Lettuce Wraps with Chard, Shrimp, Brown Rice and a Chili Garlic Peanut Sauce

Lettuce Wrap with Chard, Shrimp and Peanut Sauce

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.

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Recipe: Roasted Broccolette and Cod with Orange Chili Hoisin Sauce

Do you remember the broccolette I bought at Costco a few weeks ago to serve with this chicken in a lemony thyme sauce?

Chicken and Broccoli

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.

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Mediterranean Inspired Chopped Salad with Shrimp and Feta Cheese

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.

Chopped Shrimp Salad

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Salmon and Red Chard Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese

Do people avoid cooking because recipes have too many ingredients and complicated instructions?

Salmon and Chard Salad

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.

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Baked Tilapia Fish Cakes with Zucchini Salad and Tartar Sauce

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.

Tilapia Cakes with Zucchini Salad

Tilapia Cakes with Zucchini Salad

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.

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