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Romantic Dinner For Two:

Here is a simple romantic dinner for two courtesy of Pierce Abernathy, BuzzFeed Tasty.  A yummy looking Herb Crusted Salmon and a one-pan Peanut Butter Brownie.  As you can and see Pierce didn’t leave anything out, he even included the type of wine that goes great with salmon.  Save this recipe for a special evening with that special person you want to impress, Lois.

Salmon Dinner one an peanut butter brownie

 

Here’s the YouTube video to show you how it’s done.

INGREDIENTS

Garlic Smashed Potatoes
12-14 baby gold potatoes
2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
3 cloves garlic

Herb Crusted Salmon
2 Salmon Fillets
5 cloves garlic
¼ cup parsley
2 tablespoons chives
2 tablespoons dill
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
1 bunch asparagus
parmesan to taste (optional)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Brownie
¾ cup brownie mix prepared
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
⅓ cup peanut butter

PREPARATION

Garlic Smashed Potatoes
1. Boil potatoes in a medium pot for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
2. Place boiled potatoes on a parchment covered oven tray and smash each potato down leaving the skin intact.
3. Mix melted butter, garlic, salt and pepper and brush mixture onto potatoes.
4. Bake at 425˚F/220˚C for 15-20 minutes or until crispy.
5. Garnish with thyme.
6. Enjoy!

Herb Crusted Salmon
1. In a small bowl combine parsley, chives, dill, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
2. Place salmon and asparagus on parchment covered oven tray.
3. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with salt and pepper.
4. Spoon herb mix onto salmon fillets and coat evenly.
5. Bake at 425˚F/220˚C for 12-14 minutes.
6. Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Brownie
1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, oil, water, and an egg and stir until evenly mixed.
2. Transfer mix into skillet.
3. Spoon softened peanut butter into skillet and mix in using a knife.
4. Bake at 350˚F for 10-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out of the brownie clear.
5. If desired, garnish with ice cream.
6. Enjoy!

 

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Lunch: Roasted Shrimp & Veggie Salad

Preparing lunch should b easy and mouth-watering, don’t you agree?  Well, thanks to Mercedes Sandoval you get just that with this delicious Roasted Shrimp & Veggie Salad.  Mmm, I so can not wait to try this salad over the weekend. Lois

Roasted Shrimp Veggie Salad

 

This Roasted Shrimp And Veggie Salad Is Perfect For A Filling Lunch

Servings: 2

INGREDIENTS

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup red onion, diced
1 cup asparagus, diced
1 pound shrimp
Olive oil
Chili powder
Oregano
Salt
Pepper
Lime juice
Large handful of mixed greens

Chili Lime Vinaigrette Dressing:
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon chili powder
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 400˚F/200˚C.
2. Add cut vegetables to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle in olive oil and sprinkle with seasonings to your preference. Bake for 10 minutes.
3. Move veggies to the side to make space in the center of the baking sheet and add shrimp in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with seasonings and lime juice to your preference. Bake for 5-8 minutes, until shrimp is fully cooked. Be careful not to overcook.
4. Mix dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
5. In a large salad bowl, combine mixed greens, roasted shrimp, veggies, and vinaigrette dressing together.
6. Serve and enjoy!

One-Pan Breakfast Potatoes

One Panb Potatoes

Today’s Breakfast Recipe is courtesy of Claire Nolan from Buzzfeed, as you know I am a rabid fan of one pan recipes, so here is one just for Breakfast.  I know, who has time for Breakfast, you can always set up the tablet in the kitchen on the weekends and try this one out.  Or maybe get up a little early and skip the trip to the fast food spot you love, (ssshhh, did I just say that? 😮 ).  Lois

Recipe: One-Pan Breakfast Potatoes

INGREDIENTS

Servings: 4-6

3 russet potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small white onion, diced
Olive oil, to taste
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 500˚F/260˚C.
2. Place potato pieces, diced red bell pepper, and diced onion on a baking sheet.
3. Drizzle olive oil over everything and season with rosemary, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix until evenly coated.
4. Spread coated potatoes, peppers, and onions out into an even layer.
5. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
6. Serve with your favorite breakfast sides.
7. Enjoy!

One Pan Beef & Broccoli

Easy Beef and Broccoli

Easy Beef and Broccoli

Hannah Williams / Via BuzzFeed

Here’s a video that shows you how to make it:

INGREDIENTS

Servings: 4

1 pound flank steak, sliced into thin strips
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ginger, grated
2 tablespoons sesame oil
⅓ cup low-sodium soy sauce
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup honey
1 cup beef broth
4 cups broccoli florets
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
Sesame seeds, optional

PREPARATION

  1. In an oiled skillet over medium-high heat, sear the steak until cooked all the way through. Remove from the pan.
  2. Add a little more oil, then add the garlic and ginger to the pan. Sauté until soft.
  3. Add the sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, and beef broth. Stir until combined.
  4. Add the broccoli florets.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Add to broccoli mixture. Bring to a boil, until sauce has thickened.
  6. Add the beef back into the mixture, and serve over rice with sesame seeds, if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

Honey Mustard Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Salad!

Honey Mustard Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Salad

Perfect for lunch or dinner, this recipe courtesy of  Ochie Scobie, BuzzFeed Staff & Tasty, looks yummy.  I will definitely be trying this over the weekend, because I love, love, love salads. Yum!

