January 19, 2013 § Leave a Comment
It’s still winter.
No more 70 degrees here. And the “promise” of a snowy, slushy mix on Thursday night confirmed that it is indeed, winter. I’m making the best of it: wearing huge, thick, knee-high socks (stolen from my husband) around the house, adding extra quilts on our bed, and continuously filling up the bird feeder for the cold little guys outside. But, I want to garden. Real bad.
Maybe that’s why I loved, loved, loved loved loved the homemade salsa we had with salmon the other night. Whole Living is my new best friend.
It’s a Whole Living recipe, and all the info is on the link above. But all you need is:
fresh cilantro (perfection)
fresh lime juice
sesame oil (I didn’t have that so I used extra virgin olive oil)
Chop all that up and combine it with a little sea salt and coarse pepper. Delicious when served with the meal on the Whole Living link, but I can imagine this would be good with tortilla chips in the summer, on our patio, with some sangria. Sigh.
Is it spring yet?
August 23, 2012 § Leave a Comment
OK so this is the best.
I will not take credit for this recipe because I got it from a Paleo Plan website, and I give credit where credit is due! But I have to share it with you and I’ll link back to their original website.
It’s so easy. I served it with salmon, but it would be great with chips, or with any fish really. I also doubled the recipe, and it’s a good thing because my man devoured it. Everything I’ve found on the Paleo Plan website is really easy and my husband loves it which makes me happy!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 large mango
- 1/2 cup of diced red onion
- 4 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
- olive oil
- sea salt
Enjoy, and do check out the Paleo Plan website!
July 5, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Summer flavors are probably some of my favorites: fresh herbs, vegetables, citrus, and for me seafood. As a little girl, my family grew up taking multiple long vacations to the Outer Banks. A two week trip in the summer, a few long weekends here and there, and a trip again during the week of Thanksgiving. Needless to say, we caught and purchased lots of fresh seafood during our summer vacations. My uncle is also a commercial fisherman out of North Carolina and always has the best stuff. We’re talking fresh off the boat that day, people.
So when I think summer, I think: boiled blue crabs, peel-n-eat shrimp, fresh flounder filets, the list goes on.
I needed some summer flavor in my life last week, and had been visiting my sweet friend Mallory’s family in Wilmington the weekend before. Her dad made shrimp and they were so darn good, y’all! That really put me in the mood for more seafood, so I made a tasty shrimp dish to go with some sautéed veggies for dinner. No, I wasn’t able to get shrimp from my uncle, I had to pay a pretty penny for them because we’re so far inland! But, it was worth it.
Here’s the recipe. I found it on Pinterest, but the original link referenced TastyKitchen.com which referred me to TheDinkyKitchen.com and I must give credit where credit is due! Check out the sites for this super easy, delicious recipe.
I will say that we had leftovers, and this was actually even better the next day! All the flavors soaked in and it was delish.