Monthly Archives: June 2012

Black bean and quinoa burgers

– 1/4 cup dry quinoa
– 1 can of black beans
-1 small onion, chopped
– 1/2 carton of mushrooms, chopped

– avocado
– feta cheese

1. Cook the quinoa. I still need to figure out the best way to do that

2. Sauté onion and mushrooms

3. Mix every thing together in a big bowl.

4. Scoop about a burger size portion onto a heated frying pan. Flip.




Whole chicken on the grill


-5 pound chicken


1. clean grill and turn both sides onto high to heat up the grill

2. Rinse chicken

3. Season chicken -I used garlic salt, pepper and some BBQ seasonings

4. Turn one side of the grill off and the other side on high. Coat with oil. I spray the grill with pam.

5. Put chicken breast side down on the grill. Leave it there for 40 mins or so.

6. Flip. Cook it for 20-30min more. Check about every 15 min after that. Cut one leg open and make sure liquid runs clear. We left ours on there for about a hour and a half.

My dinner

Mango Salsa and homemade chips

Mango Salsa


  • 1 mago. pealed and choped into pieces
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalopeno, no seeds and chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • salt


1. Throw everything into  a food proceor and blend. The smaller you chop the pieces the chunkier you can make your salsa.

– The first time I made it I used my mini food processor and did it in batches. the second time I just put everything into a big bowl and used my immersion blender. way quicker but not as chunky. 



– Corn tortillas


1. Cut tortillas

2. spray pan with pan.

3. lay chips on pan so none are touching on pan.

4. Bake at 425 degrees for 4 mins

5. flip chips. Bake another 4 mins.

Easy hummus

1 can of hummus
1/4 liquid from can
2 TB of lemon juice ( 1/2 of the 1/4 cup that you already used
Minced garlic
Salt and pepper

Add every thing together and blend.