Monday, July 9, 2012

Latin Cabbage Saute

I created this recipe at a time when I happened to have all the ingredients on hand, and wasn't sure what to make for dinner.
It turned out to be a hit! I loved it, my husband loved it, and my kids would eat it (what they love to eat seems to change everyday) So, it became a go to meal for my family.
Whenever I want something tasty and simple to make I do this little recipe.
But, the best thing about it, for me, is it's versatility. I have served this over rice, in a taco, and as a side dish. 

And, since it is so tasty, simple and versatile I wanted to share it here!

1 tbs Butter 
1 small-medium head of Cabbage (chopped)
1/2 cup chopped Cilantro
1/2 tsp Herbamare or Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder or chopped fresh Garlic
1/4 tsp Chile Powder
1/2 a Lime
Cotija Cheese (Crumbed) to taste  (this is a Mexican Cheese, found at most grocery stores, similar to feta)
Cilantro & Lime wedge to garnish

Heat a Skillet to medium heat and add Butter.
Once Butter is melted toss in the Cabbage, Cilantro, Herbamare, Garlic & Chile Powder (Make sure to add the Cabbage first since the Cilantro could burn if it's at the bottom)
Squeeze Lime over Cabbage mixture
Stir occasionally, until cabbage is soft and brown in some spots
Serve over rice, in a tortilla, or as a side dish
Garnish with Cotija & fresh Cilantro

Sunday, July 1, 2012

From Pallets to Playhouse

Here's a playhouse my husband and I are building for our children.
It is made almost entirely out of discarded shipping containers and pallets!
I just wanted to share this since it's an incredible testament not only to the vast amount of waste all around us, but also proof that with a little ingenuity and creativity it's possible to make something wonderful with almost no money involved (so far we have spent around $100 total. That was for things like nails, screws, and paint).
It's not quite finished, and I'll be sure to post an update when it is!