Happy Spring! It's finally here! Some days it feels like Spring is in the air but other days, it reminds me it's still March and here in Massachusetts, we have the craziest weather. One day it's cold, one day it's warm! Regardless of the weather, I know spring is slowly trickling in. To celebrate the [...]
Salt and pepper shrimp is pretty tasty. Especially when it's fried. Truth is I don't fry food because of all the extra oil it takes to cook food and the smell of the oil. I prefer to bake or broil food instead of frying. For this recipe, I decided not to bread the shrimp. What would salt and pepper shrimp taste without the fried breading. After all it's one of those appetizers that you can't really say no to. Well I decided to take a chance and make salt and pepper shrimp (served 2 ways) in healthier way. Minus all the sodium in the salt! You really can't make salt and pepper shrimp without the salt!
Here is another yummy winter salad that is colorful and super filling. It is also meatless! Perfect for Meatless Mondays! It is a 4 Ingredient Kale Winter Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Chickpeas and Wild Rice. A fresh COLD salad ONLY screams spring or summer to me. During the winter I crave warm and cozy foods. The same goes for salads in the winter. To make this salad hearty, I sautéed the kale. I then roasted the chick peas and sweet potatoes. The fourth ingredient is wild rice, which I had as a leftover. All I had to do was heat it up. I served it with a vinaigrette dressing made up of olive oil, lemon and salt. And guess what? It only took me 20 minutes to make this DELICIOUS WINTER SALAD.
I was thinking of what to call this salad. Besides the color orange, we have the colors of the rainbow in this salad. I decided on calling it the Rainbow Roasted Vegetable Salad. Here we have red peppers and red onions. The onions look purple. Not sure where red comes in! Then there is broccolini and kale, corn and chickpeas and lastly, the blue cheese. This salad was so filling and so good! I went shopping for the ingredients for a second time. On my list for dinner this week, AGAIN!
Nectarines are one of my favorite fruits. Sweet and juicy with a soft bite. I could sit there and eat them as I would a bowl of popcorn LOL. Here is another 3 ingredient salad that is hassle free when you would rather be doing something else but still need to eat! Nectarine and blue cheese arugula salad. What's not to love?
I made a cilantro sauce marinated in chicken and mixed the sauce into a corn orzo salad. Cilantro by far is my favorite herb. I use it on just about every dish. If a dish calls for basil or parsley I end up using cilantro. Why? Because I always have it stocked. I can't live without it. Three things I always have in my kitchen is cilantro, lemons or limes and fresh parmesan cheese. Must haves, to make any dish!