Sunday, August 15, 2010

Week 1 - clean it out!

So using my list, I think I did pretty well. My goal is to have NOTHING in my freezer and very few things in my pantry. I hope you can help me by sending me some recipes!
Have a wonderful week, and keep enjoying summer!!!Photobucket

Monday- Sweet & Spicy cashew chicken stir-fry (use frozen veggies, cashews, stir fry noodles, and chicken breasts)

Tuesday - Tuna Tortas with Pico de Gallo (from Cooking Light)


2 can (6 oz.) solid white tuna packed in water
8 ounces Roma tomates, rinsed, seeded, cured, and chopped (see notes)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
6 tablespoons lime juice
2/3 cup minced red onion
4 fresh serrano chilies or other small hot chilies, rinsed, stemmed, seeded, and minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 sandwich rolls (3 oz. each), split in half horizontally

Drain tuna well; flake into a bowl with a fork. Stir in tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, onion, chilies, and salt.
Mound tuna equally on sandwich roll bottoms and set tops in place.

Wednesday- BBQ Italian sausage, salad

Thursday- Tuna Vegetable Couscous Salad courtesy of My Cooking Hut

Couscous, 200g
Water, 1 litre
Cherry tomatoes, 200-250g
Parsley (finely chopped), handful
Mint (finely chopped), handful
Sweet corns, 1 small can
Tuna in brine, 1 can
Cucumber, half
Lemon, 1 or 1.5
Black Olives (chopped and some keep whole), 50g
Feta cheese, 70 – 80g
Extra Virgin Olive oil, 4 tbsp (or more if needed)
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Boil 1 litre of water in a saucepan and put in couscous and cook it according to the instruction on the packet. Once cook, strain and let it cool.
Chop parsley, mint, black olives. Halves cherry tomatoes. Cut cucumber and feta cheese into cubes.
In a large bowl, put in the cooked couscous. Mix in cherry tomatoes, black olives, parsley, mint, feta cheese, sweet corns, tuna, and cucumber.
Squeeze juice of 1 (or 1.5) lemon and mix with the rest of the ingredients in the bowl.
Then, drizzle in about 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Give it a good mix.
Season with salt and black pepper.
Garnish with a few black olives.

Friday- BBQ Burgs. 'nuff said :)

- Beer Bum chicken (yes I will ACTUALLY make it I promise)& beans

Sunday- Use left over chicken for either bbq chicken pizza or chicken salad sandwiches