I’m huge fan of lettuce wraps.
It’s not that I’m skipping wheat wraps these days to save calories, or because I’m sensitive to gluten. I simply love the fresh crunch those green leaves give to every bite of whatever filling I decide to drop in the middle.
Do you remember the broccolette I bought at Costco a few weeks ago to serve with this chicken in a lemony thyme sauce?
We liked that broccoli so much, we decided to dish it up with meaty chunks of cod, and lacking the energy for a multiple pan meal determined a roast in the oven was the way to go.
Mondays are back to reality days, aren’t they?
This time of year when I’ve spent the weekend shopping, shmoozing with friends, and generally goofing off, I need Mondays to get back on track. That includes a few lighter meals to ward off any holiday pounds that might have crept on over the weekend.
This easy Mediterranean chopped salad with tender baby shrimp and feta cheese fits the bill perfectly.
When it comes to making a quick and healthy meal, stir fried vegetables and shrimp top my list.
I used to relegate this particular shellfish to special occasions. I thought it was too expensive to put in my cart, but that wasn’t true.
Do people avoid cooking because recipes have too many ingredients and complicated instructions?
As my lovely sister-in-law and I were drooling over salad recipes this weekend, Vanessa made just that comment.
She said that many recipes required an amazing list of ingredients, most of which she would have to buy, and probably never use again.
What’s more, the instructions were endless. As a working mother of two young boys, she had no time, or energy, to tackle a cooking project.
I love a good crab cake, but the calories aren’t worth it for a weekday meal, so I save my crab cake cravings for visits to our local seafood restaurant.
While tilapia can’t compare to crab, it’s certainly less expensive, and did a good job as a stand-in for its more popular seafood cousin.
When folks would leave most of the food I served them on their plates, I used to take it personally and stew about it all – night – long.
What could I have done better?
Maybe I should have added this or that, and then they would have loved my dish?
I don’t know about you, but I get on food kicks, and this week I’m all about sandwiches.
When Mike and I went on a diet several months ago (those love handles were getting too easy to pinch), we cut back on the bread eating. This was a good plan for this bread lover. Once I get started, I’ll eat the whole loaf in one sitting.