Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Avocado and Black Bean Salsa

This is HF's new favorite salsa. We are addicted. I've concluded that this salsa tastes good on everything from chips to salads. I got this recipe from a good friend, Kate, who is the queen of amazing salsas. She doesn't have a food blog so it is up to me to share this with the rest of the world. I hope you like it. It makes a lot and is great for all ocassions and gatherings.

Combine the following ingredients in order:

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large can diced tomatoes, drained
1 can white shoepeg corn, drained
1/2 red onion finely chopped
1 bunch fresh cilantro finely chopped
Juice from 2-3 limes
4-5 ripe avocados diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 package Good Seasons Italian Dressing, made according to the package directions
1/2 cup sugar

Kate suggests you serve it with Lime flavor tortilla chips. She also said that the ingredients must be added in the order listed or it won't turn out. I don't see why it wouldn't, but it's true she says.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Happy National Pi Day!

Did you eat some pie today to celebrate Pi? We aren't mathematicians here in the Fuzz household, but any excuse to eat some pie? We will do so. Today we enjoyed a yummy no bake cherry cheesecake "pie". What did you have? Or what would you have if you were to have some pie?

Read more about Pi day here.  I've been checking my favorite food blogs to see what pies food enthusiasts are making. Here's a bit that the Huffington Post did with some pictures of some popular pies.

mpm: week of March 14th

for more menu ideas or to submit your own, visit orgjunkie!
Taco Salad (leftovers from yesterday)
Quick and Easy Method: crushed tortilla chips on bottom of plate or bowl. Top with seasoned beef or chicken, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, cheese, salsa, sour cream, green onions, etc. Voila!

John's Chicken Masala (recipe to come)

Cold Italian Pasta :: crusty garlic bread
Kale and White Bean Soup

Pizza Night :: veggie pizza (from take out)

leftovers day

spaghetti with creamy tomato sauce

Saturday, March 12, 2011

spring is just around the corner (bentos 91 & 92)

bento for HF: (top left then clockwise)-1 whole kiwi fruit, sliced, chicken sausage with artichoke and smoked mozzarella, english cucumber wheels, and chickadees (like cheese goldfish). Underneath the chickadees are 2 Oreo cookies.
This is an example of another bento in a hurry. I may not be pleased with it aesthetically, but it shows that you can make bentos out of anything lying around pretty much.

Hard boiled egg, frozen blueberries, carrot and cucumber cut into flowers, and 3 Oreos for dessert.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

bento #90

I have been such a lazy cook lately! But here is a bento that I am pretty proud of. Daisy was pretty proud to take it to school too.

Left side: yellow tulip cup with pistachios, a hard boiled egg, a silicone cup of kiwi slices, and a little bitty lemon cake bite.

Right side: a couple of pieces of sweet and sour chicken with a giraffe pick, a bed of fried rice with carrot flower on top. The green stem is from a peeled english cucumber. I just used one of the peelings and cut it in strips to create the stem.