Grilled Garlic Tortillas

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I am loving this Indian Summer. This is definitely a great time of year. It’s nice and warm during the day so you can do outdoor activities during the day, but at night it’s cool and you can open the windows. Plus there’s that whole hoodie and fire pit thing that’s fun.

And I love that I’m still able to grill. I love grilling. It means no cleaning pots, so that is a huge win.

I also love chips. They are a guilty pleasure. Sometimes all I want to do is have a bag of salty, crunchy chips. Since they aren’t always good for you, I tried to make my own. And I made them on the grill, because why not?!

These are really good and I felt better about eating them since I bought whole wheat tortillas. I’m not saying these will satisfy my craving all the time, but it will sometimes and that’s definitely a win.

Plus, it’s kinda like eating healthyish garlic bread. And who doesn’t love garlic bread?!


Grilled Garlic Tortillas

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Yields – 4 servings

Prep time – 5 minutes

Cook time – 30 seconds per side

Ingredients 

  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro for garnishing

Directions

  1. Heat your grill over medium heat.
  2. Brush each tortilla with olive oil, garlic and salt.
  3. Place the tortillas onto the grill for 30 seconds on each side. Make sure you are watching them because they burn easily.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and serve!

Mexican Rice Stuffed Peppers

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I know that Labor Day usually means the end of the summer for most people, but here it’s still 95 degrees. Summer isn’t over yet and I am soaking up every last minute of it.

Last weekend we went to a Phillies game. Anthony likes the Braves and they play the Phillies a lot, so I got him tickets to a game. It was beautiful weather. I was worried because we were getting the hurricane and it said it was supposed to rain all week, but it ended up being beautiful.

And this weekend we are going to a minor league baseball game and then hopefully hanging out outside the rest of the weekend. The only bummer is that the pool is closed.

None of this has anything to do with this recipe. It was delicious though and made A TON of food, so if you like leftovers then this is for you. You could use the leftovers to make quesadillas or tacos or just eat it plain or even with chips, because it is delicious. I really loved it and I’ll definitely be making it again soon.


Mexican Rice Stuffed Peppers

Yields – 8 servings

Prep time – 20 minutes

Cook time – 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 red peppers with the tops cut off of them and the seeds taken out

FOR THE RICE –

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup rice, cooked (I used brown rice)
  • 1/2 a cup of zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a large pot heat your olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Lower the heat to medium low and add the onion, zucchini and pepper. Cook them until they are cooked, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the black beans, corn and garlic to the pot and stir. Cook them for about 2 minutes until they are heated through. If you would like to add ground beef, you can add that now also but cook it first.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, rice and salsa. Stir until they are well combined.
  5. Stuff the peppers with the rice and place them into a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Blackened Tilapia

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I am obsessed with watching the Olympics. It is so exciting to watch. I usually don’t like watching sports. Anthony loves sportscenter and I really just am not a fan. I like football in the fall, but that’s about it. But call it the Olympics and I want to watch it. I have watched every sport so far and I am super into it. I guess because it only comes once every few years and it’s so freaking exciting. Last week for the opening ceremony, I bought really expensive beer and really expensive sheeps milk cheese while I watched. Amazing. Continue reading →

Tomato with White Bean Soup

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Cinnamon Rolls (Dairy Free)

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Sometimes I just need some time to myself in the kitchen to feel calm again. I just need to be alone and able to cook something I’ve never made before. There is something about this particular activity for me that is so calming. It’s hard for me to get that time because my kitchen and living room are an open layout, so if Anthony is in the living room it isn’t really like I’m alone. Not that I’m complaining about this, because I really do love the layout of our house. Continue reading →