Honey Mustard Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Salad

Ochi Scobie / Via Buzzfeed

Here’s a video that shows you how to make it:

youtube.com

INGREDIENTS

Servings: 4

Dressing/Marinade
2 tablespoons olive oil
⅓ cup honey
3 tablespoons stone ground mustard
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
½ lemon
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
4 skinless and boneless chicken thighs

Salad
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ red onion, thinly sliced
1 avocado, diced
1 hard-boiled egg, sliced
¼ cup cooked bacon, diced

PREPARATION

1. In a small bowl, add the olive oil, honey, stone ground mustard, Dijon mustard, 2. Lemon, garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
3. Remove ½ of the marinade and refrigerate to use as a dressing.
4. Add chicken thighs to remaining marinade and let it marinate for two hours.
5. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to a nonstick pan. Sear chicken on each side until 6. Golden, crispy, and cooked through. Set aside and allow to rest.
7. Put lettuce in a large bowl, add tomatoes, red onions, avocado slices, and hard-boiled egg.
8. Slice chicken into strips and place in the salad.
9. Add the remaining marinade to the salad and toss.
10. Sprinkle bacon on top.
11. Enjoy!

Protein-Packed Breakfast Burritos

Recipe: Protein-Packed Breakfast Burritos

Recipe: Protein-Packed Breakfast Burritos

Fit Foodie Finds’ protein-packed breakfast burrito recipe is meal prep at its finest. With a whopping 27 grams of protein per serving, this savory egg-n-bacon wrap is perfect to grab before work or school! Make a few extra to store in the freezer, and pop one in the toaster oven for an easy reheat meal later in the week.

Protein-Packed Breakfast Burritos Ingredients

High Protein Shrimp Burrito Bowl

Hello There,

Well if you’ve been following me, then you know three things about me, and they are as follows:

  1. I’m very Vain!-What can I say, I care about the way I look and looking good is very high on my list.  Therefore, I try very hard to maintain an exercise regime, along with eating right and doing anything and everything that needs to be done in order to keep the weight I’ve lost off.
  2.   I am a crazy (in a fun way) Lesbian who is both a mom (1 lovely and spoiled son Steven and a great wife, Joanne, who spoils me terribly.)
  3. I am a writer who took the leap and published one book and have at least 10 first drafts on books that I have not completed.  You know how that goes when one loves what they do and ideas come into play and you get them down before you forget.
  4.  Then another idea comes to mind and bam, there you are typing away again.  Life gets in the way and you never seem to find the time to get back to you what you began.  It doesn’t mean that story has died, it’s just that you don’t have the strength to see them through.  Or maybe you enjoy having that one thing that is just yours, and yours alone.

Getting back to business here, I was going through my emails today and I came across this lovely find that I just had to share with you guys.  High-Protein Shrimp Burrito Bowl, now I’ve tried to understand the difference between vegan and vegetarian but there are so many different answers for vegans that I’ve thrown my hands up and developed my own definition  for vegans.

With that said,  I’ve taken certain meats out of my diet, and now I eat only small amounts of chicken and turkey.  But I consume a lot of fish,tuna, salmon, shrimp and crabs or crab meat.  Which is why when I received this email with the recipe for High-Protein Shrimp Burrito Bowl from MyFitnessPal, that I did a happy dance, so without further ado, I give you the recipe.  Just look at it, doesn’t it look delicious?

High-Protein Shrimp Burrito Bowl

For the cilantro black beans and rice

  • 3/4 cup (135 grams) uncooked long-grain brown rice (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 1/2 cups (355 grams) water
  • 1 (15.5-ounce or 420 grams) can black beans, rinsed and drained (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup (5 grams) chopped fresh cilantro

For the burrito bowl

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 medium (55 grams) onion, sliced
  • 2 medium (240 grams) bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound (455 grams) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups (95 grams) loosely packed chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium (125 grams) tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium (150 grams) ripe avocado, diced

Directions

Prepare cilantro black beans and rice. Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 35–40 minutes, or until tender. Stir in black beans; cook 2–3 minutes until heated through. Stir in lime zest, lime juice and cilantro. Set aside and keep warm.

While rice cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, swirling to coat. Add onion, bell peppers, garlic, cumin and salt. Cook 3 minutes, covered and stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Stir in shrimp; cook 2–3 minutes, stirring often.

Place 1 cup rice and bean mixture in each of 4 bowls. Top each with 1 1/4 cups shrimp and vegetable mixture. Top each serving evenly with romaine, tomato and avocado.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup beans and rice + 1 1/4 cups shrimp and vegetables + 1/2 cup lettuce + 1/3 cup chopped tomato + 1/4 cup avocado

Per serving: Calories: 450; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 172mg; Sodium: 452mg; Carbohydrate: 56g; Dietary Fiber: 13g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 34g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 994mg; Iron: 31%; Vitamin A: 83%; Vitamin C: 139%; Calcium: 14%

I myself am not a rice person per say, I do enjoy fried rice-so if there is anyone who has a great low fat recipe for shrimp fried rice, please email me at purplesilkykisses@gmail.com.  I hope you enjoy this recipe, I will keep them coming…LP

Source: MyFitnessPal (please see the above link for the web address).

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