Salt and Pepper Shrimp Edamame Salad

Salt and Pepper Shrimp Edamame Salad

Salt and Pepper Shrimp Edamame Salad

Some days you eat salads and workout ……Other days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants……it’s called balance…..lol. Funny quotes get me every time, especially when there is truth behind them!

Eating healthy….the struggle is real. Real hard as you get older. As I approach the big 60 I find staying in shape extremely difficult. Although I have yo-yoed since my early twenties, I have always found it easy to lose weight. Eat a little less, walk, pilates or yoga a little more.

Salt and Pepper Shrimp Edamame Salad

Ah yeah ….well that’s not working so much…grrrr!!! In previous posts I have mentioned that I am now a point counting Weight Watcher and I’m doing ok. But it’s really hard when 1. you write a food blog, and 2. hmmm you write a food blog. Continue reading “Salt and Pepper Shrimp Edamame Salad”

Asparagus Farro Feta Salad

Summer in the midwest is unpredictable at best.This summer has been pretty decent so far…….and then….holy crap its hot!!!!!!! When it’s hot, the last thing I want is to heat up the kitchen, or eat anything hot….ugh! Asparagus Farro Feta Salad is a cool delicious salad…. when its too hot to cook.

Asparagus Farro Feta Salad

Tim and I had to give up our beloved asparagus patch when we moved, but we still enjoy asparagus as much as ever. With summer heat ramping up I really don’t feel like cooking….I barely feel like eating, although I do manage…LOL

Asparagus Farro Feta Salad is cool but satisfying. Tender crisp asparagus with chickpeas, farro, and feta….covered in a light dill and red onion dressing. Continue reading “Asparagus Farro Feta Salad”

Cheese Ball Basil Salad

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I have developed some new fav foods over the summer. Especially farro!

Farro has a high protein and fiber content and a nutty, chewy texture (similar to barley) that makes it great for grain salads, soups, stuffings, and pilafs. Buy pearled farro, it makes the cooking process so much easier. Having a rice or pressure cooker is nice too…..cuts back on cooking time.

So……… could you fry farro up like fried rice? I tried it with great results, but what about just frying/toasting it like breadcrumbs????? Nutty, chewy, and crispy!!!! I could use it to sprinkle on a salad. How about I make a salad for you?? Continue reading “Cheese Ball Basil Salad”