Superfood Salad

superfood salad

Combine the following Superfoods in a large bowl:
6 oz fresh baby spinach, rinsed (remove excess water by blotting with paper towel)
2 cups sliced tomatoes
1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 - 16 oz can Bush's Light Red Kidney beans, drained
2 roasted garlic cloves, mince after roasting (350 degree oven for 25 minutes to roast)
Dashes salt and black pepper

Add 1/3 cup Olive Oil Vinaigrette Dressing (with Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Mix super salad

Serves 6

Our Superfood Salad list was created from EzineArticles.com http://ezinearticles.com/?Complete-List-of-the-Super-Foods&id=2481665. Please visit this site for valuable information that could improve your daily diet. Superfood Salad was inspired by the original and classic "Superman" starring the late Christopher Reeves. He had super power and super strength, all wrapped up in one super hulk. Our Superfood Salad is in excellent company and the mission is to help give moral humans a super life.

This Superfood Salad is dedicated to a beautiful lady named Eufemia Lorenzetti Minor. She just loved her superfoods and prepared delicious dishes that she learned in her homeland of Tivoli, Roma, Italy. The only thing bigger than her knowledge of superfoods was her loving heart. We love you and miss you!!

1930 - 2009


Beef with Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Sauce

beef with spicy sun-dried tomato sauce

1 cup white rice, cooked according to package directions
1-1/2 lbs boneless steak (premium cut such as New York Strip, Sirloin, Fillet Mignon or Rib-Eye) cut into strips
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Dashes of black pepper
Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
1 - 9 ounce jar Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/2 Serrano or Jalapeno Pepper, seeds removed and chopped (If you are bold, use the whole pepper)
1 Tablespoon butter
3/4 cup water
Pinch of sugar

2 Tablespoons olive oil for saute/fry pan
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped for garnish
Season beef with seasoned salt, garlic salt and black pepper.

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add beef and cook about 3 minutes per side or until cooked through. Set aside.
Combine sauce ingredients in a medium saute pan over high heat. Bring sauce to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer 3 minutes.

To plate dish, layer rice, sun-dried tomato sauce and beef. Garnish with chopped basil.

Serves 4 to 5.


"Mr. and Mrs. Smith" is about a married couple who are assassins on the "down low" who are hired by competing agencies to kill each other. Brad Pitt as Mr. Smith and Angelina Jolie as Mrs. Smith are not your ordinary couple in this film or in real life. Our recipe for Beef and Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Sauce has all the favor, spice and heat of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, just like this video clip of their super hot Tango dance!


Sexy Mixed Berry Cobbler

Mixed Berry Cobbler
1 -16 oz package frozen mixed berries, sweetened
1 Pillsbury Refrigerated pie crust (1/2 package, 1 pie crust)
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup Grand Marnier Liqueur
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
Dash cinnamon
2 Tablespoons corn starch
Egg wash - whisk 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon water together in bowl

Optional, whisk egg white until peaks form. Add to center of dish before baking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add mixed berries, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, butter, Grand Marnier, and corn starch to sauce pan over high heat. Stir and lower heat to a simmer, let simmer 1 minute.
Remove from heat and let cool 15 minutes.

Pour mixture into a 9 inch glass baking pan.

Unroll pie crust, you can use your favorite cookie cutter for the crust. I used a serrated edged knife to make a zig zag pattern with crust. Place each piece over mixed berries. Brush egg wash over crust.
Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Optional, dash of powdered sugar to finish dish or serving.

Serves 6

Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) are the super sexy and funny ladies of the "Sex and the City" film and the HBO series that ran for 6 seasons. I was a huge fan of the HBO series and our recipe for Sexy Mixed Berries Cobbler is the perfect way to say thank you to the ladies for all those years of fun and enjoyment. Like our 4 ladies, we have taken 4 berries with sweet and distinctive flavors: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, and added the king (or queen) of liqueurs "Grand Martnier" to create a sexy dessert inspired by our sexy ladies. The film "Sex and the City" opened in 2008 and was a huge success, and 2010 will bring us "Sex and the City 2", I can't wait for that opening!


Fabulous Fish Fillets with Vegetable Stuffing

catfish fillets with vegetable stuffing

catfish fillets with vegetable stuffing

2 catfish fillets (about 7 ounces each) cut across each fish to make 4 or 5 pieces. Rinsed & patted dry
1 Tablespoon Emerils Essence
1 Tablespoon lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil for sauteing fish

Vegetable Stuffing
1 small Yellow Squash, diced into small pieces
1/2 cup Leeks, finely chopped
3 Tablespoons onion, finely chopped
3 Tablespoons Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped
3 Ttablespoons fresh Sage Leaves, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
Dash of salt
Dash of black pepper
1 -1/2 cups plain bread crumbs
2 cups chicken broth
2 Tablespoons butter to saute vegetables
Optional, 2 slices thick cut bacon, cooked crispy and chopped

Optional, dashes of parsley

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cover both sides of fish with Emeril's Essense, lemon pepper and salt.

Add olive oil to a large saute pan. Over medium high heat, saute fish for 3 minutes per side until lightly brown. Remove fish from pan, place on a baking pan and bake for 10 minutes.

