recipes

Quest Recipe: Super Easy Salsa

130Amazing Ann’s Easy Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Ro-Tel Mexican Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice and Cilantro (Drained)
  • 1 Can Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic (Drained)
  • 1 Can Diced Mexican Style Tomatoes (Drained)
  • 1 Small Can Diced Green Chiles
  • 1/4 Regular White Onion
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove
  • 1 Cup Cilantro (no need to chop it up, just hack off a chunk from the bunch)

Instructions:

Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend/process until the salsa looks the way you want it to look.  Add salt if you think you need to. I love salt and I don’t add it. But it’s your mouth. Your taste buds. You do whatever.

Pour into a bowl. Put some chips nearby. Watch it disappear. It’s even yummier when you heat it up. Warm salsa…yum!

Make sure to recycle your cans (or tins if you call them that).

Ginny’s Personal Notes: I would consider this salsa on the “Medium” side of spiciness. I like the kick. The more I seek and appreciate the minimalist lifestyle, the more I can appreciate recipes like this one. Simple yet amazing. Like life should be.

Many thanks to Ann (pictured above in the red top) for this recipe. She really is amazing…

If you try it, please let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Cheers to you and happy eating!

Quest Recipe: Easy Adult Slush

My Simplicity Quest is about enjoying the journey. Some of my experiments in minimalism take place in the kitchen. I prefer easy recipes that require few ingredients. My Easy Adult Slush has two ingredients, tastes amazing, and takes up very little space in a cooler. A girl has got to stay hydrated while moving in the direction of her dreams…

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Quest Recipe: Easy Adult Slush
Ingredients:

  • 1 plastic resealable container of frozen juice concentrate. Any flavor. (I use Welch’s brand.)
  • Alcohol of your choice. (I use tequila)

Instructions:

  1. Make the juice in a separate pitcher according to the instructions on the container. Save the plastic container (no need to rinse it out).
  2. Fill the plastic container two thirds full with the now-made juice.
  3. Fill the rest of the container with alcohol. I love tequila so that’s an automatic choice for me but vodka would work too (or rum or whatever you like).
  4. Reseal the container with the lid and place in the freezer for at least six hours (overnight is best).
  5. When you are in the mood for a cold slushy beverage, just pull out the container and mush it with your hands or spoon. Pour into a cute glass or just drink straight out of the container.
  6. (make sure to recycle the container when it’s time to get rid of it)

Notes:

I’m not usually a huge fan of plastic but in the summer, this recipe is my favorite way to have lake-appropriate beverages on hand. I’m not a huge fan of juice either, actually. But I am a huge fan of tequila and winding down on the weekends. I share the juice and keep the containers. I love how the alcohol keeps the juice from getting rock solid and easy to slush up. Super easy and delicious!

Cheers!