Dragon Fruit Margarita

I giggle that a great Martini can be turned into a great Margarita just by changing Vodka to Tequila.  It’s that easy! And the Dragon Fruit totally is the most beautiful of colors.  I call it Nanny Bubby pink!  Enjoy!

Serves: 2

Total Time:

10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz dragon fruit purée
  • 4 oz Tequila of your choice
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz simple syrup

Directions:

Purée dragon fruit in blender. Strain to remove seeds. (Don’t strain if you need the fiber.)

Add all ingredients to shaker. Add ice. Shake it baby, shake it!

Pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with lime.

Feel free to adjust recipe to your own liking.  Enjoy!

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Serves: 4-6

Total Time:

15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. Dragon Fruit, cubed (Approx. 1 large or 2 small)
  • 1 Green Onion, chopped
  • 5 stems Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon or Lime Juice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and mix gently.

Serve with chips.

Enjoy!

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I love a beautiful salad. The deep red beautiful color of the Dragon Fruit just dazzles your eyes and makes your mouth water.  The salad is cool, inviting, scrumptious and delicious.  My favorite part, it is just unusual.  Enjoy!

Serves: 4-6

Total Time:

25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 C. Arugula

  • 1 C. Chopped basil

  • 3 Satsuma Oranges

  • 2 Dragon Fruit (red and white variety)

  • 6 oz. crumbled feta

  • 1 blood orange juiced

  • ¼ c. Blood orange olive oil

  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Add the Arugula into the serving bowl. Arrange fruit slices around the arugula. Top with the feta cheese.

In a small bowl, whisk together the blood orange juice, blood orange olive oil, salt and pepper until blended. Drizzle over the salad. Toss gently and serve immediately.

 This could also be served with sliced grilled chicken or grilled salmon to add protein.  Enjoy!

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One day I had planned to make Chicken Cacciatore for dinner, which is a dish that can take a lot of time to make because you have to brown each piece of chicken. That afternoon I went to see a friend I hadn’t seen in 20 years and only expected to stay for an hour. What was I thinking? After three hours with my friend, I was in a panic about how I was going to make this dish for dinner in time.

 Well, necessity is the Mother of Invention. I ran to Whole Foods, bought two cooked chickens and had them quarter the chickens to save time. I was home in 20 minutes and threw everything into the pot hoping no one would notice a flavor difference. And guess what? No one did! It was remarkable. A complicated dinner made easy, and no one will ever know. Of course, if you want to start with browning the chicken first, you can. But this is a simple and tasty shortcut.

 

Serves:

4 – 6

Total Time:

45 minutes

To Prepare

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 cooked organic chickens from your favorite store, like Whole Foods or Costco
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 large onion chopped 
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 large chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 large chopped orange bell pepper
  • 1 package white mushrooms caps, quartered
  • 1 jar capers
  • 1- 28 oz. can chopped fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1- 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 jar Arrabiata sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh basil
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

In a non-metallic casserole pot or Dutch oven, sauté the onion in the butter and olive oil.  Sprinkle with the salt to begin to sweat the onion.

Cook until translucent and add the garlic for the last 30 seconds of cooking.

Quarter the cooked chickens and add to the onions. Add the peppers, mushrooms and capers.  Then add the crushed tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, arrabiata sauce and seasoning.

Bring to a simmer covered for about 20-25 minutes.  DONE!

Tip: If you are short cans of tomatoes, you can always substitute a jarred marinara sauce which makes the sauce a bit thicker. There are so many good ones out there.

 

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