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shrimp scrambled eggs

4 Feb

paleo shrimp scrambled eggsI’m a total homebody who hates traffic…it’s really hard to get me to go snowboarding on the weekends. Even though I’m doing something fun, if I spend a day up there, I feel like my weekend is thus reduced to only one day. It’s like I need two days of mulling around the house and doing my mundane activities to feel relaxed. Pretty dumb, I know. In any case, I was swayed into going to Beaver Creek yesterday knowing full well that because of all the snow the mountains got over the past few days, the traffic and crowds were going to be awful. We left at 6:15 and 15 minutes into our drive the cars started getting backed up. I almost made Joe turn around to bring me back home. But I made it, the day was gorgeous and sunny and warm, and there was tons of really deep, untouched snow. Great, I was glad I bucked up and went. Then I realized my phone was missing and wasn’t in the car when we got back to it and Found My iPhone revealed an unfortunate result…

iphone at Beaver Creek deveining shrimp My friend Chris was still up at the resort, about to leave, when I discovered this and he quickly strapped back in, caught the chair with less than one minute left to last call, got 1/3 of the way up the mountain and came to a halt. No more running lifts. He asked around and very nice, no-nonsense ski patrolman Adam offered to snowmobile Chris up to the bottom of the lift where my phone was. But after searching around, they didn’t find anything. I KNEW I SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME.
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coconut crusted shrimp and chicken + mango salsa + fried plantains

18 Mar

I didn’t end up making corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. I had put the chicken and shrimp for this recipe in the fridge to be defrosted by Wednesday, but then Wednesday night rolled along and both Joe and I were too busy to make the recipe. So it got pushed a day and unfortunately that was St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll just reassign the holiday to Friday or Saturday. I don’t think St. Patrick will care. I don’t even know who he is.

It occurred to me that I’ve never posted a recipe with plantains in it. I LOVE plantains. So much so that I had to temporarily ban them from my life because I was eating too many… But I can occasionally buy them now as a treat and be okay. I like them in any of their stages – green, yellow, black – and in any form. I particularly like them fried, big surprise.

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cajun stew

9 Mar

Oh man, this was good. Really, really good. And to top it off, it’s a really good weeknight meal. It’s one of my most favorite kind of recipe – one of those that does not require any prep work because each ingredient’s cooking time allows to you prep the next ingredient. Oh, and it’s a one pot meal. Win!

This recipe is essentially jambalaya, but since there’s no rice in it, I felt I couldn’t call it such. I might get nasty comments about my blasphemy. There is a type of jambalaya where the rice is prepared separately and added upon serving, so I supposed mine is more like that, but still, I’ll just call it stew. It’s got the trinity of onions, peppers, and celery, which is like the mirepoix of Cajun cuisine, and there’s chicken, kielbasa, andouille, bacon, and shrimp. It is as good, and better, as it sounds.

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