palm realty wine food series: Shrimp with Spinach, Garlic and Smoked Paprika - 12/22/18 12:04 PM
I have said before how much I like Ellie Krieger's recipes. Ellie is the nutrionist on PBS who has wonderful recipe's that are healthy and easy! This is recipe is one of my favorites! It is my go to recipe for shrimp! I have tweaked it a bit, but I love it!

1 ¼ pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined (I use U12-15 shrimp)
10 large cloves garlic sliced
1 package of fresh baby spinach leaves 
3 tablespoons olive oil
Smoked paprika (I love Penzey's smoked Spanish paprika)
Sea salt
Chipotle pepper powder
Rinse the shrimp and pat dry with a paper towel. Thinly slice the … (3 comments)

palm realty wine food series: 3-Ingredient Brussels Sprout Hash with Egg - 12/22/18 11:53 AM
I absolutely love watching cooking shows on PBS. One of my favorite chefs is Ellie Krieger. She a nutritionist, so she makes nutrient dense, healthy meals. I recently tried her Brussel Sprout Hash with egg. This one and it was awesome.
3-Ingredient Brussels Sprout Hash with Egg   Ingredients
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, thinly sliced into half moons
1 pound Brussels sprouts, shredded (about 5 cups)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
4 large eggs
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is … (2 comments)

palm realty wine food series: Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with a hint of Mint - 08/22/18 11:15 AM
Everyone in Florida can attest to how hot it's been this summer. This summer salad is from Madamenoire and is a great way to cool down on those hot summer days.
– 2 cups of seedless watermelons – cubed
– 2 cups of thinly sliced or cubed cucumbers
– 2 tablespoons of lime juice
– ½ teaspoon of salt
– 1 pinch of mint (or slice finely)
– 2 tablespoons of feta cheese (optional)
Combine the watermelons and fresh cucumbers with lime juice and salt. For a finishing touch – add a pinch of mint. Serve over lettuce or by itself. If you … (3 comments)

palm realty wine food series: 52 Clove Garlic Soup Recipe - 11/14/17 10:21 AM
I saw this recipe online for garlic soup. Now I LOVE garlic and this is right up my alley! The author was making some pretty hefty claims on this soup being able to cure all that ails us. Personally that sounds great, but this recipe sounds awesome and is one that I have to try!
52 Clove Garlic Soup Recipe
Serves 4
26 garlic cloves (unpeeled)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) organic butter (grass fed)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/2 cup fresh ginger
2 1/4 cups sliced onions
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
26 garlic cloves, peeled         

palm realty wine food series: Bloomin' Brie Bread From Delish - 11/03/17 10:38 AM

Check out this amazing recipe from Delish! What a great idea for when friends come over for wine and cheese!
Bloomin' Brie Bread
Ingredients 1 boule 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning 1 12-oz. wheel brie, top rind removed 3/4 c. shredded mozzarella Directions Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Slice off the top quarter of the bread. Place the wheel of brie on top of the bread and use a paring knife to trace around it. Scoop out the inner circle of bread. Brush the … (3 comments)

palm realty wine food series: The Skinny Shake - 10/20/17 08:45 AM
I have been on a perpetual quest to lose weight since 1975. Yes, I realize that sounds amusing if it wasn't so true. Well, the Skinny Shake may just be one more option to aid me in my quest. Supposedly it tastes like a Wendy's shake, although, I haven't had one of those since about, well 1975... So what do you think? Here is the recipe...
The Skinny Shake
3/4 cup Almond Milk (a staple for me)
about 15 ice cubes
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Tsp unsweetened Cocoa powder
1/3 of a Banana
I use my vitamix, it comes out completely creamy. All … (4 comments)

palm realty wine food series: Carole's Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower - 09/01/17 10:48 AM
My friend Carole Tabb is a great cook. She is also Italian by birth which never hurts! The following is her recipe for Roasted Cauliflower. I love cauliflower and am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Perhaps you will like Carole's recipe too!
1 tbl olive oil
1 head cauliflower
1½ cups plain yogurt
1 lime, zested and juiced
1 tbl minced garlic OR to taste
2 tbl chile powder OR to taste
1 tbl cumin
1 tsp curry powder
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly grease a small baking sheet. … (0 comments)

palm realty wine food series: Cocoa Beach Uncorked 2017 - June 3rd & 4th - 05/30/17 10:04 AM

