Well My health (or lack of good in it) has led me to dive into another venture of cooking. Therefor, I have created a new Blog called All Free Living.
I hope that you will continue to follow me over there and embark on this All Free Journey of No Gluten, No Dairy, No Sugar way of life in hopes that my health will improve drastically and the road to good health will be short...
Looking forward to experimenting with foods from the Plant and sharing with all of you.. My passion in cooking delicious, healthy and gorgeous food still lives within and I will be bringing all of that to the table at All Free Living..

Hope to see you there and looking forward to your input...


Monday, January 17, 2011

Shrimp Ceviche

So in celebrating my 45th. Birthday with a Mexican Fiesta theme we decided at the last minute to make Shrimp Ceviche. I have never made this dish before, so without a true recipe and a couple of suggestions from friends this is what I came up with and to my surprise it was absolutely delicious..I served it 2 different way's.

On way was on Endive leaves and the other I just left in a bowl with crackers on side...Both way's were good and everyone enjoyed...

1.5 lbs shrimp

4 Avocados (finely diced)

5 Lemons

1/2 White Onion (finely diced)

2 Lg. Roma Tomatoes (seeded and chopped)

1/3 cup chopped Cilantro

Bay Seasoning

Boil Shrimp in water seasoned with Bay Seasoning and chopped Garlic for 2 min. Drain and put into dish with 4 lemon's juiced. Chill for 1 hr.

In the meantime chop remaining ingredients and place into bowl...Add shrimp mixture with juice and combine...Add salt to taste...


Friday, January 14, 2011

Roasted Vegetable Mini Quiche's

So I have made a New Years Resolution..I am going to EAT CLEAN everyday...Now what that means for me is, I am cutting out all unnatural Sugars and processed foods..Don't get me wrong I was never a sugar junkie or lived off processed foods but you would be surprised how many things have sugar in them. Chicken Bouillon for example. Are you kidding me? How could sugar possibly end up in that??

After 3 day's of a sugar detox headache later...I purchased a book that talks about all of this Eating Clean and started on my New Years Venture...I feel great..It has taught me that you should read ALL labels..Truly, they are very interesting to see what kinda crap they will put in the most simple product that we use in our every day lives...YIKES!!

I came up with this recipe after Roasting Mixed Vegetables that I purchased at the local Farmer's Market here in Templeton (the best one ever in my opinion) I originally wanted to make a Whole Wheat Crust Quiche, but I am still afraid of the Whole Wheat Crust..they tend to be real heavy..I am researching a good flaky Whole Wheat Crust and will attempt that real soon. So I took my Roasted Mixed Vegetables, added some sauteed Mushrooms with Spinach, little bit of shredded Parmesan Cheese with 6 Egg Whites, 1 whole Egg and 1/2 cup FF Milk..Added some special seasonings, put into well greased muffin cups and baked at 350 for 20 minutes...OMG! So delish...I served them with a little Salsa on top....

This is an Eat Clean Recipe...Enjoy!!

Goshi's Sushi Bar - Paso Robles (Near the Train Station)

So a dear friend of mine and her husband have a date night every Friday night (Some of us have forgotten what this is) at Goshi's Sushi Bar in Paso Robles. So one night my husband John and I decided to crash one and invited ourselves to go with them..After all they are truly Sushi experts and what could be better than to go to Sushi with experts?

Sitting at the Sushi bar is the best seat in the house. You get to actually watch them prepare your dishes and everyone else's. It is really inspiring to watch. Although, I am not ready to conquer this venue yet..One can dream.

John and my favorite is the Tataki and the Spicy Albacore Rolls with Garlic chips..A must to try...

Service is excellent, the Sushi masters are quite entertaining...This is definatly 5 star to me...