Archive for September, 2012


“The most wasted day is that which we have not laughed.” – Chamfort

“I don’t know who invented women’s shoes, but all women owe him a lot!”

– Marlyn Monroe

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
– Kurt Vonnegut


Beet Salad







Beet Salad

Spinach leaves


Pickled beets

Hearts of Palm

Marinated mushrooms

Green Peas


Sunflower seeds

Black olives


1/2 lemon

drizzle pomogranite vinegar

drizzle extra virgin olive oil

Garlic salt


Celery Salt

“No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Three things can’t be hidden: coughing, poverty and love.”
– Yiddish proverb

“I don’t want money, I just want to be wonderful.”
– Marilyn Monroe

“What’s meant to be will always find a way.”
– Trisha Yearwood

“Sometimes you have to go through a storm to see a rainbow.”







Cajun Shrimp Salad

mixed greens

baby arugula

1/2 cup peas

1/2 can Hearts of palm, sliced

1/2 avacado, sliced

2 scallions, chopped

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

small bunch chives, chopped

garlic nuggets to taste

10 large frozen shrimp

garlic olive oil

Cajun seasoning


1/2 lemon

sherry vinegar, drizzle

extra virgin olive oil, drizzle

sea salt to taste

pepper to taste

beau monde, sprinkle

celery salt, sprinkle

Thaw the shrimp in cold water and peel, drain on a paper towel. Place in a bowl with a drizzle of garlic olive oil and a generous amount of Cajun seasoning, coating the shrimp,mix well. Grill on a grill or saute pan until golden brown (2-3 minutes per side on medium heat). Place fresh ingredients in a large bowl, add the dressing and the shrimp. Toss and serve immediately.