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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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Dinner Date!

Time & time again I ask my boyfriend to cook dinner and he always answers with, “I can’t I don’t know how.” And I always say all you need to do is follow a recipe!! This weekend he surprised me with a dinner he made all by himself :). He told me I wasnt allowed in the kitchen when he was cooking, but I snuck in to capture it on camera. It was very cute & delicious may I add.

The menu:

  • Marinated Grill Chicken
  • Salad with Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Asparagus
  • Caprese Salad

🙂

Salad

Corn on the Cobb

Matt prepping the Caprese Salad.

Cutting the Asparagus

Matt grilling.

How cute!

🙂

Yummy!

TIME TO EAT!!!

 

Thank you Matt!!!! ❤

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Seared Balsamic Pork Chops

Now that my computer is working again, I can upload the Balsamic Pork Chop pictures & recipe. This is another recipe that I found on the William-Sonoma website. If you want dinner to be ready in 30 minutes, this is a recipe for you.

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops, each 1 inch thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 4 bacon slices, diced
  • 1 red onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbs. firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh thyme
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Fresh rosemary leaves for garnish

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the pork chops and sear, turning once, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

In the same pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy, 5 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 1 Tbs. of the fat in the pan.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the onion and partially cover the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is caramelized and tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the brown sugar, vinegar, thyme and bacon. Increase the heat to medium and cook until the liquid is thickened and reduced by half, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the broth and demi-glace and bring the sauce to a simmer.

Return the pork chops to the pan. Cook, uncovered, coating the chops with the sauce, for 10 to 12 minutes. Garnish with the rosemary leaves and serve immediately.

While the pork is cooking, I boiled water and made corn on the cobb as a side.

Time to EAT! serves 6-7.

Adapted from http://www.williams-sonoma.com Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.

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