For a hot summer night!

overview copyWhen summer comes around and it’s hot & sticky, I like to eat light foods and yes, grill! Where I started off couple years ago with big juicy (delicious!) steaks (and yes they are bigger and better in Texas), now it’s mostly V E G G I E S. And I’m loving it. All of it 🙂 This week some veggie inspiration for a nice warm summer dinner (preferably at a pool or beach of course).

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Chop up all the veggies you can find and put them on a screwer, wrap them up in aluminum foil or just throw them on the grill. YUM! Season your veggies with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and some cumin for great flavors. I chopped up some collard greens, green squash, green bell pepper, mushrooms, onion.

Great as a side dish and provides good substance to your meal: Israeli couscous. After preparing the couscous, I added cumin, ground cilantro, salt, garlic, splash of lemon juice & red pepper to spice it up a bit. Then added some tomato, avocado, fresh cilantro cucumber. I could eat this all day.

couscous copyThe cauliflower is oven roasted (haven’t actually tried to grill that yet). Chop up a good size cauliflower and sprinkle it with some a mix of olive oil, garlic, lemon and whole cumin seeds. Roast it for about 25 minutes @375 F and add some sea salt and ground cumin. Done. 
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ENJOY!! xo be

summer couscous for the weekend!

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I love couscous: easy to prepare, it has a nice bite to it and fills you up too. For this salad i used whole wheat couscous, made with cumin and cinnamon, roasted sweet potato, onion, snow peas, carrot and cucumber, cumin and some chopped up almonds. First make the couscous, then sauté the veggies: done in 5. yeah.

have a great weekend!

xo be

stuffed breakfast pita

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stuffed breakfast pita

Pita’s are awesome! Looks great and super easy! I bought some whole wheat pita’s, cut them in half, and put them in the oven for a little bit. Sauté your veggies of choice, add some salsa, a veggie sausage if you wish and finishing touch: cilantro. Tata, feast!

xo