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The pantry needs help!

2 Feb

It seems that when ever I go to the grocery store I always walk out with the same things. I am looking for some help and recommendations: What can I add to this list to spice up my pantry and fridge?

Must haves for the cupboard:
Spaghetti sauce and wheat pasta
Canned chick peas, mushrooms, Black olives
Tuna Fish
Artichoke hearts
Pears and Crushed Pineapples
Fat Free Pudding.

Must haves for the Fridge:

Lunch Meat
Romain Lettuce

I really appreciate the advice!



Mediterranean Shrimp

18 Jan

I was reading an old “US” Magazine today and I came across an article about celebrity diets. One in particular caught my attention, the Mediterranean diet. On this diet you snack on things like olives, cheese, fresh seafood, whole grain bread and the best part about this diet is that drinking wine is a main component! A diet full of cheese, olives and wine? Sounds like my kind of situation! I decided to cook a simple Mediterranean inspired meal tonight so I could have an excuse to poor myself a nice glass of wine (hey, its part of the diet!)

I searched through some cookbooks and came across Greek-Style Shrimp Sauté

What you’ll need:

Olive Oil 2 TBS
Vinaigrette 2 TBS
1 ½ LBS peeled shrimp (I don’t like de-gunking shrimp so I bought it already peeled)
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
12 chopped Kalamata Olives
1/3 cup Feta Cheese
1 cup Mushrooms cut up (optional, I like mushrooms so I included them)

Serve over rice (I chose Couscous… it’s my new obsession)

Getting Started:

1. Heat large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 TBS EVOO and 1 TBS Vinaigrette and Shrimp – Cook Shrimp until done (Pink)
2. Remove shrimp from pan and add mushrooms first and 1 TBS EVOO and 1 TBS Vinaigrette. Add tomatoes and cook until heated.
3. Remove pan from heat, add shrimp again and sprinkle with Feta cheese
4. Serve over rice

My boyfriend loved this dish. He is so proud of me and my new adventure in cooking! Be sure to try this meal out and don’t forget to have a nice glass of wine with it!