Monday, July 17, 2017

Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp Tacos with Black Bean & Corn Salsa


Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp Tacos with Black Bean & Corn Salsa
This post is in partnership with Le Creuset.  All opinions and photos are my own.





















All of the fresh fish and shrimp tacos we enjoyed on vacation earlier this month left us
craving for more, so I decided to use my new Le Creuset Signature Square Skillet Grill
to make some Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp Tacos with Black Bean & Corn Salsa at home.

I'm all about the great outdoors and grilling outside, but sometimes it's just too dang hot!
I'd rather grill inside the house in the comfort of some good ole air conditioning! The
Le Creuset Signature Square Skillet Grill gives the delicious flavor of grilling, without
the sweating and mosquitos!

Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp Tacos with Black Bean & Corn Salsa


My recipe for Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp Tacos with Black Bean & Corn Salsa couldn't
be easier.  Simply combine the marinade ingredients and shrimp in a plastic resealable bag
to let the flavors marinate for at least 30 minutes.  While the shrimp is doing it's thing,
make some delicious black bean and corn salsa.

I sautéed frozen corn with olive oil in the signature square skillet grill to give it delicious
grilled flavor as well.  Once the corn is ready, remove it from the pan and combine with
the rest of the salsa ingredients. There's no need to wash the skillet, because we're going
to use it to grill the shrimp!

Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp Tacos with Black Bean & Corn Salsa


Le Creuset Square Skillet Grill Pan

Le Creuset Signature Skillet Grill Pan





















Don't they look delicious! Serve shrimp over warm tortilla's with some purple cabbage
and the black bean and corn salsa. It's also great served over rice!

The high ridges on the skillet grill allow fat and grease to drain, while the spout on the
side allows for drip-free pours.  I'm in love with the pretty marine color too! It's quickly
becoming one of my favorite skillets!

Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp Tacos with Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp Tacos with Black Bean & Corn Salsa





















Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp Tacos with Black Bean Salsa

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 T extra virgin olive oil, divided
juice of one large lime
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
four tortillas for serving
purple cabbage and cilantro for topping

In a small bowl whisk 3 T of  olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika,
salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.  Pour into a resealable bag and add shrimp.
Toss to coat and marinate for at least 30 minutes. While shrimp is marinating, prepare the salsa.

Pour 1 T of olive oil into a Le Creuset Signature Square Grill pan.  Place shrimp evenly in
the pan, do not overlap.  Grill on each side for 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink.

Serve with warm tortillas, purple cabbage and black bean and corn salsa.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup frozen corn, grilled
1/2 small red onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeño pepper, chopped
1 roma tomato, chopped
juice of one large lime
3 T fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Combine ingredients into a mixing bowl. Serve over grilled shrimp tacos.

Enjoy!


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats


Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats
This post is sponsored by Bob's Red Mill. All opinions are my own.





















Happy Friday!
After indulging in lots of treats while we were on vacation over the 4th, I've been trying
to get back on the healthy track.  On Sunday I made a batch of overnight oats to get me
through most of the week.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Blackberry Paleo Pancake Mini Muffins


Blackberry Paleo Pancake Mini Muffins
This post is in partnership with Bob's Red Mill.  All opinions are my own. 





















Sometimes you need to be reminded of the beauty in your own backyard.

Over the weekend we met some friends for dinner on Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah
National Forest. We live in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, just 25 minutes from the
entrance to Skyline Drive, however it's been years since we have been there.  Our friends
were visiting from North Carolina (hi Tom and Betsey!) and asked us to join them for
the evening.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Carrot Ribbon Fettuccine


Carrot Ribbon Fettuccine





















My little deck herb garden is doing great this year. I love being able to walk right outside
the kitchen to snip fresh herbs for my recipes! I also have two tomato plants and two
strawberry plants as well.  I can't wait to see pretty little strawberries on my deck!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Mini Chocolate Cake


Mini Chocolate Cake
My parent's 57th wedding anniversary was the perfect excuse to make this adorable
mini chocolate cake.  I pinned this recipe in January, right after Christina posted it
on her blog, Dessert for Two. I thought it was the cutest thing ever!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Healthy One Pot Quinoa Taco Casserole


Healthy One Pot Quinoa Taco Casserole





















Today I am sharing a recipe I found a few weeks ago on Pinterest that I've been making
once a week since the day I discovered the recipe. Everyone in the family loves it and
it's super easy to make. My kind of dinner!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Pitaya Smoothie Bowl


Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl Recipe








































The warmer temperatures here in Virginia have me craving smoothies and smoothie bowls
much more frequently.  Dragon fruit (Pitaya) smoothies are one of my favorites because
they are so pretty! They're also nutritious and taste delicious too!