I loosely followed three different recipes to make this dish and was very happy with how it turned out.
The first recipe was my inspiration: Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Asparagus (VIDEO Recipe)
½ lb spaghetti
1 lb (or 1 bundle) asparagus, rinsed
3 Tbsp butter, divided
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced (about 1½ Tbsp)
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined (16-20 or 21-25 count)
Sea Salt and Pepper
¼ cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 large or 2 small lemons)
⅓ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
Grated Parmesan to serve
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add 1 Tbsp salt and 1 Tbsp olive oil and cook pasta according to package instructions until aldente, or desired doneness (meanwhile, continue with recipe). Drain pasta, return to pot and cover to keep warm.
Trim asparagus to remove…
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Everybody who likes to eat healthily, or has specific dietary requirements knows the situation: you’re out with friends, they decide to get a takeaway, and you, with your ‘fussy’ eating, are left wondering what you’re going to do for your meal. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with having the occasional takeaway, but if you’re anything like me, a processed, stodgy meal does not appeal (I’m more into chocolate than burgers).
Unfortunately, there’s a sort of stigma around eating healthily, that you wouldn’t expect to find today, but most people have probably experienced it. Eating healthily is different to being on a diet; it’s a lifestyle, and what I think most people misunderstand is that most of the time, you would rather have that delicious salad from your favourite coffee shop, than fried chicken or a burger from your local takeaway. Personally, I have no specific dietary requirements, I’m not vegan…
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Probably the worst tasting Starbucks drink ever to be created. Literally tastes like a unicorn went to chipotle and shit in a cup.
An instant star of social media platforms, it’s literally on all of them check. Starbucks released this limited time drink in all stores this week. Being completely different than all other drink releases the description on the drink is absolutely terrible.
The Starbucks description reads:
“The flavor-changing, color-changing, totally-not-made-up Unicorn Frappuccino. Magical flavors start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour. Swirl it to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink. It’s finished with whipped cream sprinkled pink and blue fairy powders.”
How it should be described:
This drink misses its mark on all levels. The sweetness completely overpowers the flavors of the drink. Its sourness is a blue raspberry that takes away from the mango syrup. The consistency doesn’t help the uniqueness in flavor. It has a…
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I love potatoes. When people say “bread is life” I think: “right after potatoes.” When combining the two I feel as if I am creating pure joy. In this blog post I’m sharing one of my versions of potato bread but I’m making it into rolls then adding a bit of cheese to the mix. Because cheese too is life. Unless you’re lactose intolerant and also gluten intolerant. Then maybe not.
I was very surprised I had not posted a blog about potato bread yet as I make it fairly often. Growing up one of my favorite sandwich breads from the regular grocery store was (is) potato. Homemade potato bread isn’t quite the same unless perhaps you are using potato flakes (instant mashed potatoes) or spend time breaking down potatoes into a thin liquidy purée. Even then the texture is different. I like my potato bread with some small clumps…
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I am a member of CA: Coupon Anonymous. For a while (actually for about two years), I was a an avid person who was obsessed with grocery coupons. I would spend several dollars every Sunday to stop by my local grocery store to purchase the Sunday paper filled with ‘over $300 worth of coupons.’ I followed coupon websites, blogs, and message boards on where to get the best use of your coupons. I would spend time pouring over sales papers and visiting several stores a week to purchase whatever item they were selling that week so I could get the best deals.
In the long run, using coupons was saving money, filling my pantry with items, and feeling I was feeding my family with a smaller amount of money. When I looked at my pantry, we were not using some things. I would purchase them so cheap, I thought I…
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Dessert as we all know, is one of the most important dishes after any meal. Matter of fact, sometimes, you can even have a slice of that pie, cake, or scoop of ice cream for breakfast, right?
Yes, That’s how IMPORTANT & well LOVED sweets actually are. Because I am a lover of sweets myself (It’s the Southern Girl in me), I’ve decided to create this post highlighting my top sweet recipes and have them battle it out.
Who’s Going To Win??
Now, I must warn you….There’s loads of flavor below and maybe even some recipes that may cause you to do a double-take. Haha! Either way, just be sure to click the link under the photo for the actual recipe (if it’s available) and ENJOY!
Now Let’s Begin, Shall We?….
A SOUTHERN GIRL’S DUTCH APPLE PIE.
•Find Recipe Here: Click Link Here.
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Hello Everyone! I can’t believe that it’s already the last day of March, meaning quarter of the year has just zoomed past in the blink of an eye! I felt like the first part of March went by really quickly for me, and the rest of the month just dragged on slowly to be honest. Maybe it was just because I spent the final week of my travels to New Zealand and Australia in the first week of March and the second week pouting about my post-vacation depression, and then of course dragging myself out of bed and to the office through the rest of March. I sound so pessimistic in this post in comparison to Wednesday’s post when I was all motivational and whatnot. Haha! I don’t mean to be pessimistic, I’m just stating the obvious lack of adventure in my life the moment I arrived back from my…
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I love coffee, but there are certain side effects that I could do without – the constant bathroom breaks, teeth stains, jitteriness, upset stomach when you drink too much, etc. So when I discovered Nootrobox’s GO CUBES Chewable Coffee, I knew I had to try them.
Each cube has 50 mg of caffeine, which equals 1/2 cup of coffee, and they come in three flavours: pure drip, latte, and mocha. I bought the sampler box that comes with 6 packs of 4 GO CUBES for US$15.
I definitely got some skeptical looks and comments from people as I told them about this chewable coffee, particularly from my old-school dad who called them my ‘coffee candies,’ but GO CUBES are a serious game changer.
I started my day with the usual morning cup of coffee, but instead of having another cup around noon, I had two GO CUBES instead. I tried…
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