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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Devilish eats

Today was quite the spicy day!

I was planning on a smoothie for breakfast, but when I woke up I really wanted oat bran so that's what I made!
1/2 cup oat bran, 1 cup nonfat soy milk, 1 sliced banana, 1 tsp ghee and some cinnamon.


For lunch I packed this wonderful spicy creation:

With some grapes!

Soo good! Tasted just like it would if I had packed Indian leftovers, TJ's strikes again- another great new find!

I worked for 4 hours straight this afternoon!! Busy, busy let me tell you!
For snacks I packed a light string cheese I had mid-morning, and then a honey chobani I found (awesome!!) with 2 tbsp chopped pecans for an afternoon snack.

Late afternoon as I was waiting for my ride I had half of this baby:

Definitely my new obsession!! So sweet, choc full of all-natural antioxidants! 1 full bottle has 80 calories, so my portion was a mere 40. Not bad for a sweet drink!

My snack and drink held me until dinner, which was fantastic! I made an Italian favorite- Shrimp Fra Diavolo, which means shrimp of the devil because of it's spiciness!!

I made my own version, complete with zucchini and a side of quinoa, which I got Nick to try, and to my pleasure he liked it! Yay!! My shrimp recipe is following =)

Today was a long day, which is why the post is so short!! I still have a bunch of work to do before I get to relax! A longer post is to come tomorrow, I promise!

Have a nice night, all!

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with zucchini over quinoa

Serves 2
8 oz frozen tail off shrimp
½ cup diced tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium zucchini
1/3 cup diced onion
1 tsp butter
¼ cup white wine
oregano,basil, cayenne, red pepper flakes, s&p to taste
parsley and parmesan cheese

Defrost frozen shrimp under running water until cold
Meanwhile, chop onion and halve and slice 1 large zucchini
Heat 1 tbsp EVOO in pan
Add onion and garlic and cook on medium until onion is soft
Add zucchini and shrimp, and butter
Cook until shrimp is hot and zucchini is soft
Add diced tomatoes, white wine, and spices
Let simmer 10 minutes, until most of sauce has cooked off.
Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package
Serve shrimp over/next to quinoa, topped with parmesan and parsley.


VeggieGirl said...

Mmm, I love spicy foods!! And quinoa :-)

Anonymous said...

I think I am going to try that recipe over pasta!

Kristin said...

Let me know how you like it!