Wednesday, January 26, 2011

sorry, it's not pizza this time

I haven't posted many recipes lately, been too busy yapping about everything else in my life.  I feel like 2011 has gotten off to a good start, I'm still eating healthy, but have definitely cut back on all those December indulgences.  I'm not happy that Football season is coming to a close, but at the same time I am. Sunday is the new Friday for me, when I enjoy my vino, and other game day foods, so it's not really a bad thing that those days are going away.  On the flip side, I worked out 6 out of 7 days last week (really loving my kettlebells), and so far I've logged 60 running miles.  So it's all good.

I really didn't want to go grocery shopping yesterday, so I put together a dinner made with things we had in the fridge/freezer, which I love to do.  I defrosted some shrimp, made some brown rice, and a salad with mixed greens, red pepper, carrots, broccoli, red onion and feta. Just drizzled some balsamic on top.  I wanted to do something different with the shrimp, so I got out some Jade Peanut Sauce.



We found this sauce in Williams-Sonoma probably ten years ago, it's got a nice spice to it, and even though it's peanut based, it has 7 grams of fat and 120 calories for two tablespoons, and a little goes a long way.  So I sauteed the shrimp in a bit of olive oil, along with the peanut sauce. 




looks good, huh?

Thanks to everyone who entered the SALONPAS giveaway.....I used random.org to choose the winner, and it was #14, Erika from Chasing My Monkeys One Mile at a Time!  send me an email, and I'll get you set up.

Happy Hump Day!

20 comments:

Susan Fobes said...

Ooh...Looks good! We've been using a sweet/sour sauce on all our stir fries lately, but I know it's not healthy, so this might be an alternative.

fancy nancy said...

Can I come over for dinner? This looks so good and sounds super easy!!

Nice job on 60 miles this month!!!

Susan Fobes said...

Btw: tell me your new post picture isn't the stuff in your purse? LOL! I just bought a new purse this past weekend because I'm trying to downsize-tired of carrying everyone else's stuff. Know what? The "stuff" I want to carry bareley fits so I'm carrying a small satchel too!

Kovas said...

I don't eat shrimp, but that salads looks great.

misszippy said...

That looks incredible! I love peanut sauces, so I'll have to check that one out (although going into WS can be dangerous!)

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
You are such a cooking machine! I really need to look in my freezer and put something together like that:) I wish I had shrimp...my little guy loves shrimp and I know he will eat it!

Nice job with your running and way to get some extra training in with the kettlebells:)

Heather said...

That looks really yummy! the salad, the rice & shrimp...looks like something I would love to have for dinner! The peanut sauce sounds yummy and I bet you can use it for lots of different things.

Michelle said...

Mmmm that does look really good! The peanut sauce sounds like a good idea - I'll have to remember that!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Well, you can throw all of that on a crust and call it a pizza!!!

Emz said...

looks like heaven.

I swear that peanut sauce will make 99% of anything taste great!

Amy said...

Looks yummy! I love peanut sauce!

I'm with you on cutting back on the December indulgences, but it's tough with sweet stocking stuffers still hanging around the house!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

sadly, I became allergic to shrimp. Which happens to be my fave. Boo!

I love peanut sauce!

Kristin @NyceLife said...

Yummy! I live in Bubba Gump country, so always looking for ways to do shrimp! I totally am with you on being over the indulgences of Christmas and football season. Almost time for baseball season though, yay!

Wells L said...

That is one of the most delicious things I have seen in awhile - GIRL, I'm coming over for dinner! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally HAVE to make that. YUM YUM YUM!!!!!!!! (it's really not fair, though, I'm still home sick and couldn't possibly go the grocery store, but when I get better . . . I'm making that!!!)

Teamarcia said...

I was totally thinking shrimp tonight! But I don't have any of that sauce. I have a recipe that calls for mango and cilantro, which I don't have either. Back to the drawing board!

J said...

Looks so good! I wish I was having that for dinner tonight!

Kelley said...

Oooo that looks good. Never tried peanut sauce, but maybe I will now.

Annie said...

That looks awesome. I am going to go get the sauce right away!

Erika said...

YEA!! I'm so excited! Thanks!
Your food looks amazing, BTW!

The Green Girl said...

That looks and sounds delicious!