VEGGIE PASTA

Time is constant, but we are always looking for more of it. For those days when I’m feeling lazy or I’m pressed for time, here’s something that’s not only nutritious and quick to whip up, but also really delicious! My two taste-testers, hubby and Ms. J, don’t mind ๐Ÿ™‚

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What you will need to prep:
1. Wash and slice 2 ZUCCHINI
2. Wash and slice 2 SQUASH
3. Chop 2 ONIONS
5. Marinate with Old Bay, Accent, Adobo, and black pepper, a large bag of thawed SHRIMP
6. Wash and chop 2 stems ofย BROCCOLIย florets

Let’s get to it!
1. Saute half the onion, then add shrimp; cook and set aside

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2. Sautee the rest of the onion, then add broccoli and cook for 5 minutes

3. Add zucchini; cook for another 5 minutes

4. Add squash; season with same spices from above

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5. While veggies are cooking, season pasta and shrimp with above spices

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6. Mix pasta with veggies and season to taste if needed

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7. On low heat, let flavors simmer for about 10 minues

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I like to add grape tomatoes for a punch of color during the last two minutes.

This will definitely be a recurring meal as soon as the twinsies can eat solid food :*)

Enjoy
Stacey

Hubby’s Brussel Sprouts

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Brussel sprouts…..usually a negative connotation is associated with them but they have quite a bit of nutritional elements such as iron, potassium, antioxidants and other health factors. ย  Ready to try them yet?

Prior to my daughter’s first birthday party, I didn’t even know what brussel sprouts were nor was I willing to try it, but as the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover and boy were we wrong. ย We now have brussel sprouts at least twice a week and I’m so lucky my hubby has perfected it ๐Ÿ™‚

What you will need:-

  • Olive oil
  • Old Bay
  • Lemon juice

It’s quite simple but very delish; even our two year old agrees ๐Ÿ™‚

Here you go:-

  1. Remove outer layers and cut in half
  2. Soak spouts in bowl of water and a little lemon juice for 10 minutes
  3. Drain and drizzle with olive oil
  4. Apply generous amount of Old Bay
  5. Place on baking tray
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes and voila!

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Once you try, please let me know what you think.

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

~Stacey

Pork Chops: Where have you been?

With the ever increasing food prices, we decided to try pork chops last year and it’s been a family favorite since! At one point it was on a weekly rotation ๐Ÿ™‚

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The plantains (The key to the perfect plantains is making sure they are ripe but not too ripe) add a level of sweetness and the rice, gungo rice…this has replaced the infamous Jamaican Rice and Peas (many say Red Beans and Rice).

It tastes as good as it looks if not better ๐Ÿ™‚

XO Stacey

Two Slices of Heaven: Stacey’s TAB Sandwich

Today was the first time eating bread since our smoothie cleanse and this sandwich was definitely worth the wait!

Stacey’s TAB Sandwich (Turkey Avocado Bacon) w/ Cheese

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Wanna try? You will not be disappointed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Two slices of bread, toasted
  • Dijon mustard
  • Kraft original Miracle Whip
  • Few slices of bacon
  • Pepperjack cheese
  • Few slices of avocado
  • Plain turkey lunch meat, sauteed with Old Bay, Accent, Adobo, black pepper and dried parsely for 5 minutes
  • Handful of spring mix greens

Enjoy

~Stacey