Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mastering The Art Of Cooking For One

Just call me the single Julia Child. Creating meals for one is kinda becoming my thing. I’ve been living on my own for a while, but only in the last year or so have I really started making strides in homemade cooking. Those frozen Lean Cuisines just weren’t cutting it anymore. I really enjoy time spent in the kitchen, and the benefits of homemade meals (clean eating!) can’t be beat.

One of my go-to meals (I make this at least three times a week – still working on variety): healthy shrimp tacos.  These tacos take literally 15 minutes to make and are ten times healthier than the fried, smothered in cheese tacos you find in a restaurant, although we all need those sometimes too! 

I did not make this...but yum
I promise my meal is just as tasty as this half eaten masterpiece from El Vaquero a few weeks ago!

Ingredients: Two Trader Joe’s corn tortillas, TJ frozen brussel sprouts, TJ frozen asparagus, grape tomatoes, 1 quarter (a side sliver) of an avocado, and 7-10 medium size frozen shrimp (uncooked, tail off, peeled and deveined). Fresh veggies/shrimp are even better, but I use frozen as they last longer and are much more convenient – I’m still learning!

First, warm the tortillas on the stove and then spread on the avocado. Boil the brussel sprouts for about 5 mins or until almost cooked. In the meantime, cook the asparagus, tomatoes and shrimp on the stovetop. When the shrimp is cooked through (approx. 5 minutes), throw in the cooked brussel spouts to mesh all flavors and voila – dinner is served! This entire meal is about 350 calories, very filling and tasty to boot. Feel free to throw in some soy sauce and/or seasoning for additional flavor. Bon Appetit!

And just in case you thought I wasn’t living up to my blog name – a sweet Sunday treat while watching the Giants’ game.

Get in my belly

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