Archive | Shrimp

To Paella, or Not To Paella

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While on a walk this afternoon with my pooch, I was mentally bouncing around the walls of my fridge and pantry, trying to brainstorm on a simple but flavorful dinner for tonight. My mission was only use what I have, but to make it spectacular. (darn cooking shows.) Freezer: shrimp, chicken sausage, corn (yeah, okay, […]

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Shrimp Pad Thai

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Man, March is such a weirdo. I was on a 2-mile (had to throw that in there in case any of you who don’t walk two miles would be totally impressed with me. but if you’re more like a 10-mile walker, ignore. and stop laughing.) with my dog today and I was in and out […]

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Shrimp and Tortilla Soup

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Alright winter weather, my bag is packed. My boarding pass is printed. There’s no stopping me now. You have approximately 17 hours to melt, clear up and GET GONE. ….Pretty please? With a tortilla strip on top? Shrimp and Tortilla Soup: What it took for 2: * ½ pound medium frozen shrimp, thawed and pat […]

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I Can’t Get Away From Curry

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Do you hear that? It’s the sweet, sweet sound of weekend bouncing around in your head. After a blizzard-filled week and with more on the way, I hereby declare this a, “lock your doors for 72 straight hours and burn continuous fires and drink good red wine and eat good food and watch forensics shows […]

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Power Foods For Your Face

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So yesterday I came home to see a package at my front door. I don’t know about you, but I love seeing brown paper packages tied up with string at my front door step. Sorry, Fraulein Maria moment. Inside the package was a cookbook I ordered a few days ago. The cookbook is called Power […]

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2011 Likes Curry

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Well, it’s all over. The tree has been put away, we’ve said our goodbyes to family and friends, we’ve eaten our weight in turkey and green bean casserole. In short, it was great! *taking a deep breath, and maybe burping* Time to move forward! Time to ramp up the whole grains, the power foods, the […]

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Repentance Supper

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In an effort to cleanse myself from my gluttonous sins, I hereby declare this week “Eat No More Than 200 Calories Per Meal” week. Yeah that’s gonna last about 200 seconds. Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Cilantro-Lime Dressing: * ½ pound frozen shrimp: thawed, peeled, deveined and pat dry * 1 head iceberg lettuce, leaves separated […]

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Pilaf, Pretty Please.

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So, Aaron had his 2-week follow up appointment this morning for the plethora of nasal surgeries he endured not long ago. I’ll leave out the horrid details, but after some sweaty, squeamish moments in the chair, a near black out and a quick trip home to hang his assaulted face over the sink, the man […]

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Playing With Fire

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I know. I know. I cooked shrimp like 5 minutes ago. But when the man with the dangling nose requests shrimp with green beans and rice, I obey. I jump up and down like a 5-year old girl about to pee her pants because she loves shrimp so much, then I get to cooking. I […]

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