Cocoa Beach Uncorked  is the Space Coast's most delicious foodie event! This is a venue that highlights the most celebrated chefs, restaurants and breweries on the Space Coast. An all inclusive event that allows you to sample food, wine and beer while the participating restaurants have the opportunity to win bragging rights for being the best of the best. Award catagories include:      
Foodie Favorite                                                
Best Wine
Best Brew
Best Spirits
Best Decor
Cocoa Beach Uncorked  will be held on June 3rd & 4th, here is the pertinent info:
Where - Alan Shepard Park (directly on the beach!)
When - Grand Tasting Village starts at 12:00 noon for … (1 comments)

palm realty wine food series: Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Skirt Steak - 03/22/17 09:36 AM
This is a recipe I originally found online. I tweeked it a bit as I didn't think that the original recipe had enough flavor.  Slow Cooker Skirt Steak
    What You'll Need 2 pounds skirt steak 1 lime, juiced 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 7 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup fresh cilantro, rough chopped 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano, dried 1½ teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce diced finely   Cut skirt steak so it can fit into your crock pot. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.In a small bowl, mix together lime juice, cumin, … (4 comments)

palm realty wine food series: Asian Shrimp Cakes - Yum!!! - 03/02/17 10:22 AM
This recipe from Ellie Krieger is a great alternative and far more economical than crab cakes and are absolutely delicious!
Asian Shrimp Cakes
What you'll need 
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined - pulsed in a food processor
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper - pulsed in a food processor
3 tablespoons chopped scallion greens - pulsed in a food processor
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger - grated on a microplane grater
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
½ tablespoon lime juice

palm realty wine food series: I'm A Baby Mango Mama! - 03/02/17 09:58 AM
I recently posted a blog regarding all the fruit trees that I recently planted. Well I am very happy to report that my mango trees are rocking it! My Kiett mango tree currently has over 100 baby mangos growing on it! Realistically, if we have any big storms, I could lose some of them, so I am hoping for smooth sailing going forward! The Kent has a ton of blooms and Carrie  got beat up pretty bad in a wind storm a couple of weeks ago and lost a bunch of blooms, but it is putting out a second bloom right … (0 comments)

palm realty wine food series: Fresh Salads Here We Come... - 02/20/17 12:33 PM
You may remember that I recently blogged about all the fruit trees that I have been putting in my backyard. Well once the fruit trees were all settled, I turned my attention to my vegetable garden. In Colorado I am a prolific gardener. I can grow just about everything! Florida has been a different story for me. With all the sand beachside, I have not had the best of luck, sooooo...I enlisted the help of my wonderful friend and plant whisperer, Jeff, to help me.
I had a piece of ground in my yard that has been just sitting there producing … (1 comments)

palm realty wine food series: Grant Seafood Festival, March 4 & 5th, 2017 - 02/09/17 02:32 PM
The 51st annual Grant Seafood Festival is nearing. This is the longest running Seafood Festival in the Southeast United States. Admission and parking to the festival are free.
This year the Grant Seafood Festival  will have over 125 exhibitors along with live music the entire time. This festival is always 100% volunteer driven which means there will be no professional food vendors, all food booths will be manned by volunteers and all food will be prepared by volunteers. All proceeds go back into the Grant community in order to support the Grant Seafood Festival Scholarship Fund, the Grant Library and the … (4 comments)

palm realty wine food series: Is The Olive Oil In Your Kitchen Fake? - 02/03/17 01:07 PM
With the popularity of the Mediterranean diet and other health protocols over the past several decades, olive oil consumption in the United State has increased over 10 times in the last 35 years. Because of the high value of olive oil, it is estimated that between 60% - 90% of the olive oil sold in this country is either adulterated in some way, or worse, just flat out fake.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is often diluted with other less expensive oils and passed off as pure. The brands that have failed the test are:
Pompeian Bertolli Colavita Star Sasso Antica Badia     
Primadonna … (5 comments)

