Archive | May, 2012

Corn and Black Bean Salad

30 May

corn and black bean salad

Summer is here and I’m excited to break out the summer recipes.  I found this “salad” recipe in my local free newspaper!  It can be eaten with a spoon or scooped with tortilla chips (my fav).  It’s healthy, easy, and delicious.  What’s not to love about a dish like that?!  Kids will enjoy dumping and mixing the ingredients, and maybe, just maybe want to eat it too.

  • 1.5 Cups Corn (canned, frozen, or roasted)
  • 2 Cans Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 Can Finely Diced Tomatoes (drained, or 1.5 cups chopped fresh tomatoes)
  • 1/2 Cup Celery (finely diced)*
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 3 Tablespoon Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 Lime (I used juice of two)
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin

In large bowl, combine corn, beans, tomatoes, celery and cilantro.  In smaller bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime zest, juice, garlic, and spices.  Pour over salad and stir until well-blended.

*I love celery and was happy to include it, but found it a slightly odd addition.  Feel free to leave it out or replace with a bell or poblano pepper.

The Teddy Graham 500

23 May


Here in Indianapolis life is all about the car racing right now.  In just a few short days people will be pouring into our town to witness the Indy 500.  In honor of the event, I have a race car food craft to share.  I found these teddy graham racers from irresistibly cute and easy for kids to assemble. But if you’d like a healthier race snack, visit my Edible Crafts board on Pinterest.  There are cars made from strawberries, eggplant, cucumbers, and apples!

You will need:

  • Mini Teddy Grahams
  • Mini candy bars (snickers, milky way, etc)
  • M&M’s
  • Peanut Butter (or other nut butter)

Push Teddy Grahams into center of candy bars.  Use peanut butter to “glue” the m&m’s to the side of the candy bar.  And that’s it- you’re ready for the checkered flag!