PLACES WE LOVE…

The Kloset Monkey Family celebrates an Annual Pre- Christmas Dinner at a Local Restaurant.  This year’s pick was The Tuscan Oven.  And Boy, oh Boy was it a good Choice.  Know for its awardwinning Wood Fire Oven Pizzas, we tried one, the Bianca with extra bacon.  They also turn any pizza choice into a Calzone, if preferred.  We tried Two of those, the Bianca with Chicken added and the Ricardo. Being a pasta fan, that I pass up on too much of the year (darn carbs), I splurged on the eggplant parmesan over pasta with a side of their “pizza crust” bread and an Italian Garden Salad with Blue Cheese.  The portions are Gi-normous!!  I don’t need to eat for a week – yeah, like that’s going to happen.  ;0)

If you’re in the local area of Pensacola Florida, give The Tuscan Oven a try.  They are currently rated #1 in Pensacola on TripAdvisor for Pizza and we now know why.  YUMMO.  Merry Christmas from the Kloset Monkey family to you and yours!

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Rock Lobster! ;0)

It’s whats for Dinner!

lobsterUNION CANTINA LOBSTER TACOS

These lobster tacos are made with steamed chunks of lobster meat lightly seasoned with Old Bay, avocado and pico de gallo, topped with a spicy poblano crema. If you want to step up your fish taco game, you need these in your life!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 20 oz steamed and chilled lobster meat (from (2) 2 1/2 lb Maine lobster)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 8 tablespoons pico de gallo (homemade or store bought)
  • 4 oz diced avocado (1 small)
  • 8 teaspoons lime roasted poblano cream (recipe below)
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • cilantro or cilantro micro greens for garnish
  • lime wedges, for serving

FOR THE LIME ROASTED POBLANO CREAM (MAKES ABOUT 1 1/4 CUPS):

  • 1/4 poblano pepper, with seeds, lightly sprayed with oil roasted in 350F oven 12 minutes
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. For the Lime roasted poblano cream, place all in food processor until blended well.
  2. Season chilled lobster meat with old bay and fresh ground black pepper, to taste.
  3. Heat the tortillas directly over the flame.
  4. To assemble, top each tortilla with 1/2 oz avocado, 1 tablespoon pico de gallo, 2 1/2 oz lobster meat, 1 tsp of poblano cream and garnish with cilantro or micro greens.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 2 tacos

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 7
  • Points +: 8
  • Calories: 308
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 210mg
  • Sodium: 1032mg
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Protein: 31g

 

Sippin’ Saturday!

MARGARITA

There’s a reason this is the one that started it all. Made from premium Blue Agave Silver Tequila (yes, please) and lightly sweetened with agave nectar, the original Skinnygirl® Margarita is STILL delicious and low-calorie (really?). Yes, really. Serve this refreshingly light low-calorie Margarita in a fun glass rimmed with salt, and you and your girls are good to go! YUMMO!  Happy Weekend from Kloset Monkey!

margarita

Bikini Bod 100 Day Challenge, Day 3!

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Choose Any Fish, Add your Favorite Seasonings, and Sear over High Heat until Desired Done-ness!  Add a Low Carb wrap and Fill with your Favorite Salad Ingredients, we Love the Dole Cabbage Slaw made with just a Hint of the Included Asian Dressing.  Follow us for More Clean Eating Recipes and 100 Day Challenge Info! xoxo  (the above shown recipe can be located on Pinterest!)