Roasted Spring Vegetables

These Roasted Spring Vegetables bring out sweet flavorful notes that are infused with olive oil and sea salt.

These Roasted Spring Vegetables bring out sweet flavorful notes that are infused with olive oil and sea salt.

Roasted Spring Vegetables
 
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You can use your favorite spring veggies.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ pound organic carrots, peeled and cut all the same size
  • ½ pound snap peas
  • 4 unpeeled cloves of garlic
  • 1½ Tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Combine vegetables, garlic, and oil in a large bowl.
  3. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  4. Spread out in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Roast, stirring halfway through, until tender, golden brown, and charred in spots, about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.
PP Value (Points Plus Food Value)
1 PP per serving

Don’t wait for the Fall or Winter to roast your veggies.  The results from roasting are simply divine.  So why wait?

These Roasted Spring Vegetables bring out sweet flavorful notes that are infused with olive oil and sea salt.Really!  It’s that simple.  I know I say, err, write about how simple everything is, but they are, honestly.

These Roasted Spring Vegetables bring out sweet flavorful notes that are infused with olive oil and sea salt.And gorgeous!  And delicious!

These Roasted Spring Vegetables bring out sweet flavorful notes that are infused with olive oil and sea salt. And all gone.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Marlene

 

 

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Spanish Chorizo and Apple Salsa Pizza

Chorizo, fresh apple salsa, and Spanish cheese come together with this winning combination of sweet and savory in every bite!

Chorizo, fresh salsa, and Spanish cheese come together with this winning combination of sweet and savory in every bite!

Spanish Chorizo and Apple Salsa Pizza
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Store-bought pizza dough (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • FOR THE APPLE SALSA
  • ½ apple, diced
  • ¼ of a jalapeno, diced
  • ¼ purple onion, diced
  • ¼ red pepper, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 4 ounces Spanish Chorizo, sliced thin
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican Blend cheese (I used Trader Joe’s lite blend)
  • ½ cup Iberico cheese, shredded
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients for the apple salsa; set aside
  3. Dust pizza dough with flour and roll to a 8-inch circle.
  4. Transfer dough to a pizza stone.
  5. Par bake for about 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Add the shredded cheese and the chorizo
  7. Bake another 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Top with apple salsa and baked another 2 minutes.
PP Value (Points Plus Food Value)
cut into 8 slices each piece is 7 PP per slice

They say if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Chorizo, fresh salsa, and Spanish cheese come together with this winning combination of sweet and savory in every bite!About a year ago, I attempted to make homemade pizza.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I didn’t even attempt to make the dough.  I bought it from a local pizzeria in town.  My pizza was an epic fail.  Sad, but true.  How do you mess up pizza when you don’t even make the dough.  Really, I don’t know.  But it happened.

I knew that someday, I would try again.

Chorizo, fresh salsa, and Spanish cheese come together with this winning combination of sweet and savory in every bite!I am happy to say that my second attempt was a win.  Not quite the perfectly shaped pizza that I wanted, but it tasted fantastic.

Chorizo, fresh salsa, and Spanish cheese come together with this winning combination of sweet and savory in every bite!As a matter of fact, when I told Melissa that I would have to make it again she did not complain.

Mainly I wasn’t happy with the photos, but, like I said, it wasn’t perfectly round either.

Chorizo, fresh salsa, and Spanish cheese come together with this winning combination of sweet and savory in every bite!I might not be the first person to make a pizza using chorizo before.

Chorizo, fresh salsa, and Spanish cheese come together with this winning combination of sweet and savory in every bite!

But adding the fresh apple salsa is what pulls this pizza together.

Chorizo, fresh salsa, and Spanish cheese come together with this winning combination of sweet and savory in every bite!Have you heard about the Food and Wine Conference that is happening in July in Orlando Florida?

Chorizo, fresh salsa, and Spanish cheese come together with this winning combination of sweet and savory in every bite!

I am entering this recipe in the 2014 Rosen Shingle Creek Recipe Contest.  You can enter and win too:

My inspiration comes from my love of Mexican cuisine.  Mi Casa Tequila Taqueria is only one of the great restaurants featured at Rosen Shingle Creek resort.

  • Two night stay at Rosen Shingle Creek
  • $100 Rosen Shingle Creek dining gift card
  • Reimbursement for their full conference pass to the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, FL.
  • The recipe also may be a featured during the Taste of Rosen Shingle Creek Opening Ceremony at the Food and Wine Conference

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Marlene

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Indulge in the simplicity of this easy anytime dish of Lemon Pepper Shrimp.

Indulge in the simplicity of this easy anytime dish of Lemon Pepper Shrimp.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp
 
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I used frozen shrimp that was already deveined and peeled
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 12 large frozen shrimp, defrosted, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ Tablespoon Lemon Pepper seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • chopped parsley
Directions
  1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds or until fragrant. (Do not brown.)
  3. Add shrimp and seasoning; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley.
PP Value (Points Plus Food Value)
3 PP per serving

Sweet Caroline!

Indulge in the simplicity of this easy anytime dish of Lemon Pepper Shrimp.This meal was so superb.

When you just don’t have a whole lot of time on your hands you can still manage a fantastic dish that is healthful, light, refreshing and second helping friendly.

I like the part about getting seconds without all the guilt.  I served it over quinoa, but it you serve with fresh veggies, that means more shrimp for you.

Indulge in the simplicity of this easy anytime dish of Lemon Pepper Shrimp.

Let’s eat dinner and eat a great one too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Marlene

 

 

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