Thursday, October 25, 2012

Roasted Cabbage.

I saw this idea on Pinterest, of course, and thought it seemed super simple and from the reviews it sounded like a yummy dish especially to get out of the norms with cabbage. Ya know... coleslaw, Asian salads, and with corned beef. This mixes it up, while not having to use anything too un-healthy. I like how easy it is, and that you can make it in the oven or on a grill. I made mine in the oven because I wanted to sit on the couch while they cooked ha. I only used half of my cabbage, which was about 3 servings. It also reheated in the microwave very well. So there aren't any measurements  because I  just sprinkled. If you want more specific measurements look at the original recipe.

Here ya go:
adapted from GreenLiteBites
lemon or lime juice
Worcestershire sauce
kosher salt
bacon, fried crisp and chopped thin

Preheat oven to 425*. Cut your cabbage in half, and then cut each half into thirds. Cut the heartiest part of the core out (only about an inch or two off). Place each piece in a foil sheet. Sprinkle on some citrus juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and nice tiny pieces of bacon.  Roll up. Bake for 20-30 minutes. 20 minutes for a little more crisp cabbage and 30+ for more well-done cabbage. 

To grill heat up to medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes, flip and cook for 10 or so minutes more.

Burrito Bowls

So this one is super simple, and WAY delicious. Honestly it's more of an idea than an actual recipe so go forth and burrito bowl. I LOVE Chipotle, but it's a solid 20 minutes from my house and sometimes I don't just have $9 I'd like to spend. If it lasted me a few meals it would be worth it, but I usually end up eating the whole stinkin' thing. At Chipotle I eat my bowl with their delicious chips, I wasn't feeling very chippy-dippy today so I just ate it as it... but I'd recommend pulling out some tortilla chips if you try it.

4 ears of corn
1/2 red onion, minced
2 limes, juiced
bunch of cilantro
kosher salt
tortilla chips
rice, cooked to your liking
chicken, I used a rotisserie I got on sale ($3.45 and I got 6 cups of meat!)
sour cream
    **Ok now, some people like guacamole like the dip you put your chips in, other people consider it smashed avocado, I personally usually just mix some smashed avocado with some pico de gallo or other salsa. My sister prefers just to cube up some avocado and toss it in.. that's awesome too!

So here's what I did. I cut the corn off the cob and diced the onion. I tossed it with the lime, some minced cilantro and some kosher salt. I let that start to meld together. Then I started cooking some brown minute rice, you can make whatever rice you'd like and cook it will a little cilantro and lime if you want it a bit more authentic but brown minute rice was plenty delicious for me! Layer rice, then chicken. Place plenty of corn salsa, a dollop of sour cream and a dollop of guac. Now you either dip your chips or dig in with a fork. (: