion
1 large avocado, sliced
chopped olives
cherry tomatoes or sliced tomatoes
marinated artichokes (available at Costco)
lemon wedges
Chopped meat of your choice, I added canned salmon, of course. (Got to have the protein, or you make not get as full)
Grated cheese of your choice
(add whatever else you like such as sliced green grapes, chopped almonds, dried cranberries, chopped apples, pecans, etc. Enjoy your salad)!

Classic and Tasty Crockpot Chili

Chili can be eaten anytime during the year, don't you think? I love chili topped with grated cheese and crackers/chips. Simmering in the crockpot, the aromas just captivate your senses.

Crockpot Chili

1 c. black beans (canned or packaged) If packaged, I recommend you soak them for about 24 hours before you place in crockpot.
1 c. red beans or kidney beans ""
1 c. pinto beans ""
1 small 12 oz can of tomato paste
1 package of turkey meat
3 cans of diced tomatoes
1/2 c. chopped onion
1-2 packages of chili powder
2 T. chili sauce (optional)
1/4 c. water

Brown Turkey first, add to everthing else in crockpot and let simmer for about 6-8 hours or heat on either high or low settings in crockpot. Enjoy with cheese, crackers and/or chips.


Mango Salsa (see January archive on right for recipe)