Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shrimp and a yummy product alert

I went to the Farmer's Market Saturday morning where I bought the most unbelievable cherries and strawberries. I'm enjoying them as I type this. Fruit and veggies are just so much better from the Farmer's Market.

After the FM I hit a local organic food store. I'm making a surprise care package up for a friend with lots of yummy "good for you" goodies. He eats like crap and I'm trying to show him the light. I bought a few things for me too. I've been hearing good things about Newman's Own Organics Cinnamon Sugar Soy Crisps.


So I bought myself a bag (and one for my friend's package). OMG yum! So good. I smeared one with Maple Almond Butter and it was like a little bite of heaven. They remind me of those Cinnamon Twists things at Taco Bell. Find these you won't be sorry. They come in three other varieties: Barbeque, Lightly Salted, White Cheddar. I'm not interested in any of the other flavors myself because once you've had Trader Joe's Garlic Feta Olive Oil Soy Crisps nothing else of the savory variety would compare but the Cinnamon Sugar ones hit the spot.

I came home chit-chatted with some pals, cleaned a bit, surfed the net, and then got in the kitchen and here's what I came up with for dinner. It's a keeper. Hope you enjoy it.


Shelly's Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi

1 lb of raw Shrimp, peeled & deveined
1/2 Yellow Onion, sliced
4 cloves of Garlic, chopped
2 Zucchinis, sliced
1 can (14 oz.) Artichoke Hearts, non-marinated
1/2 cup Frozen Peas
1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes, oil packed, drained & chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh Basil, chopped
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twist of Black Pepper
Olive Oil
Butter

Saute onion in oil/butter till golden. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add zucchini and shrimp and cook for 8 minutes with the lid on stirring occasionally. Add artichoke hearts, peas, basil and sun dried tomatoes and stir. Cook for 5 minutes more (or until shrimp are fully cooked) stirring occasionally.

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Highlights of the weekend:

* Had a mini wow Friday at the movies.

* My FM purchases: eggplant, cauliflower, garlic, onions, strawberries, cherries, pink lady apples, fruit bread (for Mum). I'm definitely going to make more of my Roasted Eggplant & Sausage Soup.

* Kathy S. and Charlie called me from Florida.


Listening to: "I'll Be Waiting" Lenny Kravitz

1 comment:

Amie said...

I just realized, your FM is still open ? Is it year round? Here in Omaha, it's from March to October, and March/April there is really no fresh food, mostly perserves, honey, flea market stuff and plants. But that's OK, I like that stuff too. I just read in the paper an old neighborhood is starting a FM up that's closer to me. Boy, I would love a home grown tomato right now. I'm at the beginning of my 5th post wls month and now can have a reg diet. I had a shrimp salad last night with real live mixed baby letuce, heaven ! Amie