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Spicy Shrimp Pad Thai Risotto

Spicy Shrimp Pad Thai Risotto

You know how you find something awesome on pinterest, like a 20-minute beach-wave hair tutorial that ends up making you look like a crazed single aunt with a houseful of cats? Yeah, me neither. Ha! Seriously though–have you ever tried something you have found online that has been a total and utter fail, and wonder why in the heck someone would post that!?? Well, when I found a recipe for coconut risotto with lime shrimp on pinterest the other day, I thought it sounded about as crazy as that aunty-cat-lady. So I decided to make it.
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Bang Bang Shrimp Stuffed Avocados with Sweet Chilli Sauce

Bang Bang Shrimp Stuffed Avocados with Sweet Chilli Sauce

I have been kind of drawn to stuffed avocado dishes lately. They look so pretty and gourmet, and yet so simple and delicious, which is totally my style, plus I love avocados! I pinned a couple of classic crab and shrimp stuffed avocado recipes on pinterest that I was excited to try, but then I thought; if I was going to make shrimp-stuffed avocados, I was going to use the BEST shrimp recipe I know of– which is of course Bonefish Grill’s Bang Bang Shrimp! I decided to top them off with a little melted cheese, and gave them an extra dash of sweet chilli sauce, and they were pretty darn divine! They were, however, pretty rich, so I paired them with a basic, healthy spring green salad and it made a delicious main course. Otherwise, I think these would be perfect served as an entree at a dinner party!

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Indonesian Pork Tenderloin

Indonesian Pork Tenderloin

Whenever my husband and I go out of town for a while and return home to a bare fridge and nothing fresh in the house– my amazing inlaws always invite us over for dinner… so this time, when they went out of town, I thought I would extend the same courtesy to them! They came back from a trip to Utah to see my brother in law, Dallon, graduate from university, so on sunday night I decided to make this delicious Pork Tenderloin for everyone. The only problem was that it wasn’t entirely cooked all the way through! I have mentioned before how I always mess up whenever I cook for someone else… and I have also mentioned how Pork Tenderloin is my nemesis in the kitchen, so really, this was just a recipe for disaster (no pun intended)! Anyway, aside from being a little on the “rare” side… this dish was SO delicious and flavorful, that all it needed was a little “revising” to make it perfect! My husband is a sucker for anything with peanut butter in it (which is how I know he must be American!) ;-) So I knew he would love this dish! This will be a go-to recipe in our house for sure! It’s SO yummy!
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Pancakes with Crispy Peking Duck and Hoisin Sauce

Pancakes with Crispy Peking Duck and Hoisin Sauce

On sunday it was my Mum’s 51st birthday, and to celebrate she went to a fancy Chinese restaurant and had pancakes with crispy peking duck and hoisin sauce–which was a really strange coincidence, because right as she was telling me, I was actually in the middle of making the exact same thing myself. It wouldn’t have been such a crazy coincidence if we were both making jam on toast… but this isn’t exactly your “normal” everyday kind of thing to eat, so I thought that was pretty weird.

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Flank Steak Teriyaki with Oranges

Flank Steak Teriyaki with Oranges

Last week I made a pan asian sauce that was SO delicious that my mind started racing thinking about all the things I could use it for. My first instinct was to use it as a teriyaki marinade and sauce for beef, and since I had a whole jar of it saved–it was a good time to test the recipe out tonight!

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