Thursday, March 17, 2011

Take 5 Clover Leaf Challenge

Last week Clover Leaf sent me a gift basket, and we agreed to take part in their Take 5 Challenge. Can we use 5 ingredients and create a snack in 5 minutes or less?

Huh. Restricting me to five ingredients I'm the girl who adds all kinds of things. I'm not sure if I can do this!

The 'catch' (pun intended) is that Clover Leaf is going to donate 555 cans of tuna to local food banks, which is something I'm all over since you all know me as the Food Revolution girl who is really wanting to help out hungry kids.

We buy Clover Leaf products all the time-I love their boneless skinless salmon (so good in salmon patties), chopped ocean clams (especially in my fave clam sauce), and did you know they even sell low sodium tuna? I love that.

Since I wanted to be taking pictures, I convinced Kevin that he needed to be doing the cooking. Anything involving food always piques his interest, and before you know it he was chopping green onions for the salsa tuna roll ups.

Clover Leaf Take 5 Challenge

The time was ticking, and it was getting down to the wire. Because Kevin has dyspraxia, he's a little slower than most when it comes to chopping. Go Kevin, go Kevin, GO GO GO!

Tip from the chef: Flaked tuna would be easier to mix with the salsa, resulting in fewer large hunks that you have to break down.


We smooshed the mixture over two tortillas, and stopped. Really? We were supposed to put it on four? There would be hardly any filling! Nope-two tortillas it was, as we rolled them up, sliced, and then tasted.


Kevin's verdict: "They were plate lickably delicious. A little on the salty side for me, so I'd use the low sodium tuna, and whole wheat wraps. Also, I'd try a fresh pico de gallo, with fresh tomato, cilantro, green onion, hot peppers, and a bit of lime. They would make a really great after school snack. "

Time: Just under 5 minutes
Verdict: They were really delicious. Kevin's suggestions would take them out of the 5 minute/5 ingredient category, but I just might try that!

Next, find out how you can win your own awesome gift basket from Clover Leaf right here, and we're going to cook up yet another recipe. Think I can keep my chef in training from adding more ingredients?

I'm not entirely sure I'll be able to.

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