January 31, 2013

Portabella, Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Wrap

This wrap is similar to the grilled portabella pita we have made, but its not quite the same! Still so delicious though! It's fairly light, but still filling,  I would love to try this again when it's warm out, and grill everything on the grill rather than the stove top, to really get that grilled flavor.

half of a white onion, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
1-2 red bell peppers, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
olive oil
garlic powder
dried basil
salt & pepper
balsamic vinegar
large portabella mushrooms, cleaned and stem removed (1 per wrap)

After you cut up your onions and red peppers, you will need to saute them. Put them in a medium pan, drizzle with a little bit of olive oil, season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and dried basil (about 1/2 tsp of each). Cook on medium high heat until the veggies are tender, about 15 minutes.

While the onions and peppers are cooking, drizzle your mushrooms with olive oil (i used my finger to rub the olive oil around to coat the mushroom), sprinkle with the same spices you used on the onions and peppers. Cook these on medium high too, for about 10 minutes, flipping every few minutes. The mushrooms will brown and little, and the just poke them with a fork or knife to see if they are tender, then remove from the pan, and slice into 1/2 inch slices.

Prepare your wraps: spread about 1-2 Tbsp of goat cheese down the middle of the tortilla, add the slices of mushrooms (one full mushroom per wrap), and a few slices of the peppers and onions. Wrap it up like a burrito. Add a Tbsp of olive oil to the same pan you cooked your mushrooms in, and keep the burner on Medium High.

Place your wraps into the skillet, seam down and cook for a few minutes on each side, until the tortilla crisps up and starts browning. Remove the wrap, slice in half and enjoy!

This is a great meal (lunch or dinner) during any season. You can alter it to your liking by using different seasonings, adding some greens, or using different flavors of tortillas, get creative!


January 30, 2013

DIY:Popcorn Tin Dog Food Container

Well the holidays are over and we are smack dab in the middle of winter and with nothing to look forward to but Spring. Its cold and dark ... okay enough complaining and lets DIY!  We all have them (especially if you are a Topsy's fan) those holiday popcorn tins that take up too much room in your basement.  They are the perfect size but are usually so cheesy looking.  Turn your tin into something cute and functional!
Dog Food Tin.
Before we were using an eye sore of a Tupperware that only held about 1/3 of a big bag of dog food and now the popcorn tin hold almost a full bag! Upgrade
Before. Not Pretty.

January 2, 2013

Words For Wednesday: NEW YEAR

Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the Holidays filled with food, fun, and laughter! As we enter the new year, and people set goals and resolutions, trying to focus on being a better person in 2013, I thought I would theme today's Words for Wednesday with these resolutions. Some great words of encouragement for 2013:

What is your New Years Resolution?? How will you be a better person, and live 2013 to its fullest??