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Spicy Cajun Shrimp – Great Over Pasta or Rice

The best cajun shrimp skillet recipe. Can be served over pasta or rice. Makes a thick, rich sauce. Healthy and simple, this easy recipe is made with sweet chili sauce, Worcestershire, chili powder, sriracha, and other spices and seasonings. Sauteed like a stir fry in a pan or skillet.

I love spicy foods. I don’t like quite as much heat as I did in my younger days, but I still enjoy foods with big, bold flavors and a mild heat. This is one such recipe. The sauce of this recipe is what makes it fabulous. It takes the plain old shrimp to a whole new level, like what I imagine you’d get in New Orleans. I’ve never been there, but that’s what I think of when I eat this spicy Cajun shrimp. When you make this, you will want to marinate the shrimp for several hours, so plan ahead … Read more

Eggplant Lasagna

The best simple healthy eggplant lasagna recipe - This easy, vegetarian, low carb, gluten free veggie lasagna is meatless (but meat can be added if you want) and is perfect for a Whole30, paleo, or keto diet. It's made with ricotta and baked to bring all the flavors together. The recipe calls for eggplant, but you could substitute zucchini instead.

One of my requirements for food is that it be high in protein and very low in carbs. This is life as a bariatric patient, but it’s also a very healthy way for anyone to eat. Lasagna has always been one of my favorite foods, so I was thrilled to find this veggie version. It’s great for me given it is all veggies and cheese. There are no noodles, no carbs, and no gluten, but lots of protein thanks to ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.  You could also add some 93% ground beef and mix it in with the crushed tomatoes … Read more

CrockPot Mediterranean Chicken with Feta and Black Olives

CrockPot Mediterranean Chicken with Black Olives and Feta Cheese

Olives are ubiquitous at my house. They’re always on the table. Special occasions call for olives. Sundays call for olives. We eat olives just about every day. My kids’ favorite part of black olives is putting them on their fingers and pretending to be monsters. I’m not saying you have to do that to make this recipe, but if you feel so inclined, it definitely adds to the charm. Anyway, we tried this recipe recently and loved it. After a day in the crock-pot, the chicken is fall apart tender, the potatoes are perfect, and the feta and olives add … Read more

Homemade Taco Seasoning

homemade taco seasoning

Since my days as a Pampered Chef consultant, I have loved taco seasoning. We eat a lot of tacos, taco dips, enchiladas, chilis, and other foods that use taco dip, so we go through a lot of it. I also have high blood pressure, and that pre-made taco seasoning is insanely high in salt. I’ve been looking for a taco seasoning recipe that tastes as good as my old favorite, and I’ve found one. You know I’m the first person to reach for convenience foods when necessary – pre-made pie crust, whipped cream, and ketchup are high on my list … Read more

Spicy Slow Cooker Jambalaya

The best spicy slow cooker jambalaya - This simple and easy recipe is super healthy and made in the crockpot. It has chicken, sausage, and shrimp as well as tomatoes, vegetables, and spices including creole seasoning. Can be made with rice or no rice. The soup can be served over pasta or noodles. Low carb family dinner for Mardi Gras or anytime.

In my house, Food Fit for a King means one thing. Seafood. Joe loves seafood. Crabs, scallops, clams, shrimp, and fish. He loves it all. In preparing to write this post, I asked him what I could make him for a special Father’s Day feast. “Uh, I dunno,” he answered. Every single time I asked. I thought about making him a seafood stew, but I wasn’t sure I could handle it. Seafood isn’t really my thing, and all that aroma would make me gag. Then I remembered that Joe likes jambalaya. There is a restaurant here that serves a spicy … Read more

Hoagie Dip

Now that I’m lactating instead of gestating, I can eat all of the foods I avoided during pregnancy – cold cuts, hot dogs, soft cheese, and a little Mountain Dew. I’m livin’ large. And if you believe that… Anyway, I avoided this dip when I was pregnant because it’s served cold and full of deli meat, but Joe and our friends gobbled it down. They raved about it, and it’s become a staple at our monthly get togethers. Print Recipe Hoagie Dip Servings Ingredients 1 medium onion2 pepperoncini1/2 head iceberg lettuce (Oh how I hate iceberg lettuce. But really, it … Read more