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The Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

One night when I went out to eat with friends I wasnít thrilled with the salad dressing choices so my friend suggested salsa as the dressing. I thought what the heck and tired it. So yesterday when a friend from work mentioned bringing in her homemade corn and black bean salsa I thought I would try that on my salad today.

I put together a standard salad with romaine, baby spinach, carrots, cucumbers and a grilled chicken breast. I topped it with her salsa and it was so delicious I canít wait to have another.

I too make a corn and black bean salsa, but I use corn on the cob that Iíve grilled. After todayís tasty meal I will be making my salsa soon so I can try that on a salad. You know, I could use salmon on the salad in place of the chicken. That would also taste great with the salsa.

So many choicesÖ
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GRAMMACATHY 8/4/2010 12:29AM

    Droooling over here. I do add beans to my salad and I have added salmon and salsa. I have never put it all together. Could you write down your recipe for the salsa.?
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GLAMIT 8/4/2010 12:18AM

    MMM, sounds interesting. Do you have a recipe for her salsa? Good idea~ That's the hardest part for me is the dressing, I still eat ranch.

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DDOORN 8/3/2010 6:44PM

    Yum! Love that thought! Have tried salsa in addition to other goodies on salad, but hey, no reason not to go salsa all the way, baby! I can NEVER get enough salsa of ALL varieties, but yes, DO love it with corn & black beans too!

Don

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K82BTHIN 8/3/2010 6:40PM

    C&BBS is awesome on salad. I have also become addicted to it!

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Salad Challenge

Monday, August 02, 2010

So one of my challengeís for the month of August is to replace one meal with a salad. Now I love salads and I can think out side the box and mix things up, but August is a long month and I wonder how I will be doing by the end of the month.

I started out the month with greens, raw onion, jalapeno cheese, and topped it with my turkey chili. This has been one of my favorite ways to eat my leftover chili for years. Tonight I grilled chicken breast for my lunch salad tomorrow. I have cucumber and tomato from our garden and will add some baby carrots. A friend from work is bringing in some corn and black bean salsa that she makes and that will be my topping.

Iím thinking fruit salad for breakfast one day and I have light Caesar salad that I will probably also add chicken to. Then I have another of my favorite salads which is just baby spinach, carrots, feta and a light Italian dressing with some grilled shrimp. And avocado on a salad will be scrumptious too!

So many choices and this is just day 2!

Oh yeah, blogging is also one of my challenges - I hope I don't run out of things to blog about....

  
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GRAMMACATHY 8/4/2010 12:31AM

    Good idea. Blogging about your salads is inspiring to the rest of us.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/3/2010 8:40PM

    I like your salad ideas!!!! I will try the shrimp and fruit salad emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 8/3/2010 11:03AM

    emoticonyou can blog about anything and it will be interesting to us! Salads, just love them. Enjoy and good work on getting all the different ingredients. emoticon

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ROWINGPRINCESS 8/2/2010 11:02PM

    Salads are even nicer when you use your own home grown vegetables!

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DDOORN 8/2/2010 10:00PM

    Yum! Love jalapeno cheese and most of those veggies...!

It's now beyond a shadow of a doubt...the same critter that has gnawed our red pepper plants to nubs has been trimming our tomato plants as well...we'll not likely see anything beyond a couple of cherry tomatoes from the inner part of the plant...sigh! I think deer must feel that raised gardens are made just for them!

Don

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LRWRIGHT149 8/2/2010 9:07PM

    I try to have salads for lunch most days. We always have salads made with several chopped veggies for supper, and I set aside enough for a lunch. For protein, I add canned tuna, canned salmon, or leftover grilled chicken and a tablespoon of feta or blue cheese. I also try to have the lunch meal not include any kind of starch (bread, pasta, potato, etc. This becomes quite a full feeling without too many calories or fats.
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WILLOW49 8/2/2010 9:05PM

    I love salads, too, and am always looking for new combos! Having all of the fresh fruits and veggies during the summer sure helps.
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Starting August off Right

Sunday, August 01, 2010

As is typical in my journey, I have joined a couple of challenges. I have set goals for weight loss, inches loss, and fitness minutes for our Class Team. I had posted a thread for fitness minutes and other members asked for weight and inches threads. I also would love to get their feedback on their journey at the six month mark, which is in the middle of this month. Taking on leadership of this team has been challenging and fun. If anyone wants to jump in with me, please let me know.

