My Food of Choice

Judgement free zone here kids!! So judge ye not ok! This week I’ve been busy busy busy…running to and from so cooking has been nil to say the least…below is what I opted instead and again I say judge ye not ok!!

COCKTALES!!!!

COCKTALES!!!!

SANGRIA!!!!

SANGRIA!!!!

And then this happened I couldn’t order in because it was too late on a Sunday and I was starving so I wandering into my kitchen and this turned out!! Goodness on a plate

LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP AND VEGGIE RICE

LEMON PEPPER SHRIMP AND VEGGIE RICE

My liquor is included in all food categories according to the way my world is set up just so we’re clear and again judge ye not!!

Homegrown Gourmet

Every now and again I surprise myself…but not really, my friend popped over last week late in the evening missing the a key piece ingredients I needed to make my fabulous noodle stir fry for us so I had to improvise…

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And this is what I came up with a good healthy 30 minute meal, asparagus and shrimp!!

What you’ll need:

2 small lemons (Meyer lemons will work great for this dish)

6 cloves of garlic(minced) or 2 tsp of minced garlic in the jar

sea salt/pepper corns or just pepper

asparagus

chicken stock

 1 tbsp of olive oil

Directions:

Take half of the minced garlic and sauté in safflower oil in a small sauté pan on low to med heat – don’t let it burn though this process happens quickly

Season shrimp in separate bowl with – lemon juice and fresh cracked pepper and sea salt (toss shrimp in seasoning and then in the sauté pan with the garlic and oil) Cook until pink and take off heat

In a large sauté pan take the other half of minced garlic and 1 tbsp of oil and simmer on medium heat once the garlic begins to brown drop in asparagus (make sure to snap off woody ends first) toss asparagus around is sauce then add in chicken stock (you want a thin layer of liquid barely covering the veggies, we’re steeping the flavor here) the asparagus should still be bright green as pictured above!

The whole process should take about 30 minutes to cook with prep I’ll say 45 minutes in total. In case you don’t know how to prep asparagus here’s a handy video to teach you how.

Tidbits:

Chicken stock is the shizzle when it comes to veggies!! I try to steer clear of using too much salt so I cook a lot of vegetables in chicken stock the added benefit is that it adds flavor and I don’t have to use salt.

Let us know if you try this recipe and it works for you!

 

Slightly Domesticated

So here recently I’ve been totally unmotivated when it comes to cooking myself a meal or two so I’ve been here and there and a few other places in between. Below are a few of my treats along with a few outings with my girls.

 

My shrimp étouffée was fucking amazing!! I need to make that again soon!

My shrimp étouffée was fucking amazing!! I need to make that again soon!

Bougie ass lunch with my girl at a lovely little place called Can Can Brasserie...this plate was amaze balls!!

Bougie ass lunch with my girl at a lovely little place called Can Can Brasserie…this plate was amaze balls!!

This one is super simple and quick mama’s! All you need is a bottle of egg whites, jimmy deans turkey sausage crumbles, shredded Colby jack cheese, salt and paper to taste, cupcake wrappers, muffin pan and voila!!

Turkey sausage egg white muffs....for the future husband!!

Turkey sausage egg white muffs….for the future husband!!

Listen I’m a bit of a wino, but I only drink white wine. I’m trying to get into the red side of life but the few I’ve had I don’t recall the names (silly me), the last red I had was an Argentinian Malbec that gave me heartburn. I haven’t had one sense, if you have suggestion that won’t flare up my old lady indigestion issues please drop a few names below I’ll gladly try a few.

Technically not food but it should be considered such!! This was a yummy petite noir that i don't recall the name of sadly. I'm not much of a red wine gal but I'm trying it out!

Technically not food but it should be considered such!! This was a yummy petite noir that i don’t recall the name of sadly. I’m not much of a red wine gal but I’m trying it out!