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How Hot Do You Like It?

Posted Oct 15 2009 7:27pm

Some people come home from a long, tiring day of work and all they want to do is relax and unwind with an ice cold beer or glass of their favorite wine. Me? Hand over a Diet Mt. Dew and I am good to GO!

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Yes, it’s true. I do love a good diet dew. Do you drink pop? Furthermore, do you call it Pop or Soda?

After quenching my thirst and slightly recovering from one of the busiest days ever, I set off to make an easy, healthy and flavorful dinner. Taco Salads! First I gathered all my ingredients:

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We’ve got:

  • Mixed greens
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Black beans
  • Chili powder, oregano, cumin & cayenne pepper
  • Carrot chips
  • Salsa
  • Green Tabasco sauce

I placed a bed of mixed greens & baby spinach in a bowl. 

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Then I added some carrot chips that are oh-so-fun to eat!

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Next I added a couple spoonfuls of black beans that I had rinsed, drained and microwaved with a splash of water, chili powder, oregano, cumin & cayenne pepper.

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I added a generous topping of freshly chopped tomatoes – my faaaave…

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Then topped everything off with some salsa and several good shakes of green Tabasco sauce. Dinner’s ready! 5 minutes! Maybe?

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For some reason I can’t handle regular Tabasco sauce – but the green kind is fair game for my precious tastebuds. It’s made from jalapeno peppers instead of fully aged red peppers and has a unique hot that is much more flavorful than hot, in my opinion!

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These are the same beans that I make for my Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowl – so easy, and spot on delish :)

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This meal is super convenient, flavorful, inexpensive and so healthy. That’s why I love taco salads – you can make them vegetarian, load on the veggies & spices and never feel deprived. Plus, since you’re not really cooking anything – cleanup’s a cinch – yes!

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Viva Taco Salads!

On the agenda tonight:

  1. Clean this pigsty that is masquerading as my home
  2. Do some laundry
  3. Fold laundry from last week (No I still haven’t reformed my ways!)
  4. Catch up on emails

If you’ve emailed me in the past couple of days – don’t worry, I’m getting down through my inbox slowly but surely – I appreciate your patience! :D

Have a great night everybody – can you believe tomorrow’s already Thursday?! Eep!

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Do you like spicy food?

I have a zero spice policy except when it comes to green Tabasco sauce…isn’t that strange?

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