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Wednesday Food of the Week – December 2, 2015

FOOD OF THE WEEK – CRUSHED RED CHILI FLAKES

Continuing our series of featuring spices, this week we are using Crushed Red Chili Flakes.  From breakfast to lunch to dinner, just a sprinkle of crushed red chili flakes can transform a dish without overpowering it. Bring on the flakes!

WHY CRUSHED RED CHILI FLAKES?

 Crushed red chili flakes (a.k.a red pepper flakes) add a depth of flavor and heat, so you can make a simple recipe such as pasta sauce, scrambled eggs or pizza taste more complex. They are made from a variety of peppers, including combinations of ancho, bell and cayenne.

SPICY GRAPE SALSA

Grape_Chile_SalsaProvided By: Whole Foods Market®

Sweet and colorful grapes create a simple and spicy salsa in minutes. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for several hours to let the flavors build. For an even spicier kick, add a bit more crushed red chile flakes. The salsa pairs well with fish tacos, roast pork and baked tofu.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, quartered
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes

Directions

  1. Place onion in a small bowl, add cold water to cover and let soak for 10 minutes. Drain well.
  2. In a bowl, stir together onion, green and red grapes, vinegar and chile flakes until combined.

Nutritional Info:

Per Serving: about 2 tablespoons, 15 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 4g carbohydrates, (0g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 0g protein.

Makes 2 cups, low sodium, vegan, vegetarian, fat free, sugar conscious, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free

Note: We’ve provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we’re cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.

For healthy eating tips, hundreds of recipes, cooking techniques, meal plans and more, visit Whole Foods Market’s Healthy Eating resources.

Original post at Spartan Race.

Don’t forget, eating right is only a part of great health and wellness!  Don’t forget to check out our Workout of the Day.  Also, get your proper vitamins and supplements here.

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Have a great day!

Dave & Maryann

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