To prepare the stuffing, in a large saute pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add squash, leeks, onion, red bell pepper, sage, a dash of salt, a dash black pepper, garlic and bacon. Saute 6 to 7 minutes. Add chicken broth and bread crumbs, gently stirring with a folk to combine. Remove from heat. Optional, add dashes of parsley.

Serves 5 to 6.

A River Runs Through It (1992)

"A River Runs Through It" is a beautiful 3 time Oscar winning film. It is about life in Montanta years ago for two young brothers Paul (Brad Pitt) and Norman (Craig Sheffer) who love fly fishing. If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend it for its visual beauty and genius acting from one of my favorites, Brad Pitt. Our recipe Fabulous Fish Fillets with Vegetable Stuffing pays tribute to the jewels of the sea - fish. We are serving up this "jewel' with a vegetable stuffing you will absolutely love. This vegetable combination compliments the fish fillets and takes it to another level. Please enjoy the video trailer clip we have provided of "A River Runs Through It."


Lemonade Pie

lemon pie

lemon pie

1 Pillsbury pie crust from package (unroll and bake)

Lemonade Pie Filling
5 large eggs
1 -3/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons lemon zest
3/4 cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled pure organic lemon juice)
3/4 cup flour
Quick dash salt

Topping - Mix in a bowl and set aside
1/3 cup flour
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
Quick dash of salt
1 teaspoon Rum Extract

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Unfold pie crust and gently press into a 9 inch glass pie pan. Use forefinger and thumb to pinch crust and create a scalloped edge, trim any excess.

In mixing bowl start to whip the following, adding one at a time: eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, flour and salt. Whip on high speed for 2 minutes.

Pour filling into pie crust. Use foil strips to cover crust edges to prevent them from becoming too dark. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from oven and add topping, using your fingers to crumble on top. Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Remove from oven, let cool at least an hour.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

"Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Makeup in 2005. This fabulous makeup helped Jim Carrey with his three "over the top" characters, including Count Olaf. Jude Law is the narrator "Lemony Snicket", and he keeps the viewer involved with the three orphan children who must overcome tremendous sadness. Our recipe for Lemonade Pie serves up the bitter with the sweet in one luscious pie. Our spotlighted film and our Lemonade Pie bring two opposites together for one outstanding film and dessert!



Spicy and Fast Shrimp

fast spicy fried shrimp

Gently mix in a bowl:
1 pound extra large shrimp, rinsed & butterflied, leave tails on
1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 tablespoon hot sauce
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
Prepare in separate bowls:
2 -1/2 cups Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
2 eggs beaten
1 cup flour
1 cup vegetable oil for frying
Dip each shrimp in flour, then egg, cover completely, and lastly roll in Panko. Repeat for each. Preheat fry pan with vegetable oil over medium high heat. Lightly fry on both sides about 2 minutes each or until lighly golden brown. After cooking drain on paper towel. Add dashes of Old Bay Seasoning to finished shrimp.

Serves 4 to 5

Optional, serve with your favorite seafood, tartar or salsa sauce

The Fast and the Furious (2009)

Dominic (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) are ripping it up in "The Fast and the Furious." In this 4th installment of "Fast", the guys are back in LA doing their thing. Our recipe for Spicy and Fast Shrimp is the perfect compliment to our spotlighted film. Bold flavors on the shrimp and covered with Panko bread crumbs, perfect for the crunch and look you want. Fast to prepare and furiously delicious!


Ham and Cheese Hero Stromboli

1 Tbs. olive
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbs. chopped red onion
5 cups fresh spinach
Dash Salt and pepper for spinach only
2 tablespoon melted butter
1 can Pillsbury Refrigerated Crusty French Loaf bread
1 pd Deli sliced ham
6 slices Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 egg yolk with 1 tsp. of water (whisk together for egg wash)

2 tablespoon fresh or bottled parsley flakes
1/4 cup Kraft Parmesan Cheese (bottled)
2 teaspoons crusted red pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a saute pan over medium heat, add olive oil, garlic, onions, spinach, dash salt and pepper. Saute' spinach about 5 minutes. Set aside. Gently unroll refrigerated French loaf onto a greased cookie sheet, working lengthwise. Using a pastry brush, add melted butter over entire dough, then ham and cheese slices, leaving 1 inch at the short ends uncovered for closing. Spread out evenly. Add spinach over ham and cheese, spread out. Gently roll lengthwise into a log with about 2 rolls. Fold ends under dough.

Using pastry brush, cover entire loaf with egg wash. Sprinkle loaf with Parsley, Parmesan Cheese and hot crushed peppers .Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven or until golden brown and remove from oven.
Serves 6 to 8

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Our favorite mutant hero (Huge Jackman) Wolverine is back with a vengeance in the prequel "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." This superhero with the shiny knifes inspired our recipe for Ham and Cheese Hero Stromboli. This is not your ordinary hero sandwich, and we have another "two spoons up" recipe that is as mighty as our hero Wolverine. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is action packed excitement and so is our Ham and Cheese Hero Stromboli with every scrumptious bite!