Spicy New Orleans Shrimp

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I am not a winter person, yet here I find myself in Calgary where it's winter 10 months out of the year. Granted the 2 months out of the year that we do have a summer, has got to be the best weather in the whole wide world. While it's true that I don't enjoy sweating in extreme hot weather as the hot and humid weather we used to have when we lived in Southern Ontario, the summers here are perfect. As I long for one of those perfect summer weekends to have a family barbecue where you could grill … [Read more...]

Brazilian Shrimp Soup


I kind of promised myself that I'll stop complaining to you guys about the cold weather here, but I can't help myself. It's freaking cold here in Calgary and it's going to be one cold weekend. This weekend we're getting down to a very chilly -35 C, which is -31 F, which is very very very cold. Did I mention it's very cold? Come on, it's March already, I'm ready for spring, I want to hear the birds chirping outside, I want to see the trees budding, I want to see the grass, I want to stop wearing … [Read more...]

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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You all know I love easy and simple recipes. I tried to make this jambalaya recipe as simple as possible. Now I know you might be saying that I'm missing sausages from this jambalaya, but I wanted to make it a bit healthier and so I skipped them. OK fine, I did not have any sausages so please feel free to add a couple. But regardless whether you add sausages or not, this jambalaya was a hit in my house. My picky husband could not get enough, and he's not a rice fan. I know he hates rice and … [Read more...]

Indian Salmon Curry with Saffron Rice

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I love Indian food! I have been to many Indian restaurants in my day and had some amazing Indian food. Not often do I attempt to make it at home, though I have done it before. But as much as I would like to take credit for making this salmon curry dish, I must give credit where credit is due. To my huge surprise when I came home from work I found my husband making this flavorful dish. You have to understand what a huge surprise this was, I didn't even think he liked Indian food, in face I was … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

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It's a long weekend here in Canada, it's the Victoria Day May long weekend. I love long weekends, perfect time for spending with family and enjoying good food and drinks. My starter to this great long weekend are these wonderful smoked salmon quesadillas with creamy chipotle sauce. They are so delicious and they take just minutes to prepare. The creamy chipotle sauce is amazing. It's made with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce which I discovered a little while ago and I just love it. The recipe … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Crab Dip Stuffed Tomatoes


I love making appetizers, especially cute ones like these stuffed tomatoes. I've been waiting to make these for a long time now, but I've been waiting to have the perfect stuffing. So I decided to go with a seafood dip which is made with crab, shrimp, cheese and of course some Frank's hot sauce for some heat. They were so good, so delicious, you must make these at your next party. Especially if you want to impress your guests, you can't go wrong with these beauties. Now I didn't have any … [Read more...]

Shrimp Fiesta Quesadillas

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I love this quesadilla recipe and I'm very excite to share this with you. I don't cook too much with shrimp so I thought this would be perfect to use up the shrimp I had in the freezer. I'm glad I did. This was so delicious, both my husband and I really loved this and enjoyed these quesadillas. Quesadillas are so easy to make and they are so delicious and full of flavor. They are just perfect for lunch or dinner, it's one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant. For this recipe, I … [Read more...]

Baked Bang Bang Shrimp


The bang bang chicken recipe I posted a few months ago was so popular at my house and so delicious, I decided to try the bang bang shrimp but with a bit of a change. Many people have asked me if they can bake the chicken instead of frying it, so I decided to bake the shrimp and see how they turn out. I'm not going to deny that frying chicken or shrimp doesn't taste better because we all know that fried food tastes good, but I will tell you this. I used Panko breadcrumbs, with the same batter … [Read more...]

Crispy Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine


OK, so probably you're saying to yourself that all you can see in this dish are these gigantic shrimp. Me too! I can explain this. I was craving fettuccine, but I got tired of chicken or bacon so I look in my freezer and I find these gigantor shrimp. Seriously. That's what the bag said, Gigantor Shrimp, and there were about 16-20 shrimp in the bag. Now let me backtrack a bit here. I've been determined to cook less portions of a meal. For example usually my dishes are for 4 to 6 people. … [Read more...]

Lemony Tilapia Fish Sticks

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Every once in a while I get in the mood for fish. Not often, I'm not a big fish eater, though I do like lobster and sushi and all that. But fish not so much. I do know that fish is good for you though, especially tilapia. It's such a lean fish, very high in protein and just good for you. It's not fishy at all, that's why I love this fish. There are so many ways to cook tilapia, but why not bake them and save yourself some calories. This is a very simple recipe and a perfect opportunity for me … [Read more...]

Coconut Shrimp Curry


My friends, I have a special dish for you today and I promise you will love this coconut shrimp curry. If you like curry dishes, you will want to make this. In Romanian cuisine we don't use coconut milk or many of these ingredients found in this dish and this is why I like to experiment and try different type of dishes. When I started this blog my husband asked me if I won't run out of recipes. I laughed and said there's no way I will ever run out of recipes. Yes, I'll run out of the recipes … [Read more...]

Salmon with Roasted Tomatoes and Onions

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It's Stampede week here in Calgary and if you don't know what that is, you should and if you can, come down and visit. The Calgary Stampede is the annual rodeo, exhibition and festival which is held in July and it's probably one of the biggest rodeos on earth. Hundreds of thousands of tourists come here every year to see this great Stampede. And this year the Stampede does not disappoint. In fact, it celebrates its 100th anniversary so it's bigger and better than ever. One of the favorites at … [Read more...]