Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sauteed Shrimp with Tomato & Basil

Sauteed Shrimp with Tomato & Basil

This is a simply scrumptious recipe, if I do say so myself!  

1 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 cups fresh baby spinach

1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add shrimp; cook about three minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning occasionally.  Remove shrimp from skillet; set aside.  

2. Add red onion to skillet; cook about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.  Add tomatoes, cook for 1 minute more.  Return shrimp to skillet.  Add basil and vinegar; heat through.  Season to taste with kosher salt and black pepper.  

3. Divide spinach among four dinner plates.  Top with shrimp mixture.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Healthy Granola by Amy

Here is a healthy granola recipe my friend Amy shared with me so I could share it with you!
Thanks, Amy!
Basic Healthy Granola from Amy
This is a basic recipe (adapted from Alton Brown of Food Network).
Adding other ingredients to this base works very well.  I have tried an additional cup of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, etc.  Dried fruit should work just as well. 
Combine on cookie sheet:

6 c oats
1c sunflower seeds
2c nuts (I prefer slivered almonds, pecans or walnuts)
1c unsweetened coconut (Bobs Red Mill is available at Fred Meyer)
Mix  together,  then pour over dry ingredients on cookie sheet:

1/4c  b sugar
1/2c  maple syrup
1/2c  vegetable oil
1/2c  honey
Cook at 350 until desired colorStir frequently