bloody mary: this really was a meal in a glass: pickle, mushroom, olive, beef stick and crazy little strings of mozzarella. An excellent bloody for sure and has actually been voted one of Milwaukee’s best!
What is better than summer salads with tomatoes and basil? (Well, perhaps a little mozzarella but we’ll save that for another day) I had seen this recipe in the June Food & Wine magazine but lost the actual recipe (probably in my stack of 400 recipes) so I just went with what I thought sounded good!
Using my salad dresser I combined 2 Tbsp. sliced basil, 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar and salt & pepper. Toss with grape tomatoes and let marinate 20-30 minutes before serving. Served with my mussel meal. Next on my tomato list is bruschetta!
As you know, I love the flavors from the Mediterranean. I came across a recipe by Lundberg’s for a Greek Rice Salad and knew that this was calling my name. I figured it would be perfect to take for lunch for a different salad with more than just veggies. And it was perfect! I made it on a Sunday and used it for 2 lunches that week (and saved a little bit for the taster too!) It was delicious but I think next time I’ll add some chopped olives for a little more flavor.
Mediterranean Rice Salad:
2 cups cooked Organic Brown Rice (Lundberg’s is my favorite)
1/2 cup Sundried Tomato Tapenade (from leftover Tapas Night)
1 cup Marinated Artichokes
1/2 cup sliced Green Onions
Served over greens, green peppers, cucumbers and sprinkled with feta cheese.
What is your go-to lunch? I need some new lunch ideas!!
Apparently it’s a good week for Rach and I. I saw this recipe and wanted to try it out since I’m not too familiar with the hearts. I got the ingredients and then literally the next day, the lovely Mrs. Myers at Eat Move Write had a veggie challenge to try a new veggie. Perfect!
Onto the eats! I have been on a major avocado kick lately and this sounded like a refreshing summer salad and great way to try the hearts! I thought it was absolutely delicious! The taster? Not his favorite. Fine with me, I’ll finish up the hearts and avocado without him 😉
The verdict on the hearts? I liked them because they reminded me a lot of artichokes and I love artichokes. It was an easy sell, what can I say? I’ll try them in other salads very soon!
sliced tomato, avocado and hearts of palm
juice of one lime, 1/2 lemon, splash of orange juice and splash of olive oil
sprinkle veggies with salt and pepper and dressing. serve & enjoy! 🙂
On a recent trip to Milwaukee, my Mom and I stopped by the Wicked Hop for a bloody mary and some eats. The Wicked Hop is located in the Historic 3rd ward of Milwaukee, a great little neighborhood for shopping and eating!
crab cake: these crab cakes were surprisingly full of crab and not full of breading and deep fried like you often find in restaurants. It certainly doesn’t compare to a lump crab cake but very impressive for a bar/restaurant.
caesar salad with tuna: the caesar sounded really good to my mom and so we decided on that with some seared tuna to go along with it. The salad was excellent (fresh & crisp) but I think I could have even done without the tuna, I was content with just the lettuce. A fabulous meal with my favorite lady!