palm realty wine food series: Coconut Peanut Curried the Crock Pot - 08/01/16 06:34 AM
So I made the recipe below today and it was amazing! Quick, easy and delicious!
Coconut Peanut Curried Chicken 
30 minutes active; 3+ hours inactive to prepare, Serves 6-8
2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs 3 tablespoons oil or butter (I used butter) Himalayan salt fresh ground pepper 2 (13.5 oz.) cans coconut milk 10 cloves garlic, crushed
2 jalapeños, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped (I used yellow)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 2 tablespoons dried basil 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder (I used curry powder from and Indian market)
1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated … (1 comments)

palm realty wine food series: It's Guacamole Time! - 04/27/16 08:28 AM
If you live on the Space Coast and you love avocados as much as I do, I have a great tip for you! The Winn Dixie store on Eau Gallie and A1a is having a sale on Hass Avocados.
Yesterday when I walked in, they were selling for $1.25 a piece. Today I stopped in to pick something up, and there was an entire table full of Hass Avocados on sale for 50 cents a piece!
This is a great opportunity to stock up and maybe try grinding up some of those pits to put in your morning smoothie!

palm realty wine food series: Vegetable Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce - 04/21/16 07:52 AM
As the weather gets warmer here on the beautiful Space Coast of Florida, my desire for heavy food dwindles. So, this vegetable lasagna recipe really appeals to me this time of year. I love cauliflower and broccoli and anything with mushrooms is okay by me. What do you think?
Vegetable Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce
1 head of broccoli
1 head of cauliflower
2 zucchini - thinly sliced
2 yellow squash- thinly sliced
8 sliced mushrooms (I use more!)
1 box of lasagna noodles
1 bag of shredded Colby cheese
1 bag of shredded Mozzarella cheese
red and green peppers
1 onion- diced
1 … (1 comments)

palm realty wine food series: 10 Reasons to Eat Avocado....Seeds (Really!) - 03/15/16 06:48 AM
I love Avocados. I will eat them any way that I can get them. I eat them whole, in guacamole, in smoothies, it's all good! Simply put, Avocados are your friend!
So, I found it interesting that the Avocado pit or seed is actually the healthiest part of the plant! Here are some of the health benefits of Avocado Seeds:
Avocado seeds lowers cholesterol. Avocado seeds help to prevent strokes. Avocado seeds boost your immune system. Avocado seeds are packed full of poly-phenols. Avocado seeds reduce free radicals in your body.
Avocado seeds help to prevent cardiovascular disease. Avocado Seed are … (32 comments)

palm realty wine food series: Melbourne Beach Supermarket, an International Delight! - 02/29/16 09:21 AM
OK, I can just come out and say it. I love the Melbourne Beach Supermarket. I am a cook, and I make a lot of different types of food. I am known in my office for my homemade hummus. In fact I make all different types of Middle Eastern food having grown up there when my dad was in the oil biz.
Many people do not know that the trick to making great hummus is using enough tahini. I like Ziyad brand tahini, and I can find it at the Melbourne Beach Supermarket. I cannot find foul (fava) beans anywhere else in … (1 comments)

palm realty wine food series: 50th Annual Grant Seafood Festival March 5th & 6th, 2016 - 02/19/16 06:58 AM
It is almost time for the 2016 Grant Seafood Festival.  Admission and parking are free at the Grant Seafood Festival  which will be held at 4580 1st St in Grant, FL on Saturday March 5th from 9:00am - 7:00pm and on Sunday March 6th from 9:00am - 5:00pm. 
The Grant Seafood Festival  will have over 100 exhibitors and live music. This festival is 100% volunteer driven. There will be no professional food vendors, all food booths will be manned by volunteers and all food will be prepared by volunteers. All proceeds from the Grant Seafood Festival  go back into the Grant community … (0 comments)

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