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Meatless Monday: Charred Asparagus Tacos with Creamy Adobo & Pickled Red Onion!

May 23rd

Ingredients:  8 Servings

  • 2 ancho chilies, stemmed and seeded
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 chipotle chili and 1 Tbsp. Chipotles in Adobo sauce
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch segments
  • 24 corn tortillas, warmed
  • Pickled red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges, salt, and pepper

Directions:

  • Heat chilies in a medium saucepan over high heat, making sure they are completely toasted—3 min. Transfer to bowl with 1 cup water. Microwave bowl for 3 minutes, drain chilies, and reserve the liquid.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 8 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, vinegar, chipotle chili, sauce, and reserved liquid. Stir for a minute.
  • Place all contents of saucepan into a blender. Add sour cream, yogurt, chili, and lime juice. Blend for 1 minute and season with salt and pepper.
  • Warm large skillet over high heat. Add oil, asparagus and season with salt. Cook for 2 minute intervals making sure to stir in-between. Cook for a total of 10 min.
  • Divide sauce, asparagus, pickled onion, cheese and cilantro amongst all 12 tortilla!

 

Words of Wellness: Healthy Traveling!

May

Workout Wednesday: LEAN LEGS Circuit!

MAY 18

Side Lunges with Leg Lift

Squats

Calf Raises

Kettlebell Swings

Lunges

Bridges

Deadlifts

 

Miss Mollie Mae: Celebrate Dog Bite Prevention Week!

Miss Mollie Mae: National Dog Bite Prevention Week!

National Dog Bite Prevention Week focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs every year. The majority of these bites, if not all, are preventable.

Even the cuddliest, fuzziest, sweetest pup can bite if provoked. Most people are bitten by their own dog or one they know. There are many things you can do to avoid dog bites:

  • Make sure your pet is socialized so it feels at ease around people and other animals.
  • Properly train your dog. The basic commands of “sit” “stay” “no” and “come” can be incorporated into fun activities that build a bond of obedience and trust between pets and people. Avoid highly excitable games like wrestling or tug-of-war.
  • Dogs are social animals and spending time with them is important. Dogs that are frequently left alone have a greater chance of developing behavioral problems. Walk and exercise your dog regularly to keep it healthy and provide mental stimulation. Have your dog vaccinated and prevent infectious diseases.
  • Never disturb a dog that’s eating or sleeping.
  • If you are threatened by a dog, remain calm. Don’t scream or yell.

Be a responsible pet owner. Be alert and know your dog.

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Meatless Monday: Farro Salad with Peas, Asparagus, and Feta!

May 16th

Ingredients:  4 Servings

  • 1 1/2 cups semi-pearled farro
  • 12 ounces asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch length
  • 8-ounce package sugar snap peas
  • 12 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 6 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sherry wine vinegar
  • 7 ounces crumbled feta

Directions:

  • Boil water in a large saucepan and add a pinch of salt. Add farro and cook for about 10 minutes or until tender, drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Cook asparagus and sugar snap peas in another saucepan of boiling salt water for 3 minutes or until tender, drain, and add to farro with tomatoes, onion, and dill.
  • Whisk oil and vinegar in a small bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add dressing and feta to the salad. Toss lightly and serve!