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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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Eggplant Parmesan.

I’m back! Its been a while since I’ve posted, due to the fact that this past month I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease (meaning NO more gluten). 😦 It has been a hard transition learning how to eat gluten-free, but I am finally starting to get used to it. I felt like making Eggplant Parmesan tonight & since flour is now a NO-NO, I opted for a healthier version of one of my favorite dishes. I decided to roast the eggplant instead of flouring & frying them. Same delicious taste,  just a lot healthier & gluten-free!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 3 or 4 eggplants
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Homemade tomato sauce or 1 jar of your favorite (make sure you add basil)
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven on 400 degrees. Cut the ends off of the eggplant & discard. Slice eggplant into 1/2 inch slices, season with oil, salt & pepper. Arrange eggplant on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes (flip half-way).

When eggplant is soft, remove from oven and set aside.

Lots of Eggplant 🙂

In a baking dish; layer sauce, eggplant & cheese :repeat: repeat: repeat: 
until you are out of eggplant.

Load up the cheese!

Bake for an additional 15 minutes until cheese is melted.

Time to Eat!

healthy & delish !! A perfect twist on eggplant parm. 🙂 Enjoy

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