Shrimp Po’ Boys

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So I went to a cycling class last night.

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The class took place in the dark with neon lights flashing. Essentially, I survived my worst nightmare.

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I’ve been intrigued by this Soul Cycle rage. The fools on reality TV make it look so chic! Wearing their colorful lil pants and lil mesh gloves. I thought I could get behind this! Until I sat on that bleak bike & started to pedal.

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It has to be in the top 10 sweatiest experiences of my life. It was just dripping. I feel like it was all happening in slow motion and sweat was just flying everywhere. The instructor kept asking us to “turn up the gear” on the bikes & I kept “placing curses upon his home.” Fool, please. I’m not trying to die up in here!

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So, yeah, I’ll def be back – great workout!

 

 

 

Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4 sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of shrimp, peeled + deveined + raw
  • 1 tbsp. of paprika
  • 1 tsp. of dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of cajun seasoning
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tbsp. of tabasco sauce
  • 3-4 tbsp. of light mayonnaise
  • 4 whole wheat rolls, toasted
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 cup of arugula, for serving
  • 2 roma tomatoes, for serving
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • In a bowl, combine shrimp + paprika + rosemary + garlic powder + cajun seasoning + S+P
  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise + tabasco + lemon juice + S
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add shrimp + cook for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through
  • Spread some of the remoulade on a roll + add tomatoes + arugula + shrimp
  • Physically shove in mouth + try to beat my record of 3 minutes

 

Idea for these bad boys came from here:

http://bevcooks.com/2011/11/shrimp-po-boys/

 

 

Shrimp Risotto

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I’m going to read 100 books this year.

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That doesn’t sound like much of a feat once I write it down, does it??

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Oh well – I’m doing it! I’ve always been a bit of a bookworm. My parents put me in some hoity toity Montessori school that taught me to read picture books in Pre-K so I was the little snot that got to public school Kindergarten & told all the kids I could READ. I got bit a lot that year.

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So far, I’ve read The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. It read like an AP English novel I was forced to read & dissect. So I took a turn for The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I am on a thriller kick (thanks a lot, Dateline) & couldn’t put this down. I love books about cray cray females & missing/murdered people. Call me simple. Now, I’m reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. I also love stories of confused females with multiple suitors. I can’t relate to her in the slightest but it’s fun to dream.

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K I need 97 book suggestions. GO!

 

 

 

Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of arborio rice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. of uncooked shrimp, peeled + deveined
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup of dry white wine
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese + more for serving
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp. of lemon pepper
  • S+P, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Parsley, for serving

How to:

  • Heat stock in a pot over low heat
  • Heat olive oil in a pot over low-medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 3 minutes
  • Add garlic + cook for another minute
  • Add rice + coat with oil + onion
  • Add wine + let absorb
  • Add stock one ladleful at a time, letting the rice absorb fully before adding another, stir constantly
  • When rice is almost tender, heat other tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add shrimp + lemon pepper + S+P, cook until pink
  • Add plenty of S+P to rice
  • Stir in cheese + lemon juice
  • Stir in shrimp
  • Serve hot with extra cheese + parsley
  • Unbutton jeans + eat entire pot

Shrimp Burrito Bowls

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I think I know why every other country hates America.

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It’s because Americans absolutely suck on the Internet.

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I’m serious. We are just so daggum opinionated. Give us an international crisis & a Facebook account & it’s all she wrote.

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Like, why does every human on Facebook feel the need to not only post their own opinion 8 times a day, but also comment on every person’s posts who disagree with them??? The truth is – you’re all idiots! Every American human on Facebook is a moron. Now some might argue this is a gross generalization, but I can say this because I, too, am an internet moron (have you read this blog??). All I’m saying is if you aren’t sharing puppy videos & photos of you & your boyfriend at dinner, then no one wants to see it! Folks in other countries look at our Facebook pages & see ignorant comments & no puppies & they’re like, “oh yeah THIS is why we hate America.”

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This is also while I’ll make an excellent First Lady someday because I just really connect with the people.

 

Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of shrimp, peeled + deveined + uncooked
  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 3 tbsp. of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic
  • 1 tbsp. of chili powder
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. of oregano
  • S+P, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil

How to:

  • In a bowl, combine chili powder + garlic powder + cumin + oregano + S+P
  • Add shrimp + 1 tbsp. of olive oil + combine well, set aside
  • While shrimp marinate, cook quinoa according to package directions + drain
  • Heat other tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add garlic + cook for 1 minute
  • Add shrimp + cook until pink
  • Add shrimp + quinoa + red onion + red pepper + tomato + black beans + some cilantro to a bowl
  • Serve hot
  • See how many scrimps you can fit in your mouth at one time