Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

A tasty dinner of shrimp and asparagus roasted with black garlic and lemon—the perfect choice when you’re low on time. ~~~ My brother from another mother is a black garlic fiend. Some even know him as Black Garlic Man. I can’t blame him. Black garlic is pretty darn tasty—lots of flavor yet much more mild, …

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Malaysian shrimp with pineapple, onion, garlic, scallions, coconut milk and bold spices — a fantastic less-than-30-minute recipe for busy nights. ~~~ Here’s a quick blog post for a quick weeknight meal… This is a 30 minute meal if you don’t have to peel and devein your shrimp. Since I only buy North Carolina shrimp in the …

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A satisfying gumbo for chilly nights, just the recipe to celebrate Mardi Gras, with chicken thighs, sausage (chicken or turkey sausage is what I use), shrimp and veggies. ~~~ With a bag full of okra in my refrigerator, it was time to make gumbo. I’ve never cooked with okra. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten much …

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