Roasted Corn Guacamole

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Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in healthy recipes, Picnic Food And Recipes, Vegetarian Food Ideas | Posted on 18-07-2015

Roasted Corn Guacamole

As the weather changes from downright cold to perhaps cool and almost warm, families often start to venture out and practice the venerable tradition of picnicking. Depending on the climate you live in will determine the month that this will start in your area but one thing for sure is that everyone looks forward to the food, time with family, and getting the cobwebs of winter out of our heads.

Here is a recipe that takes a classic dish served in many styles of restaurants, and get-togethers in homes and parks but adds a healthy dose of fresh vegetable. Guacamole is a fairly simple dish with nicely ripe avocados mashed and mixed with fresh lime juice, a little salt and pepper, cilantro, and then a little heat if desired from a chili pepper of some kind usually jalapeno. For this recipe we take the taste of summer in the form of fresh sweet corn, tomato, and the lowly zucchini to give additional vegetable content and a slightly lighter version of the traditional by balancing the rich texture of avocado with the vegetables.

By serving this with skewers of cooked shrimp the dish becomes a complete meal or a great start to a picnic with the other traditional foods such as burgers, grilled chicken, and the like. This guacamole can be made early in the day and packed up for transport to the picnic to be enjoyed while the family is getting all the games, tables, and other foods unpacked for the day. For food safety be sure to use good sanitation practices at home while making the dish and then keep it cold in a cooler during transportation and until ready to serve.

The finished dish of roasted corn guacamole with shrimp skewers and corn chips.

The finished dish of roasted corn guacamole with shrimp skewers and corn chips.

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Chopped Salad with Steak and Fresh Herbs

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Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Picnic Food And Recipes, Recipes with Meat | Posted on 07-07-2015

Chopped Salad with Steak and Fresh Herbs

One of the best things about going on a picnic or taking to the woods is having a meal to match the environment and this dish can do that and more.

By having a cool salad that can be made up ahead of time with the dressing already on it makes for a quick and easy meal on the go. Also this salad takes advantage of using any left-overs you may have on hand in the fridge. Those little bits of steak, a small bite of cheese, or any number of raw vegetables can be added to the basic study Romaine lettuce and still hold up for travel.  Even the croutons are made from day old or stale bread so new life is given to those hidden treasures in your kitchen for this popular salad.

Many restaurants have offered a version of a chopped salad over the years and it gets a make-over every now and then but the popularity stays high among picnickers since it is a durable and easy to prepare salad. So as you look at the ingredients feel free to adjust and substitute as you need to make best use of what you have on hand. This is not necessarily one of those recipes you will carry to the grocery store looking for ingredients rather look at what you have and more than likely you have everything you need already.

A little extra dressing does not hurt.

A little extra dressing does not hurt.

Here are the ingredients for the salad and the basic notion is to use a good sturdy item that has not been cut too small so as to hold up to the dressing and to some time in travel or storage.

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Shrimp empanadas with creamy chipotle sauce

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Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Finger Food, World Recipes | Posted on 27-05-2015

 

Shrimp Empanadas With Creamy Chipotle Sauce A Traditional Mexican  Dish Perfect for picnics

 

This is a traditional dish from northwest Mexico Sinaloa and Nayarit. It is perfect for warm weather and of course, to take on a picnic. The combination of seafood and corn is really extraordinary, plus the chipotle sauce that gives this preparation an even more interesting taste.

It is really very simple to make. If you rather not use the corn masa, you could use store bought puff pastry and bake them instead of frying them. It is not greasy at all if you let them drain properly.

 

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Salpicón : Mexican Skirt steak salad great for picnics  

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Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Recipes with Meat, World Recipes | Posted on 24-05-2015

 

This dish is very common in Mexico. It’s fresh and flavorful. Perfect for a hot weather, it is a great option to take on a picnic, although I recommend to mix the oil and lemon at the very end, right before serving, so the ingredients do not wilt and the lettuce remains fresh and crunchy.

Salpicón Ready to Serve

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Hawaian Mini Pizzas

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Posted by Jaime B | Posted in Finger Food | Posted on 15-04-2015

Picnic Recipes

On hot summer days, we all want to get out of our house, get the fresh air that is found in the mountains or leave all of our concerns there. Whatever the place we decide to go, we also need to satisfy our culinary tastes.
Here’s another recipe for those picnic days! When the entire family starts asking for food on your picnic day, it is necessary to be prepared with delicious food that satisfies their hunger and taste.

The mini pizzas are an easy and delicious choice for everyone. We often avoid making pizzas because of the work that is involved in the entire process, but nowadays, there are more resources to make them quickly. You can buy small tortillas made of wheat and just add the other ingredients.

The rest of the ingredients in this recipe are easy to get and are not very expensive, you can find them in any supermarket. This makes it easier to enlarge this recipe if you have a large family or many friends.

This recipe was created thinking about making the work of the day before the picnic easier for you. It will allow you to enjoy some delicious snacks, but at the same time you will not miss the fun and excitement of your day.

During these days, the most important thing must be to enjoy quality time with your friends; therefore, do not carry extra food when you can simplify everything with these mini pizzas.
You can accompany these mini pizzas with other snacks, bacon strips, fries or simply with delicious lemonade.

Why choose this recipe

There are many recipes that you can try to impress everyone, but many of them require from you a lot of time to prepare, others require many expensive and not so common ingredients that make it difficult and expensive to get.

For these and other reasons, we give you some basic grounds to convince yourself that you should choose this recipe:

First, you will save time when preparing.

Second, all your guests will be satisfied after trying them … and wanting more!

Third, they are according to your budget, practical and affordable.

Do not be just with the desire to try making them … make them! It does not matter if your trip is to a sunny day at the beach or to a frozen mountain, these snacks will make you enjoy even more your picnic and your adventures will become unforgettable!

#2 Hawaiian Mini-Pizzas

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