Friday, August 24, 2007

What's for Dinner???

I spent the morning preparing some dishes for our two dinner parties. Until I "found" fiber art, I spent a lot of time cooking, and it has always been a great love. I especially enjoy making desserts, and at one time, cheesecakes were my specialty. Now that I'm a bit more health and weight conscious (read, boring) I shy away from all of that extra fat and calories. This morning I made a yummy watermelon sorbet and this afternoon I made an equally delicious red cherry sorbet. Tomorrow morning, I'm planning to mix up a lime sorbet. Seems to be a trend here, huh?

These are soybeans, aka edamame:

Our daughter Kristin shared an incredible Edamame Salad with us earlier this summer, so I decided to prepare it this weekend. Here it is completed:

As you can see, it has naval oranges, red peppers, red onions, plus a few other things in it. Here's the recipe:

1 pkg frozen shelled edamame

2 navel oranges

1/2 C diced red onion

1/4 C minced red bell pepper

3 T rice vinegar

2 T canola oil

1 t soy sauce

1/2 t each grated orange zest and grated ginger

1/2 C cilantro

Cook edamame according to pkg directions.

Cut oranges into sections.

Combine oranges, edamame, onion, and bell pepper.

Whisk together rice vinegar, canola oil, soy sauce, orange zest and ginger.

Pour dressing over veggies, toss, add cilantro, and serve. ENJOY!!

We were serving seared Ahi Tuna this evening, so I made a Citrus Salsa to accompany it:

We had a fun evening, company was great, conversation was scintillating.............and dinner wasn't too shabby either!!



joyce said...

They all look delicious. I am a big fan of edamame but it is a bit hard to find around here. Your dinner parties must be really fun and yummy!

Gerrie said...

I am so making that Edamame salad. I have to figure out how many WW points they are!!

Rayna said...

Oooo- I love edamame. And Gerrie, they are soy, so they are all protein. I eat 'em out of the shell but I might try this salad. Sounds yum.

Emily said...

I'm so hungry now! I'm going to try that salad, it looks delicious!

Plain Jane said...

YUM. glad you included the edamane recipe! I printed it out and will try it.
what time should I be there for dinner????