Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Haricot Vert and Potato Salad

this salad is a perfect side. serving it with crusted tilapia tonight!

Haricot Vert and Potato Salad


1 lb. Fingerling Potatoes
1 small box Grape Tomatoes
1 lb. fresh Haricot Vert Green Beans
1 small container Greek Yogurt
freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

1. Cut fingerling potatoes in half. Boil until tender. Drain and let cool.
2. Cut ends of haricot verts and boil until al dente. Drain and immediately chill in ice.
3. Cut tomatoes in half.
4. Mix potatoes, haricot verts, and tomatoes in a bowl with salt and pepper. Add lemon juice and greek yogurt until well dressed

Monday, November 28, 2011

Roasted Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash

This is a perfect light and healthy dinner!

Roasted Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash 

Serves 4

1 medium spaghetti squash (halved lengthwise)
course salt and ground black pepper
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (buy from Rex's)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season squash with salt and pepper. Place cut side down on 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Add 3/4 cup of water and roast until tender about 45 minutes. Let cool.
2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss shrimp with 1 teaspoon oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
3. Scoops out seeds from squash and discard. With a fork, scrape the flesh on the squash into a large bowl. Add shrimps and cooking juices. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and lemon juice. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper. Top with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Good Friend Beer Garden and Burger House

Have to try this place out. Great patio, burgers, and craft beer...what could be better!! YUMMY!

Hypnotic Donuts


YES!!! Hypnotic Donuts to open in January 2012 at 9007 Garland Road.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Union Bear

Union Bear to open in old Social House spot in West Village...will open sometime in November by Matt Spillers of Eno's Pizza Tavern and Oddfellows. As a "nano-brewery", The Union Bear will be a small neighborhood brewery where anyone can come in and make their own batch of beer for gifts, etc.

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