This light and delicious summer salad was inspired by a sample I tried at Whole Foods. It was so good I had to recreate it at home. It’s crunchy and sweet and the only kind of coleslaw for me! It is the perfect accompaniment to shrimp or fish tacos.
Jicama can seem a little scary, in fact I had to ask someone where it was since I had never seen one. It’s a bit of a pain to peel but easy to cut and tastes great. I am even thinking of trying it out on my kids since it has such a light taste and fun crunch. Put it on your next crudite platter.
Jicama and Mango Salad
- 1 large jicama, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 head cabbage, sliced
- 4 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper
Combine dressing ingredients with a whisk and pour over the salad. Serve immediately since the cabbage will begin to wilt and look translucent. I have eaten it the next day but it does not look as appetizing.
After you have chosen some all natural candies from the Natural Candy Store, here’s my list of non-candy Easter treats…
- Lego figures
- Ninjago figures
- Ninjago Spinner (always sold out at Target-they love these!)
- Small Lego accessories
- Star Wars figures
- Littlest Pet Shop
- Zoobles figures
- Polly Pocket
- Calico Critters
- Dollhouse furniture
- Play food
- Barbie clothes
- Fancy markers (my son asked for fine-tipped Sharpies so he can draw new faces on his Lego figures)
- Gift card to Five Below
- Jump rope
- Sidewalk chalk
- Hair bows
- Ponytail holders
- Nail polish
- Little girl make-up (all natural of course)
- Spot It game
- Story Cubes game
- ThinkFun Rush Hour game
- Bananagrams game
- Hungry Hippo On The Run game
- Uno cards
- Pictionary Card Game
- Travel Perfection game
- Matchbox cars
- Gardening supplies for kids
- Cd or iTunes gift card
- Chapter book
- Clipboard and puffy paint to decorate it
- Finger paint
- Oil Pastels
- Girl Lego set
- Kid’s Cookbook and Cooking Supplies
- Kid’s apron
- Family pass to indoor pool
- Pool toys for summer
- Swim goggles
- Movie passes
- Paddle ball
- Play Doh
- Silly Putty (I got this every year as a kid)
- Toothbrush or cute character flossers
- Pokemon or baseball cards with sheets for collecting
- Tickets to a Spring baseball game
- Baseball cap
- Small water guns or Nerf (definitely not a good idea with lots of junky candy!)
- Small notepads
- Silly Bandz
- Fun duct tape that can be used to make wallets and other crafts
- Bath toys
- Last but not least – things you would buy anyway: socks, pajamas, shoes, clothes, underwear (sorry kids!)
Photo from Farconville.
Easter is right around the corner and it’s time to help out that Easter Bunny a little. Clearly he or she does not know what it is in the garbage he gives to children on Easter morning. That’s why they often turn into little monsters with their heads spinning around. It’s not just the sugar that affects them; it’s the artificial colors, flavor and preservatives. Why do that to our kids?
The Natural Candy Store is loaded with yummy natural treats with no artificial anything. But don’t delay because today is the last day for standard shipping for Easter. Happy Shopping!
I just had to share this and no I am not getting paid by Frontera. I love this Key Lime Cilantro Taco Skillet Sauce with roasted tomatillo and green chile. It tastes like you worked on it for hours and used all the freshest ingredients.
It does not contain anything but healthy and all natural ingredients and is a great time saver. I put it on beef, chicken and fish tacos. I keep it in my fridge for quick healthy lunches with leftover chicken, shrimp, salmon or whatever protein I can find.
It is a bit spicy so when I use it for my kids I use very little. I like it hot so I pile it on. I love it when I find something quick, healthy and weeknight worthy!
Heart healthy and full of Omega-3′s, salmon should be on the modern family menu once a week. My three children are not on board with this yet, but I still ask them to try it now and then. You never know when they will develop a taste for it.
This is the simplest and most delicious salmon recipe I have found yet. I like to double the recipe and keep it in my fridge for lunches during the week. I can put it on a salad, wrap it in a tortilla or mix it with quinoa for a quick, healthy lunch.
It’s perfect for a dinner party since it requires mimimal prep and a quick cook time. It can be broiled or cooked on the grill. Always a crowd pleaser.
I discovered this recipe in Giada De Laurentiis’, cookbook Giada’s Family Dinners. I am a huge fan of hers and I am anxiously awaiting the release of her next cookbook, Weeknights With Giada. I have been DVRing her show for years and years. I changed this recipe a tiny bit but the idea is all Giada’s. Thanks Giada!
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
- 1 tbsp dry white wine
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 salmon fillets (I like to ask the fishmonger for the center cut so I don’t have the thin ends that burn)
Mix the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Put the fillets on a foil lined baking pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Salt and pepper the salmon.
Cook under the broiler 4 inches from heat for about 2 minutes. Don’t forget to leave the oven door open a crack. Brush the mustard sauce on and cook for 5 minutes longer until the salmon begins to brown on top.