Friday, July 8, 2011

Do You Relish?

Have you ever thought about menu planning? I don't mean selecting a few meals to make before going shopping for the week, I mean mapping out all of your meals and printing out an instant shopping list for all of your ingredients. Impossible, you say? Not with Relish! For about $7 a month (less if you buy a year-long package) you get a subscription to an amazing recipe service. Every Thursday you will get an email telling you to log into your Relish! account. There will be about 15 meals including some chicken, beef, pork, vegetarian, and a dessert. Select the recipes you would like to make, and instantly create a pdf of your shopping list for ALL INGREDIENTS needed to make your selected meals. Even better: The list is organized by grocery store aisle!! all you have to do is search your kitchen and pantry and cross out the items you already have. Last week Robbie made this shrimp and black bean salad.

It was delicious!! We added avocados and a little extra sauce, and cut the green onions in half.

Robbie's Colorful Shrimp and Black Bean Salad (inspired by Relish!)

2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 avocado, diced
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 red bell pepper , chopped
1 4-ounce can diced green chiles, drained
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
2 green onions , chopped
1 pound precooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic clove(s), minced
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons water
3 tablespoons olive oil
[1] Mix together corn, avocados, black beans, red pepper, chilies, cilantro, green onions and shrimp. In a small bowl, combine the cumin, pepper and garlic. Mix into a paste.

[2] Add vinegar, lime juice and water to garlic mixture and mix well. Whisk in olive oil. Pour dressing over corn, bean mixture and stir well.

Try out Relish!
This week's recipes include Beef Sukiyaki Noodles with Spring Rolls, Chicken with Pomigranite Mint Marinade, Grilled Jerk Shrimp with Watermelon Salsa, and Creamy Champagne Chicken. YUM!!


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