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Green Salad with Roselle / Rosa de Jamaica / Hibiscus Vinaigrette

One of our favorite recipes from Cemaco’s Kitchen and Table Catalog, this salad has a guatemalan touch with the hibiscus infused vinegar. The tartness of the hibiscus pairs perfectly with the Green Salad. Why green, you ask? Well, you have lettuce, green apple and celery. You can even add some green bell peppers if you like.

This salad recipe came together one Sunday afternoon when we had no tomatoes nor carrots for the salad. So we started with the lettuce, then celery for a good crunch, followed by the tartness of the green apples. That’s a good base. To make it better, we added both the grated parmesan cheese and the sliced almonds.

Now, the infused vinegar. We love to have a batch in the fridge at all times, specially during these summer days. This infusion gives this salad a bold and fresh lemon, tart, very berry-full flavor. And adding this to our crunchy salad, makes this combo a winner!

Helga & Kitty

Green Salad with Hibiscus /Roselle/Rosa de Jamaica Infused Vinegar

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Guest Foodies: Juancho & Green Beans, Tomatoes and Feta Salad

A few days ago, we got together with some friends to celebrate a double birthday. It’s funny how in this group there are two sets of friends that share a birthday. Two of them on August 15th, and the second pair are Juancho and myself! It’s funny how after a few years of knowing each other, we realized that we shared a birthday on April 17th. It’s definitely a cool thing… I’ve never met  someone who I shared a birthday with, much less another two people sharing a birthday in the same group of friends.

Since it was a small dinner, and Juancho shares a love for food the same as I do, we decided to cook that day. I prepared a Wild Rice with Mushrooms and Chicken (soon we will be sharing the recipe) and a Rhubarb Apple Cake (added Rhubarb replacing half the apples on my Grandma Lucy’s Apple Cake recipe), and Juancho made this delicious salad. He told me about it over the phone and after tasting it, I can say that he was absolutely right. The salad is tasty, not bland and goes perfect with the Wild Rice.

We hope you love it as much as we do, and most important… gather a few friends around the table, share delicious meals and create new memories.


Guest Foodies: Juancho & Green Bean, Cherry Tomatoes and Feta Salad

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Quinoa and Apple Salad with Curry Dressing

I made this salad last week at home, for one of our weekday meals. We’re looking for nutritious ingredients that pack vitamins and proteins into our diet, but we don’t want to sacrifice on flavor. This salad is a delight for the taste buds, the combination of fruits with the particular texture of quinoa and the tangy vinaigrette will have you asking for seconds, I promise. And, as we set out to do at the beginning of the year, we are trying to consistently include healthy recipes here at The Foodies’ Kitchen that you can share with your family.

You can try to use quinoa instead of rice to accompany any meal. The great thing about this seed, is that it takes less time to cook than rice, at only 15 min. It’s virtually fool proof (unlike rice, which… it took me some time to master), it has a high level of protein, provides all 9 essential amino acids and it is gluten free. I will definitely try other recipes using this ingredient, so be on the lookout for our Facebook post announcements. For now, you can also check out our Sweet Corn & Quinoa with Lemon Vinaigrette recipe. The original recipe calls for mint leaves. I’m not crazy about mint, so I substituted for cilantro.

And just a little reminder, you can still enter our Cocina al Chile contest! You have until June 5th to do so! Click here for more info.


Quinoa and Apple Salad with Curry Dressing

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