When Life Brings You Fennel, Make Fennel Fronds Pesto!

My new favorite “made from scratch” food. ‘Fragrant Fennel Fronds Pesto’. The garden we planted at an elderly friends is thriving, and so we have both been blessed already with the bounty of herbs and greens! Of course I can’t waste a thing..so I had to put them to use. It’s simple and only takes aboutContinue reading “When Life Brings You Fennel, Make Fennel Fronds Pesto!”

Skillet Shrimp with Chorizo and Squash

This recipe represents the wonderful flavors of Spain.  Tapas are fun and flavorful! This recipe serves 2 as entrée size servings or 4 as tapas size servings.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 lb. fresh or frozen large shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined Salt and pepper 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp cumin ¼ tsp garlic powder or 1Continue reading “Skillet Shrimp with Chorizo and Squash”

My Version – South Beach Shrimp Stir-Fry over Rice

This is certainly one of our most favorite recipes.  It’s quick, simple, nutritions, and economical. Ingredients: 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 pounds medium peeled and deveined fresh or thawed frozen shrimp  2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 8 ounces whiteContinue reading “My Version – South Beach Shrimp Stir-Fry over Rice”

Simple Quick Pasta – Olives, Garlic, Tomato and Chicken

This is such a simple and tasty recipe. Ingredients: 2 cloves minced garlic, Olive Oil, Tomatoes – fresh or canned, pitted calamata olives, 2 grilled or roasted chicken breast, pasta of your choice, Italian seasonings, and parmasan cheese Steps:  (20-30 min meal)  I take a couple cloves of minced garlic, with olive oil (you canContinue reading “Simple Quick Pasta – Olives, Garlic, Tomato and Chicken”

Lentil, Chorizo, Shrimp & Scallop Salad

This is absolutely one of my favorite dishes to make.   You can incorporate it into your meal as a salad, a tapas, or as your full meal.  It’s very versitile.  The taste of the roasted bell peppers with the lentils over arugala is so delicious.  Then the Chorizo flavor that is picked up andContinue reading “Lentil, Chorizo, Shrimp & Scallop Salad”

Peach Glazed Cornish Hen

Why not?  We have so many peach preserves from our very fruitful peach tree!  This was absolutely fabulous!  I find that one hen per person is more than sufficient and we had enough leftovers to make homemade noodle soup with the leftover meat from the hens. Cornish game hens are a broiler chicken that isContinue reading “Peach Glazed Cornish Hen”

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Orange-Butter Sauce

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Orange-Butter Sauce Ingredients 2 pounds small Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cutContinue reading “Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Orange-Butter Sauce”

Patatas Bravas with Roasted Tomato Aioli

Patatas Bravas with Roasted Tomato Aioli  Ingredients Olive oil 1/2 small red onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 3/4 cup prepared mayonnaise 1 large plum tomato, halved, seeded and roasted until soft Few dashes hot pepper sauce (recommended: Tabasco) Splash aged sherry vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepperContinue reading “Patatas Bravas with Roasted Tomato Aioli”

Healthy Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry

This is one of my all time favorites! I like to mix up the veggies based on what we have on hand.  We put this over pasta, rice, rice noodles. or sometimes all on it’s own.  And this is the best shrimp ever!  Pink Argentine Wid Shrimp!  Woo Hoo! . I know if I eatContinue reading “Healthy Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry”

Spicy Bell Pepper Shrimp

This is such a quick and tasty dish!  I always use wild Pink Argentine Shrimp as it has the best flavor.   Also, can substitute scallops or chicken if preferred.  I always use “Smart Organic Chicken” by Tecumseh (just purchased by Tyson because it is so good!) it tastes fabulous and the texture is perfect!Continue reading “Spicy Bell Pepper Shrimp”