Living Lean & Green; How To Cook Green and Healthy For $10 or Less - Easy Tuna Salad
Posted Nov 15 2010 6:15am
Save money by eating local - really local - out of your own front lawn.
Grow organic (chemical free) vegetables yourself saves money and gets better
health benefits to you and your family. Eating locally grown food is important
because the average fresh food item found at the grocery store travels nearly
1,500 miles to get there. Locally grown food uses less fuel to deliver better
health and more flavor to your family.
Today the recipe featured uses extremely local foods - my very own bell
peppers, tomatoes, red onions, and cucumbers along with several herbs I grew in
my water conserving and sustainable front lawn vegetable garden.
Easy Tuna Provencal
2 6 oz cans albacore tuna 1/4 lb diced
roasted bell peppers 2 3/8 oz olive tapenade (crushed kalimata olives, yellow
raisin, chili flakes and olive oil mixed together) 1 oz diced tomatoes 1/2
oz diced red onions 1 1/3 Tbs olive oil 1 tsp rinsed capers 1 oz thinly
sliced cucumbers 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp dill 3 each rosemary ciabatta
15 oz side salad 1. Mix all ingredients together except
ciabatta and side salad. 2. Plate up and serve as a sandwich with the
rosemary ciabatta bread or plain with a side salad.
Servings: 4 -- cost is under $10
To learn more about rain water cisterns and rain exchange systems for your
garden and lawn, please go to the sponsor for the "Living Lean & Green; How
To Cook Healthy For $10 or Less" video series, Aquascape Inc., at
www.aquascapeinc.com. They have an amazing website filled with ideas to help you
live more sustainably by collecting and utilizing rain water, particularly to
water a garden.
The "Living Lean and Green; How To Cook Healthy For $10 or Less" video series
features Chef Ryan Hutmacher, The Centered Chef of Centered Chef Food Studios
( http://www.centeredchef.com) ,
cooking with me (Shawna Coronado - http://www.thecasualgardener.com)
in my front lawn vegetable garden. Together, we are creating meals which cost a
family of four $10 or less to prepare and features organic vegetables I have
-- Burpee Home Gardens supplied the vegetables grown
in the garden this season. I write many instructional stories and videos with
their incredible vegetable products and donate a large portion of the vegetables
to the local food pantry when harvested.
-- Aquascape, Inc. sponsored the videos and supplied
the rain water cistern for easier watering of the vegetable garden.