Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lemon cream

My neighbor brought this to us when Trey was born. She served it with angel food cake and fresh strawberries. It is really quick and easy to make
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 pkg. lemon pudding (the cook kind)
Make pudding according to directions. When cooled whip heavy cream (no need to sweeten it). Fold the pudding in.

Mango Quinoa Salad

This is similar to the other recipe I use. Just adds mango and black beans and lime juice and does not contain the mustard... Anyways we like it!

2 cups cooked quinoa* at room temperature, or chilled
1 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium mango, peeled and diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1 handful chopped cilantro (about 1/2 cup)
4 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
kosher salt
freshly cracked black pepper

*Quinoa can be cooked in water or broth. I suggest using vegetable or chicken broth for enhanced flavor, but plain water works great too.

Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl. Add mango, red pepper, green onion, black beans, and cilantro. In a small bowl combine vinegar, olive oil, and lime juice. Whisk until smooth and pour on top of salad. Toss to combine and add salt and pepper to taste. Chill for at least one hour before serving.