Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fried cabbage ~ skinny style

I'm not sure if I can say fried and skinny in the same sentence but I am!

When skinny is the outcome it's ok :)

Fried cabbage is the perfect side for grilled chicken and this southern girl.

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You will need:
1/2 head of cabbage shredded
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1. Shred your cabbage like you would lettuce.
2. Heat oil in skillet.
3. Toss in cabbage,salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
4. Toss in olive oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat immediately.

Serve it up and enjoy!
Happy Saturday night.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Nacho Average Tostada


Tostadas for dinner

Shrimp Tostadas for dinner

Guacamole shrimp tostadas for dinner

Easy is the word

Full is the flavor!

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You will need

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups grated reduced fat or fat free cheddar cheese
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Juice from one lime
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbs ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 diced roma tomato
  • Fat free sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Lightly coat both sides of corn tortillas with cooking spray
  3. Bake for 4 minutes on each side.
  4. Switch oven to low broil.
  5. Evenly distribute cheese over tortillas and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly (Don’t leave your oven, this goes quick! Notice the burnt tortillas in my picture =/)
  6. Remove from heat and set aside.
  7. In a small bowl combine avocados, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Mash with a fork until you have guacamole consistency or you can go here to use my other guacamole recipe.
  8. Toss shrimp with cumin, chili powder, crushed pepper flakes and garlic powder.
  9. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Sear shrimp on one side for about 2-3 minutes flip and sear other side. Remove from pan.
  10. Add your diced peppers to the same pan you cooked the shrimp in. Sauté for about 2 minutes, scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan, seasoning the peppers along the way.
  11. Spoon the guacamole over each cheesy tostada, top with shrimp, bell pepper, tomato, sour cream and a little lime juice.

Top the meal off with chips and eat the rest of the guacamole! Pour a glass of wine and your good to go!

Original Recipe found via Pinterest or click here to go to Bev cooks blog.