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Life after being a Vegetarian

If you didn’t know I went Vegetarian for awhile (only lasted 3 months). It was a life changing 3 months until I started to feel like crap. Read my ‘I Got Hungry‘ post. Well after just 3 months of no meat, I’m doing pretty good. I feel way better that I incorporated chicken back into my diet. I occasionally stir fry up some shrimp or bake a filet. Red meat still don’t exist in my diet so turkey bacon and I became close friends. Vegetables are still a MAIN component on my dish. I sometimes eat meals with no meat. Vegetables are so versatile it’s a shame that people don’t like them. Sauté some squash, zucchini with some onions. Season with salt and pepper!? Heaven on a plate with some jasmine rice! Vegetarian life was a learning experience and a great 3 month detox. Remember to always do what’s best for you but never shy away from something new.

 

 

One Skillet Pasta

Ingredients

  • 8oz Pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 boneless Chicken Breast
  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup Mushroom, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Pint Heavy Cream
  • 4 Sprigs of Thyme
  • 1tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Cook your pasta as directed of package and set aside. Season your chicken breast how ever you want! You can't go wrong with a classic salt and pepper. Heat your skillet to medium, medium high. Add in 1tbsp of butter and a 1tbsp of olive oil.
  2. When skillet is hot add you chicken breast. Cook for 3-4 minutes each side (depending how thick your chicken breast are). Set aside in foil.
  3. Add in your mushroom (might need a little more butter or olive oil) stir around for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add in your onions. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes. (anytime your own looks dry add butter or olive oil)
  5. Add your garlic, stir in for 1-2 minutes then add in your heavy cream and thyme. Give a good stir and let it reduce and thicken 7-10 minutes. Taste for seasoning (keep a eye on it, might over flow. adjust heat but keep a slight boil going)
  6. Once it's reduced and thicken. Turn off heat and add in parsley and parmesan. Mix in well.
  7. You can pour this over your pasta or mix pasta in sauce. Top with chicken and more parmesan! Enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/life-after-being-a-vegetarian/

 

Quick Shrimp Boil

It’s finally warm outside! Well at least here in the south. Enjoy this quick shrimp boil with a cold beer.

 

Quick Shrimp Boil

Ingredients

  • 1/2lb Shrimp
  • 1/2 Onion, sliced
  • 1 cup Green Beans
  • 1 Cob of Corn, cut 3 ways
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 Lemon Slices
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay
  • 1/4 cup Dried Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Worcester Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Beer

Instructions

  1. Fill up a pot with water and dump in lemon, old bay, parsley, worcester sauce & beer. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add in onion, green beans, corn and garlic. Cook for about 6-8 minutes. Turn heat to medium. Slight boil.
  3. Add in your butter and shrimp. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn heat off. Separate pot melt some butter add in some old bay.
  5. Serve immediately and pour butter over all that goodness!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/quick-shrimp-boil/

*You can add some sausage and baby red potatoes add 3-5 more minutes in your cook time.

**Double the ingredients if you’re serving more than 2 people. I ate this serving by myself!

 

Vegetarian Chili

The best way to melt all this snow is by making a warm bowl of hearty healthy chili!

 

 

Vegetarian Chili

Ingredients

  • 7 Garlic Gloves, minced
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Zucchini, chopped
  • 1 Yellow Squash, chopped
  • 2-15oz can of Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2-15oz can of Chick Peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1-28oz can of Crushed Tomatos
  • 6oz Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 pack of Soy Chorizo (or a veggie sausage crumble this step optional)
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. The best way to execute this recipe is by prepping everything. So have everything chopped up and measured out.
  2. In a large pot add your olive oil over medium heat. Add your onion, jalapeño and garlic. Cook 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add your bell pepper, cook 2 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle in all your seasonings and S+P, stir in well.
  5. Add your zucchini and squash. Stir and cook 1-2 minutes.
  6. Stir in your tomato paste, cook 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add in your beans and crushed tomatoes. Stir well. Take your crushed tomato can and fill it up with water and pour in the mixture. Mix well.
  8. Add in soy chorizo and mix well.
  9. Turn up your heat to bring it to a simmer. Cover and turn heat to low, simmer for 1 hour.
  10. Serve with cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Or with some Frito Lays. Enjoy!
http://thegrocerygoddess.com/vegetarian-chili/