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im BACK!

well, well, well it feels good to be back! 🙂 I haven’t posted a blog in 2….3…5 months,which felt like a year. Who knew learning the whole gluten-free diet would take this long? After months or reading & learning I’m pretty confident that I have mastered the diet…LOTS of meats & veggies. I must say that I have found a love for gluten-free pasta, it tastes exactly like wheat pasta to me now. I’m still testing out new products to see what brands I like the best so that I know for the future. My mom was at an organic store last week & was kind enough to pick me up all sorts of goodies… GF bagels, english muffins, pizzas, oats ETC. can’t wait to try them out! ANYWAY enough about gluten, last week at the grocery I came across a HUGE bag of shrimp on sale…score! After searching for a new recipes to try I came across Black Bean, Corn & Shrimp Salad on the Myrecipes.com website & I decided to try it!

What you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
  • 3/4 cup bottled salsa
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1/3 cup shrimp and about 2/3 cup bean mixture)

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine first 2 ingredients in a large bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat.

Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp; sauté 3 minutes or until done. Add 1 tablespoon lime juice. Remove shrimp from pan.

Add corn to pan; sauté 1 minute.

Stir in salsa,  and beans; cook 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated. Stir in 1 tablespoon lime juice.

Serve shrimp over bean mixture.

If you love chili or Mexican food you will love this recipe, guaranteed! 🙂

Recipe adapted from http://www.myrecipes.com

Not much has changed with me over the last couple months, except for our Boston Terrier Mimi passing away 😦 She became sick so unexpectedly, we were heart-broken. No dog will ever replace her, she was truly the BEST xoxo

Love MIMI, miss her everyday ❤

As hard as it was to think about a new dog, we decided it was only right to take in another Boston Terrier and show it the same love we showed Mimi ❤

Introducing Sammy Jo ❤

Well, that sums up my last 5 months...boring I know 😉 Hope everyone is well & Happy FRIDAY!! 😀

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Shrimp Scampi!

Dinner Tonight: Shrimp Scampi this meal was fast & delish. It is important to eat this dish right when its ready to really get all the flavor it has to offer! 🙂

What you will need:

  1. 1 pd of frozen cooked shrimp
  2. 1/2 white wine
  3. 1/4 cup of oil
  4. 4 garlic cloves
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red crushed pepper
  7. 2 lemon
  8. 1 pd of angel hair pasta
  9. 1 tablespoon of parsley

In a large pot boil water for pasta. In a medium skillet heat oil on medium, add shrimp. Cook for 3 minutes.

After 2 minutes of cooking time, remove shrimp from heat. Add garlic, salt, pepper & white wine. Let simmer then add shrimp let cook for another 2 minutes. When water is boiling, add pasta let cook for 5 minutes.

Drain Pasta, add pasta and shrimp to a serving bowl. Top with parsley & lemon. Mix together & serve.

Time to eat!

Enough said!

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Gourmet for Two! shhh…

While Taia & Mia are gone tonight at work… Maddie & I decided to have a gourmet meal! Seared Scallops with Warm Tuscan Beans! I found this recipe on Myrecipes.com, it is so easy to make & it tastes like something you would get at a restaurant. Definitely an impressive dish!

What you will need: (serves about 4 people)

  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds of sea scallops
  • salt
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cans of white beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 (6 ounce) package of spinach
  • 2 teaspoons of basil

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops evenly with salt. Add scallops to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done.

When scallops are light brown remove from pan; keep warm.

2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add pepper and garlic; cook 20 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in wine; cook 1 minute or until most of liquid evaporates. Stir in broth and beans; cook 2 minutes. Add spinach; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts; stir in basil.

Turn burner to low & add scallops back into skillet. Let reheat for 1 minute.

Pair this meal with a piece of garlic bread & you are good to go!

enjoy!!!!!!!

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