Meaty Morsels

Catalonian Style Rock Shrimp
Often served as tapas, gambas al ajillo, are quick and simple. Rock shrimp are succulent, juicy, and sweet and have a similar taste to lobster. For this incredibly quick dish, I sautéed 5 cloves of chopped garlic in olive oil and chili flakes and added the shrimp once the garlic started to color. Immediately after the rock shrimp pinkened and curled, I removed them from the heat and finished them with parsley. This dish takes less than 5 minutes and is extremely flavorful, light, and healthy.  

Spicy Quinoa Salad
Quinoa with organic cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and spicy lime vinaigrette.

By now, most people are aware of the protein packed powers of this ancient Incan grain. Quinoa when cooked properly, is tender with a slight crunch from the germ (the protein packed center). Unlike other protein containing grains, quinoa is a complete protein and contains all the essential amino acids that a whole protein is composed of. Quinoa is high in manganese, magnesium and iron. It is fiber rich and cardio protective. Amongst the many amazing feats that the incredible Andean civilization accomplished, the cultivation of quinoa is high on the list…. well maybe closely behind Machu Picchu.