recipes: tamarapredes

  • Buttery Crisp Salad
    This delicious salad balances a variety of textures and tastes to create layers of refreshing flavor. The avocado and soft butter lettuce meld together when tossed to create a creamy texture, while the citrus of the lemon and almond crunch add a crispness to complement the soft greens. Onion, salt and the optional cheese, balance the sweetness of the butter lettuce without overwhelming the freshness of the greens. Light, refreshing and creamy, without the weight of a heavy dressing, make this salad an easy, go-to dish to eat on it's own, or as a course to compliment an entree. butter lettuceavocadoslemonsgreen onions (white and green parts)pepper to taste (either black or white pepper works well)sliced almondssea salt to taste (flakes work best)parmesean cheese (optional)
  • Citrus Avocado Salad
    Refreshing citrus flavors complement this mix of healthy greens and fats. Packed with vitamin C from the grapefruits and oranges, this dish is certain to please one's palate while improving one's health. shallotschampagne vinegar grapefruitsorangesolive oilsalt and pepper (to taste)mixed salad greensavocados
  • CREAMY YOGURT DRESSING WITH HEALTHY GREENS
    This simple salad with creamy dressing is both versatile and delicious, taking virtually only minutes to prepare and enjoy. Avoiding the extra fat, sugar and long list of unrecognizable ingredients in most store-bought dressings, the use of plain Greek yogurt here adds protein, calcium, potassium, vitamins B6 and B12, zinc and beneficial probiotic cultures. The addition of any variety of interchangeable herbs and spices allows one to quickly and easily change the flavor of the basic dressing on a whim, while maintaining that comforting creamy texture so often craved. plain Greek yogurtgarlic clovesfresh squeezed lemon juicefresh dillchivesmixed lettuce greenssliced almondssea salt to tastepepper to taste
  • Fresh and Zingy Chopped Vegetable Salad
    Refreshing, peppery and hearty - this salad is a meal unto itself! The combination of citrus and spicy flavors leave your mouth desirous of more, while the healthy vegetables, packed with fiber (12 whole grams - almost half a daily dose), fill your appetite. This delicious and nutritious meal originates from Gabrielle Hamilton, Chef and owner of Prune, a small, captivating New York City restaurant, serving wholesome, natural foods. It's flavor, heartiness and ease of preparation caught the attention of SELF Magazine, and epicurious.com. Slightly altered here, this version will satisfy as a complete cleansing meal, or add beautifully as an opening course to a balanced series of dishes. arugulawhole parsley leavesdiced celery (or heart of fennel)1/2 cup chopped red onioncherry tomatoes1/2 cup sliced radishesavocadodrained capers (optional)fresh lemon juicefresh orange juicefresh lime juiceextra-virgin olive oilminced mint leaveshoney (or maple syrup)fresh string beans
  • LEMONY QUINOA AND CRISP SHAVED VEGETABLE SALAD
    This delicious, non-traditional salad makes a complete meal, packing a punch of crunchy flavor with nutritious shaved vegetables, and quinoa: a hearty, gluten-free grain. You will be so distracted by the refreshing flavors that you won't even notice you are getting your fill of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, all in a single bowl! red radishesblack radishcarrotfennel bulbquinoa (preferably red)waterfinely grated lemon zest of 2 lemonslemon juice of 1 lemonsalt and freshly ground peppermild tasting oilchopped herbs (for garnish)
  • PAN ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH APPLES
    This savory-sweet dish is a meal unto itself. When roasted together, the juices from the pork and apples intermingle to create a surprisingly light sauce that compliments the richness of the pork. While "an apple a day keeps the doctor away!" may be true, in this instance, the combined flavors and beneficial nutrients of this dish will keep you coming back for more! vegetable oilDijon mustardchicken stocktsp sea saltpork tenderloins (1 to 1.5 lbs)chopped fresh thyme leavesground black pepperbutter