Sunday, December 20, 2015

Peachy Crisp Yogurt Jar

Here is another meal prep idea for those fruit cups and wide mouth mason jars. I made yogurt with a "peachy" crisp topping. I bought a quart of vanilla Greek yogurt and made 5 jars. The yogurt went into the bottom of the jars. Then I used a mix of dried apricot pieces, vanilla almond granola and cinnamon in the fruit cup for the topping. The cinnamon and crunchy oats in the granola is what gives these yogurt jars that crisp or cobbler topping. Such an easy and delicious breakfast to go! I made one with dried berry fruit blend too, also very tasty. I hope you find this meal prep idea helpful next week.

Peachy Crisp Yogurt Jar
Serves 1

6 to 8 oz. vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp. vanilla almond granola (I used Bear Naked Brand)
3 dried apricots, chopped
3 shakes of cinnamon

Place yogurt in a pint size wide mouth mason jar. 
Place granola, dried fruit and cinnamon in re-cycled fruit cup. 
Place cup in the top of mason jar. Secure with mason jar lid and ring.

Looking for more meal prep ideas? 
Try these other ideas using mason jars and that little fruit cup here.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sheet Pan Jalapeno Shrimp Tacos

Sometimes I think I must live under a rock. I recently discovered Sheet Pan Suppers for the first time; only a year behind the rest of the world. I saw the Domestic Geek make 3 meals in one of her YouTube videos. I was very excited and immediately made the Chicken Fajitas. I loved it! I started telling friends like James at Aim'em and Claim'em Smokers. He made his twist and posted a video for Sheet Pan Tacos (Pork). I continued to talk about it with my Mom and jot down recipe ideas. Well last night I made my own twist. I have been wanting to try shrimp tacos made like the Mexicana Beef Tacos I already posted. So I adapted the idea to the sheet pan technique. It turned out so good! Sheet Pan Suppers are so easy! I covered the sheet pan with foil for easy clean up. I bought the peppers and onions already sliced. The only thing I had to do was slice the jalapeno and peel the shrimp. The vegetables cook perfectly, tender but still very fresh tasting. The tomatoes slump and release some of their juice so the tacos are messy in a good way. Now these are spicy, that is why I called them Sheet Pan Jalapeno Shrimp Tacos. I left the seeds in the jalapeno and they do pack some heat. But you could remove the seeds or leave out all together if you do not like spicy food. I really enjoyed the jalapenos with the tomatoes, lime and cilantro. Such a great flavor combo for the shrimp. The shrimp cooked perfectly on the sheet pan too. They have that snap or pop you look for in properly cooked shrimp. It was so good! But you know what? There was something familiar about this dish or pan. They reminded me of a dish I made years ago from Real Simple called Roasted Tomatoes with Shrimp Feta. It was made in a baking dish but very similar to the sheet pan suppers. So maybe I don't live under a rock after all? I hope you will give this sheet pan supper a try. I hope you love the flavors and easy clean up as much as I did.

Sheet Pan Jalapeno Shrimp Tacos
Serves 4; Makes approx. 8 Tacos


3/4 lb. of sliced bell peppers (red, green and orange) and onions (red and yellow) blend
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
1 pint grape tomatoes
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic powder, or to taste
1/4 tsp. cumin, or to taste
3/4 tsp. kosher salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp. black pepper, or to taste
1 lb. 26/30 shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp. lime juice
8 small flour tortillas


Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange bell pepper, onions, grape tomatoes and sliced jalapenos on a sheet pan. Season with olive oil, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss everything together so it is evenly coated. Place on middle rack of oven and roast for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl season shrimp with more olive oil, cumin, garlic powder and pepper. After the 20 minutes is up; remove sheet pan from oven and arrange the shrimp, cilantro, and lime juice on top. Place back in oven for another 10 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked. Serve with warm flour tortillas. 

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The Lazy Gastronome: Taco Tuesday

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