Chipotle Corn Salad and Shoe Gambling

Hi everyone. As promised, I am showing you my beautiful and comfortable new Tory Jane shoes. I have coveted these shoes for months and finally bought them. Now, as many of my friends know, most of my clothing is purchased from yard sales (like my new leather jacket for $25.00) which is my form of entertainment, like gambling.

I allowed myself the guilty pleasure of the new shoe purchase because I know how much I save at the yard sales. Much like spending on organic fruit and vegetables for good health, knowing that I use every scrap for cooking and now composting with my HUGE compost bin that I bought yesterday (I feel so virtuous helping the earth) makes me feel better about where my money is going. Similarly, saving all that cash at yard sales allows me to shop for some new and fabulous items.

Are you wasting money or food? Let’s make sure to store our food properly and plan ahead so we don’t throw out all those ingredients that go bad. Also, keep your eye out for those awesome ToryJane sales 🙂

Here’s a great recipe to use up all the rest of the fresh corn of the season. If you don’t plan on using the corn right away, cut the corn off the cob and freeze in a ziploc , double bagged, to avoid freezer burn.

Chipotle Corn Salad:

3 cups corn,steamed for 5 minutes, cooled and cut off the cob (about 5 corn cobs)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
4 tomatoes , med. sized, seeded and chopped
1 tsp salt
few grinds pepper
Olive oil to taste, start with one TBS to taste
1/4 tsp ground chipotle pepper
juice of 1/2 lime

Mix all above ingredients together in a big bowl. Delicious as a side dish!

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4 Responses

  1. Funny you should mention proper food storage (a big topic around here this weekend) – whats your recommendation for storing fresh veggies in the frig?

  2. Hi Jessica! The key to storing most vegetables is to keep air and moisture out. Typically, if you wrap your veggies in paper towel and then store in a ziploc, they will stay fresher much longer. Good luck!
    Alma

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