For my Positive Vibes Team I have a month of blogging, tracking, poems, salad, sacrifices, smiles and other fun stuff. This will keep my busy! emoticon emoticon

This weekend was just what I needed and today is ending with a little rain, some soft music, and me creating the newsletter I have to get off to the printers this week. Iím feeling relaxed and enjoying the end of my weekend.

I hope you all set some goals for August and kick the month off right!
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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 8/3/2010 8:38PM

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SKINNYPAT62 8/2/2010 2:05PM

    Yes, I am going to make August better than July. I will be setting goals, too! emoticon

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DEE107 8/1/2010 11:10PM

    way to go my friend

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LIBBYFITZ 8/1/2010 9:29PM

    emoticonYes the 6 months came up fast! emoticon

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I'm in love with Kayaking

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Well I finally got out kayaking again and it was so nice and relaxing. My granddaughter had called earlier and wanted to spend the night so we picked her up this afternoon and went to a local park. My hubby and her went out in a double kayak and I took a single. It was the first time for them and we were crossing the lake and my husband said "we need to get ourselves a couple of these". That is how I felt the first time I went - I wanted to go out and buy one.

So we are having dinner and I was saying I might want a pair of earrings for a goal gift and he said what about a kayak! You don't have to tell me twice to buy one! We went and looked at them at our local sports store and there was a child size one that my granddaughter wanted. She thought we should go every Thursday night. I'm not sure where she came up with Thursday, but I thought that was cute.

I hope you all had some fun today too!












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KANSASROSE67 8/1/2010 9:13PM

    I would love to have a kayak! Good for you!

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DINGALLSTOO 8/1/2010 9:10AM

    Will your DH spring for one for me too????;^D what a great reward, it definately will help with fitness more than those earrings! emoticon

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LADYGWEN25 8/1/2010 9:08AM

    that sounds like so much fun! glad you had a great time.. and an awesome way to have some family fun. :)

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FRECKS96 8/1/2010 8:40AM

    AWESOME! I think that's an awesome reward! Can't wait to see what you get.

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LUREAH21 8/1/2010 8:40AM

    So cool that you may be getting a kayak of your own soon. It is such a relaxing and exciting way to spend the day and calories.
I'm excited for you!

Oh and your granddaughter is too cute!

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DDOORN 8/1/2010 7:45AM

    Space: The Final Frontier...lol!

VERY cool to hear about the kayaking! I know it is TOPS on my list of next major fitness puchase to make! Hoping maybe next year...? :-)

Don

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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 8/1/2010 4:38AM

    Yikes! Wasn't quite sure what a kayak was (daft Brit) so I googled it. A canoe!! I can't swim (its always been on my 'to do' list) so wouldn't even consider it!
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GRAMMACATHY 8/1/2010 1:55AM

    All that white space reminds me of my white Americana. I hope to get it in the water tomorrow. I did find my life jacket. I used to take GD in my single with me, but she is 12 now. We won't both fit. Let us know which kayak you got.

I have been requesting boating and kayaking icons forever.
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LIBBYFITZ 8/1/2010 1:38AM

    emoticonglad you had fun with you're grand daughter.

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TONYA_JO 7/31/2010 11:38PM

    What a great day! Can't wait to read you got your kayak!

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GLAMIT 7/31/2010 8:42PM

    That's what I was thinking it was meant for kayaking pics emoticon

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NEXT30YEARS 7/31/2010 7:28PM

    Maybe the space is meant for future pictures of your kayak! Sounds like a great day.

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LAFEMMEDELALUNE 7/31/2010 7:26PM

    Yay! That sounds so great for your health, your family, *and* fun! :)

I, too, recently fell head over heals for kayaking. It's so peaceful, yet exhilarating!
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Date Night

Friday, July 30, 2010

Just another reason for a Fantastic Friday! I am off to spend the night with hubby relaxing. I am looking forward to winding down!

Enjoy your Fantastic Friday!

  
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LIBBYFITZ 7/31/2010 6:29PM

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LINDABENEDICT 7/30/2010 10:13PM

    Have a great time !!!!

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RUDBEKIA 7/30/2010 10:04PM

    Have a great time, enjoy every minute of it!!
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WILLOW49 7/30/2010 9:49PM

    Sounds perfect!

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AUNTJENNY7 7/30/2010 5:03PM

    My hubs and I are going to go see A-team at our local cheap theater for our date night. I also made a lasagna for dinner with some home made spaghetti sauce. Probably crack open a bottle of wine. Should be fun. And then when we get home we're going to watch one of my favorite TV shows, Eurika.

Hope you have a good time with your hubs too!

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PLAYBLUES22 7/30/2010 5:01PM

    emoticondon't forget a big ole' bear hug emoticon

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