“Chipotle’s” Corn Salsa

"Chipotle's" Corn Salsa

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a lot of love for Chipotle. It’s no secret and I’m not ashamed to say it. I LOVE CHIPOTLE. While not all of their food is the healthiest depending on what you order, I appreciate their efforts to use local, non-GMO foods whenever possible. As far as fast food goes, it’s the only place I’ll eat while on the run.

I love that everyone can make their meal the way their want it and that everything is always fresh – especially the salsas. My burrito bowl is a little different each time I order it. Sometimes I get guacamole, sometimes I get their tofu sofritas, and sometimes I get their famous corn salsa. 

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Heirloom Tomato Pesto Panini

Heirloom Tomato Pesto Panini

6 ripe and plump tomatoes were sitting in a row on the kitchen counter when I remembered that we still had pesto leftover from zucchini pasta a few days ago. I also remembered that we had a loaf of Ezekiel sprouted bread – aka the best bread ever for grilled sandwiches – as well as a fresh hunk of chèvre in the refrigerator.

Pesto and goat cheese rank near the top on my list of favorite foods because of their intense flavors, as do straight-from-the-garden-tomatoes. So I thought to myself, “Why not combine all of that and sandwich it between two crispy slices of whole grain bread?” 

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Grilled Sesame Ginger Cabbage

Grilled Sesame Ginger Cabbage

90 degree days. Finally. I know I’m probably one of maybe 5 people that you’ll find celebrating this late August heat wave. But after 2 months of weird, off-and-on rain showers and unseasonably low temperatures that have confused my tomato plants to no end, this heat is welcome. 

It means more time to be outdoors, more time to develop my tan, and more time to grill cabbage like this.

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